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Culinary Backstreets -Tours

Istanbul, Turkey
+90 536 620 38 44
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A Fabulous Way to Experience Istanbul

My daughter and I took 2 of the Culinary Backstreets tours - Hidden Beyoglu and Born on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Istanbul, Turkey
Not to be missed!! Two Markets Two Continents

We booked the Two Markets Two Continents culinary tour for our first day in Istanbul, and we were... read more

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When it comes to exploring a city’s authentic dining scene, while the stomach should ideally serve as the best compass, the truth of the matter is that it’s hard to find your way without good local advice. That’s where Culinary Backstreets’ Culinary Walks come in. In order to help you explore the world’s gastro-capitals and get off these cities’ eaten path, CB is offering (with selected partners) guided culinary walks in some of the cities we cover, starting with Istanbul, Athens, Barcelona, and Shanghai.Our culinary walks are designed to lead visitors on an eating binge through a city’s lesser-seen historic side streets and authentic markets, taking in countless hard-to-find culinary gems and, in between bites, a select number of untouristed monuments.
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“istanbul eats” (144 reviews)
“food tour” (128 reviews)
“bazaar quarter” (52 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 536 620 38 44

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I took 2 of the Culinary Backstreets tours - Hidden Beyoglu and Born on the Bosphorous - while vacationing in Istanbul for 10 days in September. Ugur was our guide for both walks. We LOVED both all day tours. My daughter, who...More

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CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the walk. We take pride in working with people who are very knowledgable about and extremely fond of the cities they live in. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Two Markets Two Continents culinary tour for our first day in Istanbul, and we were so glad we did!  Our guide, Remziye, not only introduced us to many, many Turkish dishes, but gave us an insight into Turkish life, history and customs. she...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took this tour as only in Istanbul for a few days and could thus did not have time to explore the city’s food culture on my own. So glad I did! Remziye is a superb, knowledgeable guide and the variety of stops offered was very...More

1  Thank r t
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This was an exceptional tour that exceeded expectations. Benoit was the perfect guide to to the city - a passionate foodie but also highly knowledgeable about history. He went the extra mile, buying special local produce from shops near his homes to give us the...More

1  Thank Adam C
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This was one of my best food experiences ever. A great knowledgable guide, many thanks Benoit. So much delicious food. A mix of culture, history and a gastronomic experience that covered food from all over Turkey and it’s neighbours. We would never have found half...More

1  Thank Secretagentmrchubby
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We loved our tour and tour guide, Gonca. Spent the whole day eating our way through interesting neighborhoods in Istanbul. Tried such delicious and unusual foods and learned about some of the food traditions of this fascinating city. It was a great way to explore...More

1  Thank Mamajaeger
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The culinary walk was absolutely the highlight of my trip to Istanbul. The places we went perfectly complemented each other, and all were delicious and explained in a way that enhanced my cultural knowledge of Istanbul and Turkey. Everything from a Turkish breakfast, Turkish delight,...More

1  Thank Aaron W
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I have never taken a food tour before but thought it would be especially helpful - and fun - in Istanbul. Our guide Benoit was wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. In fact, we ended up spending more time on the tour than planned because we...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful tour with Gonca who is a total gem - passionate, knowledgeable and personable. She took us to so many places that I lost count though for me there wasn't a single stop I'd wouldn't like to return. Finished the day feeling full...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful way to get to know some of the Istanbul neighborhoods and the delicious Turkish street food and culinary treats. Gonca was a fabulous guide and not only told us about the food but gave us some historical and architectural insights also. Get...More

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Mohsen B
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Response from Tina E | Reviewed this property |
Please check the website where they will provide the price and how to book. I loved it!
Penny M
15 June 2016|
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Response from tfnomad | Reviewed this property |
Penny, They have several tours covering different parts of the city during the day and night and even one cooking class in someone's house! So there's plenty to choose from in terms of area coverage and preferences, so... More
19 April 2016|
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Response from Jollymon22 | Reviewed this property |
My best recommendation is to google Istanbul Eats or Culinary Backstreets and look for a promo code there. I am on their email list and have not noticed a promo code offering before.