The 10 Tastings of Istanbul With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 3 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Eat your way through Istanbul's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied!

Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Durum and Turkish Delight. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie.

Withlocals The 10 Tastings Private Food Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kılıçali Paşa, Sıraselviler Cd. No:115, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Meet your host at Beyoğlu district and be ready to explore one of the most active parts of the city!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cukurcuma Hamami, Firuzaga Mahallesi , Cukurcuma Caddesi No:43 Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425 Turkey

Try the traditional circular seeded bread & cheese and hear about how they differ from region to region. Close to Cukurcuma Hamami

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Museum of Innocence, Cukurcuma Caddesi, Dalgic Cikmazi, 2 Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425 Turkey

Discover the different types of pickles consumed in Turkey and find out why it’s one of the locals’ must-haves on their table. In the same area as Museum of Innocence.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Galatasaray University, Ciragan Cad. Ortakoy, Istanbul Turkey

Check out the oldest Turkish bath in Istanbul and get familiar with the hammam ritual in Turkey

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Demiroren Istiklal Shopping Center, Istiklal Cadesi, Istanbul Turkey

Get your taste buds going and enjoy the amazing Açık Pide, a flat bread normally filled with meat or cheese. Not a meat-lover? Don’t worry, there will also be vegetarian options available! Close to Demiroren Istiklal Shopping Center

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Madame Tussauds Istanbul, Grand Pera AVM, Istanbul 34440 Turkey

Hear the local legends about the creation of delicious “lokum”, one of the most ancient sweet dishes in the world that dates back to the 15th century. Close to Madame Tussauds

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cicek Pasaji, Huseyinaga Mh Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

Be amazed at the ornamented Parisian-style building that was once a flower auction and find out more about its history

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dogancay Museum, Balo sok 42 Beyoglu, Istanbul 34335 Turkey

Close to Dogancay Museum, admire the old market, where once a small number of fishermen sold their fresh fish to the locals. Enjoy the taste of “Midye Dolma”, stuffed mussels with aromatic rice and herbs and find out how it’s connected to the city’s history

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cicek Pasaji, Huseyinaga Mh Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

Make your way to the popular Nevizade street and follow your local host to keep away from any tourist traps. Sip on “Raki”, the anise distilled drink that dates all the way back to ancient times, made out of grapes, plums or figs. Close to Cicek Pasaji

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Dogancay Museum, Balo sok 42 Beyoglu, Istanbul 34335 Turkey

Close to the Dogancay Museum you will find out what is known by locals to be the best Adana Dürüm in the city and hear about the many kinds of this delicious dish

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Balik Pazari, Beyoglu Caddesi, Istanbul Turkey

Walk through one of the oldest passages in the area and admire the amazing sculptures facing the street

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Galatasaray High School (Galatasaray Lisesi), Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul Turkey

Visit an old traditional shop located in a 150-year-old market and discover the history of marzipan in the sultan’s dining tables. Close to the Galatasaray High School

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Balik Pazari, Beyoglu Caddesi, Istanbul Turkey

Learn about the roots of the baklava, made out of phyllo pastry and stuffed with chopped nuts, and hear about how Greece and Turkey still argue for its claim

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St Anthony of Padua, Istiklal Caddesi No: 171, Istanbul 34433 Turkey

At the end of your tour, go for a specially brewed and prepared Turkish classic and symbol of the country’s hospitality. Say goodbye to your local host but not before receiving more recommendations of things to do and what to eat in Istanbul.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Avrupa Pasaji, Sahne Sok. NO:16 Balik Pazari D:16 - 20 / Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

Department store in Istanbul, Turkey

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Aga Hamami, Kuloglu mahallesi, Turnacibasi sokak No:48, Istanbul 34433 Turkey

Public bath in Istanbul, Turkey

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • Private Tour
  • Small group tour option available
  • Local Guide
  • 10 Food & Drinks Tastings
  • Vegetarian alternatives

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra food & drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • Includes city highlights in between food stops
  • Alternatives offered for those with dietary restrictions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Kılıçali Paşa, Sıraselviler Cd. No:115, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey


Return Details

Asmalı Mescit, Olivya Gç. No:1, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Avi

26 Apr, 2021

Our tour guide, Ugur Kilerci, was kind, friendly and overall excellent at his job! He's very informative, took us to small local venues that exceeded all of our expectations. By the end of the tour (or rather middle of it), we were full. Worth every penny!

Erick G

21 Mar, 2021

Excellent tour. We were worried about it because we booked it for a Sunday, and because of COVID restrictions a lot of businesses in Istanbul are closed on Sundays until further notice. But, it turned out to be a great tour. Our guide, Ugur, was very knowledgeable, and friendly. He found us plenty of places that were open that offered us and incredible sample of the tastes of street food in Istanbul. Highly reccommend this tour.

Lauren M

07 Oct, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our foodie tour with Aysegul and can only recommend to take it. From start to finish, we loved the choice of local spots with excellent dishes along the way. Thank you Aysegul, for a fabulous experience!

Greg L

10 Sep, 2019

Experienced a variety of foods in different Istanbul neighborhoods getting a great "taste" of Turkish culture. Making it an even better experience was Aysegul, a professional pastry chef, who could not only connect what we were eating with other types of cuisine she had experienced in her travels but also provide a warm, human look at Istanbul and its people. All in all, a really lovely three hours.

Romit Dasgupta

03 Jul, 2019

I took the tasting tour with my family and I must say it was a memorable one. Our guide Emre was very knowledgeable and he made sure we had a great time. Look forward to more such visits.

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