What I ate in Istanbul, Turkey (Vegan)

Falafel Zone
Falafel & mushroom menu

There were falafel, mushroom sauté, french fries, tahini sauce, hummus, oranges, and bread.
Falafel was like eating fluffy bread. It was my first time eating this kind of falafel.
French fries were really crispy and moist.
Mushroom sauté had a lot of garlic and green hot pepper in it. Fortunately, it wasn’t spicy, and it was very soft.
Tahini sauce was really sour. And hummus was not good. The texture wasn’t smooth, and it smells weird, but I don’t know what it is.

Falafel Zone
Salad

I got a salad by the time I almost finished. I think the waiter forgot my salad. It was a tomato, cucumber, and lettuce salad.

Falafel Zone
Homemade lemonade

It was really sweet lemonade.

Community Kitchen
Cold hibiscus tea

I’ve never seen such a dark hibiscus tea before. And it was really sweet and sour. It was fantastic.

Community Kitchen
Vegan döner + potatoes + stuffed aubergine

There were cherry tomato, cucumber, and lettuce salad.
There was also a chewy veggie ball behind the stuffed zucchini. Stuffed zucchini and stuffed aubergine were full of rice, and it tasted great.
The chewy seitan and the potato roasted with red pepper oil were also delicious.

Muhtelif Mekân
The muhtelif plate

There were dried eggplant & pepper dolma, garlicky bulgur buttons, kibbeh, salad (lettuce, red cabbage, carrot, basil, sweet vinaigrette dressing) and cashew yogurt.
Bulgur buttons, kibbeh was really good. It was even better because it’s not easy to find. I’m really happy to eat exotic food.

Muhtelif Mekân
Hangover cure

It was made of mint, green apple, cucumber, lemon, ginger, and mineral water. It was a smoothie that good for my health.

Muhtelif Mekân
Egyptian pudding

There was pastry on top of pudding made of soy milk and coconut milk. It was like eating moist coconut cream. It was really sweet and delicious.

Veganarsist
Ayran

It was a cold savory yogurt-based beverage with cashew yogurt and dry mint. It’s not bad, but I don’t like salt, so I won’t drink it again.

Veganarsist
Arwen kokoretsi

There were arwen vegan kokoretsi made with oyster mushroom, lettuce, tomato, jalapeno, red cabbage pickle, shredded carrot, and incredibly salty gherkin pickle.
The shredded oyster mushroom was cooked with chili peppers. It wasn’t my style because it had a lot of spices, but it was good because I could eat Turkish food.

Veganarsist
Cacao pudding, Orange juice

There was a cacao pudding on top of the carrot cinnamon cake made of graham cracker. It wasn’t bad. And orange juice was good.

Bi Nevi Deli
Kombucha

It was like drinking beer. The alcohol was strong. My head hurts.

Bi Nevi Deli
Yuba noodles

The texture of yuba (tofu skin) and mushrooms were fantastic. Cream sauce was good, too. It was a perfect meal for me, who likes cream pasta and tofu.

Bi Nevi Deli
Bounty bar

The crispy chocolate was full of caramel and coconut filling. It was fine.

Bi Nevi Deli
Tahini & coconut caramel cheesecake

It was like mousse cake. It was so soft and great. Cookie crust was good, too.

Café 26A
Vegan breakfast

First of all, there was a lot of food. There were chai tea, olive oil with thyme and red chili peppers, berry Jam, tahini molasses, salad (tomato, cucumber, pepper, lettuce, spinach), hazelnut and walnut, green olives & black olives, moist and crispy 3 pisi (fried dough food), and soft bread. It was all delicious. It was good for dinner, too.

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Joeun Vegan

Vegan/Traveler

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