Taksim Evening Food Tour

Embark on an unforgettable tasting adventure into the city’s lively heart of Taksim and Beyoğlu. You’ll join the locals to experience the city in the full-swing of the evening as you savour the best local street foods, specialties from Southeastern Anatolia and traditional desserts. If you want to get into the midst of local Istanbul buzz, this is your opportunity to experience Istanbul’s authentic evening life.

What's included



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What you can expect

From here, you’ll make your way through the maze of narrow backstreets surrounding the bustling İstiklâl Street, stopping in for local street foods, like tantuni. You’ll experience the delicious flavours that have been carrying Turkish cuisine through the ages with pilav and kuru fasulye following a 300-year-old recipe passed down through generations by the very same family who served it inside the Ottoman palace kitchens.

You will spend most of your time exploring the backstreets; however, as you zigzag your way back and forth across the famous İstiklâl Street, you will have time to appreciate the incredible architecture of its historic buildings and churches.

Along the way you’ll journey down lively Nevizade, alive with cheers of revelling locals enjoying their drinks with friends. Finally, you’ll indulge in the best baklava in Istanbul from its traditional and most famous creators.

You’ll enjoy more than 8 different specialties during your tour. You’ll get a first-hand glimpse into why Taksim and Beyoğlu are favourite areas for locals to eat out, socialise and enjoy life. We’ll take you to explore the best local eateries in the neighbourhood, and the evening light allows you to experience the city like a genuine Istanbul local.

Join us for an evening of great food, good drink, and plenty of fun. Taksim Evening Food Tour is an Istanbul evening you’ll remember!

Things to know

Cancelation Policy
-Risk free 100% refund for cancelations made 24-hours before tour start.
Vegetarian Alternatives
-Not suitable for vegetarians.
Booking Details
-Instant confirmation.
-No booking fees.
-Lowest price guaranteed.
-Reserve now & pay later.
-Secure payments.
Tour Details
-Taksim Evening Food Tour departs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 18:00. The tour is approximately 3 hours in duration. View tour calendar here.
-Tour group size is max 10 people. We also cater for private groups.
-Tour runs in English.
-Infants (0-5) can join the tour for free.
What to Bring & Wear
-An empty stomach and your appetite!
-Casual and comfortable shoes and clothing. Don’t forget your jacket during the cooler evenings.
-Our tours depart rain or shine; if rain is forecast you might like to bring an umbrella for the short walking distances between food stops.
Meeting & Finishing Point
-We meet to begin our Taksim Evening Food Tour at the iconic Taksim Square. The exact meeting point and detailed directions will be provided upon booking.
-Taksim Evening Food Tour finishes near Şişhane metro station and historic Tünel funicular. Galata Tower is 10-minutes walking distance, and Galata bridge is 20-minutes away from our finishing point.
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Whats's included


  • Uniquely different eateries and restaurants, multiple tastings at each.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and passionate English-speaking tour guide.
  • A day filled with culinary, cultural, historic and personal anecdotes, with a local’s insider view of Istanbul.


  • Exciting and local drinks

$75 / adult