Istanbul Street Food Guide: What and Where to Eat

September 30, 2015

Explore the cheap eats of Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul is one of the world’s largest cities — the official population is more than 14 million people, and many estimate it is a great deal larger — and its abundance of frugal diners drives an affordable street food and drinks scene. Plenty of specialties, like boza (a fermented millet drink), originated centuries ago and are synonymous with local culture, while others have arrived more recently as millions of Turks converge on Istanbul from Anatolia (Turkey east of the Bosphorus).

Istanbul’s highly developed infrastructure, coupled with the public’s insatiable hunger for hearty fast…