Fatih Damak Pide

Top choice pide in Bazaar District

It's worth making the trek to this pideci overlooking the Fatih İtfaiye Park near the Aqueduct of Valens. Its reputation for making the best Karadeniz (Black Sea)–style pide on the historic peninsula is well deserved and the pots of tea served with meals are a nice touch (the first pot is free, subsequent pots are charged).

Toppings are mostly standard – the sucuklu-peynirli (sausage and cheese) option is particularly tasty – but there's also an unusual bafra pidesi (rolled-up pide, ₺18) and a kapalı kavurmalı pide (roasted meat calzone, ₺20). It's best for lunch; no alcohol.