Explore the food side of Istanbul

New to the city and looking forward to exploring it? Well here is a great opportunity waiting for you to explore the food side of Istanbal. Spoon in my pocket would like to introduce you to one of Turkey’s most valued treasures: the unique food.

You get the chance to experience what it is all about in an intimate setting far off the mass tourism by booking a private culinary walk with an experienced and passionate guide. You will get the opportunity to gather unique knowledge about the Turkish cuisine and all its secrets. Take a walk with Spoon In My Pocket and let yourself get overwhelmed by the variety and special taste of Turkish food.

Hundreds of satisfied customers experienced the real food side of Istanbul and you could be next, so…

Enjoy the walk, enjoy the tastes!

“The Sultan’s kitchen in Topkapi Sarayi may no longer be preparing the exquisite mythical delicacies that the Ottoman aristocracy savoured with ingredients sourced from every corner of their vast empire but fear not, because Banu Özden can be your guide through a magical journey that will unveil all the secret spices and culinary traditions of this fascinating imperial city. These tours are an absolute must for foodies and anyone interested in discovering the true soul of Istanbul, from Çiğ köfte and Adana kebabs to mouth-watering hünkar beğendi, follow Banu and be enchanted by this unique fusion of history, culture, art, east and west, ancient and new that is Istanbul!

Mihalis, Athens

“Walking the streets of Istanbul and sampling Turkish foods was the highlight of my trip! Banu is so friendly and knowledgeable, and the passion she brings to her food tours is contagious. When I return to Istanbul (and, oh, I will), I will definitely go on a food tour with Banu again. This is not something you want to do only once.”

Tony, Seattle

“Never in my life I’d thought that I would eat the cooked head of a mutton. After the street food tour with Banu, I knew better. I’d eaten mutton, mussels and kokorec, I knew where to buy the best sesame loops, and the most delicious Turkish delight. I’d learned about the perfect Turkish mocca, and I’ve spent and absolutely enjoying afternoon with the best guide in Istanbul. Thank you Banu for sharing your knowledge and your passion with us. It was the highlight of our trip to Istanbul.”

Ingrid, Germany

“The food tour with Banu was definitely the highlight of my stay in Istanbul. First of all Banu is a very nice, knowledgeable and passionate person. Doing the tour with her felt like spending time with a friend. The tour itself really exceeded my expectations in terms of how many different things I got to taste as well as the depth of explanations I got from Banu. I would definitely do it again and can only recommend it to people with an interest in food and/or culture.”

Cecilia, Switzerland