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ISTANBUL HISTORIC PENINSULA FOOD AND DRINK GUIDE

Istanbul welcomes millions of domestic and foreign tourists every year with its historical and natural beauties, opportunities and more. The creation of these possibilities and attractions has been realized with the contribution of different civilizations in hundreds of years. One of the places where this cultural density is felt most is the Historical Peninsula, one of the oldest settlements of Istanbul. Surrounded by the Bosphorus, the Marmara Sea and the Golden Horn, the culture in this region is also displayed in eating and drinking. It is as much fun to visit the Historic Peninsula as you can eat. If you are wondering where to eat in Istanbul Historical Peninsula, continue reading our article.

 

Şehzade Kebab

We bet you haven't eaten anything like this before! It is possible to eat cağ kebab, which is a gift of Erzurum to the world in the heart of Istanbul! Şehzade Cağ Kebap, located in Sirkeci, is one of the tastes that the food can never give up and never forget. Don't forget to eat Kadayif stuffed after eating your cag kebab!

Address: Hoca Pasa, Hoca Pasa Sok., No: 6/4, Fatih / Istanbul

 

Baldır 

Baldır

Source: https://www.yesempatik.com/baldir-sirkeci/

The meats in Baldır in Sirkeci are cooked at low temperatures for more than 12 hours. Meats that are rested one day are cleaned of membrane, fat and similar pieces; served with unique sauces and specially prepared bread. We say you don't miss this flavour!

Address: Hobyar, Asir Efendi Cad., No: 15 / A, Fatih / Istanbul

 

Sultanahmet Köftecisi Selim Usta 1920

Sultanahmet Köftecisi Selim Usta, which is a place that everyone who is in or not in Istanbul must taste, desire to taste, and will regret if not he is not tasting, laid its foundations in 1920. Spices are not used in the place where 100% of beef meatballs are prepared. Among the delicacies must be tasted are; lamb skewers, semolina halva, meatballs, and Piyaz!

Address: Alemdar Mah., Divan Yolu Cad., No: 12, Fatih / Istanbul

 

Kral Kokorec

If you haven't tasted this flavour, you're still not late! Kral Kokorec, a classic, is commonplace for those who want to experience the flavour festival. Spices, tomatoes, pepper, and most importantly, the place offers large portions and have options between bread and on the palate. Don't forget to try dolma which is the special of the place!

Address: Hobyar Mah., Buyuk PTT Cad., No: 54, Fatih / Istanbul

 

Vefa Bozacısı

Vefa Bozacısı

Hacı Sadık Bey brought a new form to the boza sold in Istanbul. It dates back to 1870 when he came here from Prizren, Albania. As it is today, the lightly sour taste at the time of the formation of dark thick, light yellow coloured yet new fermentation bubbles is the first sign of the place. Vefa Bozacisi, which was sold as a mobile until 1876, moved to its current location in 1876. The place has been with family members for four generations. Boza is a must-taste when you visit the Historic Peninsula!

Address: Vefa Cad., No: 66, Fatih / Istanbul

 

Hamdi Restaurant

Hamdi Restaurant

Source: https://www.reztoran.com/tr/istanbul/hamdirestaurant-eminonu

Hamdi Restaurant, located in Şişli, Pera and Eminönü, dates back to the 1960s. Hamdi Arpacı, from Birecik district of Şanlıurfa, opened his first bench next to Eminönü New Mosque begins the story of Hamdi Restaurant. Today, the restaurant serves fundamental tastes such as Birecik kebab, Urba kebab, tomato kebab, vegetable kebab, pistachio kebab.

Address: Tahmis Cad., Kalcin Sok., No: 11, Eminonu / Istanbul

 

Hafiz Mustafa 1864

If you want to eat a delicious dessert on top of all this, of course, the place is Hafiz Mustafa 1864! Hafız Mustafa, which has branches in Taksim, Sultanahmet, Eminönü and Sirkeci in Istanbul, has baklavas, sweets, Turkish delights, puddles, cakes and drinks.

Address: Hoca Pasa, Muradiye Cad., No: 51, Sirkeci / Istanbul

 

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