13 Delicious foods to try in Turkey

Foods to try in Turkey

Turkish cuisine is a fusion of central Asian, European and Middle Eastern cuisines.  Depending which part of the country you’re visiting there are different types of spices, vegetables and specialties.  When I visited Turkey, I went two cities which were Izmir and Istanbul, and both cities had delicious foods I would totally go back for again.  Here are the foods I tried and highly recommend when you visit Turkey.

13 Foods to try in Turkey:

1.  Lahmacun
Description: A crispy bread covered in tomato sauce and topped with ground meat.  It looks like a pizza.

Foods to try in Turkey


2.  Turkish Delights
Description: Soft and chewy dessert made from starch and sugar.  These come in different vareties – with nuts, pistachio, etc.

Foods to try in Turkey

Turkish Delights

3.  Turkish Tea
Description: Different teas from Turkey, the most famous is the Cay which has a reddish color served with sugar.

Foods to try in Turkey

Turkish Tea

4.  Lokma
Description: A ball shaped fried dough topped with coconut and syrup.

Foods to try in Turkey


5.  Lamb Chops
Description: Lamb chops marinated with spices and served with vegetables.

Foods to try in Turkey

Lamb Chops

6.  Tropicana Cherry Juice
Description: Tropicana Cherry juice (I think they only have this in Turkey).

Foods to try in Turkey

Tropicana Cherry Juice

7.  Cacik
Description: A dip made with Turkish yogurt, herbs and cucumber.

Foods to try in Turkey


8.  Yogurtlu Havuc
Description: Another dip made with Turkish yogurt and chopped carrots.

Foods to try in Turkey

Yogurtlu Havuc

9.  Baklava
Description: A Sweet dessert made with filo pastry, nuts and sugar.

Foods to try in Turkey


10.  Chicken Shish Kebab
Description: Chicken marinated in yogurt and then grilled.

Foods to try in Turkey

Chicken Shish Kebab

11.  Eggplant Salad
Description: Chopped eggplant mixed with tomatos and herbs.

Foods to try in Turkey

Eggplant Salad

12.  Saksuka
Description: Fried egg plant and potato salad with tomato sauce.

Foods to try in Turkey


13. Lavash
Description: It’s a thin and puffy bread with with sesame seed on top.

Foods to try in Turkey


Have you tried Turkish cuisine before?  Share us your story.

Published 30 May, 2014

Posted in Food, Food Guide, Foods in Turkey

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2 thoughts on “13 Delicious foods to try in Turkey

    1. Jam icoSnap Post author

      Definitely! I’m actually going back in a couple of weeks again, I can’t wait to try out more variety of their dishes. Did you go on the Euro or Asia side or both?


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