The banner of Turkish food encompasses one of the world’s most diverse cuisines. The reach of the Ottoman empire and the historic trade routes spanning from Europe to Asia play a huge role in the food culture of the Mediterranean country, and so do its own varied landscapes.
In D.C. you can expect to find plenty of meze: dips and salads heavy on eggplant and red bell peppers. Lahmacun, or Turkish flatbread pizza, is also common. So are kofte (grilled meatballs) and rich desserts like kanafeh, a syrupy and cheesy pastry.
This map serves as a guide for where to find Turkish favorites, from traditional dishes to modern spins.Read More