Gastronomy Tourism

Gastronomy tourism is an activity which is characterized by the visitor’s experience linked with food and related products and activities while travelling. Along with authentic, traditional, and/or innovative culinary experiences, Gastronomy Tourism may also involve other related activities such as visiting the local producers, participating in food festivals and attending cooking classes.

İstanbul Cuisine is the combination of Turkish Cuisine, Ottoman Palace Cuisine and the  Cuisines of many communities living in the  city for centuries. In Istanbul, you can find alternatives where you can taste dishes with lamb, sheep and beef, fish and fresh seafoods, vegetable dishes in olive oil, bulgur and rice pilaf (dried beans in olive oil)  and rich pastries along with  a rich breakfast culture where traditional Turkish Tea, Turkish Coffree in the food culture based on the Ottoman Palace Cuisine.

In addition to traditional İstanbulflavors, the most sought-after tastes in İstanbul  by visitors today are included under the heading "Where and what to eat ".

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)