The food culture of Istanbul has ancient roots in many cultures including the Middle East, Central Asia, the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire. The city has different communities living together but with different cultural and culinary background. As a result, this cultural richness makes Istanbul unique culinary heaven.
This is a culinary walking tour through Istanbul's most historic and delicious neighborhoods with a little bit of history, architecture, culture, and local experiences. Every stop during the walk will give you the chance to taste local foods and drinks in traditional places including seasonal street food and also learn about eating habits, culinary techniques, and culture of Istanbul. We will eat our way like a local in the lesser explored backstreets of the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market in search of local eateries. We will deep dive into the colorful world of scents, aromas, and tastes and connect with local Istanbulites. This will be a fun and informative day away from tourist crowds and taste the best of what the city offers. It will be a great chance to explore every nook and cranny of contemporary life in the town with historical and cultural background info. Come with an empty stomach and open mind as you will enjoy many bites and drinks during this good tour in this magical city.