Details, Istanbul Eats tours
By Tom Sietsema,
Offers two tours, one in the Old City and the other in the more cosmopolitan Beyoglu, for a maximum of six people. The cost is $125 per person and includes “as much or as little food as you want,” says originator Ansel Mullins. “All we ask is that you try a bite. That’s our thing.”
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(walks may vary):
Tahmis sok. No. 74, Eminonu
Warehouse with tea runners
(Note: The telephone number might also be used by another of the small shops inside the arcade.)
Hasırcılar Cad. No. 10, Eminonu
Baklava shop; about $10 to $18 for 2.25 pounds.
Rustem Pasa Camii Yanı, Eminonu
Eatery near the Rustem Pasa Mosque; soup, about $1.80.
Kıblecesme Cad. No. 68, Eminonu
Historic candy store; confections, about $4 to $9 per 2.25 pounds.
On the corner of Hacı Kadın Cad. and Hızırbey Cami Sok., Hacı Kadın Mah.
Doner kebab vendor; sandwich, about $1.20.
Katip Celebi Cad. No.104/1, Vefa
Boza specialist; signature drink, about $1.20.
Siirt Seref Buryan
Itfaiye Cad. No. 4, Fatih
Popular Kurdish restaurant; kebabs and entrees about $5 to $7.
Note: During Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, some establishments will be closed or will open only after sunset. This year, the religious observance takes place in August.