Istanbul is a special destination. Straddling two continents, set around the Bosporus Strait which separates the European and Asian continents, this city has been influenced by a huge range of different cultures and civilizations over the centuries.
These influences have also left a mark on the city’s food, something which can still be seen today. Why not sample out these delicious and diverse street foods in Turkey’s biggest city?
Durum is one of the most recognizable Turkish foods, as it is now served in kebab shops all over the world. The word “durum” refers to a wrap that is generally filled with meat, vegetables, and sauces. It’s perfectly portable and super tasty.
Simit is a bread-based snack that is topped with sesame seeds and commonly seen in Istanbul citizens and visitors’ hands as they walk around the city. Think of it as the Turkish version of a bagel.
Did you know that fish sandwiches are an incredibly popular street food in Istanbul? Fishermen in the Bosporus often sell their fresh-caught fish in sandwich form, grilling them and serving them in between two slices of bread with vegetables.