The Best Time To Visit Istanbul
Istanbul really is an all-year-round destination. Arrive in late spring or early autumn to enjoy pleasant, sunny days or in the hotter midsummer to enjoy the Bosphorus in all its majesty and dine at one of the many frontline fresh fish restaurants. Some people say that Istanbul is at its most magical from mid-December through to mid-March, when fog and often snow blanket the city, and taking Turkish coffee at a pavement café seems bliss
Eating Out in Istanbul
Well if you are going to Istanbul then you really must try some Turkish food.
Turkey’s diverse climate and environs mean there’s a ready supply of natural ingredients from a variety of plants, spices, and seafood all helping to make Turkish cuisine unique and tasty!
And it’s best to start with a Turkish breakfast where tea replaces the traditional coffee that Europeans often enjoy. Also sliced tomatoes and/or cucumbers are popular at a Turkish breakfast as are white cheese (similar to feta), old cheese (kaşar peyniri), black and/or green olives (zeytin), butter, thick cream (kaymak), honey, jam, an omelet or boiled eggs (yumurta) are all served up.
Try the Çakmak café in upmarket Besiktas which is famous for its lavish Turkish breakfasts.
Istanbul street food is another tasty option. Try a Lahmacuna thin, oval piece of flatbread available with a variety of toppings. Or a Mısır which is freshly grilled corn-on-the-cob and popular in the winter.