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Istanbul Eats

Istanbul Eats

CB’s work was started in 2009 by Ansel Mullins and Yigal Schleifer as a humble food blog called Istanbul Eats. The following year we published a book of our reviews, now in its fifth edition. That year we also launched our first culinary walk in Istanbul, a route we are still using today.

Recent stories by Istanbul Eats

A vendor in the film Ben Geldim Gidiyorum
January 21, 2016

“I’ve Come and I’m Gone”: A Tribute to Istanbul’s Street Vendors

Istanbul -- Metin Akdemir is a filmmaker based in Istanbul. In 2011 he made a short film about street vendors in the city. The film, “Ben Geldim Gidiyorum” (“I’ve Come and I’m Gone”), won several awards in Turkish and international film festivals, and we think it’s a very valuable piece of work that captures a side of Istanbul’s culture that is slowly disappearing. Read more
Mari, in her old place, photo by Monique Jacques
December 11, 2015

Mari: The Cosmopolitan

Istanbul -- Editor's note: The chef and owners of Mekan have moved on to a new location, which they've named Mari. We're sorry to report that Mekan itself has since gone downhill.  Read more