Erenköy Mahallesi, Kamiller Sokağı No:4, 34738 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey
Follow a Food RouteIstanbul Eats was a food blog founded by a pair of American expats who were intrepid in their exploration of the Turkish food scene, going where few foreigners had gone before: tiny teahouses, tradesmen’s cafeterias, and back-alley taverns, all in search of delicious eats. They expanded the blog to a guidebook and then food tours, which are currently in a dozen other cities, from Beijing to Tbilisi. The company is now called Culinary Backstreets, and Istanbul remains at the heart of the operation, or rather, the stomach. Even if you are a picky eater reluctant to try anything you can’t pronounce, or an adventurous traveler who’d never deign to take a guided tour, you’ll find something worth getting out of your comfort zone on one of their food walks. They range from a three-hour “kebab krawl” to a full-day tour encompassing two markets on two continents.