Local Food, History and Hidden Places

Istanbul, i-Turkey

Okokuzithokozisa kuqondiswa ngu Ozcan

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The day will start in front of epic Spice Bazaar and first experience will be a unique Turkish pide cooked in old oven located in a historical building which was built in 1888.

We will have our scrumptious Turkish delights from a 245 year old shop and try the local flavors in Spice Bazaar afterwards.

Before having a truly local meal; beans and rice followed by a unique pumpkin dessert with walnut and tahini, get ready for a fabulous view at magical Suleymaniye mosque.

Exploring the incomparable Grand Bazaar as real locals do, we will discover the best type of kebabs that are cooked at the moment just for us in the little hidden restaurants inside the bazaar.

Turkish coffee is always best after a perfect meal. So next will be the local coffee tasting while watching the people walking in the bustling streets of Grand Bazaar.

After leaving Grand Bazaar, we will have our doner kebabs in a 50 year old food stall. That may be the best one in town !

Before heading to the cosy streets along the marvellous Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, it's time to finalize the day by indulging ourselves with the famous Turkish dessert; Baklava!

Other things to note

This food trail has mostly meat products so it is not convenient for vegetarians or vegans. If you have this kind of diet, please let us know in advance. Please also note that the tour covers most parts of the old town.
The day will start in front of epic Spice Bazaar and first experience will be a unique Turkish pide cooked in old oven located in a historical building which was built in 1888.

We will have our scrumptious Turkish delights from a 245 year old shop and try the local flavors in Spice Bazaar afterwards.

Before having a truly local meal; beans and rice followed by a unique pumpkin dessert with walnut and tahini, get ready for a…

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IMPORTANT: During our experiences we follow all the guidelines of the WHO and local authorities regarding Covid-19

Hi, my name is Ozcan and I am the founder of tasteof.istanbul. In our team with Didem and Ezgi, we are all travel & foodie enthusiasts and we do love Istanbul !

We organize food trails for small groups in the best culinary spots of Istanbul which has a fusion cuisine reflecting cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here.

This heritage kitchen is among the most diverse ones on earth and we will guide you to these non-touristic spots that serve unique tastes in town, seasoned with storytelling of our city, history and cultural secrets.

PS: Don't forget to check out our other food tours in Istanbul :)

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IMPORTANT: During our experiences we follow all the guidelines of the WHO and local authorities regarding Covid-19

Hi, my name is Ozcan and I am the founder of tasteof.istanbul. In our team with Didem and Ezgi, we are all travel & foodie enthusiasts and we do love Istanbul !

We organize food trails for small groups in the best culinary spots of Istanbul which has a fusion cuisine reflecting cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here.

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Since the trail is in old town we will walk by some sightseeing points as well and walking pace is quite easy.

In order to get the maximum joy and provide a healthy experience, the group size is limited to 5 people.

And we speak fluent English.

Ilinganiswe ku-4.98 kokungu-5 ngokusuka kokushiwo abanye okungu-103.

Waqas
Julayi 2021
Quality of any tour or experience reflects directly on the person giving it and needless to say, Didem is a true professional at this trait and amazingly personable at the same time. I took the tour with my 14 and 11 year olds and they thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it from food to the history. My son has some food allergies and Didem had it all dialed in and planned accordingly ahead of time so that he didn’t feel left out. Her culinary experience and skills made it even more interesting to learn about all things food. All of the food stops were very authentic and super yum. She also made some great recommendations regarding shopping, restaurants etc. Also learned about some great Turkish cultural/food traditions and Turkish coffee aftermath fortune 🔮 telling which I can’t talk about it here, of course :). I would highly recommend this to anyone who’s in Istanbul even for a day or two. I made a good friend today.
Quality of any tour or experience reflects directly on the person giving it and needless to say, Didem is a true professional at this trait and amazingly personable at the same tim…
Danish
Juni 2021
This was a great experience for me and my wife. It ended up just being us on the food tour which made it very personal. Visiting local shops that might not be tourist hot spots was great. The best part of the experience was the conversation we had with Didem our guide, hearing her point of view and learning local history was very enjoyable. I would highly recommend anyone looking to explore Istanbul's neighborhood to book this.
This was a great experience for me and my wife. It ended up just being us on the food tour which made it very personal. Visiting local shops that might not be tourist hot spots was…
Dolrish
Ephreli 2021
It was a one on one experience and it was a lot of fun. Not only I did taste some of the basic Turkish foods in Istanbul, my host did gave lots of info as well over the history of the foods and over Istanbul in general as well. She was so attentive and gave me insights on the souvenirs I need to bring back to Belgium. At the end of the tour, not only I was full because of the delicious street foods, I was also full about the story of the city of Istanbul and its amazing places. Really a worthy experience.
It was a one on one experience and it was a lot of fun. Not only I did taste some of the basic Turkish foods in Istanbul, my host did gave lots of info as well over the history of…
Kristen
Ephreli 2021
The food we had on this tour was wonderful! It was nice to see places we couldn’t find on our own. Didem was very sweet but we felt like we needed to ask questions to get information. I expected there to be lots of information about Turkey, Istanbul and the places we were walking around.
The food we had on this tour was wonderful! It was nice to see places we couldn’t find on our own. Didem was very sweet but we felt like we needed to ask questions to get informati…
Mohammed
Mashi 2021
Didem guided us to the best Turkish food one can experience, and introduced us even to the best places we can buy coffee and sweets. She together with Ozcan also helped us getting the transportation ticket and bind it with our HES codes. She was very friendly, nice, and professional, and did all she could to create a great and personalized experience to our taste. Although we were late, and lost our internet access while on the way, she waited for us, and was very nice and friendly. She also gave us tips and recommendations at the end for the rest of our trip. It is recommended to go on this experience however with an empty stomach, because we got so full we had to wrap the kebab because there was no space anymore to eat it there. A part of this experience also explored the architecture of historical buildings and she did it very nicely. This experience is highly recommended for the foodies out there who want to experience the old and the new cuisines of Turkey, the meat and cheese and beans and egg plant.
Didem guided us to the best Turkish food one can experience, and introduced us even to the best places we can buy coffee and sweets. She together with Ozcan also helped us getting…
Gina
Februwari 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Didem. She was such a lovely host and we had many experiences that we wouldn't have been able to do on our own. The pace was just right and all of the food choices were excellent. After our first stop, my cousin that he wanted to do this tour again on his next trip to Istanbul! :) It got even better after the first stop--I can't recommend this enough! And Didem even helped us schedule the COVID test needed to fly back to the US, totally above and beyond! I'd give her more than 5 stars if I could. I highly recommend this experience.
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Didem. She was such a lovely host and we had many experiences that we wouldn't have been able to do on our own. The pace was just right and all…

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