Here is a little compilation of my favourite foods and drinks to have when visiting Istanbul. Of course, there are many more things to try in Turkey, so be curious and enjoy!
So tea in England is a pretty big deal, but in Turkey, it is taken to another level! It is almost Turkish people substitute for water. At the risk of being controversial (my English friends may kill me for this) I actually prefer Turkish tea! No need for milk just add a little bit of sugar for a warming afternoon treat.
The strongest coffee you will ever have. It does the job on a morning when you need a kick. Just so you are aware though, the coffee grains are in the cup so do not drink it too fast otherwise you will have a rather unpleasant and grainy surprise.
Sold in the street, simits are the Turkish equivalent of bagels. Head to one of the cute little vintage carts you will find across the city and buy one of these ring-shaped breads for a breakfast on the go or a mid-afternoon snack!
Obviously, you have to try Turkish delights when in Turkey! I don’t have much more to say apart from the fact that they are delicious and the flavours you will find in Istanbul’s bazaars are endless! Rose, mint, pistachio…
Exactly like for Turkish delights, baklava is a must to have when in Istanbul!
Menemen may be hard to pronounce but it is excellent and a traditional Turkish breakfast made of scrambled eggs, vegetables and spices. It is served boiling hot with bread to dip in. If you want to have a delicious one, make sure you go there!