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Istanbul is a city in [[Turkey]].
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'''Istanbul''' is a city in [[Turkey]]. There are many [[vegan]] alternatives around, from specific restaurants to street [[food]].
There are many vegan alternatives around, from specific restaurants to street food.
 
  
=== Street Food ===
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== Street Food ==
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''Etsiz çiğ köfte'' - traditionally made with raw meat, it became illegal to sell that version (although if you are offered homemade ''çiğ köfte'' it is likely meat, so ask). Luckily they decided to make it vegan-friendly! It contains [[bulgur]], tomato paste, red pepper paste, spices, chopped onions, green onions, fresh mint, parsley, pomegranate syrup and lemon. It is eaten as a ''dürüm'' with bread (3TL), or you can buy a portion with just the ingredients for about 6 to 10TL.
  
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''Mercimek çorbası'' and ''ezogelin çorbası'' (lentil soup) - available in lokantas and restaurants everywhere, normally for between 1 and 3 lira. Occasionally made with fat however, so ask if you can! Comes with free bread always.
  
etsiz çiğ köfte - traditionally made with raw meat, it became illegal to sell that version (although if you are offered homemade çiğ köfte it is likely meat, so ask). luckily they decided to make it vegan-friendly! it contains [[bulgar]], tomato paste, red pepper paste, spices, chopped onions, and green onions, fresh mint and parsley, pomegranate syrup, and lemon are added. it is eaten as a dürüm with bread (3TL), or you can buy a porsiyon with just the ingredients for about 6 to 10TL.
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''Fasulyeli Pilav'' (beans and rice) - occasionally cooked with chicken or beef broth, so definitely ask! Costs around 3TL, very filling. Also available in kiosks, restaurants and lokantas.
  
Mercimek çorbası and ezogelin çorbası (lentil soup) - available in lokantas and restaurants everywhere, normally between 1 and 3 lira. occasionally made with fat however, so ask if you can! comes with free bread always.
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== Restaurants ==
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* [http://govindaistanbul.com ''Govinda Restaurant''] - Indian vegetarian restaurant in Beyoğlu with plenty of vegan options, mains typically less than 10TL. Not bad food, but there are better places that other people can add.
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* ''Felafel House'' - just off Taksim square, walk down the street next to Simit Sarayı, perpendicular to Cümhuriyet Cadessi, about 100m down. ''Dürüm'' for 6TL, highly recommended.
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Fasulyeli Pilav (beans and rice) - occasionally cooked with chicken or beef broth, so ASK! costs around 3TL, very filling. also available in kiosks, restaurants, and lokantas.
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== Useful Turkish ==
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* ''Etsiz mi bu?'' ––– Is this without meat?
  
=== Restaurants ===
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* ''Et yada tavuk suyu var mı içinde'' ––– Does this have meat or chicken stock?
  
[[Govinda Restaurant|http://govindaistanbul.com/]] - vegetarian indian restaurant in Beyoğlu with plenty of vegan options, mains typically less than 10TL. not bad food, but there are better places that other people can add.
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* Substitute ''Et yada tavuk'' (meat or chicken, see phrase above) for these other words: ''balık'' - fish, ''süt'' - milk, ''yumurta'' - egg, ''peynir'' - cheese, ''tereyağı'' - butter, ''yoğurt'' - yogurt.
  
Felafel House - just off taksim square, walk down the street next to simit sarayı, perpendicular to cümhuriyet cadessi, about 100m down. dürüm for 6TL, highly recommended.
 
  
really there are plenty more if you do some research and have some cash to spare.
 
  
=== Tips ===
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[[Category:Turkey]]
 
 
some good phrases - etsiz mi bu? (is this without meat?)
 
 
 
et yada tavuk suyu var mı içinde - does this have meat or chicken stock
 
 
 
substitute et for these other words:
 
 
 
balık - fish
 
 
 
süt - milk
 
 
 
yumurta - egg
 
 
 
tavuk - chicken
 
 
 
peynir - cheese
 
 
 
tereyağı - butter
 
 
 
yoğurt - yogurt
 

Revision as of 13:53, 11 March 2013

Istanbul is a city in Turkey. There are many vegan alternatives around, from specific restaurants to street food.

Street Food

Etsiz çiğ köfte - traditionally made with raw meat, it became illegal to sell that version (although if you are offered homemade çiğ köfte it is likely meat, so ask). Luckily they decided to make it vegan-friendly! It contains bulgur, tomato paste, red pepper paste, spices, chopped onions, green onions, fresh mint, parsley, pomegranate syrup and lemon. It is eaten as a dürüm with bread (3TL), or you can buy a portion with just the ingredients for about 6 to 10TL.

Mercimek çorbası and ezogelin çorbası (lentil soup) - available in lokantas and restaurants everywhere, normally for between 1 and 3 lira. Occasionally made with fat however, so ask if you can! Comes with free bread always.

Fasulyeli Pilav (beans and rice) - occasionally cooked with chicken or beef broth, so definitely ask! Costs around 3TL, very filling. Also available in kiosks, restaurants and lokantas.

Restaurants

  • Govinda Restaurant - Indian vegetarian restaurant in Beyoğlu with plenty of vegan options, mains typically less than 10TL. Not bad food, but there are better places that other people can add.
  • Felafel House - just off Taksim square, walk down the street next to Simit Sarayı, perpendicular to Cümhuriyet Cadessi, about 100m down. Dürüm for 6TL, highly recommended.
  • add more?

Useful Turkish

  • Etsiz mi bu? ––– Is this without meat?
  • Et yada tavuk suyu var mı içinde ––– Does this have meat or chicken stock?
  • Substitute Et yada tavuk (meat or chicken, see phrase above) for these other words: balık - fish, süt - milk, yumurta - egg, peynir - cheese, tereyağı - butter, yoğurt - yogurt.