Delicious tastes that fill the streets of Istanbul is one of the things that make it unique, along with its countless specialities. The food you’ll see and taste here will reach the level of taste that you have never acquired before. Varying flavours of spice, sour, and sweet fills the streets in many different ways. The street food culture is significantly developed in Istanbul. Many people use these stands to complete their meals in the fastest way possible while enjoying the great tastes they offer. It is a common thing done by almost all people that live in Istanbul to sit down on a small stool in front of the pilav stand, enjoying traditional Turkish Pilav with chicken and peas.
A day without tasting one of these street foods are unimaginable with tons of different tempting tastes and vendors that entrap your curiosity with their blessed smells. The common sense of enjoying these street foods in your daily life is shared with the whole integrity of Turkey, and it is impossible for one to think about the streets of Istanbul without the presence of street food. There are numerous styles of street food in Istanbul, varying from location to location. As almost all of these foods are prepared quickly, cheap, and tasty, they make the best for tourists as well. There are street foods such as corn-on-a-cob, roasted chestnuts, çiğköftes (special Turkish vegetarian meatballs), tantuni (döner wrap), döner kebap, şırdan, soups (işkembe and kelle paça), fish sandwich, Turkish bagels, pickle juices, kumpir, wet burger and many more. You can learn much more about these popular street dishes here. As most of these foods are found all around the city, it is a tradition to eat the fish sandwich in Eminönü and wet burger in Taksim. The tastes of these street foods are genuinely fascinating. Let us take a closer look at one of Istanbul’s most refined street foods: the wet burger.
There are many arguments of the common folk and famous producers for wet burger’s origin, but it is still unknown today. Well, without further need for knowledge and information, there is no doubt that this delicious taste has integrated itself on the streets of Taksim. The smell of this garlic and tomato flavored burger fills Taksim Square each day. With countless people waiting in the lines of famous wet burger shops, waiting to reach this fantastic taste. Fortunately, if you wish to take a bite into this soft burger, you don’t have to visit Taksim since there are steamy open-ovens in cafés and buffets all over Turkey, serving you this fascinating taste.
This beloved Istanbul street food is a special hamburger made out of garlic and black pepper powdered full-of-fat meat stuffed inside a little white bun. The speciality of this burger comes from its long process of excess cooking via steam and its delicious and unique sauce, both giving the wetness that the burger has. With the soft texture, strong taste of meat, and delicious flavor of the sauce, the wet burger is a must to taste in Istanbul.