Food Culture in Istanbul

Food Culture in Istanbul

Food Culture in Istanbul

Food Culture in Istanbul

Food plays a central role in Turkish people's life. Food by people of all faiths, ethnic groups, and classes has symbolic significance. Turkish cuisine is one of the most appetizing and richest in the world and it is known that Turkish people are very passionate about food. It makes Turkish cuisine, which has diversity and satisfying taste and is richly inspired, famous throughout the world.

You may not have a chance to travel around Turkey in search of food, but Istanbul can make up for it. With a wonderful historical past and location, the city is the best way to start your journey with delicious delicacies and memories of a lifetime. Istanbul is a metropolis where you can find the most beautiful examples of Ottoman-Turkish cuisine as well as world cuisine. Istanbul is a mesmerizing place to enjoy the rich variety of Turkish cuisine.


Tea is a drink often consumed served in small glass cups. It is a sign of hospitality. Wherever you go in Istanbul, you can see merchants selling tea on the roadside or artisans drinking tea.

Pierre Loti is located in the Eyüp district of Fatih district on the European side of the Istanbul Strait. It is a teahouse with stunning views of the Golden Horn. Sipping tea while watching the Golden Horn at Pierre Loti can be a peaceful and unforgettable moment.

Döner and Kebab

For meat lovers, it is a great pleasure to make exploration tours among the numerous kebab varieties. You are at the right address to taste the kebab varieties spread around the world from Anatolian cuisines in places known as kebab Masters.

Istanbul is a city full of special tastes for those who care about meat in nutrition. Döner and kebab varieties, whose fame has already crossed the borders of the country, can be easily found in every district of Istanbul, not only in the centers but even among the streets. From kitchens to popular culture, you can consume döner in bread on your feet, which has become part of the Turkish image all over the world.


Yoghurt is one of the most widely consumed foods in restaurants of Istanbul. A meal accompanied by yogurt is a must on any traditional Turkish table. It is consumed plain or as a side dish and is an important part of Turkish Cuisine. During your visit to Istanbul, you can see that the meals you eat in most restaurants are served with you. Istanbul’s Kanlıca neighborhood is famous for its delicious yoghurt. Do not forget to visit!


Desserts reflect the cultural and historical origins of Anatolia, and you’ll find all there is to try in Istanbul. Turkish delight, a gelatinous candy with rose, pistachio, walnut, and many more varieties, is indispensable on Ramadan feasts and other special occasions.

The most famous of the desserts with syrup is baklava, a taste that must be experienced. It is made from incredibly thin 40 layers of phyllo dough stuffed with nuts and other delicious delicacies. If you like baklava, which is a typical example of Turkish taste, you should definitely taste the künefe and bread kadayif.


It is one of Istanbul's popular dishes such as mussels, wet hamburgers and döner. Kokorec, one of the most important street delicacies of Istanbul, is a spicy food. Especially for kokorec, which is cooked and served in wheelbarrows on the streets, restaurants have started to open rapidly recently. You should definitely try Kokorec, one of the most preferred street food of Istanbul residents.

How can you discover these wonderful food?

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IamIstanbul, Istanbulun en buyuk dijital platformu

Dev imparatorluklarin ana merkezi Istanbul.


Discover Istanbul

İstanbul, binlerce yıldan beri diğer kültürleri kucaklayan merkezi bir ticaret merkezi olmuştur. Kültürel çeşitliliğinin, zengin tarihi ve lezzetleri dahil olmak üzere bu muhteşem renkli ve tarihi şehir hakkında daha fazla bilgi edinilmesi için yepyeni bir proje hayata geçirildi. 

Tarihi, doğası, rengarenk şehri ve lezzetli yemekleri ile İstanbul hakkında her şeyi bulabileceğiniz platform "IamIstanbul".

Discover Istanbul

Bilgi birikimimiz ve uzmanlığımız ile İstanbul'a seyahat etmek, bu güzel şehirde yaşamak yada geçridiği her dakikayı harika bir deneyime dönüştürmek isteyen ziyaretçilere birçok bilgiyi barındıran bir platform hazırladık. 

Discover Istanbul, şehire turizim yada yaşama amaçlı gelen ziyaretçilerin İstanbul'da neler yapabileceklerini, şartları, yaşam ve gezi faaliyetlerini ve görmeleri gereken en iyi yerler hakkında bilmeleri gereken her şeyi keşfetmeleri için kaynaklar sağlamayı amaçlamaktadır.