Well if you are going to Istanbul then you really must try some Turkish food.
Turkey’s diverse climate and environs means 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 its 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 flat bread available with a variety of toppings. Or a Mısır which is freshly grilled corn-on-the-cob and popular in the winter.