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Istanbul Food Tour

About Tour:

You can discover Istanbul’s European and Asian sides during our Istanbul Food Tour. Our local tour guide will meet you in the morning at Sultanahmet and you should be sure that you come hungry for our Istanbul Food Tour.

During our Istanbul Food Tour, you will discover the Spice Market(Egyptian Market) and start with a traditional Turkish breakfast. After famous turkish breakfast, you start to walk and taste street foods at Eminonu area. After you discover Eminonu area, you will take a walk to ferry station. While you are on ferry, you experince turkish tea or coffee and listen history of bosphorus and istanbul from our private istanbul tour guide. You will arrive Kadikoy which is located on the asian side of Istanbul. When you arrive Kadikoy, you take a walk to local restaurants and get small breaks while you are tasting turkish foods.

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Our private istanbul tour guide will lead to hidden restaurants, and cafes in the Kadikoy area during our Food Tour Istanbul. After istanbul food tour, you can stay at Kadikoy area or come with our istanbul tour guide to european side of istanbul. Our istanbul tour guide will give you information about how to comeback and which station you should get off to reach your hotel.

As a Manolya Tours, we highly recommend Food Tour in İstanbul.

€ 150

Private Istanbul Food Tour

What is included?

  • Private Tour
  • Professional Istanbul Local Tour Guide
  • Ferry Tickets

What is not included?

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and or Tea
  • Tips
  • No vegetarian food options at 2-3 of the food stops
  • No vegan food options at 4-5 of the food stops

Meeting and Picking up

You can inform us about the meeting place. Our  Istanbul guide can meet you at the location or your hotel location.

What to Expect?

Sultanahmet District:

It is oldest area of Istanbul. The Taste of Two Continents Istanbul food tour starts in the Old City of Istanbul. We will meet in the central part of Eminönü (which is nearby the Spice Market) to start our Istanbul food tour.

Misir Carsisi (Spice Market):

The market displays a source full of Turkish Breakfast. You will explore a breakfast market in the morning and will assemble several collections of Turkish breakfast items encompassing honey, olives, fresh cheeses, buffalo cream, hazelnut paste, dried beef pastrami, fresh simit, fresh poğaça and will taste those items with popular Turkish tea and Menemen (scrambled eggs in Turkish style) at a traditional tea house.

Have the pleasure of hearing from your guide fascinating and compelling stories about culture and the way of life in Turkey, and at the same time thinking about whether it could be the most beloved breakfast for you ever.

Bosphorus Strait:

During the Istanbul food tour, you will pass over the magnificent Bosphorus by ferry to visit the modernized and fashionable places of Kadıköy on the part of Asia. Kadıköy is a place of one of the finest restaurants in Istanbul.

Kadikoy Bazaar:

In this area, you will have the chance to bite, drink and chew while walking through the local Kadıköy market as your guide describes the vibrant and multicolored shops and products.

It will be an opportunity for you to bring your cameras and capture all the colorful and lively parts of the Kadikoy Bazaar that creates the aura of famous Turkish cuisine.

Kadikoy Ferry Station:

At the Kadikoy Ferry Terminal, we will finish the Taste of Two Continents Istanbul food tour. You will be provided the return ferry tickets and the guide will direct you to reach the Karaköy ferry,or the Eminönü ferry (backward of the Spicy Market).

Additional Info

  • You will receive confirmation at the time of booking
  • We don’t have wheelchair access
  • We recommend most travelers this Istanbul Tour
  • It is not recommended for vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free travelers
  • It is not recommended for travelers with serious allergies or food

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel up to 72 hours in advance of the experience, you will receive full refund.
  • When you cancel less than 72 hours before start time, you will not be refunded.
  • If you want any changes less than 72 hours before start time, it will not be accepted.
  • If the tour canceled due to poor weather, we will offer a different date or a full refund.

    Embarking on an Istanbul Food Tour offers a delectable journey through the city’s vibrant culinary scene and rich gastronomic heritage. Istanbul, with its diverse cultural influences and centuries-old traditions, is a haven for food lovers seeking unique flavors, mouthwatering dishes, and unforgettable dining experiences. In this article, we will explore the allure of an Istanbul Food Tour and the tantalizing array of culinary delights it has to offer, making it an essential experience for those looking to indulge their taste buds and immerse themselves in the city’s gastronomic tapestry.


  • Turkish Cuisine: A Fusion of Flavors: Istanbul Food Tour provides a wonderful opportunity to savor the diverse flavors of Turkish cuisine. Influenced by Ottoman, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian culinary traditions, Turkish cuisine is a delightful fusion of spices, herbs, and fresh ingredients. From succulent kebabs to aromatic mezes, flavorful stews to sweet pastries, each dish offers a unique blend of tastes that reflect the rich cultural heritage of the region.
  • Exploring the Food Markets: A Food Tour in Istanbul takes you to bustling food markets, such as the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar, where you can immerse yourself in a sensory feast. Stroll through vibrant stalls filled with colorful spices, fresh produce, fragrant teas, and an array of sweets and desserts. Engage with local vendors, sample their offerings, and learn about the ingredients and techniques that make Turkish cuisine so distinct and flavorsome.
  • Iconic Street Food: Istanbul is renowned for its mouthwatering street food, offering a quick and delicious way to experience the city’s culinary delights. Indulge in a juicy doner kebab, savor the flavors of freshly baked simit (sesame-coated bread rings), or try gozleme (thin pastry filled with various ingredients) cooked on hot griddles. The vibrant street food scene provides a unique glimpse into the everyday flavors and culinary traditions cherished by locals.
  • Traditional Turkish Delights: No Istanbul Food Tour is complete without sampling the famous Turkish delights. These sweet confections, known as lokum, come in a variety of flavors, textures, and shapes. Experience the delight of biting into a pistachio-filled lokum or savor the fragrant aroma of rosewater-infused varieties. Turkish delights make for excellent souvenirs to take home and share with friends and family.
  • Fine Dining Experiences: Beyond street food and local markets, Istanbul offers a wealth of upscale dining establishments where you can indulge in refined Turkish cuisine. From sophisticated seafood restaurants along the Bosphorus to elegant rooftop eateries with panoramic city views, Istanbul presents a diverse range of fine dining options. Delight in dishes prepared with precision and creativity, accompanied by excellent Turkish wines, as you savor the flavors of this enchanting city.

    An Istanbul Food Tour is a culinary adventure that takes you on a tantalizing journey through the diverse flavors and aromas of Turkish cuisine. From exploring bustling food markets to indulging in iconic street food and savoring fine dining experiences, each bite offers a glimpse into the city’s rich culinary heritage. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, an adventurous eater, or simply someone who appreciates the pleasure of good food, an Istanbul Food Tour will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the gastronomic wonders of this vibrant city.

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