Turkish food a favourite in Cambridge

Turkish food a favourite in Cambridge

Turkish food a favourite in Cambridge

Although the city might be more famous for its universities and colleges than its restaurants and cafes, Cambridge’s food scene is one of the best in the UK. Home to a fantastic choice of eateries and a wide variety of cuisines, the city makes a great destination for a gastronomic night on the town.

Fresh, varied, and tasty, one of the most popular cuisines for people living and eating in the city is Turkish. The perfect choice for everything from a cheap eat to a slap-up feast, Turkish food offers enough variety to keep even the fussiest eaters happy.

Luckily, for those living in and around Cambridge, the city is home to a great choice of authentic Turkish eateries. To help get you in the mood for a Mediterranean feast, we’re taking a closer look at this mouth-watering cuisine and everything it has to offer.


Turkish cuisine

As @TurkishCulturesays, ‘Turkish Cuisine is a very curious one. The variety of dishes that make up the Cuisine, the ways they all come together in feast-like meals, and the evident intricacy of each craft offer enough material for life-long study and enjoyment.“

Thanks to influences from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean, the cuisine has a unique mix of dishes, ingredients and cooking styles. This gives Turkish food its famous variety and means there’s a dish to suit every palate.

Turkish food

The spread of Turkish cuisine    

As people moved from Turkey to countries around the world, they took their cuisine with them. In the UK, you can find authentic Turkish food in towns and cities – from Cornwall to Scotland, with most high streets now home to at least one Turkish eatery. 

As well as the kebabs and falafel that we’re all familiar with, it’s now easy to find a wide range of Turkish dishes in most corners of the country. If you’re in the mood for a feast, order yourself a mix of hot and cold mezze platters, a tasty pide or some freshly cooked kofte. Alternatively, if you want to go veggie, opt for tabbouleh, gozleme or delicious borek.


Turkish food in Cambridge   

Luckily for people living in Cambridge, the city is home to a wide choice of Turkish restaurants and takeaways. Most of these eateries are located in the city centre, however you’ll also find a selection of Turkish restaurants outside of central Cambridge. 

Although a lot of the city’s Turkish eateries specialise in quick takeaway food and cheap eats, there are a growing number of sit down restaurants in Cambridge which offer a great range of mouth-watering Turkish classics.  

If you’re thinking about moving to Cambridge, or if you are already living in the area and want to find out more about things to do in the city, we can help. Explore our site today, to find out more.