Where to eat the best döner kebab in Istanbul


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Döner kebab -for the beginners- is a meat dish consists of deboned meat layered on a vertical spit, roasted rotating on its axis, then cut -shaved- thin slices with a special long knife aka döner bıçağı… Served as pide sandwich, wrapped … Continue reading

Here comes the tomatoes!


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Finally the tomato season kicked off! All I want to eat is tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and olive oil! An easy task, after visiting the organic market held at Göztepe Özgürlük Parkı on Wednesdays, I got the first heirloom tomatoes of … Continue reading

The colorful Göztepe Pazarı


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Pazar changes its color like seasons. Fruits, flowers, vegetables even the stalls selling homemade produce change… spring is one of the liveliest times and as the summer approaches, I was not surprised to see the heap of clothing switched to heap of … Continue reading

Köşem Karadeniz Pide Salonu – Istanbul

So small, but hard to miss. You can take in the teasingly good smell of meat and the butter from meters away and head to  the right direction.

The secret is the ingredients and the cooking technique for once. The prompt and courteous service is always a plus as we all know. All the ingredients are originally from Trabzon, one of the home towns of  pide on the Black Sea coastal region. As a person who tasted lots of different pide in Trabzon,  I must say this little place in Istanbul is by far the best.

They deliver home, but I prefer eating in the small restaurant while watching the skillful hands shape the dough and top it with my choosen ingredient and shovel it in the depths of the wood burning oven.

Address: Tütüncü Mehmet Efendi Cad. No:10 D.5, Göztepe, Istanbul

Phone: (216) 360 1678

Service Hours : 11:00 am- 09:00 pm (if not finished by then, you may find it till 9:30pm) / open everyday of the week

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