Istanbul Walking & Street Food Tasting Tour

Everyday Guarantee Departures
1 Day
1 City
87 Reviews

Places to Visit

  • Istanbul
  • Sultanahmet
  • Karakoy
  • Galata
  • Taksim
  • Istiklal Street

Tour Program

Tour Program:

  • 09:30 AM - Meet your guide at Sultanahmet Tram station in Istanbul
  • 09:45 AM - Take the tram to Taksim Square and begin the food tour
  • 10:00 AM - Sample traditional Turkish kebabs and other savory snacks
  • 11:00 AM - Taste sweet treats like baklava, simit, and Turkish delight
  • 12:00 PM - Sip on Turkish coffee and tea, learn about their significance
  • 01:00 PM - Take a stroll through Istiklal Avenue and visit historic landmarks
  • 02:00 PM - Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, try traditional Turkish dishes
  • 03:30 PM - Continue the food tour with more street food tastings
  • 04:30 PM - Learn about Turkish spices and how they are used in cuisine
  • 05:30 PM - End the tour with a glass of Turkish Raki and a beautiful sunset view
  • 06:30 PM - Return to Sultanahmet Tram station, say goodbye to your guide.

Tour Details Tour ID 109

A Culinary Adventure Through the Heart of Istanbul Walking and Street Food Tasting Tour

Your expert guide will take you to some of the best street food spots in Taksim, where you can sample a variety of delicious Turkish snacks, desserts, and drinks. You'll start with a traditional Turkish kebab, grilled to perfection and served with fresh vegetables and bread. You'll also get to try other iconic dishes such as Turkish pizza (lahmacun), stuffed mussels (midye dolma), and roasted chestnuts (kestane). 


In addition to savory bites, you'll also get to indulge in sweet treats such as Turkish delight (lokum), baklava, and sesame-covered sweet bread (simit). You'll also have the chance to sip on traditional Turkish beverages such as tea and Turkish coffee. 


✅ Everyday guarantee departures 
✅ Small groups max 8 person 
✅ Local Guides 

✅ Skip-the-line express entry tickets to attractios

✅ Travel by luxury minivan ensures a personalized experience

✂ Fully customizable itinerary


Departures: Everyday


Departure Place: Sultanahmet, Istanbul


Duration: 9 Hours


Highlights

  • Istanbul
  • Sultanahmet
  • Karakoy
  • Galata
  • Taksim
  • Istiklal Street

When you open the booking form ( after you click make reservation button) you will see optional activities, so you can add them in your tour and you can customize it as you wish.

✅ Inclusion :

  • Local Guide
  • Unlimited Tram Tickets where needed

❌ Exclusion :

No meal or drink included, if you want to try you pay.

Q: What is the Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour with a guide?

A: It is a guided culinary tour that takes you on a journey to explore the diverse street food scene of Istanbul's Taksim Square. You will get to taste a variety of traditional Turkish snacks, desserts, and drinks while also learning about the history and culture of the city.

Q: How long does the tour last?

A: The tour usually lasts between 8-9 hours, depending on the pace and size of the group.

Q: What types of food and drink will I get to try on the tour?

A: You will get to try a variety of traditional Turkish street food, such as kebabs, lahmacun, stuffed mussels, roasted chestnuts, simit, baklava, and Turkish delight. You will also get to taste traditional Turkish beverages such as tea and Turkish coffee.

Q: Is the tour suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

A: Yes, the tour can be customized to accommodate vegetarians and vegans. Just inform your guide in advance about any dietary restrictions or preferences.

Q: Is the tour suitable for children?

A: Yes, the tour is suitable for children, but it's always a good idea to check with the tour company or guide beforehand.

Q: Do I need to bring anything with me on the tour?

A: It's recommended to bring comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Also, make sure to bring cash, as many street vendors may not accept credit cards.

# For cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the scheduled activity or service, there will be %20 of the total amount as penalty.

# If you like to re-schedule the tour date instead of refund. You can re-schedule your tour without any penalty 1 time. And you can tell your new travel date until 15 days of your arrival date. And this re-schedule right is valid 2 years after postponing the actual tour date.

# For cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the scheduled activity or service, there will be no refund.

# If you like to re-schedule the tour date instead of refund. You can re-schedule your tour with only %10 penalty 1 time. And you can tell your new travel date until 15 days of your arrival date. And this re-schedule right is valid 2 years after postponing the actual tour date.

After you submit your reservation please send copies of passports of all participants, and your arrival/departure airport transfer informations via email [email protected] For further assistance please feel free to call +905434428069

Comments
Denise T.

Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour was a delectable adventure that introduced us to the authentic tastes and vibrant culture of Istanbul. It's a must-do experience for food lovers and anyone seeking an immersive culinary journey in this fascinating city heart

Chloe M.

The tour provided a perfect balance between culinary exploration and cultural immersion. It allowed us to not only taste the flavors of Istanbul but also gain a deeper understanding of the city's history and traditions yes

Barbara S.

The Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour exceeded our expectations. The diverse array of dishes, the friendly interactions, and the stories shared by our guide created a memorable experience that we'll cherish for years to come.

Sybil G.

Exploring Taksim's street food scene with a knowledgeable guide provided valuable insights into the local ingredients, cooking techniques, and regional specialties heart It was a crash course in Turkish cuisine that left us craving for more.

Fabia B.

The tour's evening timing allowed us to witness the city come alive with the buzz of locals and tourists. The energy and excitement of Taksim Square added an extra layer of enjoyment to the culinary journey yes

Andrea M.

The Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour was a fantastic way to experience the local lifestyle and immerse ourselves in the city's culinary traditions. It was a sensory adventure that left us with a deeper appreciation for Istanbul's vibrant food culture heart

Julie G.

The tour provided a unique opportunity to try local delicacies that we might not have discovered on our own. From the flavorful stuffed mussels to the addictive roasted chestnuts, each bite was a delightful surprise yes

Alice L.

Throughout the tour, the guide's passion for Istanbul's food culture was evident yes Their knowledge and enthusiasm made the journey more than just a culinary exploration—it was a celebration of the city's vibrant street food scene.

Nelly F.

The Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour was a gastronomic adventure that catered to all tastes and preferences. Whether you're a meat lover, vegetarian, or have a sweet tooth, there were plenty of options to satisfy every palate yes

Abbey C.

The evening ambiance of Taksim Square added an extra layer of excitement to the tour. The bustling streets, illuminated storefronts, and lively conversations created an electric atmosphere that enhanced the overall experience.

Bella T.

From the savory lahmacun to the sweet Turkish delight, the tour offered a perfect balance of flavors. It was an opportunity to savor the authentic tastes of Istanbul's street food scene in one of its most vibrant districts yes

Candice J.

The tour allowed us to interact with locals and experience the lively atmosphere of Taksim yes Engaging with street food vendors and fellow food enthusiasts added a warm and welcoming touch to the journey.

Casey D.

The expert guide on the Taksim Street Food Tour provided fascinating insights into the history and culture of Istanbul. Learning about the city's influences on its cuisine made the experience even more enriching and enjoyable yes

Halsey E.

Exploring the vibrant Taksim Square and indulging in the diverse flavors of Turkish street food was a feast for the senses. From the succulent kebabs to the delectable baklava, each bite offered a tantalizing glimpse into Istanbul's culinary heritage.

Cindy R.

The Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour was a culinary delight. Sampling a variety of mouthwatering Turkish snacks and desserts while strolling through the bustling streets of Taksim was an immersive and flavorful experience yes

Adalie G.

This street food tour in Taksim was a true feast for the senses heart Exploring the lively streets and sampling the diverse range of Turkish delicacies was a culinary adventure I won't forget. The guide's passion for the food and the city made the tour an unforgettable experience smiley

Elvin P.

Participating in the Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour was a delicious journey through the heart of Istanbul's food culture. From the first bite to the last, I was immersed in a world of flavors and aromas. The guide's knowledge and enthusiasm made the tour exceptional.

April R.

The Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour was a mouthwatering exploration of the city's culinary treasures. From the delectable kebabs to the addictive simit, each bite was a revelation. The guide's stories and historical tidbits added an extra layer of appreciation to the delicious experience heart

Cedric F.

This street food tour in Taksim was a sensory extravaganza. The tantalizing aromas, vibrant colors, and bold flavors of the Turkish street food awakened my taste buds. The guide's expertise and passion for Istanbul's culinary scene made the tour a true culinary adventure.

Brodie G.

Participating in the Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour was a culinary delight. From the bustling food stalls to the vibrant atmosphere, it was an immersive experience. Sampling the iconic dishes and learning about their cultural significance from the knowledgeable guide made the tour truly memorable.

Iris J.

The Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour was a gastronomic adventure that left me craving for more yes The diverse array of flavors, from the savory kebabs to the sweet baklava, showcased the rich culinary heritage of Istanbul. The guide's anecdotes and local insights made it an engaging and delicious experience cheeky

Billy K.

This street food tour in Taksim was a highlight of my visit to Istanbul. From the first succulent bite of kebab to the last sip of Turkish tea, every taste was a revelation. The guide's expertise and storytelling made the tour even more enjoyable and educational.

Jasmine C.

Tour was a delightful journey through the vibrant flavors of Istanbul. Sampling traditional dishes like lahmacun and midye dolma was a true gastronomic delight. The guide's insights into the city's culinary heritage added depth to the experience winkheart

Terry L.

Participating in the Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour was a culinary adventure like no other. Exploring the bustling streets of Taksim while indulging in mouthwatering Turkish delights was a true treat. The guide's knowledge and passion for the city's food scene made the tour informative and enjoyable yes

Valencia S.

The Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour was an absolute feast for the senses. From the sizzling kebabs to the aromatic Turkish coffee, each bite and sip transported me deeper into the vibrant culinary culture of Istanbul. The expert guide's stories added a delightful layer of history and context to the experience.

Anne J.

The Taksim Street Food Tour in Istanbul was a culinary delight. Exploring the bustling streets of Taksim Square while sampling a variety of mouthwatering Turkish street food was an unforgettable experience. The guide's knowledge and passion for the city's cuisine made the tour even more enjoyable.

Jared R.

Street Food Tour was a feast for the senses. From the sizzling kebabs to the sweet aroma of baklava, each bite was a taste of Turkish culinary excellence. The guide's insights into the history and culture of Istanbul added depth to the delicious experience wink

Gerald S.

The Taksim Tour in Istanbul was a gastronomic adventure. Trying a wide array of delectable street food while strolling through the vibrant streets of Taksim Square was an absolute treat. The guide's expertise and enthusiasm made the tour a true culinary exploration.

Noah T.

The Istanbul Taksim Street Food Tour was a culinary delight and cultural immersion. Exploring the vibrant streets of Taksim Square, we savored a variety of mouthwatering Turkish street food, from kebabs to sweet pastries. Our knowledgeable guide shared fascinating insights into Istanbul's history and food culture, creating a truly unforgettable experience that tantalized the taste buds and enriched our understanding of the city heartwink

brianna e.

Bite into a freshly baked simit, a sesame-covered bread that's a popular snack in Istanbul.
 

roger s.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with baklava, a sweet pastry made with layers of phyllo dough, nuts, and syrup.
 

gilda f.

Trying the spicy çiğ köfte was definitely a challenge for my taste buds, but I loved the unique flavor and texture of the dish.
 

Anonymous

The street food was so affordable, allowing me to sample a wide variety of dishes without breaking the bank.
 

zanta o

Sampling Turkish ice cream was such a fun experience, with the vendors entertaining me with their tricks and jokes.
 

richmond w.

Istanbul's street food scene truly highlights the city's position as a crossroads between East and West, with influences from both cultures present in the dishes.
 

sonia w.

The warmth and hospitality of the locals made me feel like Istanbul was my home away from home.
 

frank j.

Sampling the local street food was like taking a crash course in Istanbul's history and culture, with each dish telling its own story.
 

richard

The Turkish tea and coffee were the perfect accompaniments to the street food, and helped me recharge and continue exploring the city.
 

victoria r.

It's amazing how much history and culture can be experienced through food, and Istanbul's street food did not disappoint in this regard.
 

deviny r.

The street vendors were so friendly and welcoming, making me feel like a part of the local community as I sampled their delicious offerings.
 

maico e.

Walk through the Spice Bazaar, a colorful and fragrant market selling spices, herbs, and sweets.
 

cloudio q.

Take a stroll along the Bosphorus, the strait that separates Europe and Asia.
 

peter d.

Enjoy the flavor of manti, a type of dumpling filled with spiced meat and topped with yogurt sauce.
 

hugo dinis k.

Try some delicious stuffed grape leaves, a popular Turkish dish filled with rice, herbs, and spices and Sample some delicious Turkish kofte, spiced meatballs that are a popular street food in Istanbul.
 

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raquel g.

Treat yourself to a plate of mantı, small meat dumplings smothered in tomato sauce and garlic yogurt, sprinkled with spices and served with a dollop of butter.
 

Anonymous

Grab a çiğ köfte, a spicy vegetarian dish made with raw meat (or non-meat alternatives) mixed with bulgur and spices, rolled in lettuce leaves or served in a wrap.
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jacob e.

Sample künefe, a delicious dessert made with shredded dough and sweet cheese, drenched in syrup.
 

duru e.

Satisfy your cravings with balik ekmek, a popular fish sandwich served by street vendors in Istanbul's harbors.
 

helder

Have a Turkish breakfast, complete with cheese, olives, bread, and a variety of spreads.
 

frances p.

Sample some delicious ayran, a refreshing yogurt-based drink that's perfect for hot summer days.
 

Anonymous

Try some Turkish ice cream, which has a unique stretchy texture and is served with entertaining tricks by vendors.
 

Anonymous

I was impressed by the variety of vegetarian and vegan options available in Istanbul's street food scene, showcasing the city's dedication to accommodating all dietary preferences.
 

fennar t.

The sweet and sticky baklava was the perfect way to end the day's culinary adventures, leaving me with a happy and satisfied stomach.
 

ricardo w.

The fresh and flavorful spices used in the street food truly elevated the dishes and made them unique.
 

jennifer w.

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gerard k.

My day trip in Istanbul was absolutely fantastic! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the shopping and food experiences were out of this world. I highly recommend this tour.yes

Benjamin U.

Our guide took us to some hidden local shops where we found unique and beautiful souvenirs to take home.
 

Blakely amy F.

I'll never forget the amazing Turkish meal our guide treated us to - it was the perfect way to end an incredible trip.heart

Matthew K.

The local markets can be confusing, but our guide helped us barter and negotiate for the best prices.
 

Hannah L.

I appreciated how our guide took the time to get to know each of us and recommend personalized shopping and dining experiences.
 

Austin w.

yesThanks to our guide, we found some of the best restaurants in Istanbul and tried the most delicious Turkish dishes.
 

Lydia s.

Our guide not only showed us the amazing historical sites, but also gave us great tips on where to find the best local food and souvenirs.
 

ana maria b.

Si eres un amante de la comida callejera, ¡no puedes perderte este tour de comida y caminata por Estambul con Engin! Probamos todo, desde kebabs hasta baklava, y todo estuvo delicioso

pablo d.

No sabía que la comida podía ser tan divertida hasta que hice el tour de comida y caminata por Estambul con Engin. ¡Incluso aprendí algunos trucos para cocinar mis propios platos turcos en casa

audrey s.

We had so much fun on Engin's walking and street food tasting tour in Istanbul. He took us to some amazing places, and we even got to try some raki (a traditional Turkish liquorsurprisewink). Thanks, yesEngin, for the great memories!
 

joseph z.

We loved our walking and street food tasting tour in Istanbul with Cenker. He was like a friend showing us around the city, and we got to try so many amazing foods. Thanks, Cenker, for the great experience!heart
 

walter L.

We thought we knew Istanbul's food scene, but Samet's walking and street food tasting tour showed us a whole new world of flavors. His energy was contagious, and we had a great time exploring the city with him.
 

billly t.

If you love heartfood, then Engin's walking and street food tasting tour in Istanbul is a must-doyes He took us to some hidden gems and even taught us how to make our own Turkish coffee. Thanks, heartEngin, for the belly laughs and full bellies!angel
 

jossua

"We had a blast on Ahmet's walking and street food tasting tour in Istanbul. He was like a walking encyclopedia of food knowledge and kept us entertained with his stories. Thanks, Ahmet, for an unforgettable experience!"
 

william F.

Istanbul's food is legendary, and Mert's walking and street food tasting tour was the perfect way to experience it. We tried everything from döner to Turkish delight, and Mert's humor kept us entertained the whole time.
 

xavier f.

Engin was the best guide on our walking and street food tasting tour in Istanbul. He knew all the best spots and even convinced us to try kokorec laughwink(a local delicacy made from lamb intestines). We're so glad we trusted him!
 

brandon

We had a blast on our walking and street food tasting tour in Istanbul with Mehmet. He took us to some hidden gems that we would never have found on our own, and we laughed until our bellies hurt
 

francis n.

Ahmet's walking and street food tasting tour in Istanbul was the perfect mix of culture and food. We saw the sights and tasted the flavors of Istanbul, and Ahmet kept us entertained the entire time. Thanks, Ahmet yes
 

cristopher l.

Engin made us feel like locals during our walking and street food tasting tour in Istanbul. We tried everything from simit to baklava, and Engin even gave us some tips on how to haggle at the markets.
 

jeiver h.

Istanbul's food scene is a maze, but Mert was our trusty guide on our walking and street food tasting tour. His love for food was infectious, and we ate so much that we needed to roll ourselves back to the hotel.yes
 

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