Few cities have the immense, intense character of Istanbul. It has been home to many nations, ethnicities, and cultures, all of which are reflected in the city’s cuisine. The dining options are infinite in their variety, from classic street carts to mind-blowing rooftop fine dining, a strong cup of Turkish coffee to surprising Turkish wines, a humble simit to perfect meatballs. Vibrant, delicious, bold, hip, yet subtle: Beware, Istanbul can be addictive.