Istanbul Private Food Tour: the 10 Tastings

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul

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  • 3 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Craving some Turkish food? Get a baklava, a classic dürüm, a traditional raki & more on a private food tour with a local. On this food tour you'll check out up and coming food hotspots as well as traditional eateries with the one characteristic that locals and visitors look for: great food!

Turkish cheese is one of the best kept secrets! You’ll have a chance to discover why with a cheese platter at a local eatery. The best way to eat it: mix it with simit and a tea, just like the locals do.

Turkish people love pickles. Do as the locals do and have a cup of turşu at a family pickle speciality shop.

Try ‘pide’, Turkish pizza, at a local hotspot with a modern vibe. As soon as you take a bite of this cheesy bread vessel you'll understand why it is a favourite.

A food tour in Istanbul would not be complete without a local drink in the mix. Step into one of the oldest meyhanes and have some raki.

Dessert and more will wait for you in this private food tour guided by your own local host.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Özkonak Lokantası, Kılıçali Paşa Mh., Akarsu Ykş. No:46, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Meet the host outside Restaurant Ozkonak Lokantasi

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bo Sahne Kultur Merkezi, Aga Hamami Sokak, No:18 Cihangir, Istanbul 34433 Turkey

Did somebody say cheese? Try different types in an amazing local deli

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sadri Alisik Kultur Merkezi, Agahamami Cad. Aga Han No:17 K:4-5 Cihangir,, Istanbul Turkey

You can’t leave Istanbul without trying some pickles and it’s juice

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Katip Mustafa Celebi Mahallesi Muhtarligi, Cihangir, Sıraselviler Cad./billurcu Sok. No:9, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul - Avrupa, Turkey

Try Turkey’s version of a pizza pie called ‘Pide’, it will not disappoint

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hagia Triada Church, Meselik Sok. No:11 D:1 Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

1, 2, 3 CHEERS. Time for some traditional alcohol called Raki, not for the faint hearted

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Try Anthony Bourdain’s favourite Dürüm straight from the fire at a place nearby

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: UC Yildiz Sekerleme, Duduodalari Sk. No 7. Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

Discover the sweetest chop with the most delicious sweets and taste a very rare treat

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: British Consulate General, Kamer Hatun, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:34, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Boost your sweet tooth just that little bit more with some baklava to go

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sent Antuan Kilisesi, Tomtom, İstiklal Cd. No:171, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

End the fulfilling day with a proper coffee in a very secret spot with your host

Duration: 20 minutes

  • 7 Food Tasting
  • 3 alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks
  • Local guide
  • Private Food Tour

  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Özkonak Lokantası, Kılıçali Paşa Mh., Akarsu Ykş. No:46, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Return Details

Mandabatmaz, Asmalı Mescit, Olivia Geçidi 1/A, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Voucher info

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


3 hours

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Image - 07 Oct 2019 -

Lauren M

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!

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Greg L

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.

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Cynthia D

The food tasting tour was excellent because our guide not only knew the best kept food secrets of Istanbul but, since she was herself a pastry chef and known to the chefs in the area, she knew how the food was prepared. That deepens our appreciating of both the dishes and the culture behind each meal.

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Romit Dasgupta

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.

Image - 06 May 2019 -

Jennifer B

I have done food tours all over Europe and this was probably one of my all time favorites! Aysegul, our local Turkish born guide, was amazing!! She knows her food, which was yummy, she knows the culture and is also well-known with many of the local places making us feel very at home. She took us to all varieties of places giving us a taste of what Turkish people eat in thier daily lives as well as told us some really cool facts/things we otherwise would have never known. Authentic, energetic, delicious food and perfectly timed!! Don't eat before this tour, I can eat- and I was stuffed by the end :) highly highly recommend!

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