These tours have become my passion over the years, as it gave me a chance to connect with foodies from all over the world and introduce them to the Turkish food culture.
POPULAR FOOD TOURS
For the food-focused traveler, I offer you the delights of Istanbul. You can join me on one of my tours and find out what the city has to offer to tourists with an open mind and hungry stomach. You will get to eat where the locals eat and learn interesting food facts.
TAILOR MADE TOURS
If you have a specific interest, or are doing a reserach about a specific Turkish food, let me know and I can prepare a tailor made tour designed for your interest.
DINING SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR ALREADY SET ITINERARIES
If you’ve already have your vacation planned and are only missing the bit about where to eat, then help is on the way. Tell me your itinerary and I’ll tell you the best places to eat.
To find out about rates, availability and to make a reservation, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
Street Food Tour
This is the tour for those that want to taste something out of the ordinary. We are not going to restaurants, we are not even sitting down to eat. This is the tour of street food, the mobile restaurants and the most convenient and cheap way to eat for everyday people of Istanbul. During this tour, you will get to eat the types of food that you would otherwise not dare if you were on your own. Participants will get to try a variety of street foods and drinks, and also get to meet the vendors and hear about their interesting life stories.
Kadıköy Market Tour
Do you want to know where the locals shop? Then you should definitely visit this colorful open marketplace, located on the Asian side of Istanbul. In this marketplace you will discover specialty shops that sell all kinds of ingredients, from fish to candies, and you can even shop for some goodies to take home, whether you traveled from the other side of the world, or from the European side of Istanbul. Not only will you get to sample some of the goodies the stores have to offer, but you will also enjoy a full course lunch at ‘Çiya’, the famous restaurant that features Chef Musa Dağdeviren and serves regional Anatolian cuisines.
(This tour is offered every day)
Old Market Tours – Spice Market and the Galatasaray Fish Market
Dating back to 1660, in the port of Old city, where loaded ships come to sell off their merchandise, there stands a rectangular building that houses many shops that sell spices….the cure for illnesses, and the aroma of the traditional dishes. Our tour starts right in the middle of all those spices, and other foodstuff that is the foundation of our food culture. After the tour, we will eat lunch at the traditional fish boats. Continuing to the other side of the Golden Horn, next we visit the old Galatasaray fish market, which houses specialty stores that are still run by the same families since the 1920′s.
(This tour is offered every day except for Sundays)