Discover what to drink in Turkey with this complete guide to the best traditional Turkish drinks, hot, cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
Not only is Turkey rich in history, filled with stunning architecture and graced by some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, but it also happens to be one of the most incredible countries for food.
Traditional Turkish cuisine reflects the legacy of the Ottoman empire as well as the flavours of Asia, the Mediterranean, Aegean, Balkan, Arabic, Slavic and Western worlds.
Some of our best travel memories are from Turkey such as dining on lamb testi, cooked in a clay pot using methods traced back to the Hittites in 1600 BC, to unwinding at a trendy wine bar in Istanbul.
From the Black Sea to the Mediterranean to southeastern Anatolia, the food regions of Turkey offer cuisines that are diverse, complex and regionally varied in ingredients, flavours and cooking methods.
Our culinary travel guides will help you make the most of a trip to Turkey!
- Capital City: Ankara (although Istanbul is the country's largest city)
- Currency: Turkish lira
- Official Language(s): Turkish ( although Kurdish and English are also spoken)
- Plugs & Electrical Information: Type C and F plugs, 230V supply voltage and 50Hz
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A guide to the best Turkish food, traditional cuisine, street snacks and restaurants to try on a visit to Turkey.
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