Turkish cuisine is definitely one of the best and the richest in the world. If you like good food Turkey is a heaven for you.
I invite you on the trip through kebap (real), street food and bazaar of Istanbul!
1. Lunch in Hamdi Restaurant – quite pricey meals but with great view
2. Just next to Galata Bridge, on Grand Bazaar side there are boats where fish is grilled and served with bread. Really worth trying this unique sandwich.
3. After crossing the Galata Bridge visit Karaköy Güllüoğlu Mağaza – my boyfriend claims that they serve the best baklava in Istanbul. Want to eat the best baklava on the world? Head to Antep – the place where this dessert with nuts and honey was born.
4. From Karakoy take a ferry to Kadikoy and visit the bazaar.
Fresh Yufka, e.g. to make börek or baklava.
This bazaar is worth seeing if you are interested in markets. It’s small, cozy and real. You aren’t treated here as “walking euros” like in grand bazaar, in general, it’s a tourist-free place. Bazaar occupies a couple of little streets, the main one is Gunesli Bahce Sk. The market is surrounded by plenty of street restaurants.
Shop with Turkish sweets
Stand with fish
Beautifully organised stands of fruits
“If I fits I sits” Turkish style of pickling of… everything
No breakfast without big olives
Hungry? taste some mussel “dolma” – mussels stuffed with rice.
All the cheese of Turkey