Istanbul Food Trail with Turkish Coffee Reading

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6.00.pm
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4 Hours
Availability : Everyday at 6.pm
Max People : 6

Experience the lively Taksim district under the knowledgeable eye of your guide. Sample locally produced lokum (Turkish Delight) in between seeing the area’s noteworthy attractions. You’ll enjoy the centuries old traditional of having your fortune read in your Turkish coffee grounds. Veer away from the hustle and bustle of Istiklal Avenue to discover the beautiful side streets and historical passages that get missed by tourists and Turks alike.

Enjoy an authentic Turkish coffee fortune telling experience
Let your guide take you to the hidden backstreets and passages of Taksim
Sample top-notch Turkish Delight suggested by your guide
Stop at bussiling food markets and sample a wide range of street foods, including snacks, desserts, and drinks.

What to Expect

Istanbul is famous across Turkey for its outstanding street food but discovering good eateries in a big city is not always easy. Not to worry, that’s where we come in! We’ll help you experience all the flavors the city has to offer by guiding you through Istanbul’s best street food area called Beyoglu and you enjoy a fine cup of Turkish coffee, and get mystical glimpses into your future.

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When you’re in Istanbul, you’ll soon realize that there are a lot of street vendors in every neighborhood selling all kinds of delicacies. From the iconic Istanbul simit to a fish sandwich by the Bosphorus, the city has lots of food that you can eat on the go or very late in the evening when everything else is closed.

We start our food journey with delicious Börek; is a family of baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as phyllo, of Anatolian origins and also found in the cuisines of the Balkans, Levant, Mediterranean, and other countries in Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

After fill our stomach, this time try some stuffed mussels (Midye dolması) is the other iconic seafood-centered street food in Istanbul, and you’ll see people standing around the cart while the vendor squeezes lemon on each dolma before handing them out. People can usually eat a lot of these in one go, so you’ll have to let the vendor know when you’ve had enough. Midye dolması can be found all around the city and is usually a very popular late-night snack.

Stop at another street food vendor for İçli Köfte; Sabirtaşı makes Istanbul’s best içli köfte (a crispy bulgur shell filled with minced meat, parsley, and sautéed pine nuts), and if you don’t feel like walking up to their restaurant, their İstiklal Street vendor is always around to serve up the köfte on the go. Made by hand on a daily basis, the içli köfte are downright delicious.

Your future in a cup of coffee: Drinking Turkish coffee is a centuries-old ritual, enjoyed best in company and sometimes followed by some fortune telling.

As the poet says,

“Not the coffee, nor the coffeehouse is the longing of the soul
A friend is what the soul longs for, coffee is just the excuse”.

Yet, the most distinguishing feature of Turkish coffee is neither the way it is grinded nor the way it is boiled. Turkish coffee is unique because it allows your fortune to be told by looking at the cup. This custom of coffee cup reading is at least as old as Turkish coffee itself, and it is repeated with each and every cup consumed. While this can be done casually among friends, it is also possible to consult professionals.

You must not leave Turkey without tasting Dürüm Kebab that is the sliced meat of a döner kebab may be served on a plate with various accompaniments, stuffed into a pita or other type of bread as a sandwich, or wrapped in a thin flatbread such as lavash or yufka, known as a dürüm. Since the early 1970s, the sandwich or wrap form has become popular around the world as a fast food dish sold by kebab shops and is often called simply a “kebab”. The sandwich generally contains salad or vegetables, which may include tomato, lettuce, cabbage, onion with sumac, fresh or pickled cucumber, or chili, and various types of sauces.

Turkish people love sweets and confectionaries. Let try some of them;
Beyoğlu Chocolate; one of the most famous chocolates in Istanbul are the milk or dark chocolate bars filled with enormous hazelnuts, pistachios, or almonds, sold on İstiklal Street at Meşhur Beyoğlu Çikolatacısı. The manufacturer of these grab-and-go chocolates is Elit, which has been around since 1924.

Baklava (baqlawah) is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped walnuts or pistachio and sweetened with syrup or honey. It is a very traditional Turkish Dessert.


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What's Included

Turkish Delight Sample Tasting

Turkish Coffee & Turkish Coffee Reading

Beverages & Food Tastings

Small-group tour

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities


Departure and Return

We’ll meet by the entrance of Tünel(funicular) at 6.00 pm, which is opposite of Nordstern Hotel in Karaköy.

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Your tour concludes at Taksim Square end of the Istiklal Street, leaving you free to continue your Istanbul sightseeing.


Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Dress code is smart casual
Minimum 2, maximum 6 people


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Cipac C - Panama

Couple Traveller

Hicimos un tour con Erol y fue fantástico. Fue interesante, entretenido, con mucha información y nos permitió conocer la esencia de Estambul. Recomiendo totalmente utilizar este tour y a nuestro guía Erol. Espero volver pronto para tomar un nuevo tour con ellos y les aseguro que si lo buscan no se arrepentirán porque conocerán la ciudad que solo sus habitantes conocen. Totalmente recomendado.

December 17, 2017