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Address: Feneryolu - Kadikoy, Istanbul 34724, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 532 218 0653
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Description: Since my childhood I love to ride and and sample foods from various stalls...
Since my childhood I love to ride and and sample foods from various stalls in the streets of Istanbul. 3 years ago I founded a food and urban life blog of Istanbul, and now I would like to share my discoveries with you!Beyoğlu-Eminonu street food line: We'll travel from Beyoğlu to Karaköy, then Hodjapasha to heart of Eminonu, exploring only the most authentic foods not made for tourists. In between bites, we'll stop at some of my best kept secret shops for clothing,kitchen equipments, spice markets and other authentic wares while we work up our appetites. Recommendations on restaurants, markets, and history will be provided. There will be bits of history and culture. Also along the way we will also be checking out some of the beautiful murals and street art that is often over looked!
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The course was a great experience for us. We had the opportunity to experience local spice market, tasting different flavours and learn about local traditions. The culinary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The course was a great experience for us. We had the opportunity to experience local spice market, tasting different flavours and learn about local traditions. The culinary experience was fun, easy to participate, even for a novice. Everything was relaxing and fun and recommend this course to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I took the SPICE BAZAAR & KADIKOY MARKET TOUR WITH GOURMET LUNCH walk. Great way to spend the day. Professionally run by Taciser. She is a wealth of information and is generous with her knowledge of food and Istanbul in general. Definitely worth doing, preferably early in ones trip so one is then emboldened and informed to make good food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Booked over the internet with a rapid confirmation, we enjoyed a 4.5 hour tour called “Three Markets, Two Continents” from Turkish Flavours. The charge for the tour, in US dollars or Turkish lira, was collected in cash at the end of the tour. Ably led by the very personable Ms Taciser Ayvas (Taci), the tour began at the Spice Bazaar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

On Tuesday my wife and I had our anticipated cooking class with Selin (Turkish Flavors). She met us and 5 others at the Egyptian (aka Spice) Market. We headed to Stall 51 to meet the spice girl and taste her cooking spice mixes. (We would return that afternoon to stock up. Souvenir spices!) We took a ferry to the Asian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a great time with Selin.she welcomed us into her home. Everything was well organized. She made sure everyone was involved. My aunt has some mobility problems and Selin did everything she could to make things easy for her and include her. The food was delicious and copious. You leave with a little booklet of recipes know including what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My fiancee, Cristina, and I took a tour with Tciciser Ayvaz a couple weeks back and had the absolute best time. You can tell within the first 5 minutes that you are going to have a great experience, as she navigates around the stalls with merchants whom she clearly knows, and is comfortable poking around each one to show you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We spent a lovely day with Selin. First a spice market tasting and then off to her kitchen for an afternoon of fun cooking and eating. The cooking is not difficult and everyone helps to make it a fun group experience. Selin is a wonderful cook and lovely hostess. She is full of interesting cooking tips and great tips for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I had a great experience cooling with Selin. I enjoyed entering her home, cooking in her kitchen, listening to her instruct, listening to her stories, and meeting other friendly travelers. This is a not just a tourist attraction, but rather a unique perspective into the life of a local. I had a great time, and I recommend it highly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We took a daylong tour of Istanbul -- with a tour of the Egyptian market (not sure that's the right name) followed by a boat ride to a different part of the city and then a stroll through streets of food stalls and specialty shops (meat, fruits, spices, teas, etc, etc)--all with Selin Rozanes delightful commentary. We ended with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Wonderful experience beginning with a tasting at the Spice Bazaar. From there we went to Selin's house where things were set up to begin our cooking class. We had a wonderful menu, whith Selin instructing us how to prepare a delicious lunch. She is delightful and I can't recommend the experience enough to anyone who is into food and cooking.

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