Eat local Reviews
Local food is always the best choice Nov 19, 2009
Food is a very important feature of every country and region. Especially now when some of travelers try to save some money, by eating in fast food joints. My advice for those going to Turkey: dining in places serving local food will cost you less, and it will be so much more interesting.
The best place for a hungry person is:
1. çorbacı (soup joint). I will clear sth up first : it's not a restaurant, where you go, have a chat, and spend some time. It's a place where you go-order-eat-pay-leave, because the next costumers are waiting for a table. These are usually really small and modestly furnished places. But the soup (çorba) is delicious and the price is really resonable. Usually about 3-4 Turkish Lira (1,5-2 Euro/2-2,5 USD, when I was there)
2. börekçi. Börek is a pastry containing thin layers of cheese, minced meat or other fillings. You may find the same in Serbian and other cuisine of the region. So if you want just a quick snack you will find börek very satisfactory. And your wallet will as well.
3. kebapçı or dönerci. As I understand there is a small difference between kebap ("any food roasted in small pieces") and döner ("tightly packed meat roasted on a large vertical spit"), but you can get both in one of these places. The prices are different. From 2-3 Liras for a sandwich with chicken kebap to 10 Liras for kebap with wegetables etc.
Keep in mind that my goal was to point to the cheapest and most traditional types of food places based on my observations.
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