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Istanbul: Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

4.9 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Yummy Istanbul
Day trip

Istanbul: Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

Activity provider: Yummy Istanbul
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Fill your belly to the brim with fantastic Turkish flavors on a guided walking tour of the best food on both sides of Istanbul. Make 10 stops with a variety of delicious samples at each one.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Limited to 8 participants


  • Taste the best of Turkish cuisine on a guided food tour of Istanbul
  • Discover secret local restaurants and one-of-a-kind boutique markets
  • Try a classic Iskender kebab at a 154-year-old original family restaurant
  • Visit the locals' favorite Kadikoy market on the Asian side of Istanbul
  • Taste world-famous Turkish ice-cream, baklava, Turkish coffee, and more
Full description
From home-made dishes and street food to traditional kebabs and Turkish ice cream, immerse yourself in Istanbul’s food scene and acquaint yourself with Turkish culture and habits during this walking tour. Make stops at 10 different eateries with a variety of samples at each. Begin your morning with a delicious Turkish breakfast of locally sourced produce on Istanbul’s European side before crossing the mighty Bosphorus by ferry to explore the more modern and chic area of Kadıköy, on the Asian side, where you will discover the best restaurants in Istanbul. Sip on freshly brewed Turkish coffee while enjoying locally-made baklava. Taste delicious dolma, tantuni and kokoreç, as well as other local favorites. Enjoy the home-cooked flavours of Kadıköy’s most loved restaurant, Çiya Sofrası. Finally, finish your day with the cool, refreshing flavours of the best Turkish dondurma (ice-cream) in Moda.
  • Visits to 10 different eateries with multiple tastings at each
  • 5 local drinks
  • Return transportation by ferry from Europe to Asia
  • Guide
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Vegans

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Meeting point

Getting to the Meeting Point: Walking from your hotel in Sultanahmet – Make your way from your hotel to the tram-line. Once you reach the tram-line, walk adjacent to it in the direction of the Spice Market. As the tramline makes a curved turn toward the Eminonu foreshore at the Sirkeci Station, across the road you’ll see a large blue YAPI KREDI bank. Cross the road to the left toward YAPI KREDI onto Hamidiye Caddesi. Walk straight for 200m until you reach the Legacy Ottoman Hotel, on your right. Make your way to the left side of the building to the meeting point, BREW COFFEEWORKS Coffee Shop.

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella

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  • Tours depart rain or shine
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4.9 /5

based on 18 reviews

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Layla was our fantastic host for the tour. She was very knowledgable and helpful. The tour consisted of a group of 8 people, made up of people from Scotland (us) plus Ireland, America and Australia. The food throughout was excellent and a really authentic insight into Turkish traditions. Would highly recommend.

March 24, 2023

This is the best tour I’ve ever been on and I’m a heavy user and an avid traveler. The guide took is trough a historical culinary adventure that not only delighted the senses but also showed us hidden gems that tied to the culture and customs of the people all over Istanbul. By the end my palate was not only blown away but I also felt like I understood the people better. It was truly amazing.

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March 24, 2023

It was a very interesting and enjoyable tour for foodies. During the whole tour I really enjoyed all of the food and interesting story behind it. We ate at a diner where the Iskander kebab was invented and strolled through the spice bazaar. I have no bad memories about this tour. Overall, absolutely fantastic, just make sure not to have breakfast.

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March 24, 2023

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