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.

#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)

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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Tyler 06 Apr 2024
New York

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Terrific tour! The small group allowed for a personal experience. I learned lots about local food and drinks, history, religion, and local customs. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and insightful. Compared to other tours I’ve taken, I really enjoyed how relax the pace of the tour was. The guide adapted to what people wanted to see and do - pausing in some areas longer than others depending on people’s interest. I’d definitely recommend to any foodies or people wanting to explore the Grand Bazaar with a guide!
Mehrab 06 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
It was a new experience. It gives you very basic information and experience of Turkish food and desserts. I suggest you do your search and look for not touristic places and eat like locals.
Miguel 04 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We were only 3 people which mad the experience more personal and we got space for all the questions we wanted.
Francesca 02 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Fatih created an amazing tour for us. He brought us to eat things that we would have never discover on our own. Thanks a lot for the fantastic tour and explanations! I strongly suggest this tour!
Jamillah 30 Mar 2024
Hong Kong

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Thanks to Fatih, I learned about chicken breast pudding - which I would never have been able to try otherwise. Sounds weird, but that was, hands down, the best food we had during the tour! Aside from food commentaries, he also gave us insights about the local culture, and he brought us to a really nice rooftop with amazing views of the city where we had Turkish tea. I highly recommend this food your with Fatih!
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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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