From stuffed mussels and fish wraps to “wet burgers” and chopped offal sandwiches, this is your ultimate guide to legit street food in Istanbul.
If you travel to eat, these are the best food experiences you can have in Turkey. You won’t just leave these tables satiated – you’ll leave with a better understanding of Turkish culture and history.
You can eat like a local in Istanbul all you want, but to really fit in, here’s a list of the food locals eat after a big night out.
Tavuk göğsü is a Turkish dessert delicacy made from chicken that dates back to the Ottoman Empire, created when a sultan demanded something sweet in the middle of the night.
Want to immerse yourself in the food and culture of Istanbul? This is the 24-hour itinerary for you.
Some countries do breakfast better than others. Turkey is one of them. Here’s where to start the day with a traditional breakfast in Istanbul.
Chef Hamed Allahyari from Cafe Sunshine and SalamaTea Restaurant shares his sabzi polo recipe; fragrant herbed rice eaten during Nowruz (Persian New Year).
Sheki is a Unesco-listed city in Azerbaijan known for its history, stained glass and – most importantly – traditional desserts.
This hilarious boob-shaped Sicilian cake has a dark history, but that doesn’t stop locals in Catania from eating it every February.