Turkish Street Food in Istanbul

Turkish Street Food in Istanbul

Turkish Street Food in Istanbul

Turkish Street Food in Istanbul

Turkey's food is diverse and extensive, ranging from resurrected Ottoman cuisine to many dishes from across the globe. Of course, delectable street food is one of Turkey's most popular meal kinds, and although it is not very healthy, it is delicious (especially after a night out on the town). Istanbul's street cuisine has a consistent taste. Certain of these recipes are new, while others have been around for a long time and have become cults in some areas of Istanbul. Istanbul, the world's gastronomic capital, will welcome you with the finest of street cuisine if you are prepared. Everything you need to know about Istanbul's street food may be found in this post! 

Galata Grilled Fish 

Balk ekmek, a popular street dish in Istanbul, is a fresh grilled fleece sandwiched between two halves of white bread stuffed with onions, tomatoes, and spices. 

Boats cruising beside Istanbul's Galata were still a popular dining option. Everyone is excited about this custom when they visit the Eminonu area, and pictures of the floating Restaurants appear in tourist publications on occasion. Balik ekmek, or fish, onions, tomatoes, and lettuce on bread, is an inexpensive, tasty, and classic Istanbul street dish. While you're there, visit Galata Tower


It, along with mussels, wet hamburger, and doner, is a popular meal in Istanbul. Kokorec is a spicy dish that is one of Istanbul's most popular street foods. Restaurants have sprung up rapidly in recent months, especially for kokorec, which is cooked and served on the streets in wheelbarrows. Kokorec in Taksim is one of Istanbul's finest street foods, and locals should taste it! 

It's unclear who invented Kokoreç in the first place, although some sources claim that it was consumed even in ancient Greece. According to recorded sources, Kokorec, also known as "Kokoretsi," first appeared in Turkish cuisine during the Ottoman period. Apart from this information, we can trace Kokorec's history back to the first human, since humans didn't have any animals to pursue back at the time. 

Filled Mussels

Mussels with grassed rice, currants, and pine nuts are another popular street dish, and you'll get a new one from the vendor with a lemon spritz before you finish. 

Mussels Dolma was an appetizer served in Ottoman Greek taverns, and Armenian chefs produced the best Dolma muscles during the pre-Republic period. The title was ultimately passed down to the Syriacs of Mardin, who brought Dolma out into the streets. As a result, many Mardin vendors nowadays have a lot of muscle. 

In the morning, the filled mussel has its own lingo. It was customary to feed mouths from the hands of a filled seller. This method of eating is no longer popular, probably due to sanitary concerns. Where can I get a mouth to eat in Istanbul? It is entirely up to you to respond to the question. Our suggestion is to continue from Beylerbeyi to Üsküdar, Besiktas, and Taksim through Üsküdar. These are the finest mussels in Istanbul


Simit, a Turkish morning favorite, is a bit of a landmark in terms of street cuisine. To finish, ask for some olive paste and a glass of Turkish tea. 

Simit, the most well-known Turkish street snack, is a kind of sesame bagel that can be found in almost every country in the globe. Snackers from carts all across Turkey are drawn to the freshly fried melasses and sesame grains. You should have it for breakfast more often, plain or with cheese, and at any time of day.  You can have a simit and tea at the top of Maiden Tower!

When visiting Istanbul, these are some of the finest street dishes to try. Make sure to eat something before visiting the finest historical sites, since your stomach will require fuel!

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Dev imparatorluklarin ana merkezi Istanbul.


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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".

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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.