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Istanbul Culinary Tour: Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods provided by Tematique Tours

Istanbul Culinary Tour: Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods

Istanbul Culinary Tour: Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods
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About
This tour takes you into the heart of the modern sectıon of Istanbul, 'quirky' meyhanes and bustling food markets. You and your friends and family will embark on a four-hour gastronomy tour around the world famous Beyoğlu (Pera) neighborhood. All food, snacks, desserts and drinks (such as rakı and pistachio coffee), and a professional tour passing its most famous hidden passages (Flower Passage, Hazzo Poulo, Asmalı Mescit,) are included in the price. Once our experienced guide concludes Istanbul Street Food Walking Tour, you will leave with a stomach full of traditional food, plus local knowledge and sightseeing tips, to enhance the pleasure of your trip that will last with you a lifetime.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15459P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by funicular
  • Food tasting - Samples & Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Small Group
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Nordstern Hotel Galata, Azapkapı, Tersane Cd. No: 5, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey We meet outside the entrance to “Nordstern Hotel Galata” in Karaköy. Located on "Tersane Street" where the tram lines (T1) run through Galata Bridge, approximately one minute walk from Karaköy tram stop. *Please check the exact location on Google Maps
  • Taksim Square, Gümüşsuyu, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey Our food journey will conclude at Taksim Square. Our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you ( or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby )
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 14 years old
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by funicular
  • Food tasting - Samples & Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Small Group
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Nordstern Hotel Galata, Azapkapı, Tersane Cd. No: 5, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey We meet outside the entrance to “Nordstern Hotel Galata” in Karaköy. Located on "Tersane Street" where the tram lines (T1) run through Galata Bridge, approximately one minute walk from Karaköy tram stop. *Please check the exact location on Google Maps
  • Taksim Square, Gümüşsuyu, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey Our food journey will conclude at Taksim Square. Our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you ( or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby )
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Taksim Square, Gümüşsuyu, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey Our food journey will conclude at Taksim Square. Our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you ( or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby )
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 14 years old
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Nordstern Hotel Galata
    Azapkapı, Tersane Cd. No: 5, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
    We meet outside the entrance to “Nordstern Hotel Galata” in Karaköy. Located on "Tersane Street" where the tram lines (T1) run through Galata Bridge, approximately one minute walk from Karaköy tram stop. *Please check the exact location on Google Maps
    See address & details
  • 1
    Beyoglu
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Cicek Pasaji
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Avrupa Pasaji
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Passage Hazzopulo
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Taksim Square
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Republic Monument
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Taksim Gezi Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    İstiklal
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Taksim Square
    Taksim Square, Gümüşsuyu, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
    Our food journey will conclude at Taksim Square. Our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you ( or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby )
    See address & details
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Elkin A
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Erol is great!!!
Very knowledgeable and flexible tour around Istanbul, as my wife and I had only a couple of hours during our stopover to visit the city. Super recommended, with many cultural and culinary insights 👍👍👍
Written 24 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We would like to thank you for your great review about us. It was great pleasure to host you in İstanbul even for short time. We hope to see you again for longer time in Turkey. We wish you have happy Xmas and new year.
Written 26 December 2020
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Yulia
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Wonderful experience
Aug 2020 • Couples
We visited Istanbul in August 2020 and were the only ones on the tour. It was such a great experience because the tour was a combination of food and history. Our guide Erol was very generous with his time and knowledge and shared really interesting insights into Turkish cuisine, culture and history. We learned a lot about different neighborhoods of Istanbul, its architectural highlights and, of course, delicious Turkish food. There is a lot of food involved, so better come hungry! Thank you, Erol, for being an amazing guide!
Written 10 September 2020
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tematique
Hi, Thank you for making some time to write such a positive review. It is extremely gratifying to know that our efforts have been appreciated. We're glad that you enjoyed Erol's company :) Please come again and visit our other Istanbul Food Tours. Warm regards.
Written 3 November 2020
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I7301LEkenc
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Istanbul Culinary Tour:Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods
Aug 2019 • Couples
This was an excellent tour from the beginning to the end. Meeting up with our guide, Erol, was straightforward and as my 21 year old son and I were his only guests, we had his undivided attention throughout. The tour itself was a gentle stroll through some of the backstreets off Independence Avenue stopping off at Cafes, Taverns and street food stalls to sample a cross-section of delicious foods to include breads, Meze, meats, stuffed mussels and desserts. It was a fascinating insight made better by the detailed and informative comment provided by Erol. I cannot praise Erol highly enough; he was a first class guide providing thoughtful information on the history, cultural significance and relevance not only of the food but of the locations where it was served. This was a wonderful introduction to Turkish food and I highly recommend the tour - bring an appetite, you will need it!
Written 18 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bebap
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Lovely evening food tour with Errol
May 2019 • Solo
Errol (guide) was waiting at the meeting point when I got there, and he found me immediately. We were joined by just one couple, so wandering around the streets was easy with just four people, especially as the streets were busy all the way from our meeting point at the entrance of the Tunel and along lively Istiklal Caddesi in Beyoglu all the way to Taksim. Errol was generous with his time and his knowledge. He was enthusiastic, and kind. We sampled a variety of local dishes and drinks, including stuffed mussels and a drink that looked like Turkish coffee but was in fact a drink made from pistachio. He took us to eateries we would not have found without a guide, all of which were interesting and different. This tour is a great way to be introduced to some of Turkey's cuisine and to orientate oneself regarding the physical environment. Worth doing.
Written 28 May 2019
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David B
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An evening of food, sights, and history.
Sep 2018 • Family
Our family of 3 have just completed an evening Street Food walking tour with Erol our guide. It was a wonderful experience, beginning in Galata with a ride up the funicular into Beyoğlu. Erol was waiting when we arrived about ten minutes early which was a good sign. He then took us on a meandering route in and out of small side streets and alleys, along the İstiklal Caddesi, finally ending up at Taksim Square. Over the course of the evening we were treated to various delicious Turkish foods in a number different small restaurants, interspersed with a wide ranging conversation, not just about food but also about life in Turkey, Ottoman history, and the origins of the food we were sampling.
Erol was generous with his time and knowledge, so much so that when he finally left us, he had to hurry to catch the last train to his home. From our point of view, the evening seemed to pass quickly as the tour was absorbing, the food delicious, and the sights extraordinary. We are familiar with Turkish food, as we occasionally go to Turkish restaurants in our home city, however the tour was still very well worth doing as we got to try wonderful things that we would not normally have available at home, and saw small streets away from the main thoroughfares.
I organised this tour via the internet from the other side of the world. The arrangements were exactly as planned, my queries answered promptly, and everything went perfectly.
I would highly recommend this tour if you have an evening in Istanbul and want to immerse yourself in this wonderful city with a knowledgeable guide. You won’t regret it!
Written 24 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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majellaskans
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A definite 5 star walking tour
Wow! What a morning. This walking tour with Erol is the perfect way to start your stay in Istanbul. Super informati
FrequentFlier714468
FrequentFlier714468
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Fantastic tour guide of Istanbul!!
Erol was amazing! It was my mother and my first day in Istanbul and we met him in the morning and he took us all ar
Seef M
Seef M
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Great tour!
Our guide, Erol, was very informative about the history of all of the locations we visited. He took time to answer
Wander759859
Wander759859
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Great experience
Candid, informed tour covering history and modern day perspective. Friendly and courteous guide with super sense of
AndresDLD
AndresDLD
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Perfect start to Istanbul
This Tour is a great start for your trip in Istanbul. Erol will give you all the knowledge that is essential for yo
Safari297613
Safari297613
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Experiencing Istanbul with a local
Erol was very knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful history of the culture and food. He was very engaging and frie
Sunshine52331605953
Sunshine52331605953
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Our favourite walking tour
We had a private tour through Galata and Beyoglu with Erol today. It was a great way to experience the vibrant city
SuzanM747
SuzanM747
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Most delicious taste of Istanbul
I had wanted to explore Istanbul with kids and family. We did not want an all day trip but something that would gi
Tiffany H
Tiffany H
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Delicious & taste of culture!
Errol was a wonderful food guide! He was very knowledgeable about the culture and traditions. It was great to have
538aleksandarb
538aleksandarb
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Great experience!
This was the best spent money in Istanbul. Erol is a great guide, all the time keeps you interested. Other then the
Apple_Lemonade_89
Apple_Lemonade_89
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Great experience!
We had one of the best tours ever with Erol. Very knowledgeable, very good English, and most of all very passionate
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tiffanyfH6293LB
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AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL
Erol was an amazing tour guide. He was so knowledgeable and sweet. He had an answer for every question and was very
tt1580
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Excellent
We booked a half day tour with this company during our amazing holiday in Turkey. It was our 3rd day in Istanbul. I
dashao464
dashao464
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Highly recommend
It was a very cool overview tour for those who come to Istanbul for the first time. Erol is one of the best guides
somdude
somdude
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Quick and Effective Tour
Erol was great guide. It was just me on the tour and he made it very interesting and informative. I chose this to
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