We Give You an Overview of Turkey’s Street Food

Filled to the brim with ancient ruins left from a military leader parade and blessed with picturesque views that never fail to delight, Turkey is a stunning destination that traverses Asia and Europe. Its colorful community, popular cuisine, and unparalleled heritage are the highlights of all here, with gloriously, stretching from the sun-drenched Mediterranean to the mighty mountains and arid steppe.

If you decide to enjoy a city break in the Byzantine and Ottoman glories of Istanbul, sunbathe at the lake, walk through the backdrop of ruins like Ephesus or see some of the most incredible panoramas in Pamukkale and Cappadocia, this region has amazing tourist destinations.

Istanbul can be a treasure trove of dining diversity, but it is no surprise that dining will leave a hole in the pocket at the most trendy restaurants in town. If your bellies are in the hurry or your finances are falling a little small, the very next time you come back around the corner to seek your dinner this selection of the top street food will definitely be helpful. Also, check out our Turkey Packages at the end.

1. Kofte

Street Food

Kofta or köfte are crispy pieces of walnut, mostly consisting of ground beef or lamb. It is a common Turkish meze dish that is often cooked for special events and evening gatherings, as the meatballs are easy to make at home and can comfortably be eaten with a toothpick.

Köfte comes in varying degrees of spiciness and in different ways-from egg-coated and fried Kadin budu to south-eastern Adana kofte. The most widely known variation in eastern Turkey is called içli köfte, full of flavor due to large quantities of butter in the stuffing.

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2. Kumpir

Street Food

The supreme baked potato goes by Turkey’s name kumpir, with Ortaköy becoming the city’s most common place to eat it. You will realize that you chose the correct place as soon as you see the kumpir seller grade, who together attempts to get you to their particular stall. With a vast array of toppings like kaşar cheese, sosis, corn, mayonnaise salad, peas, and carrots, there are endless opportunities and limitless combos.

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3. Tantuni

Street Food

A similar relative of the dürüm, tantuni is distinguished by beef, tomatoes, peppers, and a heaping spoonful of spices covered in the thinnest tortilla imaginable. It is usually produced in spicy and less spicy varieties, although the majority of Mersin natives (Tantuni’s home town) believe it is not completely accurate unless you have a burning tongue. Emine Ana Sofrası on Billurcu Sokak in Taksim was among the top locations to get exquisite tantuni in Istanbul.

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4. Durum

Street Food

Dürüm is one of the Turkish culinary creations, one of the most popular. Why?  You are as likely to find it in a corner of the street as you are in the most fanciful establishments. Regardless of if you like meat, beef, cheese, or veggie, this packaged meal is sure to liberate you from your craving. For crowd-pleasing dürüm, take a moment during any hour of the day on Taksim Square by Bambi or Kızılkayalar.

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5. Simit

Street Food

Turkish simit is a circular bread, generally preceded by either tea or ayran, eaten at brunch with preserved fruit, in savory combos with cheese and fresh vegetables, and pastırma (salt-cured with beef).

Since the 1500s simit is thought to be baked in Istanbul, although the term comes from derived from the Arabic word samīd, which means white bread or fine flour. The dough itself is identical to that of a bagel, except that the tested dough is formed and immersed with water in fruit molasses until it is covered with a coating of sampled sesame seeds.

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6. Lahmacun

Street Food

Lahmacun is a most complex meal of thin, thin, dough, which is often known as “Turkish pizza,” with a hair-oon-red pepper mixture, which slides for a few minutes in the oven and served piping hot. Hard roasting. It is common to add a few pickles and a squirt of lemon juice and then place them in a wrap to sample with a cold ayran.

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7. Balik-Ekmek

Street Food

In Turkish cuisine, Balık ekmek is a popular street food component. It is a sandwich of a filet of fried or grilled fish (typically mackerel, or other related oily fish), eaten in a bun of Turkish bread, along with different vegetables. Normally, it is delivered directly from the boat on the Eminönü Square. The name is a mixture of balık (fish) and ekmek (bread), the Turkish names.

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