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[{"address":"Snob Street Food Cadde","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":40.968342163789124,"longitude":29.065402799999998},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Street Food Sophistication: Snob Street Food**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F5.jpg?alt=media&token=8f671872-44cd-44a0-903d-38b95610009e"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the delicious Snob Street Food Cadde, my foodie friends! Are you ready to embark on a mouth-watering adventure and explore the culinary gems of Istanbul?\n\nDid you know that Snob Street Food Cadde is famous for its fusion of traditional Turkish ingredients with modern twists? From lahmacun pizza to gözleme wraps, your taste buds are in for a treat!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F55.jpg?alt=media&token=df7b3967-ceba-482c-b930-bfcdfc6ce236"},{"type":"text","content":"I once heard someone describe this street food market as a"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"flavor explosion,\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"and I couldn't agree more. The aroma of sizzling meats and spices will have you salivating in no time.\n\nAs we walk around, make sure to check out the vibrant graffiti and street art that adorn the walls. It's a testament to the creativity and vibrancy of the local community.\n\nIf you're feeling adventurous, try some of the lesser-known delicacies like the kumpir stuffed baked potatoes or the ayran yogurt drink. Trust me; you won't regret it!\n\nTake your time and explore the many vendors. Try some traditional Turkish delights or sample some of the modern, hipster options. No matter what you choose, the delicious flavors will leave you wanting more.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F555.jpg?alt=media&token=74de9959-51e0-4bfd-be01-f8add43b432b"},{"type":"text","content":"Once you're done filling your stomachs, we'll move on to the next stop on our culinary adventure. Enjoy!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nMonday 12–10 pm\nTuesday 12–10 pm\nWednesday 12–10 pm\nThursday 12–10 pm\nFriday 12–10 pm\nSaturday 12–10 pm\nSunday 12–10 pm\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"http://www.snobstreetfood.com/"}]},{"address":"Koko Moko","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":40.972934713791375,"longitude":29.040587849999994},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Tropical Flavors at Koko Moko, Istanbul**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=2650376c-64a9-48af-86fa-4fd42ae04ce1"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Koko Moko, I'm so glad you made it to our next stop on this delicious tour of Istanbul. Did you know that the name \"Koko Moko\" actually means \"chit-chat\" in Turkish? As you look around you'll see why this name is so fitting. This cozy café is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some of Istanbul's best coffee and desserts while catching up with friends.\n\nThere's a saying that goes,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"A cup of Turkish coffee is a fortune-teller.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And that couldn't be more true at Koko Moko. Not only do they serve some of the best coffee in the city, but you can also have your fortune told by one of their experienced coffee readers. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the ambiance of this charming café."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F66.jpg?alt=media&token=39501d1b-5cfe-4cd8-86a3-e1725b5c4bd3"},{"type":"text","content":"As we continue on our walking tour, I encourage you to take your time and explore all the hidden gems this area has to offer. Koko Moko is not just a delicious stop on our tour, it's also a perfect spot for people-watching. Take a moment to observe the locals as they go about their day, chatting and enjoying the company of friends and family.\n\nIf you're feeling adventurous, why not try a traditional Turkish dessert like baklava or Turkish delight? Your taste buds will thank you! And before you leave, don't forget to grab a selfie in front of the colorful Koko Moko sign to remember this charming café.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F666.jpg?alt=media&token=0e866d19-89da-4c5b-8476-dcf5c26d71af"},{"type":"text","content":"Alright, my fellow foodies, if you're ready to move on to our next stop, just give me a nod and we'll continue on our journey."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday 9 am–3 am\nTuesday 9 am–3 am\nWednesday 9 am–3 am\nThursday 9 am–3 am\nFriday 9 am–3 am\nSaturday 9 am–3 am\nSunday 9 am–3 am\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/W9Kei4Ufwi5RgX978"}]},{"address":"KEM KÜM Egyptian Vegan Street Food Istanbul Kadıköy","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":40.98604551379778,"longitude":29.022245950000006},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Vegan Delights in Istanbul: KEM KÜM**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F2.jpg?alt=media&token=bf30a7b6-e1aa-4c93-bc37-8e95079abded"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, hungry travellers! Are you ready to taste some of the best vegan Egyptian street food in Istanbul? In front of us is the iconic KEM KÜM Egyptian Vegan Street Food. Did you know that their family recipes have been passed down for generations? They encapsulate the distinct flavor of Egypt that you won't find anywhere else. As none other than Anthony Bourdain once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.\" And that’s what KEM KÜM is all about.**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F22.jpg?alt=media&token=7deccec8-f812-418c-af7a-df17e065a570"},{"type":"text","content":"I bet you didn't know that the history of food is just as rich as the taste itself. This stop is a living snapshot of the intersection between cultures. In exploring the roots of this Egyptian street food, you are opening yourself to the history of Istanbul’s culture. Even the spices used in the recipes are an ode to the city's diverse roots."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F222.jpg?alt=media&token=e40e15cb-23ff-46bf-ab52-3a681eaa11b6"},{"type":"text","content":"The trick to experiencing KEM KÜM fully is to explore the endless options available to you. My personal favorite is the vegan koshary bowl, but what is yours? Feel free to radiate your taste buds and tell me all about it over on the next stop along our tasty journey together."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday Closed\nTuesday 11:30 am–10 pm\nWednesday 11:30 am–10 pm\nThursday 11:30 am–10 pm\nFriday 11:30 am–10 pm\nSaturday 11:30 am–10 pm\nSunday 11:30 am–10 pm\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://kem-kum-cafe-moda.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral"}]},{"address":"FoodLab Acıbadem","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.00924891380903,"longitude":29.044109799999998},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Culinary Innovation: FoodLab Acıbadem, Istanbul**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F1.jpg?alt=media&token=724c6082-832e-49c9-a0ed-d77cdec03a93"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to FoodLab Acıbadem, the ultimate destination for foodies in Istanbul! Did you know that Acıbadem means \"bitter almond\" in Turkish? It's a fitting name as our stop will leave a delicious taste in your mouth that you won't forget. As a foodie and a local guide, I promise you won't be disappointed by our first stop on the tour.\n\nAs a famous Turkish chef once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Good food is all about ingredients and respect.”**"},{"type":"text","content":"And that's exactly what you'll find here at FoodLab. We take the time to source the best ingredients and cook them with respect to their flavors and origins. Our chefs are culinary artists who create unique dishes that capture the essence of Turkish cuisine."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F11.jpg?alt=media&token=c6bfe326-ab5e-4c1a-bd96-71cc9ae68efb"},{"type":"text","content":"Before you go in, take a moment to look around. Notice the vibrant colors and textures on the walls, tables, and decorations. It creates a welcoming and lively atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a meal with your friends and family.\n\nNow that you're ready to go in, be prepared to be amazed by the smells, sights, and sounds of our kitchen. Here at FoodLab, we offer a variety of dishes, from traditional Turkish mains to fusion foods that combine different cuisine cultures. My personal favorite is the \"Adana Kebab with Eggplant Puree.\" It's a perfect combination of spicy and sweet flavors, and the eggplant puree is to die for!\n\nWhen you're done savoring every bite of your meal, be sure to take a walk around Acıbadem. You'll find a lively street with bustling locals and authentic Turkish shops, perfect for souvenir shopping or grabbing some local candy and sweets.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F111.jpg?alt=media&token=606f3b25-f28c-4f7c-8587-3281761e0b47"},{"type":"text","content":"I created this tour with food lovers in mind, and this stop is just the start of our culinary journey in Istanbul. Take your time here and enjoy every moment and don't forget, as they say in Turkey, “Afiyet olsun!” or “May it nourish you!” When you're ready, let's move on to our next delicious stop on the tour."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday Closed\nTuesday 9 am–10 pm\nWednesday 9 am–10 pm\nThursday 9 am–10 pm\nFriday 9 am–10 pm\nSaturday 9 am–10 pm\nSunday 10 am–10 pm\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Location ","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/Y2dYPemn1NYr7gnA9"}]},{"address":"Esnaf Lokantası","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.01458601381169,"longitude":28.96915999999998},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Authentic Culinary Experience: Esnaf Lokantası, Istanbul**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F7.jpg?alt=media&token=e7e73f24-c9c5-4fc0-9320-7bbbac6da54e"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Esnaf Lokantası, one of my favorite stops on our tour through Istanbul's delicious and vibrant culinary scene. Did you know that this spot has been serving traditional Turkish dishes for over a century? That's right, for more than 100 years, this family-owned restaurant has been creating unforgettable dining experiences for visitors and locals alike.\n\nAs we step inside, take a deep breath and let the aroma of freshly-made dishes fill your senses. You'll notice that the decor is simple, yet elegant, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. I once heard someone describe this place as\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"more than a restaurant, it's a true Istanbul experience.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And I couldn't agree more."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F77.jpg?alt=media&token=ba9cfe0a-8c3e-4c38-b671-fc23fb0c78ff"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, on to the food! The dishes here are made with passion and tradition, using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients. Whether you're in the mood for a savory meat dish, or a delicious vegetarian option, Esnaf Lokantası has something for everyone. I highly recommend trying one of their famous stews or casseroles - they are a true taste of Turkey.\n\nAs we explore this iconic restaurant, be sure to take in the unique details that make it truly special. From the hand-painted tiles on the walls, to the vintage photographs hanging above the tables, every element tells a story.\n\nAnd before we leave, I have a special surprise for you. If you mention my name, you'll receive a free dessert with your meal! It's just my little way of showing you how much I appreciate you joining me on this tour.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F777.jpg?alt=media&token=0b7f8e5d-2021-47ac-bc59-ef5501d6f352"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, take your time, enjoy the delicious food, and soak up the atmosphere. When you're ready, we'll move on to our next stop on this culinary adventure."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday 9 am–10 pm\nTuesday 9 am–10 pm\nWednesday 9 am–10 pm\nThursday 9 am–10 pm\nFriday 9 am–10 pm\nSaturday 9 am–10 pm\nSunday 9 am–10 pm\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/ReD84QyzjNWS8GibA"}]},{"address":"Golden Cafe","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.02338011381592,"longitude":28.96045064999999},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Glittering Coffee Oasis: Golden Cafe, Istanbul**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F3.jpg?alt=media&token=e1a2f2f6-76d2-403a-8f65-edbd0814c703"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to our next stop on our journey through Istanbul, Turkey! I bet you didn't know that this little cafe has been a secret spot for locals for generations. As we stand here at the Golden Cafe, take in the ambiance of the streets and indulge in the rich aroma of brewing coffee.\n\nThis cafe has been described as a hidden gem in the city center, where locals seek respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The founder of Golden Cafe was passionate about coffee, and spent years mastering the art of roasting and brewing. As the story goes, he was once offered a hefty sum of money from a large coffee company for his coveted coffee brewing methods, but he refused. He was determined that it would remain a secret to be enjoyed by the local community only.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F33.jpg?alt=media&token=ed09f323-9634-4341-b72d-37ec596d5031"},{"type":"text","content":"As we sit down to sip on some freshly brewed coffee, let me highlight that this stop is not just any ordinary cafe. It holds a unique place in the hearts of locals, as it is a place to escape and unwind in the middle of a vibrant city. Take your time to soak in this experience and enjoy the traditional Turkish coffee, which is world-renowned for its rich flavor."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F333.jpg?alt=media&token=b685880c-b5f7-41dc-abef-0a566530e6f6"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're ready, we will make our way to the next stop on our journey. Don't forget to ask the locals for their favorite coffee flavors and be sure to share it with me later. Let's move on to our next culinary adventure!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nMonday 8 am–2 am\nTuesday 8 am–2 am\nWednesday 8 am–2 am\nThursday 8 am–2 am\nFriday 8 am–2 am\nSaturday 8 am–2 am\nSunday 8 am–2 am"},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/oVT2G5bc1ezpomcx7"}]},{"address":"Craft Beer Lab","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.04235251382515,"longitude":29.002858899999993},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Artisanal Beer Haven: Craft Beer Lab, Istanbul**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F444.jpg?alt=media&token=061e8c6e-ff79-49d2-8bd5-03f823ac68b0"},{"type":"text","content":"As we arrive at Craft Beer Lab, I bet you didn't know that this small brewery is the heart and soul of Istanbul's growing craft beer scene. As a lover of unique flavors and aromas, this is one of my favorite stops on the tour. With a wide range of locally brewed beers lining the walls, prepare your taste buds for a true treat.\n\nAs a famous quote goes,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**'Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world',**"},{"type":"text","content":"and I absolutely agree! Craft Beer Lab offers a diverse range of traditional and experimental brews, each with their own distinct flavor profile. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts, there is something here for everyone."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F44.jpg?alt=media&token=cc0368a4-aafc-4efd-8e85-82a76014f7ef"},{"type":"text","content":"This stop is particularly special because of the interactive and engaging atmosphere. As you sample some of the best local brews, I encourage you to strike up a conversation with the friendly staff. They are always happy to share their knowledge and passion for brewing, creating an unforgettable experience.\n\nAs a local, I have a personal story to share with you. It was here that I discovered my new favorite beer, a local favorite called the 'Blackout Stout'. The rich and bold flavor is unlike anything I've tasted before and now I always make sure to bring a bottle or two with me wherever I go.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgwT8SDCJZl50RrUNgAGH%2F4.jpg?alt=media&token=187dc046-c46c-4f5e-83f0-5a9d5abc9acd"},{"type":"text","content":"So take your time, indulge your senses, and savor every sip. When you're ready, move on to our next stop on this flavorful journey."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nMonday 12 pm–1:30 am\nTuesday 12 pm–1:30 am\nWednesday 12 pm–1:30 am\nThursday 12 pm–1:30 am\nFriday 12 pm–3 am\nSaturday 12 pm–3 am\nSunday 12 pm–1:30 am"},{"type":"link","title":"Official page","content":"https://www.instagram.com/craftbeerlab/"}]}]
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