All the travellers know that; more colorful the city is, richer the culture of its cuisine. These colors are the ones, which give the city its own taste. You track the intriguing smells of food and find yourself attracted to the city. Yes! We love endowed boards and enjoy the art of food. We don’t see ourselves as gourmets, but one thing we know is that you can not ignore the savour of the streets. That’s because, you can taste the city in the streets!
FISH & BREAD
If we are listing the savours of Istanbul, we should put Fish & Bread to the top of the list. It became one of the icons of Istanbul and what makes it even more delicious is that you don’t have to go to a posh place to have it. It can be eaten in the fishing boats all around Eminonu.
TURKISH BAGEL (SIMIT)
We don’t know anything more tasteful than a crust Turkish bagel just came out of the owen and ready to eat. It’s even more enjoyable, when you have it on a boat with tea. Warning: You must share it with the sea gulls.
Chestnut sellers are one of the things you’ll find the most, when visiting Istanbul. Believe us, you’ll find true love inside that chestnut bag, the seller gives you.
Turkish cusine has antoher well-known taste and it’s of course “the pickles”. Therefore, you can also figüre the quality of pickle juice out. The sellers will make you the best cocktail using sauerkrauts, gherkins and pickles, according to your taste.
This one, you won’t be able to see in another country. The combination of seasonings and spices with the roasted sheep’s intestines. We know it doesn’t sound that good, but wait till you try it, you won’t regret it.
BAKED & STUFFED POTATOES (KUMPİR)
Imagine that you have a gigantic potato and aloud to put anything you like inside of it with lots of cheese and butter. Yummy? It should be eaten at Ortakoy, where has the best potatoes and view of Bosphorus.
People usually go for just 1 or 2, but end up eating the whole tray. It’s one of the most preferred late night snacks in Istanbul. You shuld try the harmony of rice, mussel and lemon.
An unforgetable taste, easy to find, affordable… We give you the Ring-Shaped Dessert. When you seek for urgent dessert, you’ll most definitely find one of the sellers that has it.
RICE - CHICKPEAS
“Rice & Chickpeas” is a fare, which usually our mothers cook. Therefore, we don’t realy understand what makes it so popular in the streets. You should have it with additional chicken and ayran. Warning: It’s very common to see celebrities eating Rice & Chicpeas near by you.
Summer is comming! Istanbul can be counted as a banlieue city because it’s surrounded with sea. That’s why, ice cream is a “must” in this list. You’ll be seeing ice cream seller with their traditional costumes all around the city.