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Turkish Flavours

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Address: Feneryolu, Istanbul 34724, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 532 218 0653
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Turkish Flavours organizes culinary walks and cooking classes in Istanbul....

Turkish Flavours organizes culinary walks and cooking classes in Istanbul. We take visitors to a real Turkish Home on the lesser visited Asian side of Istanbul for our cooking classes. Our food walks are designed to stroll through local food markets and streets of Istanbul including stops for tastings of Turkish delicacies.

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Turkish Flavours is highly recommended!!! Excellent!!!

The cooking class and the spice market tour was the highlight of our vacation in Istanbul. Selin and her assistant Renan were very hospitable. I enjoyed the cooking class and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
rawlfyness
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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The cooking class and the spice market tour was the highlight of our vacation in Istanbul. Selin and her assistant Renan were very hospitable. I enjoyed the cooking class and learned a lot:)

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Thank rawlfyness
Nyack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a 10 day visit to Istanbul, we took a wonderful day-long cooking class with Selin that highlighted both Turkish and Sephardic homestyle cuisine. Our day began at the Istanbul Spice Market where we tasted spices at the Ucuzcular spice shop. The owner, Bilge, was delightful, and I felt like a kid let loose in a candy store! After stocking... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We had a fabulous experience. Taciser was warm and charming as she showed us around the city. By the end of the trip we had learned not only about the delicious foods of Turkey, but also had a taste of its culture and the nature of its citizens. Taciser was an awesome hostess. She made us feel that she was... More 

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nyc
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I took the Turkish street food tour with Turkish Flavours in November 2015. The tour guide was knowledgeable and engaged. The tour was great for a historic city tour, but there was not a lot of food and alcohol was haram. We spent more time in a towel/linen store and spice shop than the food stops. There was no meat... More 

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turkishflavours, Owner at Turkish Flavours, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for the comments about our Street Food tour. We are sorry you did not enjoy our tour as many participants appear to feel very positive about it. We always fear we offer to many meat based tastings on our tour an was surprised to hear you did not have enough meat . Lahmacun (... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

The day started with a short trip to a shop in the spice bazaar for a spice tasting then a ferry across the strait and a car ride to an apartment. Then we cooked and ate lunch. The group size was small and the staff did a great job making sure everyone was involved in the cooking and a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I would highly recommend Turkish Flavors if you are looking for an authentic Turkish home cooking experience. We started in a shop in the Spice Market where we sampled spices we would use later in our recipes. Then we traveled to Selin's home for the cooking class. It is a beautiful apartment with an open kitchen. The classes are sized... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Food has been one of the easiest ways to get a handle of country and its history so we signed up for a spice and food tour with Turkish Flavours, with Taciser Ayvaz as our guide. Our first stop was Ucuzcular Spices where we got to try various spices, rating them and then buying the ones we liked. During the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We were recommended Turkish Flavours by our hotel. It was a wonderful day starting with tastings at the spice market, with interesting spices/spice blends we don't have at home in Australia. We took the ferry to the Asian side and then went to Selin's home where we were made to feel very welcome. While this was a cooking class we... More 

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burlingame, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My husband and I took the spice market tour with Taci. We had a wonderful time. It made such a difference to our experience to have Taci with us in the spice market, telling us about th various spices and the best shops. One frustration of traveling in a place where you don't speak the language is the lack of... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

I had an excellent time learning and eating some great Turkish food. Our guide, Taciser, was great - knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

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