What to expect from Asian Side Food Tour?

Food Tasting with Diverse Flavours
On our 4 hour food tour of Kadıköy District (named as Kalkhedon- the land of the blind- in ancient times) of Istanbul, we visit seven unique tasting locations (plus suprise tastings on the route). Each tasting location ensures that you will enjoy fresh and exciting flavours. We sample a variety of food from different culinary cultures which have left their footprints on Anatolia, including everything from rich South-eastern cuisine to various types of beverages and pickles. Food samples included are enough for a hearty and satisfying lunch. Our tasting locations range from a simple Simit (Turkish bagel) seller on the street, even to a fully sustainable vegetarian eatery in Cook&Book! Plus, we could never forget Turkish style ice-creams of Ali Usta and famous Turkish Coffee. All food tastings are included in the ticket price. Please see all tasting locations on the right.

 

Historic & Cultural Experience
As you stroll the eclectic streets of Kadıköy, you’ll get the chance to experience life as a native Istanbulite. Our knowledgeable staff illuminate the fascinating and rich history of this Asian side hub. Our tour presents how Kadıköy emerged in ancient times, evolved as a summer “resort” in Ottoman rule, and became one of the most livible districts of Istanbul recently. We also discuss the historical and cultural significance of many landmarks from different cultures found along the walking route. We can guarantee it will be the most interesting stroll you’ve taken in a while! In addition to this, our enthusiastic local staff share their knowledge, recommendations, and personal anecdotes about how Kadıköy became the vibrant neighbourhood it is today!

Who should take Asian Side Food Tour?

Our Istanbul Asian Side Food Tour is perfect for anyone who is interested in to experience the Asian side to see how Istanbulites live apart from the crowded touristic parts of the city. This tour is for folks looking to get the insider view of the most lively district in Istanbul. We invite all tourists, hardcore foodies, less hardcore foodies, anyone looking to expand their taste pallet, couples, friends, families and you! Not only is Istanbul Asian Side Food Tour a great activity, it is also a unique gift idea. Perfect for occasions such as: birthdays, team building events, anniversaries, or simply just getting together with friends to have a tasty time. Whether you’re from distant lands or a local Istanbulite we can guarantee that you will enjoy the local Istanbul experience. Our visitors walk away happy, with a greater appreciation for Istanbul, and a full stomach!

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Ready to join us on Istanbul Asian Side Food Tour? Great! Call us at +90 0533 335 53 03 or click “Buy Tickets” to purchase your tickets online. We look forward to meeting you and showing you around our favourite part of Istanbul.

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Tour Route

 

DURATION: ~ 4 Hours
INCLUDES:  7 food stops for a total of 13 bites
COST: € 70/person
TIMES: 11:00 pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
On The Menu: Traditional Bagels & Feta Cheese, Southern Speaciality Tantuni, Authentic Anatolian Pickles, Beyti Kebab, Anatolian Vegetarian Cuisine&Sorbets, Tasty Ice-cream, Turkish Coffee and surprise tastings on the route

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Tour Highlights

8+ Tastings, bites & sips – with wendor demonstrations and more

Discover Kadıköy district of Asian side tasting diverse samples of Turkish cousine

Experience Istanbul’s non-touristic Anatolian way of living

Tasting Locations

Kovan Fırın: Traditional Bagels (Turkish bagel) seller.

Kadikoy Tantuni: One of the famous Tantuni (wrapped chopped meat) spots in Istanbul

Ozcan Turşucusu: Istanbul’s one of the 5 best and oldest pickle artesan shops serving more than 30 types of pickels

Tarihi Bursa Iskender: Traditional Alexander Kebab restaurant serving various types of kebab cuisine

Cook&Book: Various types of authentic Anatolian vegetarian cuisine.

Ali Usta Dondurma: Turkish style of ice-cream shop where you can taste the most delicious ice-cream at the Asian side of Istanbul.

Moda Çay Bahçesi: A tea & coffee spot at Moda district, with amazing views of the historical peninsula of Istanbul.

About Asian Side Food Tour

HOW MUCH

General Ticket: 70 € *
Children (age 7-13): 45 € *
Young children (age 0-7): 30 € *

* Applies € 3 per ticket booking fees.

WHEN

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11:00 AM

WHO

All ages and fitness levels.

CAPACITY

12 people per tour maximum

GROUP AND PRIVATE TOURS

Offered on request. Just fill out the form in our group and private tours page.

TEMPERATURE

Runs rain, snow or shine or extreme Snows! (50% of the tastings happen inside). We highly recommend to bring appropriate clothes for the winter season

FOOD DEMANDS

This tour is Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten allergy friendly. Please let us know if you have any allergies.

ENOUGH FOOD?

If you’re an early bird, we suggest you have a small breakfast before coming. If not, you can also skip your breakfast and come directly to the food tour. Our first meal is a little vegeterian Simit.

SALE DEADLINE

Tickets must be purchased before 10 am on each given tour date. We recommend to book your tickets in advance as most of the tours tend to get sold out.

MEETING POINT

We meet in front of Karaköy-Eminönü Ship Port at Kadıköy on the Asian Side of Istanbul.

PARKING

There are many parking spots of ISPARK available on Kadıköy Seaside.