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About the Markets of Istanbul Walk in Istanbul
Lying not only at the intersection of two continents but also where the fertile agricultural lands of the Turkish isthmus meet the sea, Istanbul possesses some of the most vibrant markets in the eastern Mediterranean. During this three-hour culinary walk, we take time to explore both the historic Spice Bazaar, an indoor market built in the 17th century, and the incredible food markets located in Kadikoy, on Istanbul’s Asian side.
We begin with an immersion into the sights, scents, and tastes of the Spice Bazaar. We pause to sample the distinctive spices, herbs, dried fruits, and nuts that form the basic elements of Turkish cuisine. Our docent, an expert in local gastronomy, explains the provenance of these items, as well as the history of the market itself.
Leaving the Spice Bazaar, we take the twenty minute ferry ride across the Bosphorus to Kadikoy, on the Asian side of Istanbul. Along our way to the main market, we stop to visit some of the historic specialty food stores in Kadiread more
- Duration: 3 hours
- Category: Cuisine
- Group: TRY150 per person
- Private: TRY575 per party
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market walk tastings - TRY15.00
There will be a number of tastings during the course of the walk.