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2022-02-24 16.34.52.HEIC

The Authentic Bites of The City of East and West


Starting at 12.30 pm
Suitable for everyone.
Meeting Point in front of Karakoy Gumruk
Adress: Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa, Gumruk Sk. no: 4, 34425 Beyoglu/Istanbul

Culinary of Crossroads of East and West in Istanbul’s Two Continents
Join us at the tables of the city of two continents! The cosmopolitan life of Istanbul is thankful to its geological location for centuries. In
these backstreets and markets food means a lot to locals. For locals, these roads are not just daily routes, but also the source of their cuisine. Locals shop for kitchen from these markets and buy their “meze”s from these delicatessens for their guests coming for dinner.

This tour is offering you delicious 5 hours with the little breeze of the city. Your authentic culinary experience begins with the moment you meet your guide. Start with strolling through the lively hipster backstreets of Karakoy area, visit fish market of European side and take a ferry with your local guide to Kadikoy district on Asian side.
Local vendors, charcuteries, merchants and fisherman will greet you on the way.
During this tour you will not only taste local food but also gain insider information about the blended culture of Turkish mediterranean, eastern and western styles.

Our tour begins in the lunch time because we wish you to see the streets not like a tourist visiting Istanbul in limited time, but like a local person experiencing the regions at the right time of the day.

Let’s discover the Karay’s Village and Blind Men’s Land in Istanbul together! This tour is for sharing table with friends for life. Join us at these tables.

Food of Asian Side Right on Time

Our tour is covering the areas of Karakoy and Kadikoy areas.
Definitely this is one of the most exciting adventures for food lovers and people willing to have a memorable gastronomic experience in Istanbul.
After you meet with your local licensed tour guide, you will start exploring the culinary wonders of backstreets and meet locals of Karakoy quarter.
While walking on the streets, you will not only experience the foodie places, but also see the building of Christian population has settled in this area for hundreds of years.

- Your Licensed Professional Tour Guide is not only big fan of local cuisine, but also expertise of the city’s history.
- At the beginning we are exploring the hipster district of the town while tasting south eastern stew meat cuts on the way in Karakoy area.
- Reaching to the spots where we will taste the typical eastern Turkish actually cook at home.
- Asian Side Late Lunch Tour is a walking tour with a ferry transportation included between two continents.
- During this tour numerous stalls and restaurants with beautiful, historical backgrounds of families and foods will be visited.
- English/Turkish speaking guide. (Other languages can be available on private/corporate tours on demand.)
- With this Asian Side Late Lunch Tour, you will not only taste food but also gain insider knowledge about Turkish life.

- Our tour takes roughly 5 hours.
- Tour departs with minimum 2 persons.
- Our Two Continents Tour includes ferry ride from Europe to Asia continent where you can get a chance to breathe the air of famous Bosphorus of Istanbul.
- From savory to sweet tastes tour includes all “must-to-try” tastes from Europe to Asian continent.
- The highest quality of food of the bazaars are picked carefully.
- Historical backgrounds and information of all bites you have
- All food and beverages the guide is recommending are included. Additional orders of the participants other than the tour offers kindly be paid by the participant.
- Private tours are available for this experience. Please get in touch with us for your private tours or for larger group requests.
- Private tours are available for corporate businesses. This tour is suitable for also “team building trips”.
- Our tours are departing with 10 participants max. This makes our tours to stroll through backstreets much easier, gives the guide an opportunity to personalize your day and have a personal touch and without blocking the entrances we protect the normal daily incomes of local foodie spots.
- Tour guide gratuities are graciously accepted.
- Except private and corporate tours, tour doesn’t offer pick-ups or drop-offs from/to hotel. It’s kindly required to be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the starting hour.
- Our tours are designed and run by local licensed travel agency.

- Please kindly be informed that some Turkish food includes varieties of nuts and onion and garlic, and gluten will be always be on table.
- If you have any allergies or intolerances or diets, please kindly inform us while booking the tours.
- Our bites and bazaars tour is not suitable for pescatarian or vegan friends. We kindly recommend our vegetarian guests to take a look at our other tours to find more options for bites.

Did you know?
Tourism Guidance is protected by Ministry Culture and Tourism law in Turkey. Our guides are not only licensed after detailed university graduation but also hav
e expertise in their field or have personal interests on food.

Departs with minimum 2 people
 eu per person

- Licensed Professional Tour Guide

- All food and beverage expenses mentioned by the guide


- All personal expenses are excluded.
- In this tour there is no alcohol included.

Mail us for group reservations, learn about our group prices after 4people.

Our tours are departing only with reservation of minimum 2 persons.

Please inform us with any of your food intolerances or allergies in advance.
Our tours are not suitable for our vegan friends but vegetarian options can be planned if informed earlier.
Available in English and Turkish languages. For your language option, please get in touch with us.
Our tours are run with a collaboration of Turkey Tour Organizer.

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