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Turkish Street Food - Free WalkingTour

Your guru: Can
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2019 10 15 00 47 01
  • İstanbul
  • Available in: English

About the guru Can

Hi! My name is Can. I'm Turkish and 100% addicted to Turkish street food... My friends say that instead of blood I have Turkish tea flowing through my veins! My passion for my lovely city Istanbul is so big, so I feel that I have to share it with you... I've been doing this by giving Food Tours and creating weekly videos about Istanbul on my YouTube Channel. I'm also ... More »

Hi! My name is Can. I'm Turkish and 100% addicted to Turkish street food... My friends say that instead of blood I have Turkish tea flowing through my veins! My passion for my lovely city Istanbul is so big, so I feel that I have to share it with you... I've been doing this by giving Food Tours and creating weekly videos about Istanbul on my YouTube Channel. I'm also working as a consultant at the International Office of Özyeğin University in Istanbul. I've helped numerous International, Erasmus/Exchange students for whatever problem they have. Besides that, I organize various activities and events for incoming Erasmus/ Exchange students who are willing to get to know Istanbul, amazing food, and Turkish culture Welcome to Istanbul! Gorusmek Uzere!

About the tour

In this tour, you are going to explore authentic Turkısh street foods that locals love, but which most of the tourists don't know. You are going try a bunch of foods and learn about them from a local insider's view.

We will go to hidden places only known by a local :). The tour will be in Kadıköy, which is the area that is less explored by visitors, but a hub of local activity with some of the best food in the city.

This is a tip based free food tour, which means that you only pay for what you eat. If you eat all the foods on my list, it will cost around 70Lira = 13 Euro. I'll suggest you the amount that you should eat considering the rest of the tour, but you can decide how much to eat. If there is any item in the list that you don't want to try, it can be changed with other street food options (There are too many!). So, everything in the tour can be customized as you like. Just let me know about it before the tour.

Since the tour is entirely based on tips, you’re the one who decides, once the tour is over, to give what you consider appropriate.

I don't receive any kind of subsidies for the creation, organization or study of such tour, so your support is very important for me to keep organizing tours and make a living out of it.

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What will you try?

1- Sahlep: Milky drink consumed in winter

2- Boza: Popular Turkish drink in winter

2- Tantuni: Similar to taco, but of course tastier!

3- Ayran: Made from yoghurt, salt and water.

4- Kokoreç: Have you ever eaten lamb intestines?

5- Lokma: Fried sweet dough.

6- Pickled juice: Perfection of simplicity, good for the hangover!

7- Dolma: Stuffed grape leaves, favorite of Turkish aunties.

8- Pastrami: Cured beef meat

9- Çiğ Köfte: Raw meatball that has no meat in it!

10- Stuffed Mussels: Please don’t leave İstanbul before tasting this…

11- Fried Mussels

12- Lahmacun: Turkish Pizza

13- Künefe: Cheesy dessert with a crispy cover(Calorie bomb)

14- Turkish Coffee: The king…

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What this tour is not about? ✖

- Healthy salads

- A historical tour

- Long speeches

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What you should bring?

Having some coins is always convenient to pay when you want to divide the price to share the food with other people on the tour.

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Meeting point
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How to find me: I'll be waiting for you in front of Emrah Büfe that has a red bilboard which is close to the Kadıköy Pier
Tour duration: 3 hours

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 19

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Melisha

7 months ago

Can is a great food guide. He is so passionate about what he does and made our tour truly memorable. His choice of places give you a good preview to Turkish cuisine and his knowledge is impressive as well. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone visiting Istanbul even if you are not a foodie.

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Sam

7 months ago

Great tour , very good way to know the other side of Istanbul ( Asian ) away from tourist traps. Guide is very passionate about food and his city that makes it 5 star tour . Recommend it to anyone who wants to try street food of Istanbul or in general want to know about Asian side of Istanbul .

Keep the good work up :) Cheers

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Gal

7 months ago

Can was an amazing tour guide . He took us to the best places to eat at the Asian side of Istanbul, explained about every traditional food. Thank you so much it was a pleasure :)

Strongly recommend!

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Oded

8 months ago

the walk was great, good location. nice atmosphir, right length, intimit enjoyed. it was very basic regarding info and was good anyways

2019 10 15 00 47 01

Response from Can:

Hi Oded, thanks for the review! I'm happy that you liked the food and other elements of the tour. I hope you enjoyed the concert afterward :) Have a great trip home! Hoşçakal!
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Anisa

8 months ago

My boyfriend and I attended the walking tour recently on a trip to Istanbul which was hosted by Can. He was very warm and welcoming and greeted us with some delicious Turkish delight to get us going. He explained the subtle nuances behind each food item that he had on his list to give us a deeper insight into what the food means for Turkish people.

The tour lasted around 2 and a half hours. Would recommend if you're a keen foodie! Most delicious thing was the stuffed mussels!

2019 10 15 00 47 01

Response from Can:

Thanks for the amazing review Anisa! It was one of the most enjoyable tours I gave thanks to you guys. I had a lot of fun introducing my food and hosting you. I'm so happy that you liked the food on the tour. I hope you come back soon and def let me know when you do! Take care! Hoşçakal!
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Neha

8 months ago

It was a great tour with so much info about the local food. Can is extremely helpful and loves showing Istanbul.

2019 10 15 00 47 01

Response from Can:

Hey Neha! Thanks for the review. I'm glad you liked the tour :) I am always a phone call away for you guys. Hoşçakalın!
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