Istanbul's #1 Loved Food Tours

So much more than just a delicious food tour, it is your glimpse into Istanbul.

Istanbul Food Tours

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Explore Istanbul’s colorful local neighborhoods and fascinating alleyways.

Mouth-Watering Foods

Delight in the very best local foods & restaurants – both legendary and secret.

Captivating Foodie Guides

Our friendly and passionate local guides will bring the city’s food, history and culture to life.

Best Experience in Istanbul

Since 2013, more than 50,000 food lovers have explored Istanbul’s best eats with us.

Full Day Food Tours

A jam-packed day featuring a market breakfast in Europe, Bosphorus ferry and the vibrant streets of Kadıköy on the city’s Asian-side.
An enchanting foodie discovery through the narrow alleyways of the Old City, filled with dishes that have been perfected over generations.

Evening Food Tours

Experience the lively heart of the city – all the favourite local eats during the locals’ favourite time.
A tasting journey of Kadıköy’s best street foods in the culinary heart of Istanbul’s Asian side.

Private Food Tours

Your company, family or group’s private guided foodie experience.

Rated 5/5 stars in over 2,300 reviews

AMAZING!
Maliha
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Amazing experience. This Istanbul food tour not only allowed us to taste the most authentic foods but it also helped us learn about the Istanbul food scene as well as discover new areas of Istanbul. This was the highlight of our trip and we are very happy with everything that this tour had to offer.
Absolutely incredible!
Maggie
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What an incredible day with Aisha! She was the best guide, we spent 7 quality hours visiting local spots, meeting new friends, learning about Turkish culture and history. This is a DON'T MISS tour, was absolutely incredible!
Fun day!
Sam
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Mehmet was an absolutely amazing tour guide!!! This is one of the best culinary tours I have been on. His knowledge of the Turkish food and history was perfect.
Best tour we ever had
Gabriela
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One of the best tours we’ve ever done for so many reasons : the stops all around the city, the variety of the plates and bites, and mostly because of Our delightful guide Aise, who was able to answer all of our questions while being super fun and friendly all the way. Would definitely do it again !
Incredible from every aspect!
Ann
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Brilliant and fully worth the cost. You wouldn't be able to get this authenticity without a guide and this walking tour is such a fun and intimate way to discover more about the different cultural aspects of the city, through its food. Thanks so much, will recommend to all.
Rich and Entertaining Cultural Experience
Alisa
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Our food tour with Ali was a top highlight of our vacation to Istanbul! He filled the tour with delicious and unique tastings, along with fascinating cultural and historical details of the neighborhoods and markets we visited.
Bring your appetite!
Andrea
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Such a great experience and an amazing way to cover a large area of Istanbul in a short period of time!
Highly recommended
Marta
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There are no words to describe how happy we were with the tour and our guide Ali - amazing food, great atmosphere and many useful information were provided during our Taste of Two Continents trip. It was our first food tour and definitely not the last! Highly recommended, it's absolutely worth the money!
Mehmet was a superb guide!
Jeremy
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Mehmet knows Istanbul, from the local food shop owners to the rich history to the logistics of the city. The food tour was AMAZING. Also, you will eat A LOT. You also get a great perspective of the locations of the European and Asian sides of the city.
Coolest thing you can do while eating your face of in Istanbul
Brooke
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Even if you don’t have a particularly adventurous palate, you will eat several new things that you will absolutely love. Aisha & Ali were so entertaining, kind, helpful, & informative. The day was like the most educational & fun field trip ever.

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What Makes Us Different

Woman biting into simit with cream and pistachio next to a table filled with traditional Turkish breakfast dishes in Istanbul

We love food

It’s really that simple: food excites us! We love to discover it, eat it, and share it with you.

Our childhoods were filled with the flavours of Turkish cuisine – of nene’s (grandma’s) and anne’s (mum’s) cooking. Food forms an integral part of of our daily lives, seasonal dishes and cultural traditions.

Now we have the opportunity to share the flavours of Turkish cuisine with you; to excite you, too, with those unique foodie institutions our families continue to pass down through generations.

We know Istanbul

We are Istanbul locals: passionate about our city’s food, its local providores, and about guiding you on a journey through the streets, we grew up in.

We know this city, and we have hand-crafted every aspect of our Istanbul food tours to create your unforgettable Istanbul experience.

Let us take you on a locals’ journey inside our favourite neighbourhoods. We will share with you stories about Turkish culture, history, family traditions, and our relationships with our providers so you will leave Istanbul feeling like a local foodie, too.

Chef in white shirt ladling hot Turkish beyran soup into silver serving bowl at restaurant in Istanbul Old City
Tour members taking photos with iPhones of Yummy Istanbul tour guide offering a plate of Turkish stuffed mussels with lemon

Hand-crafted food tours

If you’re looking for ordinary, you’ve come to the wrong place. Each of our Istanbul Food Tours has been specially hand-crafted for your taste of the best native dishes from fascinating specialty food shops and exceptional local restaurants.

The food takes centre stage, and you won’t leave hungry – but, this is so much more than just a food tour. It’s our attention to detail, enjoyment and deliciousness that makes Yummy Istanbul and our Istanbul food tours genuinely special.

Book your Istanbul food tour today – this city is so endlessly yummy.

What to expect on your Istanbul Food Tour

Click play to watch vloggers Kara and Nate eating their way across Istanbul on our Taste of Two Continents Food Tour.

Why an Istanbul Food Tour?

Unique and local restaurants

Our Istanbul food tours will have you journeying from secret local restaurants to one-of-a-kind boutique markets.

Family recipes

You'll visit hole-in-the-wall eateries, perfected by passing knowledge down family lines through generations.

Great variety of foods

You'll experience mouth-watering local delicacies like katmer, Turkish ice-cream, classic Turkish kebabs, Turkish coffee, Turkish street foods, Turkish pizza, Turkish delight and more on your Istanbul Food Tour. 

The most delicious Turkish foods

Our culinary Istanbul walking tours will give you a deeper appreciation for this magnificent city because we taste the fabulous Turkish foods and wander the lively backstreets where the locals eat and shop. 

Yummy Istanbul tour guide explaining Turkish breakfast to guest across a table filled with many dishes and Turkish tea
Yummy Istanbul tour guide explaining Turkish food to 2 ladies and 1 child guest inside Istanbul Spice Market

Small group tours

Forget about large tour groups and tour buses; with us, you will discover Istanbul as a small group, exploring on foot to immerse yourself in the heart of our vibrant food culture.

Suitable for everyone

No matter your age or fitness level, our culinary tour of the city's delicious backstreets and are suitable for everyone.

Insiders View

You'll gain an insider's view into the history, culture, and architecture which continues to set Istanbul and Turkish flavours apart and has done so for centuries.

Feel the heartbeat of the city

When you embark on an Istanbul food tour with Yummy Istanbul, you are not just seeing the city but feeling its heartbeat.

Discover Istanbul’s #1 loved food tour. Book your Istanbul Food Tour today to complete your Istanbul holiday and let us help you to make delicious memories.

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