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Local Food, History and Hidden Places

food walk

Local Food, History and Hidden Places

84 reviews
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
food walk

Local Food, History and Hidden Places

food walk

Local Food, History and Hidden Places

84 reviews
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The day will start in front of epic Spice Bazaar and first experience will be a unique Turkish breakfast which is called ''borek''. The cheese stuffed pastries are well-cooked by a family who are in business since 1968. Before having a truly local meal; beans and rice followed by a unique pumpkin dessert with walnut and tahini, get ready for a fabulous view at magical Suleymaniye mosque. Exploring the incomparable Grand Bazaar as real locals do, we will discover the best type of kebabs that are cooked at the moment just for us in the little hidden restaurants inside the bazaar. Turkish coffee is always best just after a perfect meal. So next will be the local coffee tasting while watching the people walking in the bustling streets of Grand Bazaar. After leaving Grand Bazaar, we will have our doner kebabs in a 50 year old food stall. That may be the best one in town ! Before heading to the cosy streets of the city, we will walk along the marvellous Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia targeting a hidden cistern that dates back to 4th century. After all, it's time to indulge ourselves with the famous Turkish dessert; Baklava!

Your host

Learn more about Ismail

Ismail

Hi, my name is Ismail and I am the co-founder of a company called ''tasteof.istanbul''. In our team we are 4 people with Didem, Ezgi and Ozcan. We are all positive, curious travel and foodie enthusiasts but more important we love Istanbul ! We organize food trails for small groups in the best culinary spots of this amazing city. Thanks to its great location Istanbul, the crossroads of Europe and Asia, has a fusion cuisine reflecting cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. This heritage kitchen is among the most diverse ones on earth and we will guide you to these non-touristic culinary spots that serves unique delicacies in town. We have many stops during our tour, all seasoned with storytelling of our city, history and archeological secrets.

What's included

Food
Let me know if you are on a special diet, like Vegan or Gluten Free. Because trail spots include mostly meat products.
Equipment
Please come with comfortable walking shoes. Walking pace is quite easy though.

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Where you'll be

Since the trail is in old town we will walk by some sightseeing points as well and walking pace is quite easy. In order to get the maximum joy group size is limited to 7 people. And we speak fluent English.

This experience is available starting April 04, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through Friday, April 3rd due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Guests should inform for any specific food allergy in advance.

More tips

This food trail has mostly meat products so it is not convenient for vegetarians or vegans. If you have this kind of diet, please let us know in advance. Tour is inside the old town.

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Ismail
Local Food, History and Hidden Places
84 reviews
From $79/person
84 reviews
From $79/person