An early and much-loved adopter of the Slow Food philosophy, 'Canteen' remains one of İstanbul’s best bistros (and high-end takeaways). Chef-owner Semsa Denizsel, a pioneer of the farm-to-table approach in Turkey, serves 'new İstanbul cuisine', reflecting the city's melting-pot heritage of Turkish, Greek, Armenian and Jewish home cooking. Only local and seasonal produce is used and the menu changes regularly.