Get to know the complex food culture of Istanbul on this guided street food walking tour. Explore the Pera neighborhood and visit some of the hidden passages and streets including the Flower Passage, Hazzopulo, and Asmali Mescit. Stop at traditional meyhanes and food markets and sample a wide range of cuisine, including snacks, desserts, and drinks.
Learn about Turkish food culture from a culinary guide
Our guide met us promptly at the identified location and immediately made us feel at home. He provided insight into the food and the eating and shopping habits of the Turkish people which really helped us to better understand the culture. He would consistently fill in gaps on the food, the region or the history of both Istanbul and Turkey and the culture influencing the food. It was a great introduction and we felt like we were having dinner with an old family friend.
We were on a holiday as a family and this trip with our guide Erol was great fun and a healthy way to bond over some delicious hideout restaurant where the food was yummy for a cold winter evening. Thank you Erol for giving us ur time and sharing a out of the box experience.. we went back to the “Passage” area again 🙏🏼🙏🏼
My tour guide was amazingly informative and very nice. He added in a lot of historical references and made the tour very enjoyable. All the places he took us to were very good. The only very minor change i would recommend is to maybe add in some kebab or meat dishes to the food portion as Turkey is known for that. Other than that, great experience and would definitely recommend!