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Istanbul Food Trail with Turkish Coffee Reading provided by Tematique Tours

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Istanbul Food Trail with Turkish Coffee Reading

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US$ 60.80
2 adults
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You'll start at
Nordstern Hotel Galata
Azapkapı, Tersane Cd. No: 5, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, TurkeyThe entrance of Tünel (historic funicular) which is opposite to Nord Stern Hotel in Karaköy. We’ll meet by the entrance of Tünel at 1.00 pm. *Your guide will be waiting for you with Tematique Tour sign.
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    Istiklal Street
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Istanbul is famous across Turkey for its outstanding street food but discovering good eateries in a big city is not always easy. Not to worry, that’s where we come in! We’ll help you experience all the flavors the city has to offer by guiding you through Istanbul’s best street food area called Beyoglu and you enjoy a fine cup of Turkish coffee, and get mystical glimpses into your future. When you’re in Istanbul, you’ll soon realize that there are a lot of street vendors in every neighborhood selling all kinds of delicacies. From the iconic Istanbul simit to a fish sandwich by the Bosphorus, the city has lots of food that you can eat on the go or very late in the evening when everything else is closed. We start our food journey with delicious Börek; is a family of baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as phyllo, of Anatolian origins and also found in the cuisines of the Balkans, Levant, Mediterranean, and other countries in Eastern Europe and Western Asia. After fill our stomach, this time try some stuffed mussels (Midye dolması) is the other iconic seafood-centered street food in Istanbul, and you’ll see people standing around the cart while the vendor squeezes lemon on each dolma before handing them out. People can usually eat a lot of these in one go, so you’ll have to let the vendor know when you’ve had enough. Midye dolması can be found all around the city and is usually a very popular late-night snack. Stop at another street food vendor for İçli Köfte; Sabirtaşı makes Istanbul’s best içli köfte (a crispy bulgur shell filled with minced meat, parsley, and sautéed pine nuts), and if you don’t feel like walking up to their restaurant, their İstiklal Street vendor is always around to serve up the köfte on the go. Made by hand on a daily basis, the içli köfte are downright delicious. Your future in a cup of coffee: Drinking Turkish coffee is a centuries-old ritual, enjoyed best in company and sometimes followed by some fortune telling. As the poet says, "Not the coffee, nor the coffeehouse is the longing of the soul A friend is what the soul longs for, coffee is just the excuse". Yet, the most distinguishing feature of Turkish coffee is neither the way it is grinded nor the way it is boiled. Turkish coffee is unique because it allows your fortune to be told by looking at the cup. This custom of coffee cup reading is at least as old as Turkish coffee itself, and it is repeated with each and every cup consumed. While this can be done casually among friends, it is also possible to consult professionals. You must not leave Turkey without tasting Dürüm Kebab that is the sliced meat of a döner kebab may be served on a plate with various accompaniments, stuffed into a pita or other type of bread as a sandwich, or wrapped in a thin flatbread such as lavash or yufka, known as a dürüm. Since the early 1970s, the sandwich or wrap form has become popular around the world as a fast food dish sold by kebab shops and is often called simply a “kebab”. The sandwich generally contains salad or vegetables, which may include tomato, lettuce, cabbage, onion with sumac, fresh or pickled cucumber, or chili, and various types of sauces. Turkish people love sweets and confectionaries. Let try some of them; Beyoğlu Chocolate; one of the most famous chocolates in Istanbul are the milk or dark chocolate bars filled with enormous hazelnuts, pistachios, or almonds, sold on İstiklal Street at Meşhur Beyoğlu Çikolatacısı. The manufacturer of these grab-and-go chocolates is Elit, which has been around since 1924. Baklava (baqlawah) is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped walnuts or pistachio and sweetened with syrup or honey. It is a very traditional Turkish Dessert.
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You'll end at
Taksim Square
Taksim Square, Gümüşsuyu, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
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Important Information
Departure Point
Nordstern Hotel Galata, Azapkapı, Tersane Cd. No: 5, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Return Details
Taksim Square, Gümüşsuyu, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Turkish Coffee Reading
  • Entry/Admission - Istiklal Street
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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