Istanbul Food Tours /a.k.a. Tuba Şatana/ has been offering private food tours in Istanbul since 2010, featured on The New York Times, The Guardian, The LA times, Die Welt, BBC and many more.

I believe food unites us and a city’s culture lays in its cuisine and is great way to start any journey, from our table to yours…  Food is a common ground to connect, talk, discuss no matter the distance we travel. Istanbul is a food haven, my miraculous city holds the best of everything, a melting pot of civilisations, food from all around Turkey, withholding layers and layers of culture, thousands of years and our famous hospitality.

Istanbul Food Tours allow you to discover and taste different neighbourhoods of Istanbul. All you have to do is pick one -or more if ou have the time in the city- and mail me!

Generally speaking; all tours are walking tours and more details are covered in the mail.

Kadıköy Food Market – hop on a ferry!

A lively quarter packed with tasty local gems, food market and many more, not to mention one the best lunch spots in town… The ancient town of Khalkedon welcomes you! Turkish coffee at a local tea house, Turkish delights, spices, dried nuts, butchers, groceries, chatter, fun and  a lovely lunch awaits you! ***Best seller since 2010***
Suitable for: All; carnivores, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free

Fatih, the carnivorous adventure!

A unique district with a variety of food encounters, a taste of South East Turkey. Cheese, Turkish tea, kebabs, local bread bakeries,offal and meat butchers… Not much visited and off the beaten path. Food exploring souls, exciting and tempting!
Suitable for: Carnivores, gluten-free

preparation, Şefer Büryan, photograph by Tuba Şatana

Streets of Eminönü and Sirkeci  – Let’s get lost in the old alleys!

Get lost in the small streets and inns of Eminönü and history. Have tea, meatballs, spices, do a knife shopping if you please, taste Turkish cheese, have köfte, dürüm or pide… From street food to local tastes, small places with great people, culture and history.
Suitable for: Carnivores

pide, tuba şatana

Offaly Yours

Do you eat nose to tail? So, do we! A true delicacy, food of the champions!
Suitable for: Carnivores

 The Bridge – Asian and European sides in one go!

I hear you, no time and want to see the best of the both sides with a ferry included, I got you covered. A bit of both.
Suitable for: Carnivores, gluten-free, vegetarians, vegans

Special Tours:
Do want to do more than the rest, or have something in mind? Let me know and we will work it out.

p.s. I am not a professional tourist guide, I am a local food writer, culinary lecturer, columnist and consultant. I conduct the walks personally unless otherwise stated. FEST Travel Logo