If you're a food-lover looking for your next superyacht cruise destination, head to these foodie destinations to satiate your cravings for the world's best food on-shore.
Food stalls are found on every corner of Istanbul's streets. The abundance of chewy Turkish ice cream, coal-grilled corn cobs and pistachio-stuffed baklava in the historic centre of Sultanahmet reflect the inherent importance of food in the local culture. Located at the point where East meets West, Istanbul's food scene is a fusion of European, Mediterranean and Asian flavours and chefs enjoy a plentiful supply of fresh seafood from the city's surround waters.
Speciality dish: Any visitor to Istanbul is eager to try Turkish Delight from the source. At the Spice Bazaar hawkers sell a variety of these traditional treats, from cranberry-studded sweets with a nougat centre to powdered cubes in every flavour imaginable; pomegranate, rose, mint, pistachio, chocolate, ginger, almond... the selection is endless. Shop owners will allow you to taste test before purchase and, per tradition, will offer their customers sweet apple tea to change the taste between samples.
Where to eat: Ulus 29 on the European side of Istanbul serves high-end Turkish dishes in an atmospheric setting. High above a hill on the fringes of the city, looking over at the continent of Asia, dine on grilled kebab meat served with a super creamy side portion of whipped goats cheese.
How to visit by superyacht: Ataköy Marina, which is about half an hour from Old Istanbul, can berth yachts up to 100 metres.
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