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Culinary Backstreets -Tours

Istanbul, Turkey
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About Culinary Backstreets -Tours
When it comes to exploring a city’s authentic dining scene, while the stomach should ideally serve as the best compass, the truth of the matter is that it’s hard to find your way without good local advice. That’s where Culinary Backstreets’ Culinary Walks come in. In order to help you explore the world’s gastro-capitals and get off these cities’ eaten path, CB is offering (with selected partners) guided culinary walks in some of the cities we cover, starting with Istanbul, Athens, Barcelona, and Shanghai.Our culinary walks are designed to lead visitors on an eating binge through a city’s lesser-seen historic side streets and authentic markets, taking in countless hard-to-find culinary gems and, in between bites, a select number of untouristed monuments.
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stephaniemackayza wrote a review Jul 2020
Johannesburg2 contributions2 helpful votes
Gonca was our guide in Istanbul. I cannot recommend the tour enough. Not only did we experience all the wonderful foods of Turkey, we learnt so much about the culture, traditions and heritage. We were the first tour that was done in a few months due to COVID. Gonca made us feel
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets -Tours
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the walk. We take pride in working with people who are very knowledgable about and extremely fond of the cities they live in. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected. We hope to see you again soon in one of our cities.
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Susan B wrote a review Jul 2020
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
We did this tour back in December 2019 and it was the highlight of our trip to Turkey! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and the food was incredible and you had a great walk around the city. Our only mistake was not booking this at the beginning of our trip. If we would have
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets -Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your feedback! That is exactly what we are going for. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected.
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wardjenna wrote a review Jun 2020
Portland, Oregon10 contributions2 helpful votes
This was the absolute highlight of Istanbul. It made our experience. The food was incredible and I am so inspired. I want to return and learn more about the food. Esin was so knowledgable, personable and felt like we knew Esin for years! All stops on the tour were incredible. I
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets -Tours
Responded Jun 24, 2020
Thanks so much for your feedback! That is exactly what we are going for. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected.
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MonicaPal03 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
My friend and I joined a tour led by Remziye. It was great to learn about the history and culture of Istanbul and Turkey through food. Through 4 breakfasts, snacks, street food, tea, Turkish coffee and several foods I would never have tried we were full to bursting by the end!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets -Tours
Responded Jun 24, 2020
Thanks so much for your feedback! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected.
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Bamaglobetrotter wrote a review Mar 2020
New Delhi, India6 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an incredible culinary journey across two continents before Istanbul began to close due to the spread of COVID-19. Backstreets changed our tour in an effort to avoid crowds. We were very happy with the new tour and believe it made the best of a difficult time. The ferry
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets -Tours
Responded Jun 24, 2020
Thanks so much for your feedback! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected.
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