Being Real Istanbulites


Ask a hundred visitors to Istanbul to tell you what they did during their trip and you will likely get a hundred variations of the same answer; temple, bazaar, palace. Ask them if they know the real Istanbul and you might get a reply about one of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire.

To truly discover the flavour of a city you need to eat its food. Not the food served in your hotel – as stunning as that may be – but the food that hip local in-the-know Istanbulites eat. But how do you find that? Easy, you go out on the town with an in-the-know Istanbulite.

With your fabulous guide explore the finest speciality food shops the city has to offer. Revel in hamburger excellence at ‘Basta Street Food Bar’. Expand your knowledge of Anatolian cuisine at ‘Alaf Street’ with its gourmet take on street staples, before losing yourself in a voyage through the chocolate world of ‘Asuman’.

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