Istanbul offers a great variety of choices when it comes to restaurants and street food. Seafood is quite often overlooked. When people mention Turkish food – fish does not come to mind. However, Istanbul will surprise a visitor with excellent seafood dishes, without hesitation, you can call Istanbul – a seafood city. Fish markets are abundant, fish is fresh and numerous street vendors sell a variety of healthy freshly cooked seafood snacks.
The waterfront around the Golden Horn Bay is home to many fishermen, they land their daily catch here and cook it right away, sometimes on the boat. So it is not exactly street food, but rather boat food. One of the staples very popular with local people is the grilled mackerel sandwich. The Galata Bridge houses many seafood restaurants, but to get a real treat one has to get into a taxi and go to Mavi-Yesil restaurant. It is situated on the European shore between the two bridges. The view is amazing and so is the food. More traditional Turkish fair can be found in numerous street cafes and for the taste and ambiance of the previous era Orient Express restaurant is still operating near the train station. If you feel adventurous and like street food, you can taste kokorec grilled sandwich from the street food vendor. Or simply take colorful food pictures to remember your experiences later.
26.03.2023 by FPImages