Travelling as a vegetarian is not an easy task. Concerns about food go far beyond those of regular meat eaters. In addition to worrying about finding budget-friendly eateries with food that will also taste good, they also have to think about whether their next destination will have eateries catering to vegetarian needs.
If you’re travelling to the Turkish capital of Istanbul, however, you need not worry too much about finding delicious food to fit your plant-based lifestyle.
While Istanbul is better known for its kebabs than for its kale, Turkish cuisine in itself is quite vegetarian friendly, with a number of vegetables and legumes being used as key ingredients in several dishes. And in recent times, a number of restaurants have popped up in the city to cater to the growing demand of vegans and vegetarians. Here are our top seven choices, and all of them are worth a visit for reasons of their own.