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Istanbul: Small-Group Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

Istanbul: Small-Group Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Walks In Europe
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From US$ 76.21 per person

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Explore the markets of Istanbul on this 3-hour walking tour, and discover the diverse and delectable cuisine of this fascinating city in carefully selected local food stops.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private group available


  • Discover Istanbul through its food culture and taste superb Turkish pastries, doner kebab and street food
  • Explore a local market and learn from your guide in a small-group tour
  • Enjoy authentic Turkish baklava, visit traditional food stores and try mouth-watering olives,cheese and Turkish coffee
Full description

Discover the highlights of Istanbul's culinary scene on this tour, which will take you to the places other tourists don't go. See the spice market, Eminonu, Tahtakale, Süleymaniye, a local market, and discover a traditional residential neighborhood. Your tour begins at the spice market, and your guide will take you around the authentic areas of the city. Visit restaurants where only locals eat, and see how everyday people live their lives. Explore a special local market brimming with all of the culinary products imaginable. The tour will also visit mosques and other historical buildings, if requested.

Plenty of food will be sampled along the way: baklava, kebabs, desserts, Turkish delight, simit, Turkish tea, mezes, olives, delicatessen stops, pastrami, clotted cream, cheese, and more!

  • All food samplings on the go
  • A professional and local tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group tour (maximum 12 people) or private walking tour (depending on option chosen)
  • Transportation
  • Drinks

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Meeting point

Meet at Hamdi Restaurant in Eminonu.

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Important information

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  • Vegetarians are well catered for
  • The legal drinking age is 18
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Overall rating

5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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This tour is a great experience for food lovers. Our guide took us to many different smaller, and more traditional food venders, where we were able to try a vast range of Turkish dishes. Cetin was very informative and was able to tell us all about the dishes as well as Turkish history. A very knowledgeable and friendly guide. We would highly recommend this tour. Definitely go on an empty stomach as you'll eat a LOT!

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July 2, 2022

We had a great afternoon, in which we were not only shown the rich Turkish cuisine, but we also learned a lot about the country and the people. Our tour guide showed us restaurants that a normal tourist would not find and would therefore miss the culinary highlights of the country. You should bring hunger, as there is a lot to eat. Everything was freshly prepared and tasted very good.

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October 18, 2019

Delicious & fantastic way to view the cit with a great guide

We had a highly enjoyable and delicious tour of the Asian side of Istanbul, with our fantastic guide Cetin (an ex-chef!). The food we sampled was both local and full of flavors, and we really appreciated the range of flavors and tastes we were able to sample. Not only did we learn about the food we did try, but also a bit about other foods in other parts of the city that we should go back to try, and we got a nice list of great restaurants to try. I would definitely return for this again!

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September 25, 2019

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