The best Street food in Istanbul
Turkey has always been a bridge between West and East. Every cultural aspect of this nation expresses this continuous bond, exchange between different peoples and traditions. Culinary art is no exception: Turkish cuisine is a fusion of ingredients, techniques, aromas from the Mediterranean, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Asia, the Middle East. One of the best ways to savor and discover these flavors and recipes is street food and Turkey offers so many interesting taste opportunities. Take a plate, a sandwich, a dessert, a drink. Immerse yourself in these aromas and colors and continue to stroll through the streets and monuments of Istanbul. For those who want to take notes on what to taste on the street in Istanbul, here is a list of street food not to be missed.
Çiğ köfte are tasty dark red meatballs, born in eastern Turkey but now loved throughout the country.
Gözleme is a pastry made of yufka and brushed with butter and egg. The filling can vary.
It is also called Turkish pizza. The appearance is in fact similar but the flavor is different.
Sandwich stuffed with blue fish, salad, onion, tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon.
The corn on the cob are roasted on the grill and salted before being served in paper bags.
They are stewed mussels filled with rice, garlic, aromatic herbs and spices.
Nohut & pilav
Long grain rice is cooked in chicken broth, chickpeas are added and left to rest.
Dondurma is the typical Turkish ice cream served by friendly ice cream makers.