Something fantastic about Istanbul is the food. Ashley had a wonderful idea of going on a food tour. This was run through Istanbul Eats. Was a great way to get an intro to the food here. You can also really tell food is a massive part of the culture. Every block has at least one place to eat. The grocery stores are wonderful, produce stands everywhere, and very little low quality food in sight.
We got a bit lost which made us slightly late in getting to our 9:30am start. However we were greeted by a classic Turkish breakfast. This was no Italian espresso and cornetti. Nope. Eggs & sausage both done Turkish style. The best part was bread with honey and Calmik. Not sure of the spelling. It was somewhere between butter and whipping cream. Very yummy. Tea is obviously served with all this. Forgot to take the pictures before we ate it all.Next up was like Baklava, but not. It is the same pastry, but bot soaked in sugar or honey. The cake looking one is soaked in water and some egg added. A sort of morning lasagna.