Food Tour: Taste of Istanbul's Backstreets

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: iWalk
Quality Verified Registered on August 30, 2021

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome Dear Walkers and Food Hunters!

Street Food Tour will offer you to discover Turkish Cuisine which is not very well known for the tourist.

We design this tour for you in certain locations of old city where locals spend their time for food & drink with more reasonable prices.

As it is a free tour paying for the food is on the attendees. I will be explaining culinary customs and showing the places for the food. Attendees may pay for the food for tasting or they can just listen and get to know about these places. It is not obligated to buy the food.

* Better if you keep with you 600-700 Turkish Liras to try food and drinks on spots.

* This is not a vegan or vegetarian friendly tour!

* Walkers are expected to be patient and respectful with each other in case ordering food may take time at some spots.

* Tour route will around 1,8 km.

*Please note that at the end of the tour, you are expected to tip the guide minimum 10 Pounds, 10 Dollars, 10 Euros or 400 liras per person

* We keep the number of walkers between 4 - 10 in our tours.

*The tour duration may vary depending on the guide and the number of participants. 

*Smoking and consumption of alcohol are strictly prohibited during the tour.

#localfood #turkishcuisine #streetfood #gourmet 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Mollafenari, Vezirhan Cd. No:16 D:18,...
    Mollafenari, Vezirhan Cd. No:16 D:18, 34120 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    We will meet in front of Çemberlitaş (An old Roman column next to the Çemberlitaş train station)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    La plaza de Cemberlitas (Forum de Constantino)
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Gazi Atikali Pasha Mosque
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Nuruosmaniye Mosque
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Grand Bazaar
  • 5
    Outside visit
    La Mezquita de Suleyman

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Stephanie 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
1000/10, if you only have time for one tour in Istanbul, I highly recommend this one. Fatih is one of the best tour guides I've encountered from many free walking tours. We tried food we would otherwise never experience, and he shared all the historical insights while visiting important sights typically included in regular tours. Highly recommend! Thanks, Fatih, for the unforgettable experience.
Christina 11 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
I recently experienced the best food tour in Istanbul, guided by Fatih, and it was phenomenal. Fatih not only introduced us to the incredible flavors of Istanbul's cuisine but also shared the rich culture and history behind each dish. His knowledge of hidden culinary gems and secret spots in the city was impressive and made the tour unique. Fatih's passion for his community was evident throughout the tour. He connected us with local vendors and residents, offering an authentic taste of Istanbul's vibrant food scene. His warm and friendly demeanor made us feel like part of the local community. Thank you, Fatih, for an unforgettable journey through Istanbul's culinary landscape. This tour was a highlight of our trip and is highly recommended to anyone looking to explore the city's food culture deeply.
Steven 08 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Fully recommend. Worth every penny and minute. Great food with enough info and explanations. A bit of history of the food and culture around it.
Dorte 05 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Really recommend this tour. We had a very good experience with our guide Önder who took us to small places to taste local food. Even though it was a food tour, we actually covered many sights too, and he was very good a telling about the history of Istanbul.
Eng 02 May 2024
Cañada de Gómez

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Fatih, our guide from Guru Walk, was very knowledgeable of the local food scene taking us to tiny local food places we would not have found by ourselves, and tasted some local food that we have not familiar at all. In addition, we did more than just the food tour as there were only the 2 of us. He took us to visit a religious school which was very interesting as we had some free time in such a small group. Thanks to Fatih, we had the best donar kebab ever for lunch. I could have easily ate double the portion but had to watch my diet.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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