Istanbul Private Food Tour: the 10 Tastings

Istanbul Private Food Tour: the 10 Tastings
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Food Tours > Culinary & Gourmet Tour
$26.47
Duration: 3 hours
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Craving some Turkish food? Dream no more! Get a baklava, a classic dürüm, a traditional raki & more on a private food tour with a local. Check out up and coming food hotspots as well as traditional eateries, all with the unique characteristic that locals and visitors look for: amazing food!

Flavorful, traditional, and mouth watering: these words best describe Istanbul’s food scene. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t just hear about it, try it on a private tour with a friendly local! 

Want to try a best kept secret? Turkish cheese is one of the best! You’ll have a chance to discover why with a cheese platter at a local favorite eatery. The best way to eat it: mix it with some simit and a tea, just like the locals do. 

Turkish people love pickles, that’s a fact! Do as the locals do and have a cup of turşu at a family-owned pickle speciality shop. Be amazed by the variety and types of pickles on display. Or how about another classic? Try ‘pide’, Turkish pizza, at a local hotspot with a modern vibe. As soon as you take a bite of this cheesy bread vessel, you’ll understand why this is a favorite go-to food. And for that local touch: drink some ayran with it!

This whole experience is a foodie’s paradise, and to commemorate the biggest foodie of all, Anthony Bourdain,go to one of his favorite spots in Istanbul. Here can have one of the best dürüms in town. 

A food tour in Istanbul would not be complete without a local drink in the mix. Step into one of the oldest meyhanes (taverns) in Istanbul and have some raki. This signature drink is a must try and a perfect conversation starter among the locals.

Last but not least: dessert! After all that delicious food, it’s time for a sweet treat. Check out an old school candy shop for a marzipan tasting and pick your favorite type of baklava at a traditional sweets shop.

Here is the plan:

Meeting Point: Meet the host outside Restaurant Ozkonak Lokantasi
Tasting 1: Did somebody say cheese? Try different types in an amazing local deli
Tasting 2: You can’t leave Istanbul without trying some pickles and it’s juice
Tasting 3: Try Turkey’s version of a pizza pie called ‘Pide’, it will not disappoint
Tasting 4: Wash it down with some salty milky yoghurt drink called Ayran (tastes way better than it sounds)
Tasting 5: Head into a famous shop for Lokum (or Turkish delight) where the servers will let you try what you fancy
Tasting 6: 1, 2, 3 CHEERS. Time for some traditional alcohol called Raki, not for the faint hearted
Tasting 7: Try Anthony Bourdain’s favourite Dürüm straight from the fire
Tasting 8: Discover the sweetest chop with the most delicious sweets and taste a very rare treat
Tasting 9: Boost your sweet tooth just that little bit more with some baklava to go
Tasting 10: End the fulfilling day with a proper coffee in a very secret spot with your host

Special Offer - Book and save 10% compared to the local supplier's prices! - Book Now!

Special Offer - Book and save 10% compared to the local supplier's prices! - Book Now!

Craving some Turkish food? Dream no more! Get a baklava, a classic dürüm, a traditional raki & more on a private food tour with a local. Check out up and coming food hotspots as well as traditional eateries, all with the unique characteristic that locals and visitors look for: amazing food!

Special Offer - Book and save 10% compared to the local supplier's prices! - Book Now!