Best Districts for Foodies in Istanbul

Best Districts for Foodies in Istanbul

Best Districts for Foodies in Istanbul

Best Districts for Foodies in Istanbul

Turkish food is rich and well-known around the world. Istanbul is a cultural melting pot, and all of these influences positively impact the cuisine scene. So, while you're here, forget about the foreign (fast) food chains and try authentic Turkish cuisine. In this article, we have listed the best districts for foodies in Istanbul.


Karaköy, one of Istanbul's oldest and most historic districts, was founded in the 19th century as a gathering place for banks and insurance companies. Young and urban cafés, restaurants, and boutiques have breathed new life into the neighborhood's crumbling surfaces, old churches, and electrical and plumbing parts suppliers. On your next trip here, make sure to check out these restaurants, which serve excellent meals any time of the day.

Taksim, Beyoğlu

If you're looking for a great location to eat, Istanbul has plenty of possibilities. Some of Istanbul's top restaurants may be found in the Beyoglu area and Taksim Square, which are well worth visiting.


Ortaköy is a district of Istanbul that is famous for its Kumpir. It is a giant stuffed potato with toppings. This district, one of the liveliest spots in Istanbul, is renowned for its famous Ortaköy Mosque and Ortaköy eateries. It is a popular area in Beşiktaş. Ortaköy, which takes place on the trips of local and foreign tourists throughout the year, also offers many pleasant moments with its sea view and walking paths.


Sarıyer Börekçisi is one of the classics of Istanbul. Founded in 1895 by Mehmet Ali Bey, the pastry shop sells pastries in the same building today. Although you can see the Historical Sarıyer Börekçisi sign in many parts of Istanbul and even Turkey, keep in mind that the real pastry shop is in Sarıyer, on the road to Rumeli Kavağı. Especially in the morning, steaming spinach, cheese, potato, minced meat, and plain börek will impress you.