Week #21: Healthy Choice

In the past 20 weeks, I have tried many different breakfast locations around (and beyond) Istanbul. Even tough breakfasts seem the same, they differ a lot. One of the most important things is the quality of ingredients used for breakfast. Organic olives, homemade jam and butter, homemade bread, special cheese and kaymak… all these ‘details’Continue reading “Week #21: Healthy Choice”

Week #20: Home, Sweet Home

Let’s face it, Turkish breakfast tradition is great, but there is no way you could afford to follow it on a daily basis. It takes time and money to prepare it and then eat it. So here is what I actually have for breakfast on a regular working day, that means on a day whenContinue reading “Week #20: Home, Sweet Home”

Week #19: Meloon

Istanbul keeps on surprising me. Every neighbourhood has its own vibes, its own face… Every time you think you’ve figured Istanbul out, it just smiles and you and shows you yet another face. This happens to me every time I go to the Asian side of Istanbul, which, as I have always lived in the EuropeanContinue reading “Week #19: Meloon”

Week 17: Love from Beirut

In this week of my #52breakfasts challenge, I will take you on a journey to Beirut, Lebanon. Instead of a Turkish breakfast culture, let’s indulge into a Lebanese breakfast culture. This has been my first visit to Beirut and I’ve spent there just a few days, so I didn’t really have much time to discoverContinue reading “Week 17: Love from Beirut”

Week #15: Calling All Cheese Lovers

A few years ago I wouldn’t believe you, but cheese can take you to paradise. I have discovered a yummy kaymak a few weeks ago (A Kaymak Made in Heaven) in the Galata district. When I was younger I didn’t like cheese at all. Then I started with the basics and now I love someContinue reading “Week #15: Calling All Cheese Lovers”

Week #13: A Terrace above the Bazaar

Sultanahmet, Eminönü and Sirkeci areas are usually considered to be touristy areas, hence more expensive. But sometimes you need to give this area a second chance and explore it. New places are opening every year and some might surprise you in a positive way. After all the Instagram stories I have seen, I have decidedContinue reading “Week #13: A Terrace above the Bazaar”

Week #12: Early Birds Get the Best View

Breakfast by the sea. Doesn’t it sound great? And in the city like Istanbul, there should be plenty of nice breakfast places by the sea. But are there? Some of them are too crowded, some of them are next to the busy road, some of them are too far and some only have a goodContinue reading “Week #12: Early Birds Get the Best View”

Week #6: Don’t judge a breakfast place by its name

I enjoyed this week’s breakfast in a neighbourhood which translates a Windmill, which belongs to municipality of a Village of a Muslim Judge in a place called Mould or a Rot. Not really attractive, right?  Well, don’t judge a book by its cover, or better said, don’t judge a breakfast place by its name! TheContinue reading “Week #6: Don’t judge a breakfast place by its name”

Week #5: A Garden on an Island

Have you always wanted to enjoy your Turkish breakfast in a quiet, nice and sunny garden? This spring you have a perfect excuse for a (breakfast) trip to Büyükada. Srgüzeşt Otel at Büyükada might not have a sea view, but their hidden garden is a great place for a relaxed breakfast. If the weather isContinue reading “Week #5: A Garden on an Island”

Week #4: Nothing Compares to Grandma’s Cooking

Mother’s food is always one of the best. The taste or smell itself can take you back to childhood… but grandmas food is a pure magic. Your grandma might not be in Istanbul, but there is a Grandma in Istanbul. That’s a great news, isn’t it? She ıs waiting for you every day, just behindContinue reading “Week #4: Nothing Compares to Grandma’s Cooking”