Culinary Backstreets

Culinary Backstreets

By Culinary Backstreets

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2012-09-01
  • Current Version: 2.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 15.73 MB
  • Developer: Culinary Backstreets
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 26 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Culinary Backstreets App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 26 App Reviews

Culinary Backstreets App Details

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


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App Reviews

  • Huh

    By 09rpg
    Lousy. Not well organized. Not worth $4
  • A good start

    By Oaklandish
    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!
  • Best istanbul app out there

    By Maddyrob
    Update -- rio one has a section dedicated to Olympic area! Will be great in August! So psyched! Update --- love the Barcelona even more than the istanbul one! Offline maps with gps tracker (without roaming) is worth the money alone. Not to mention the excellent content - you won't be sorry that you purchased this one- it's our go to guide in istanbul! Update--- new map interface works even better! Love macs maps!
  • I love culinary backstreets

    By Greatdaysinparis
    I read the weekly emails, have used the EatItinerary service and the Athens, Istanbul and Barcelona apps. I have found the information to be spot-on. I appreciate the focus on 'real' food representative of the place and culture. My only criticism is that I'd like to see some general price rating system so you have an idea if you are likely to spend 10 or 40 euro on a meal. Lots of the places covered either don't have websites or don't list prices. Overall a fantastic culinary resource.
  • App crashes

    By shahzeeshan
    Overall this was a good app but after the major overhaul it's a bit difficult to maneuver in and now it crashes when you attempt to launch it.
  • Don't leave home without it!

    By Roma Chowhound
    A fantastic app for navigating the food scene in Istanbul and Barcelona. Every recommendation is great.
  • The Yelp of Istanbul

    By Thomas Lang
    Only the best restaurants in Istanbul all mapped out for your convenience. Culinary Backstreets is definitely the best app for food-loving foreigners in Istanbul!
  • The nearby feature doesn't work at all

    By sameepk
    The nearby feature doesn't work at all. It very difficult to find places around you . You have to go through each review to search for a place which is near you from the address . It's difficult to do for tourists . The reviews are available online in any case . So it's a waste of 5 dollars without the location features .
  • Key to the (culinary) city!

    By Qworg
    We used this app and the book by the same group on our recent trip to Istanbul. It was absolutely fabulous - never a bad choice. Highly recommended.
  • Skip it

    By Foodieny
    Didn't work for me at all!