Istanbul Culinary Tour by Night: Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 4 hours
  • Istanbul
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Overview

This is a food tour with a difference in world famous Beyoğlu (Pera) neighbourhood makes sure that you will enjoy all the ranges and aspects of Turkish Cuisine leaving nothing out. From drinking Raki and tasting varieties of mezes, cheese and seasonal fruits in a Meyhane (Local Tavern) to delicious Baklava in a traditional Confectionary Shop. In this four-hour gastronomy tour, you will stroll through some of the backstreets, bustling food markets and passages off Istiklal Street stopping off at Cafes, Eateries, Kebab restaurants and street food stalls to sample a cross-section of delicious foods to include meats, stuffed mussels and chocolate. A fascinating insight in a small group tour, providing thoughtful information on the history, cultural significance and relevance not only of the food but of the locations where it was served. We discover places you never find on your own.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Beyoglu, Merkez Bankası Karşısı Arme Elektrik Tic Ltd Şti, Istanbul 34100 Turkey

This tour takes you into the heart of the modern sectıon of Istanbul, 'quirky' meyhanes and bustling food markets. You and your friends and family will embark on a four-hour gastronomy tour around the world famous Beyoğlu (Pera) neighborhood .All food, snacks, desserts and drinks (such as rakı and pistachio coffee), and a professional tour passing its most famous hidden passages (Flower Passage, Hazzo Poulo, Asmalı Mescit,) are included in the price. Once our experienced guide concludes Istanbul Street Food Walking Tour, you will leave with a stomach full of traditional food, plus local knowledge and sightseeing tips, to enhance the pleasure of your trip that will last with you a lifetime.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A meyhane is a traditional restaurant or bar in Turkey. It serves alcoholic beverages like wine, rakı, vodka, beer with meze and traditional foods. “Meyhane” is composed of two Persian words: mey (wine) and khāneh (house). A meyhane refers to a restaurant with traditional food, decoration, and music.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stop at another street food vendor for İçli Köfte; Sabirtaşı makes Istanbul’s best içli köfte (a crispy bulgur shell filled with minced meat, parsley, and sautéed pine nuts), and if you don’t feel like walking up to their restaurant, their İstiklal Street vendor is always around to serve up the köfte on the go. Made by hand on a daily basis, the içli köfte are downright delicious.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Passage Hazzopulo, Istiklal Cad No.116 Asmali Mescit Mah, Istanbul 34430 Turkey

We are sure, easily you will find Turkish coffee all around Istanbul but you should know another traditional type of coffee drink as Menengic Pistachio Coffee. Menengic is produced from the coffee tree. This tree is Latin name is pistacia terebinthustur. In Turkey, menengic trees grow naturally in mountainous rural parts of the Mediterranean region, Southeastern Anatolia region, and Central Anatolia region without any need of any planting process. Menengiç Coffee has different ways of cooking, but the most common method of cooking is to cook just like Turkish coffee.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Taksim Square, Gumussuyu Mh., Istanbul 34435 Turkey

You must not leave Turkey without tasting Dürüm Kebab that is the sliced meat of a döner kebab may be served on a plate with various accompaniments, stuffed into a pita or other type of bread as a sandwich, or wrapped in a thin flatbread such as lavash or yufka, known as a dürüm. Since the early 1970s, the sandwich or wrap form has become popular around the world as a fast food dish sold by kebab shops and is often called simply a “kebab”. The sandwich generally contains salad or vegetables, which may include tomato, lettuce, cabbage, onion with sumac, fresh or pickled cucumber, or chili, and various types of sauces.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Republic Monument, Taksim Square Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

Turkish people love sweets and confectionaries. Let try some of them; Beyoğlu Chocolate; one of the most famous chocolates in Istanbul are the milk or dark chocolate bars filled with enormous hazelnuts, pistachios, or almonds, sold on İstiklal Street at Meşhur Beyoğlu Çikolatacısı. The manufacturer of these grab-and-go chocolates is Elit, which has been around since 1924.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Istiklal Caddesi, Istiklal Street Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

We can finish our delicious journey with Turkish Tea, is popular throughout Turkey and the Turkish diaspora. Turkish tea culture also extends to Northern Cyprus and some countries in the Balkan Peninsula..

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Taksim Gezi Park, Asker OcagI Cd. Gumussuyu Mah., Istanbul 34437 Turkey

Baklava (baqlawah) is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped walnuts or pistachio and sweetened with syrup or honey. It is a very traditional Turkish Dessert.Ice cream; traditional ice cream in Turkey incorporates natural thickening agents, which give it a smooth, compact, and almost stringy texture.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Venetian Neogotic Style largest Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul and has the largest community following its masses.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul Turkey

Beyoglu the old European quarter of the city is Istanbul’s bohemian quarter, full of cafes, street performers and trendy young people.

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by funicular
  • Food tasting - Samples & Snacks
  • Coffee and/ or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Small Group
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Departure Point

Nordstern Hotel Galata, Azapkapı, Tersane Cd. No: 5, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey


Departure Time

5:00 PM


Return Details

Taksim Square, Gümüşsuyu, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Voucher info

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

Duration

4 hours

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

User's Reviews

Madalene B

17 Feb, 2020

Overall a pleasant evening. Our guide Erol was very knowledgeable and made a real effort to show us a good time.

The itinerary was not as good as we would expected, on paper it seemed exciting but in reality a little underwhelming.

We did experience a couple of drinks we did not know about. Pistachio coffee and fermented carrot juice.

Otherwise it was very drawn out in relation to what we had.

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