Culinary Backstreets 4+

Culinary Backstreets

    • 3.1 • 8 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Download the application for free and purchase each city volume of reviews for only $3.99 each, with a lifetime of free updates!

The definitive guide to eating locally and authentically in several of the world’s greatest food cities, including Istanbul, Athens, Barcelona, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City – with more to come! Each city volume within the application is purchased separately for $3.99 with free updates to the database forever. Beyond the kebab, souvlaki, tapas, soup dumpling, feijoada or taco – and what you will find listed in most guidebooks for these cities – lies a wide range of unique regional cuisines and restaurants with hints of cooking from all around. Most of these spots, though, are found far off the eaten track. With Culinary Backstreets as your trusty guide, you will know what to eat and where to eat it. 

Application features:

-Content provided by, the online global guide to local eats.
-The absolute best of Culinary Backstreets’ local correspondents’  eating experiences: hundreds of opinionated reviews of local and authentic restaurants, street food carts, bakeries, dessert shops and more.

-Search functions and integrated maps that make finding the perfect meal easy. 

-Vivid photos of food and the people who make it. 

-Content always available in off-line mode. 

About Culinary Backstreets:

Partnering up with some of the most knowledgeable and passionate food writers and bloggers across the globe, is a hotline for the hungry traveler, bedside reading for the foodie voyeur, and a heavily bookmarked index for those who live among the culinary backstreets featured in our pages. Dispatching from Istanbul, Athens, Shanghai, Barcelona, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Tbilisi (with more cities on the way), is a community of readers and writers who follow their stomachs to the next destination.
Praise for Culinary Backstreets’ Istanbul app:

“Finally, a guide that truly shows you how to eat like a local in Istanbul!”
-Anya Von Bremzen, contributing editor at Travel+Leisure, author of “The New Spanish Table”

“…. The insiders guide to the back streets, hidden gems and tasty bites in the glorious old city on the Bosphorus. I love it.”
 Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC NEWS

“Affectionate, funny and delicious. A must-have road map to the tastiest secrets in this beautiful city. I never leave home without it.” 
-Ivan Watson, International Foreign Correspondent, CNN

“The brains (and stomachs) ….you want guiding you through the vast culinary treasures of one of the world's most interesting eating cities.”
-Seth Kugel, Frugal Traveler, New York Times

“Brilliant insider guide to the best eats in Istanbul.” 
-The Guardian

What’s New

Version 2.3.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

New cities in the app preview.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Oaklandish ,

A good start

I love the website. That being said, the Mexico City portion of the app is light. It needs a lot more work. I realize that Mexico City is huge, so for that I will give you a grace period. Once the content improves, I will rate/review again. Until then I will not be suggesting your app to my traveling friends. If you improve the app to be as good as your website, it will be a five star for sure. Fingers crossed!

Jozzzzzzz ,

Way better than trip advisor etc.

Best restaurants I went to in Istanbul were found in this app. The highly reviewed spots that you’d find on other apps were not often good, or were too crowded. Love this app. Will try for other cities from now on.

mocoopprce ,

Broken app

App repeatedly fails to load Mexico City map and still charged me for the download. Needs serious work.

App Privacy

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