Eating Like a Local: Learn About Diverse Culinary Culture of Turkey

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Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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On this 4-hour walking tour with an expert tour guide, you will delve deep into the culinary culture and rich history of Istanbul. You will taste local delicacies and hear fascinating stories behind each culinary gem. As you walk you will explore the maze of local streets, see Istanbul’s top attractions on a nice ferry ride, drink tea with locals, and taste rich regional Turkish dishes from the best local places. Group number is limited to 10 on this tour, so you will receive more personalized attention from your expert guide. Book this tour to experience the city with an insider! Please get in touch for alternative languages

Discover the flavors of two continents with an expert guide.

Visit backstreets of Eminonu and Spice Bazaar

Taste local delicacies in Kadikoy fish market

Stroll through the local markets of Istanbul

Try traditional Turkish drinks

Eat like a local

What's Included

2 Way Ferry Tickets

Food Tasting Experience

Professional Tour Guide

Soft Drinks

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Drinks (available to purchase)


Private transportation

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
After meeting with your guide and brief information you will be ready to discover astonishingly rich culinary culture of Istanbul on this 5-hours walking tour starting from the authentic Spice bazaar. This historic bazaar is the place where we will learn about Turkish delights, spices, dried herbs and alternative remedies for aches and pains, and aphrodisiacs that have been tested through the centuries. You'll find all kinds of interesting beauty products as well. After we finish, we will continue our journey between the inviting aromas of the backstreets of the Spice Market.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Eminonu Pier
Then you will take a ferry to a nice and cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, Kadikoy (Chalcedon) famous for its fish market and loaded with local delicacies from all around Turkey. On the ferry, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Istanbul. Experience the standing between two continents; Asia and Europe.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Kadikoy Istanbul Boga MeydanI
Famous center of the district which is also known as Bull Statue Kadikoy.

• Admission Ticket Free

Kadikoy Carsisi
Kadikoy is a haven for the 'foodies' as it offers a great variety of food such as pickled vegetables and fruits, lahmacun (pizza like dish, crispy and thin) fish, regional cheeses and mezes and more. In Turkey, we value food not just for its taste but as symbol of traditions, happiness, fortune, friendship, and you will see why it is so important to us while eating your way through the streets of Istanbul.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Kadikoy Iskelesi
After the tastings in Kadikoy we will take another ferry to back to European side Karakoy where we will try life-changing desserts such as heavenly delicious baklava from local usta's and enjoy a cup of fresh brewed Turkish tea.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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