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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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Took the Istanbul Street Food Walk with Taciser last week. Was a bit lost which side of the Spice Bazaar to meet since there were 6 entrances, but gave a call and found it pretty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Took the Istanbul Street Food Walk with Taciser last week. Was a bit lost which side of the Spice Bazaar to meet since there were 6 entrances, but gave a call and found it pretty quickly (the entrance facing the ocean). We took the ferry to the asian side and got started right away with some street food, including fried... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Absolutely fabulous day spent with Taciser walking the foods markets of Istanbul. She is a real foodie, explaining how she uses the spices and vegetables when she cooks at home, as well as answering all our questions on Turkish culture and Istanbul. We tasted street foods we probably would have shied away from if we'd been on our own, visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our guide picked us up in front of the spice bazaar in the heart of old Istanbul, and treated us to a spice lesson in one of the shops. We sampled various spice mixes, and of course had the opportunity to buy some. We were then whisked off to the ferry across the Bosphorus, where we were met by a... More 

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Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

+ good explanation in very good English + small groups + authentic Turkish food - bit expensive - no real main course (only mezze, side dishes and dessert)

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Selin is not just a great chef but also a very helpful local who can direct you to trustworthy vendors at the Grand Baaar and Spice Bazaar. The food was absolutely delicious, the setting intimate, and with the recipe booklet she provides I'm confident I'll be able to reenact some dishes.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Literally within minutes of arriving in Instanbul, I joined Taciser for the Spice Bazaar and Kadikoy Market Tour and Lunch. The tour was such a fabulous way to solve the intimidation factor of a new cuisine and an unfamiliar city. By the end of the tour I had enjoyed so many extraordinary flavours, smelled so many wonderful fragrances, and felt... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I took the spice market lecture/cooking class last week and thought it was great. There were only three of us, which made it very easy to ask questions and really see what was going on. I learned a lot from Bilge at the spice market, and went back to her stall to purchase spices to take home. She was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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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