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Istanbul Evening Food Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    After you meet your guide in the district of Karaköy, hop aboard the metro and ride one of the world’s oldest underground funiculars to the Beyoğlu district for your evening food tour.
    Begin with an off the beaten path walk through Istanbul’s winding corridors for popular bites and bevs. With your guide, discover how east and west cultures influence the culinary delights that drive this city’s intriguing food scene.
    Make a pit stop and taste a piece of borek, a moorish pastry with meat or potatoes and a delicious cheesy filling. Then, wash it all down with a cup of ayran, a traditional yogurt beverage.
    Next, stroll with the locals into a popular meyhane to enjoy meze favorites like patlican salatasi (eggplant purée). Pair your food with some raki, Turkey’s classic anise flavored spirit, as hear about the pastime of meyhanes and the different ingredients that help create Turkey’s tastiest plates.
    Continue to a teahouse where the Young Turks, rebels from the early 20th century, formerly convened to unite the country in an effort to bring democracy into Turkey. Sip on Turkish tea here before you visit some yummy food stalls to partake in local food favorites such as midye dolma (rice-filled mussels) and icli kofte.
    Gear up your sweet tooth as you enter the Çiçek Passage to indulge in Turkish delight and mouthwatering baklava, a flaky pastry smothered and stuffed with honey and nuts. Then, either try the Maras region’s beloved cikolata (chocolate) or some creamy ice cream.
    Afterward, stroll to Taksim Square and satiate a craving you didn’t know you had as you bite into an islak or ‘wet burger’ known for its buns dripping in tomato sauce. Last but not least, stop for a Turkish coffee at a popular joint and relax here as your tour comes to a close. Feel free to stay here or return to your hotel at your leisure.
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    Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. We are a party of five and all had a great evening. The food we tried was all different -some off the street and some in small restaurants. By the end of the evening we were all full of delicious...More

    2  Thank cherylc122
    Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

    I was told of this night tasting tour by another traveller and it is just as the information in the brochure says it is!! My local guide Beyza led me thru the back lanes and market stalls explaining the local street food and encouraged me...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank daviesmob
    Reviewed March 17, 2019

    We had a lovely evening in Istanbul, with a tasty dinner in a family. music and interesting conversations with the guide and his apprentice. We also got to play boardgames. All expectations fulfilled and more!

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Mats G
    Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

    Our food tour experience was amazing. Our guide, Salih, was super knowledgeable and took us to some great places. We enjoyed tasting the street food but also tasting foods in sit down restaurants. The pace of the tour was great and by the end we...More

    1  Thank jaclyn m
    Reviewed November 11, 2018

    We did the night tour with Burak. We were only two people on tour. Do not expect to see Old Town or tourist spots . We spent all our time going through local spots where we often the only non-Turks. I don't think we could...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank chi2007
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    April 29, 2019|
    Response from jaclyn m | Reviewed this property |
    Yes all of the food and drink was included. There were even extra things along the way that we asked to try and these were covered by the tour.
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