Istanbul Evening Food Walking Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    6pm
  • Departure Details :
    The Tünel (The Tunnel) entrance, central Istanbul
  • Return Details :
    This tour will end at 9.30pm at Taksim Square (near Independent Monument and Central Metro Station)

Overview

Treat your palate to authentic Turkish delicacies on this 3-hour Istanbul evening food tour. With a food-loving guide, delve into sidestreets and hidden food haunts to eat and drink like the locals do. Enjoy mouthwatering 'borek' (flaky pastry), down 'raki' (aniseed liquor), sample moreish street food and visit a 'meyhane' (tavern) to nibble on classic mezes with the early evening crowds. Learn about Istanbuls culinary history and fads, and enjoy in-depth attention from a guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in Istanbuls Karaky district and ride the subway the worlds second-oldest underground funicular to the nearby Beyolu district.
Set out through the bustling backstreets, making frequent stops to sample some of Istanbuls favorite foods and drinks. As you explore, your guide will fill you in on Turkeys cuisine and how Istanbul, on the cusp of Europe and Asia, absorbs a plethora of culinary influences, making its food scene incredibly exciting.
Stop for some borek, a moreish pastry oozing with cheese, potatoes or meat, and enjoy some aryan, a yogurt drink thats a big local favorite.
Join the early evening crowds in a traditional meyhane and savor meze such as patlican salatsi (eggplant pure), along with raki, Turkeys beloved aniseed liquor. As you taste, learn about the origins of meyhanes and some of the ingredients used in Turkey's most popular dishes.
Next, sip on Turkish tea at a teahouse that was once a meeting spot for the Young Turks, the early 20th century rebels credited with helping bring multi-party democracy to the country. Then, weave through streets of food carts to try goodies such as icli kofte and midye dolma (rice-filled mussels).
Head into the historical iek Passage for some Turkish delight and to try some of the delicious baklava (honey soaked pastry stuffed with nuts), cikolata (chocolate) or ice cream from the Maras region thats much loved here.
Continue to Taksim square and dig into Istanbuls latest food fad an islak or wet burger made with tomato sauce-soaked buns.
Finish at a trendy cafe filled with street art to enjoy a perfectly brewed Turkish coffee. Your tour ends here, leaving you free to continue your explorations or travel independently back to your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Progressive dinner
  • Tea and coffee

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking