The day will start in front of epic Spice Bazaar and first experience will be a unique Turkish breakfast which is called ''borek''. The cheese stuffed pastries are well-cooked by a family who are in business since 1968. Before having a truly local meal; beans and rice followed by a unique pumpkin dessert with walnut and tahini, get ready for a fabulous view at magical Suleymaniye mosque. Exploring the incomparable Grand Bazaar as real locals do, we will discover the best type of kebabs that are cooked at the moment just for us in the little hidden restaurants inside the bazaar. Turkish coffee is always best just after a perfect meal. So next will be the local coffee tasting while watching the people walking in the bustling streets of Grand Bazaar. After leaving Grand Bazaar, we will have our doner kebabs in a 50 year old food stall. That may be the best one in town ! Before heading to the cosy streets of the city, we will walk along the marvellous Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia targeting a hidden cistern that dates back to 4th century. After all, it's time to indulge ourselves with the famous Turkish dessert; Baklava!
Hi, my name is Ismail and I am the co-founder of a company called ''tasteof.istanbul''. In our team we are 4 people with Aysenur, Ezgi and Ozcan. We are all positive, curious travel and foodie enthusiasts but more important we love Istanbul ! We organize food trails for small groups in the best culinary spots of this amazing city. Thanks to its great location Istanbul, the crossroads of Europe and Asia, has a fusion cuisine reflecting cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. This heritage kitchen is among the most diverse ones on earth and we will guide you to these non-touristic culinary spots that serves unique delicacies in town. We have many stops during our tour, all seasoned with storytelling of our city, history and archeological secrets.
Let me know if you are on a special diet, like Vegan or Gluten Free. Because trail spots include mostly meat products.
Please come with comfortable walking shoes. Walking pace is quite easy though.
Since the trail is in old town we will walk by some sightseeing points as well and walking pace is quite easy. In order to get the maximum joy group size is limited to 7 people. And we speak fluent English.
8歳以上の方8名まで参加できます。 Guests should inform for any specific food allergy in advance.
This food trail has mostly meat products so it is not convenient for vegetarians or vegans. If you have this kind of diet, please let us know in advance. Tour is inside the old town.