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Welcome to another episode of Chopstick Travel. This is the first episode from our series in Istanbul Turkey! Istanbul is a city rich with history which greatly influences the dishes. Istanbul is PACKED with amazing STREET FOOD and traditional dishes that make you step back in the with each bite. We take you to have a Balkan feast for breakfast, into the Grand Bazaar for some insane shopping snd stop for one of the most famous Turkish street foods of all time: döner kebab, into a nargile cafe for delicious apple tea and to smoke shisha like the locals do, and for dinner we enter the spice market and visit a small restaurant for chicken shish kebab and a local specialty dessert, künefe. YUM!

Want to visit these places yourself? Check the info below:

1. Breakfast at Balkan Lokantasi

Hoca Pasa Mahallesi, Hoca Pasa Sk., No. 12, Fatih, Istanbul

2. Shopping & Döner Kebab at the Grand Bazaar

Beyazit Mh., Kalpakçilar Cd., No. 22, Fatih, Istanbul

3. Apple Tea & Nargile (Shisha) at Anadolu Nargilr Çorlularını Ali Pasa Medresesi

Mollafenari Mh., Yeniceriler Cd., No. 38, Fatih, Istanbul

4. Chicken Shish & Künefe at Lezzet-i Sark Antep Sofrası

Rüstem Pasa Mahallesi, Hasircilar Cd., No. 38, Fatih, Istanbul


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Hey there, we’re Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson with www.chopsticktravel.com ! We’re on a journey to document the BEST Street Food around the world! Chopstick Travels began in Taiwan, where we frequent the best Street Food stands everywhere from Taipei to Kaohsiung. Not only do we feast on amazing street food in Taiwan, but our food focused travels take us on Street Food missions trying unique foods around the world! We’ve eaten Street Food in Japan, Street Food in Malaysia, Street Food in Korea, Street Food in India and many more! I post 2 times a week mostly food, some travel. Street Food tours around the world and the most unique dishes we can find in all kinds of hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Stay updated for my latest video VIA our Facebook page and Instagram!

Always remember that the best part of travel is immersing yourself in the local culture, and no where better can you immerse yourself than into the Street Food!

Street Food in Turkey 2019