Istanbul is a food lover's paradise for food stalls. The food stalls in Istanbul are diverse and delicious. Made from fresh produce, it is served in carts, merchants, street food stalls, street stalls, and restaurants throughout the city. From doner kebab to Lahmacun, Istanbul's street food is a must-see experience! The only problem is that there are lots of delicious options! How do you choose? This guide was created to help you learn about the 20 best Turkish food stalls in Istanbul and where to find them.

We have compiled a list of the top 10 most delicious street food in Turkey. It appeals to everyone, young and old, local Turks, or tourists visiting the country. From specialities like Barrick Ekmek to Lahmacun, you are spoiled for your choice. 

 

1. BalikEkmek-Turkish typical regional cuisine 

 When talking about Turkish street food. The first thing that comes to mind is Balik Ekmek. Locally translated into fish and bread (Varikfish and Ekmek bread), it is a typical sandwich consisting of Turkish bread rolls and grilled white fish fillets. Serve with various vegetables, lettuce and onions on the side. Barrick Ekmek is spicy and spicy, so it's a must-see if you're on vacation in Turkey. 

Great places to eat Barrick Ekmek: Eminönü Square, Bosphorus Strait, Deriya Baliku Ekmek 

 

2. Lahmacun 

Lahmacun means dough in the native language. A Turkish-style pizza is made by grilling a round dough and topped with minced meat, minced vegetables, onions, and tomatoes. Various spices such as parsley and paprika, cinnamon, cumin and cayenne pepper. This is one of the most popular street food choices in Istanbul, Turkey. From the types of toppings to the types of meat and seasonings, you can make as many unique foods as you like. 

The best restaurants in Lahmacun: Hallil Lahmacun, Ortaklar, Oz Kilis Kebap 

 

3. Kagit Helva-Children's Snack 

Another traditional Turkish street food is Kagit Helva. A type of waffle made from caramel, condensed milk, coconut strawberry and chocolate. Available in a variety of flavours. This is one of the kids' favorites. One of the most common ways to use Kagit Helva in Turkey is to fold the wrap from the centre and use ice cream. 

Best restaurants in Kagit Helva: Senkos, Miskos Helva, Sirinkos 

 

4. Islak Burger-Delicious fast food 

Simple but delicious. Islak Burger is another name on Turkey's famous street food list. Served as a butter burger with juicy meatloaf, tomato sauce and spices in the middle, it's a quick solution when you're exploring the city and wanting a full meal. Great places to eat Islak Burger: Taksim Square, Kizilkayar, Islak Humburger 

 

5. Durum-For Sudden Hunger 

Durum is a traditional Turkish wrap made with chicken, beef, lamb, or vegetables, with cheese and spices. This is a typically tasty local kebab made from lavash bread, eaten with slices of meat, and the final dressing made from lime, paprika and kasar cheese has a unique taste and flavour. Meet the dish. 

Best Restaurant for Durum: Bambi and Kuzul Kayaral 

 

6. Tantuni-Spicy, Spicy and Delicious 

A special type of durum. Tantuni is a tortilla wrap made from meat, tomatoes and spices. Cut the beef into julienne or fry the lamb in cottonseed oil. Originally from the Mersin region, this is one of Turkey's most spicy street dishes, with fried meat, sliced ​​tomatoes and peppers joining the culinary flavour quotient.

Great restaurants to eat Tantuni: Karakoy and Satousta 

 

7. Simit-Healthy

Eating in Turkey To tantalize your appetite, try the Turkish Simit. Round bread made from Morasses, widely known as Turkish bagels, coated with flax seeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and sunflower seeds. This makes the bread soft and crispy. Of course, it's too delicious to taste. Counting the calories in a meal, it is one of Turkey's most popular street food. 

Best restaurant in Simit: Simit Sarai

 

8. Kokoretsi-Pronounced Flavors and Flavors 

Now is the time for the most unique and bizarre food available on the streets of Turkey. A spiced and skewered sheep intestine, wrapped in a loaf of bread and seasoned with lots of fat and salt. This local delicacy is easy to prepare and is a must-see for anyone who loves non-vegetarian cuisine. Kokoretsi should be your number one priority when you are listed as a finalist on what to try on the streets of Turkey. 

Best restaurants in Cocolek: Sampiyon, Mercan, Imparator 

 

9. Midye Dolma-Delicious Starter 

Image Source Serve with half-shelled mussels, spicy rice and lemon. Midye Dolma is a delicious and stomach-touching local Turkish cuisine loved by tourists and locals. Midye Dolma is available at all stall kiosks in and around Taksim Square and can be eaten anytime, anywhere.

 Best restaurants in Midye Dolma: Midyeci Ahmet and Şampiyon Kokoreç

 

10.Kumpir-Very attractive and you should try 

ImageSource Without this chic dish, a Turkish street food guide wouldn't be complete. Kumpil is basically a baked potato, known for its various flavours and spices. Kumpil can be used in a variety of toppings such as caselli cheese, sosis, corn, mayonnaise salad, peas and carrots. Customize your favourite toppings and tastes and try this super delicious and unique recipe. 

Kumpil's Best Restaurant: Ortakoy 

 

11. Halka Tatlısı

One of Istanbul’s many delicious food stall food choices is Harcatatrisi. This is a type of dessert available almost everywhere in the city. This popular tasty candy is made with a surprisingly simple recipe. Next, soak the fried dough in syrup and let it cool. The result is a crispy, super-sweet street dessert. 

The streets of Istanbul are exhausting, but this Turkish street food can give you the full boost you need.

 

12. Kestan Kebab (roasted chestnuts) 

Only chestnuts were peeled and roasted on the grill! There is no meat, but chestnut kebabs are still a good street food in Turkey. It’s healthy street food that you can find at any time of the day. Especially in the fall and winter, the city of Istanbul is full of certified vendors selling warm roasted chestnuts. In winter, chestnuts are fresher and tastier. Some people may find the taste boring, but when it’s made from a wood-burning stove at home, it’s a long-time favorite Turkish treat. Turkey is home to many chestnut trees, so you can eat a lot of chestnuts in winter. 

 

13. Koçan Mısır & Köz de Mısır (boiled corn)

You can find boiled and roasted corn all year round on the streets of Istanbul, but the taste of bumps in summer and spring is not comparable to that of winter. It’s very fulfilling and one of the cheapest street food in Istanbul, but its taste isn’t that good. Grilled corn has a different taste, so it’s worth a try. Corn is served directly from a boiling pan or grill. In other words, you need to be careful not to get burned.


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