Cookistan. Turkish Food Experience
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Cookistan. Turkish Food Experience in Istanbul, Türkiye

5 hours
English, German

Start with shopping for fresh ingredients with locals and then learn to cook 6 authentic Turkish dishes on a private cooking master class in the heart of Istanbul.


  • Go to local authentic shops and farmers markets to buy fresh ingredients for your dishes
  • Learn how to cook local Turkish dishes in a friendly and cozy environment


  • Private Turkish cooking class
  • Private guide
  • Ingredients
  • Cooking equipment
Please note: We highly recommend you to arrive to the meeting point via metro line. The station is called Osmanbey. Please, follow Pangalti - Dolapdere exit, and you will be right on the spot.

This Istanbul Cooking Class will show you that nothing is easier than preparing a range of mouthwatering Turkish treats.The experience includes a walk around one of Istanbul's most historic neighborhoods, where you'll discover many authentic shops and farmers markets, ideal places for picking up fresh ingredients for your class. Our cooking class is in Kurtuluş, where has the most uniqueneighborhood community a baker, a third-generation milkman, a greengrocer with fresh seasonal produce, a butcher whos owned the same shop for decades. Nowhere in Istanbul is this local culture more alive than in Kurtuluş, where our cooking experience takes place. This neighborhood, once home to religious minority groups during the Ottoman Empire, has maintained its unique, community-oriented soul even as fast food chains and megamalls have started to dominate areas nearby.

Visiting the simit stand where theneighborhood lines up for a morning snack, the liver butcherfavoured by chefs all over the city, a cheese shop, greengrocer, a traditional bakery and a cured meat andmazeshop that thisneighbourhood is known for, slowly, a vision emerges of a community lifethat revolves around food.

Back at the kitchen, well teach you how to cook six of our favorite Turkishrecipes from all over Turkey dishes like Circassian chicken, stuffed eggplant from southeastern Turkey, Aegean-style mincemeat pastries and more. Once lunch is ready to celebrate the food that weve prepared. For a sweet finale, well enjoy a pumpkin dessert laced with tahini and walnuts and Turkish coffee. We are happy to share our knowledge accumulated in 30 years of tourist guiding and 10 years of professional cooking experiences with you.

We give travellers the opportunity to get in touch with authentic Turkish food with a hands-on experience in a friendly environment and a homely, cozy atmosphere in a professional way.

Free cancellation

Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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Meeting point

Ergenekon, Halaskargazi Cd. No:63, 34373 Şişli/İstanbul, Türkiye

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