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Wish You Were Here Postcards – Street Food, Istanbul

19/02/2014 | By

street-vendor stall, Istanbul

Clearly, food is pretty high on my agenda when I travel. Street food is one of the most genuine ways to eat in any country, although it is also an area where caution is often advised. During my trip to Istanbul last year I spent a fabulous day getting to know the local food scene on a food tour with Istanbul Eats. The tour led us through many of the back streets and in and out of stores and cafes that are not generally on the tourist map. We wound up in the Kurdish part of town, passing this vendor with his cart full of barbecued sheeps heads. This was a treat I managed to resist – I was heading to a restaurant for lunch, after all. 😉

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  1. Celia

    I don’t know how you passed on the sheeps’ heads… 😉

  2. Hotly Spiced

    I did wonder what those were. Good to know nothing goes to waste in Istanbul! I think I would have joined you at the restaurant for lunch though! xx

  3. Fiona @TIFFIN bite sized food adventures

    De…licious…. I didn’t see any sheep heads in Turkey but did see some equally confronting whole sheep with head in tact in Croatia. Very unattractive. I love this quick little post Amanda – great job!

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