Istanbul Eats

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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Tour stops

Greek tour guide Angelis Nannos and his guest tourists of the"Food Tour" visit Tatlici Safa for Turkish sweets in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, July 5, 2011. (Ercan Arslan/ The Associated Press For The Washington Post/AP)

(walks may vary):

Kurukahveci Han

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.)

Tatlıcı Safa

Hasırcılar Cad. No. 10, Eminonu


Baklava shop; about $10 to $18 for 2.25 pounds.

Halis Kardesler

Rustem Pasa Camii Yanı, Eminonu


Eatery near the Rustem Pasa Mosque; soup, about $1.80.

Altan Sekerleme

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.

Vefa Bozacısı

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.