Istanbul Cuisine

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meeting spot

Kadikoy Port




3-4 hours

tour fee

400 USD per person


Scenario Tips:

  • Bring your umbrella

Important Remarks:

  • The rates provided are Net and per person in Turkish Lira currency.
  • Upon new modifications there may be changes in the offered rates.
  • FEST Travel always has the right to modify the tour according to the up most satisfaction of the clients,

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When we say Istanbul, the first thing comes to our mind is eating – drinking culture, recipes, cooking methods and tools, table manners. Istanbul cuisine is mix of different cuisines and it is the capital cuisine of Ottoman. Istanbul cuisine is not particular just for Istanbul, it’s also a cosmopolitan cuisine as Istanbul’s social structure and the system.

Combination of “vegetables and olive oil” or “meat and dough” tells us gathering of East & West. Meat, butter, suet, dough, şiş (shish) kebab culture of Asia is collated with Mediterranean’s fish, olive oil, vegetable and sauce culture.

Istanbul cuisine is a cuisine which aims sophistication and which is based on meals and materials coming from 3 different continents, cooking methods and cooks.

Briefly some important foods in Istanbul cuisine: soups, rice, stuffed foods, meat dishes, kebabs, meatballs, salads, vegetable dishes, special dishes cooked with olive oil, boiled dishes, grilled cutlet, fricassee, fishes, poultry and game animals, egg dishes, pickles, paste and milk sweets, sorbet, stewed fruit … and Turkish Coffee which has a specific grinding and cooking method, completes all these dishes.

You can taste Istanbul cuisine with us by joining Kadikoy Food Tour. Kadikoy is the ancient town of Khalkedon, now a lively local quarter packed with tasty gems. Here we explore the traditional market, locals daily lives and what they eat and you get to cross the continent!

Tour Details:

Meet with Your FEST Travel guide at Kadıköy steamboat pier (Kadiköy side). When you cross the continents, the ancient town of Khalkedon welcomes you. A lively quarter packed with tasty local gems, food market and many more. This tour is operated with the cooperation of

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Cancelation Terms

Scenarios of istanbulstepbystep can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior with a 100% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Scenarios are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. No shows are treated as last-minute cancelations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within two business days need to be made directly with our office by calling us directly (or on the emergency number provided).

Important Notes

- The rates have been calculated for minimum 1 participation,
- The rates are in USD currency and Net / Non-Commissionable / Non-Discountable,
- The package offered to you is on private basis meaning that a private guide will be provided for the tour. You will be the only ones in the tour,
istanbulstepbystep always has the right to modify the tour according to the up most satisfaction of the clients,
- Upon new modifications there may be changes in the offered rates,
- We will disclaim any responsibility and shall not pay any indemnity or reimbursement in the event of certain museums or monuments included in the program could not be visited with any reason beyond our control.
- If you are running late for the scenario please call our local emergency number so that we can relay that message to the scenarist.
- Tipping is always appreciated although not obligatory. Our clients generally tip anywhere from 10-25% of the purchase price of a personal service such as this, depending on the quality of the experience and their tipping habits.