Food On The Lycian Way

What are you going to eat in Turkey?

When people come to Turkey, one of the first questions we often get asked is ‘what are we going to be eating?’ In this post, we hope to give you an insight on food when you come to one of our Bespoke Turkey holidays. it is usually asked when guests are hiking because food on The Lycian Way is usually included in our itineraries.

Turkish diet fresh vegetables and herbs

Many hikers have different dietary requirements as well as likes and dislikes. We get asked about vegetarian diets and recently had a guest stay who was a coeliac, so required a gluten-free diet. This is not a problem for us and as The Mediterranean diet of a wide variety of fresh produce means that we are usually able to cater for everyone. Here is some more information about what to expect.

Breakfasts – Our favourite meal of the day! Typical Turkish breakfasts will include local cheeses, eggs (to your liking), tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, salami slices, olives, local honey and jams, seasonal fruit such as oranges and pomegranates, figs and plums with fresh bread and Turkish tea.

Food on The Lycian Way Turkish breakfast

Packed Lunches – this is usually a DIY affair where you can help yourself from the breakfast buffet, grab yourself half a loaf of fresh bread and create your own fillings. Wrap it up in foil and stick it in your daysack ready for the day’s walk ahead.

Dinners – are often more than one course,  beginning with a fresh soup such as lentil, tomato or chicken. This is followed by a main course of things like casseroles or a variety of kebabs with fresh vegetables or salad served with rice and bread. Pudddings are often simply fresh fruits or rice puddings or Turkish specialties made with local honey and cream.

We hope that the fresh produce you will get to try will be one highlight of your Turkish Holiday and especially food on The  Lycian Way. If you have any questions about this blog or would like more information then do get in touch with us here

Best Wishes,

Bespoke Turkey.