Because tasting and learning about foods from around the world is one of my favorite parts of traveling, on my most recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey I knew that I had to sign up for an Istanbul food tour.
However, as a vegetarian, I knew that I had to do my research to find an Istanbul food tour that would offer me vegetarian options and still be a great value. Although Turkey is great for vegetarian food, I know that food tours often like to focus on the more… unusual… elements of local cuisine, which tend to involve strange parts of strange animals cooked in strange ways. Count me out.
An hour or two of scrolling through reviews and websites led me to Istanbul on Food, a culinary tour operator in Istanbul whose FAQ section said that I could contact them for more details. A quick WhatsApp conversation later and I was booked in for their “The Taste of Two Continents” tour which would last more than six hours and span both Europe and Asia. Here’s where we went and what I ate (oh, and what I didn’t eat too!).