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The goal of Bite Istanbul: Old Town - A Culinary Walk for Erasmus students is to provide an enriching and immersive experience that goes beyond the traditional tourist trail. We aim to welcome Erasmus students to Istanbul with a culinary journey through the historic old town, offering a taste of local life, culture, and diverse flavors.

As your food guide, our objective is to facilitate connections between Erasmus students and the city, fostering a sense of community and cultural exchange. We hope to create lasting memories by exploring hidden gems, supporting local businesses, and sharing the unique gastronomic delights that Istanbul has to offer.

Through this activity, our goal is to contribute to the cultural integration of Erasmus students, providing an authentic and enjoyable introduction to the culinary tapestry of Istanbul. Join us for an experience that not only satisfies your taste buds but also enhances your Erasmus adventure with new friends and cultural insights.


Picture a brisk autumn day in Istanbul, where the air is permeated with the harmonious scents of spices, grilled meats, and the subtle notes of freshly baked bread. As an Erasmus student, you discover yourself at Vezneciler Metro Station, where the city's pulse resonates through its historical arteries. This serves as the starting point for Bite Istanbul: Old Town - A Culinary Walk, an intimate exploration eagerly awaiting your senses.

Your guide, more of a companion than an organizer, is there to unfurl the layers of Istanbul's rich history as you meander through winding backstreets and time-worn alleys. Each step unveils the city's story, whispered through the aged stones and hidden corners that many tourists tend to overlook.

Comfort takes precedence on this journey. Your reliable, well-worn shoes will navigate the uneven paths, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the unfolding narrative. Your guide, a fellow traveler in this culinary expedition, encourages you to arrive hungry and open-minded, prepared to encounter the diverse flavors that define Istanbul.

The walk is as much about unexpected discoveries as it is about planned culinary delights. A bit of cash in your pocket offers the freedom to indulge in impromptu tastings, injecting an element of spontaneity into your adventure.

In this melting pot of flavors, your preferences matter. Vegan or vegetarian, your guide ensures that the experience caters to your palate, unveiling a medley of tastes that mirrors Istanbul's cultural diversity.

This isn't merely a leisurely stroll through the city; it's an opportunity to connect with other Erasmus students, forging bonds over shared culinary delights and creating a collective narrative that transcends borders. The objective is to delve beneath the surface, uncovering the soul of Istanbul through its vibrant food scene.

As the sun begins its descent, casting a warm glow on the ancient cityscape, you'll find yourself not just sated with delectable treats but also endowed with a deeper understanding of Istanbul's past, present, and the shared experiences that bind us all.

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By organising this activity, the organisers want to contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals
Encouraging Slow Food
Showcase Cultural Heritage
Social and Cultural Integration in Local Community
Support Language Learning

This activity is part of the project:

Green Erasmus
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