How many people are usually on your Istanbul food tour or cooking class?
Our food tours are arranged privately or for small groups (up to 6 people): we love giving sufficient attention to each customer.
Can you arrange transportation during the tours?
Our food tours are mostly organized as walking tours as the areas on the tours are rather compact and best explored by food. Transportation can be arranged on request if there are visits to remote markets or restaurant included in the tour.
What if I have dietary restrictions?
We have done food tours and cooking classes for customers with dietary restrictions: Istanbul that we helped them savor was as delicious and diverse.We are happy to accommodate for food allergies or special diet with an advance notice.
Are there vegetarian options at your Istanbul food tour and cooking class?
We always have a delicious version of our food tour and cooking class for vegetarian travelers to Istanbul.
Can I take pictures or video during the food tour and cooking class?
You definitely should! Istanbul streets, markets and food are very photogenic and photographic opportunities during walking or cooking will be aplenty. Moreover you will not only bring home wonderful shots but also delicious stories behind them.
How should I dress for walking in Istanbul?
Cobble stone pavements call for comfortable walking shoes (high heels may not be ideal). For women it is a good idea to bring along a light scarf in case of the ferry rides or spontaneous mosque visits (there are a few hidden gems at the markets we pass).
Do you do Istanbul walking tours that cover history of the city?
While we cover history of the Istanbul cuisine we don’t go into much detail of the city history. Yet we are happy to put you in touch with experienced guides and historians who are as passionate and knowledgeable about Istanbul history as we are about Istanbul food.
Are there shopping opportunities during the tour?
Plenty when it comes to food shopping. We don’t force you into carpet shops as naturally there is no food there. Yet if you inquire we can share some tips on general shopping in Istanbul.
Can you conduct the tour in the languages other than English?
Currently we also offer food tours in Russian.
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