Taste of Two Continents: Istanbul Food Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Taste of Two Continents: Istanbul Food Tour

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Türkiye, İstanbul, Istanbul

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Ready to taste the best food on both sides of Istanbul?

Start with a delicious traditional Turkish breakfast in Europe in the heart of the historic Old City, before you sail across to Asia and explore the vibrant streets of Kadıköy.

With your foodie guide, you’ll make 8-9 delicious stops during your walk with a variety of samples at each – enough to fill your belly to the brim with all the fantastic Turkish flavors!

From street foods and home-made Turkish food to traditional kebabs and Turkish ice cream, The Taste of Two Continents tour is your full-day immersion inside Istanbul’s food scene and a glimpse of Turkish culture and daily life.

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Stop At: Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul Turkiye

The Taste of Two Continents food tour begins in Istanbul’s Old City. There, we meet to begin our tour in the heart of Eminönü, close to Spice Market.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkiye

Market Sourced Turkish Breakfast: Visit a breakfast market in the morning and gather an assortment of Turkish breakfast items, including cheeses, buffalo cream, hazelnut paste, honey, olives, dried beef pastrami, simit, and enjoy it all with traditional Turkish tea & menemen (Turkish scrambled eggs) at a local tea house. Listen to your guide’s entertaining & interesting stories about culture and daily life in Turkey while wondering if this could be your favorite breakfast ever.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye

Cross the mighty Bosphorus by ferry to explore the more modern and chic area of Kadıköy, on the Asian side. Kadıköy is home to some of the best local restaurants in Istanbul, frequented a new generation of Turks who love to dine out, while still savouring the flavours of their childhood.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: KadIkoy CarsIsI, Caferaga, Neset Omer Sk. No:1 Kadıköy, Istanbul 34710 Turkiye

You will nibble, sip and munch your way through the local Kadıköy market while your guide explains the colorful stalls and products.

You'll want to bring your cameras out here to capture all the vibrancy that makes up the flavors of Turkish cuisine!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sureyya Opera House, Cafer Aga Mah. Bahariye Cad. No:29 Caferaga, Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkiye

As you make your way through the colorful streets of Kadıköy market, you’ll sip on freshly brewed Turkish coffee while delighting in locally-made crispy golden baklava. You’ll savor the delicious tastes of popular street foods like dolma, tantuni, and kokoreç, as well as other local favourites.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kadikoy Iskelesi, Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkiye

The Taste of Two Continents tour finishes in Kadıköy Ferry Terminal. Your return ferry tickets are provided. Your guide will help you to catch the Eminönü ferry (back to the Spice Market) or Karaköy ferry.

Duration: 10 minutes

  • 8-9 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 insider’s view
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea - 4-5 exciting local drinks.

  • Gratuities
  • No vegetarian food options at 2-3 of the food stops
  • No vegan food options at 4-5 of the food stops
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Maximum group size is 10
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Children aged 5 years and younger are welcome at no charge
  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • The coffee shop, which is our meeting point, is rebranding as "İlter's Coffee". Both the names "Brew Coffeeworks" and "İlter's Coffee" are visible on the storefront.
  • Not recommended for vegan, gluten free, lactose free travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious allergies or food restrictions
  • Please advise any specific dietary/allergy requirements at time of booking
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Brew Coffee Works, Hobyar, Hamidiye Cd. No:16, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

Return Details

Caferağa, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Türkiye

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5 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


19 Apr, 2024

Leyla is a very experienced tour guide who is very knowledgeable about the complex tradition of Turkish food. We sampled many different dishes throughout the day from breakfast to dinner and even ended up with Turkish coffee and dessert! The ingredients and preparation of each dish was explained and we also learned a bit about Turkish history. Leyla and all of the shop keepers were warm and welcoming, and best of all everything was incredibly delicious! This is a do not miss tour!


19 Apr, 2024

Leyla took us around Istanbul and didn't disappoint. We stopped about 8 places in a small group. It was relaxed, the food was varied and I really got a sense of Istanbul, through it's food. My favourite spot was breakfast 1. 😋


19 Apr, 2024

Amazing food tour! Selen was amazing, so knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much about the history, culture and food of so many regions of Turkey. We also visited great neighborhoods and restaurants. This is a must do tour in Istanbul!

Cheryl V

18 Apr, 2024

This was a wonderful tour because of the historical information provided by Selen. She was amazing. I really appreciate the 'suggestion' and 'reminders' to be cautious to eat slow and not to large of quantity. It would have been uncomfortable if i ate 'fully'. Thank you for providing a wonderful tour, food experience and information.


18 Apr, 2024

Ali was amazing. He was very organized, knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. He even helped connect with fellow members of our tour and helped us take some amazing pictures.

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Best place to start a visit to Istanbul


A must when in İstanbul


Best food tour, amazing guide, highly recommend


Great day. Great food and great guide Tuğçe!


Fantastic day


Fantastic food tour in Istanbul


The Food Guide of the Year - warm, welcoming and authentic!


If you're desperate. You're not going to get what was promised.


Must have tour experience when visiting Türkiye


Great tour; Great food ... come hungry!


Turkish cuisine




Best food tour!


Great way for a solo traveler to explore the city


10/10 experience


A taste of 2 City's , with Leila.


A fantastic day for any foodie


It is worth it for once or twice, for the beautiful views and valuable historical places. But I wish there were more hos


Yum yum yum - Do it


The best food tour I've ever taken!


A yummy day with Beyza


Excellent, a "must do" IMHO


Exceeded our expectations!


Great variety and tasty treats


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