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Turkish Flavours

Feneryolu - KadIkoy, Istanbul 34724, Turkey
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Ranked #29 of 399 Activities in Istanbul
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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Owner description: If you’re a foodie visiting Istanbul,Turkish Flavours organizes food tours visiting markets on two continents - Europe and Asia with lunch, street food tours, sailing tours to the Prince's Island and many more delicious experiences. You can also join Selin,experience a Turkish cooking class at her home kitchen and taste what you have cooked! Turkish Flavours coordinates Explore Turkish Flavours tours delivering unforgettable experiences and an insight into Turkish food & way of life,throughout Turkey,
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I generally travel solo because I'm impatient and hate crowds. But in Istanbul, it's hard to get by with the locals with English. Mostly the locals answer any and all questions with "Okay! Yes!" Which can be a little hard when it comes to food. For most of my trip, I went to eateries that smelled good, had a crowd... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We had a very enjoyable food tour with Taciser in October. We booked a normal group tour, but were the only people booked in, meaning we enjoyed a very tailored, private tour. Although it was a religious holiday and many of the usual places the tour would include (like the Spice Market) were closed, Taciser made sure we got a... More

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I booked both the market tour and the cooking class with Turkish flavors on the first two of my 6 day stay in Istanbul. It was a wonderful introduction to the city and its food culture for a foodie like myself. My guide Taji for the tour was polite and knowledgeable, answering the many questions we had. The tour culminated... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We made a lot of food and learned a lot about the Turkish cuisine. I ate well! We had a fun group and our hostess spoke English very well. The start at the spice bazaar was cool and felt good.I enjoyed the boat ride to the Asian side. It would have been nice to get an ornament on the way... More

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

To prep our palates for a two-week tour of Turkey, we booked the 5-hour tour of the Spice Bazaar and Kadıköy Market with regional Anatolian lunch. The experience was excellent from start to finish. Online booking was easy, no deposit was required, and we quickly received confirmation of our preferred date plus detailed instructions on how to find the tour... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Spice Market tour was the first food tour my husband and I had ever done, and it's made us think we need to try and do one every time we travel. It was wonderful! We did it after being in Istanbul for a few days which ended up being great. We had enough of a frame of reference to... More

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Fort Bonifacio
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Istanbul's spice market and Turkish cuisine are what the mystery and allure of the East is all about. We had a wonderful and instructive experience with Tagi who made us participants instead of mere observers. We were a small group (six, including Tagi) so we were not so obtrusive as the vendors and stall owners went about their daily tasks.... More

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was one of the best things we did in Istanbul and I can highly recommend it to anyone regardless of cooking skill or food knowledge. Selin is a wonderful lady full of lots of stories and she quickly got to know us all. There were 6 of us altogether (my sister & I, plus 4 Americans) which was the... More

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New York City
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8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This experience is definitely worth it. You get a real sense of the different spices available in the spice market and how each shop creates its own varieties. You then go to Selin's house, where she walks you through a really fun cooking class. We used some ingredients that were not my favorite, to be honest, so I do recommend... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

i have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Turkey and one of the highlights was the day spent with Selin. My daughter and i had a private cooking class which began at the Spice Market and ended up in her home on the Asian side cooking a seven course lunch. Selin is warm and welcoming and her cooking is... More

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