Since the foundation of the city, street vendors have played an important role in urban culture and city life. There are numerous types of mouthwatering street food in Istanbul, as you would expect from such a rich culinary culture. Below are some of the most popular.
Street vendors are inseparable parts of the harmony of Istanbul streets. Simit, pilav, roast corn, chestnuts, all kinds of fruit, fish sandwich, dürüm, kokoreç, stuffed mussel, and meatball… After soccer games, during the concerts, on the way back home after a tiring workday, after a night out, or in a hunger crisis in midnight… They are always welcoming you: Meatball vans! If you are open trying tasty, local street food, we invite you to a “meatball adventure” on the backstreets of Istanbul.