Edited by Jessica Wright
When it comes to delicious food adventures, Istanbul is a Mediterranean Mecca thanks to an influx of culinary influence from the Anatolian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Aegean regions, as well as a growing taste for global cuisine. With the Sea of Marmara on one side of us, and the Black Sea on the other you can be sure that fresh seafood is always on the menu, so there is no question of what to eat in Istanbul. Out and about in the city you’re sure to find a rich spectrum of inexpensive not-to-be-missed street eats, but if home-made food is your dish than you’ve chosen the right destination because Turkish people – the women in particular – love to be in the kitchen making all the traditional favourites! All you need is a friendly Turkish family to take you in for dinner... Failing that, I’ve compiled a list of the best places to eat in Istanbul for you to try out. Being vegan I have a slightly more niche palate than your average foodie, but that doesn’t mean I can’t point you in the direction of some omnivore-friendly feeding spots.