During our 3-day Cappadocia holiday my instagram account One of the topics I was asked the most about was, of course, nutrition. What to eat in CappadociaUpon receiving questions such as “What can a gluten-free dieter eat?”, I have compiled for you how I ate during these 3 days, what I ate, and a few suggestions for those who are considering going to Cappadocia. Great for those who eat gluten-free and those who don’t. To the flavors of Cappadocia Let’s see it together!
Cappadocia Food Place Recommendations
Cappadocia was one of the places I admired with its impressive fairy chimneys and natural beauties. Before traveling anywhere, I research the places to visit as well as the flavors to eat. I pay extra attention to this issue, especially since I am on a gluten-free diet. “What to eat in Cappadocia?” to discover local flavors suitable for me and to examine venue suggestions. After doing research, I realized that there are not many flavors unique to Cappadocia. So Nevşehir is not a gourmet city. That’s why I recommend you not to go here with too much expectations about the food. However, I will also share with you the places I discovered during these 3 days and whose flavors remain on my palate.
First of all, when Cappadocia is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is testi kebab, but many places do not cook testi kebab in jugs. They cook the kebab in a pressure cooker, bake it in a jug before serving, and bring it to you. Frankly, I did not want to try a testi kebab that was not cooked in this way, since the taste of testi kebab comes from the fact that it is cooked slowly in the testi. Of course, the choice is still yours.
Since Cappadocia is famous for its vineyards, another flavor identified with this place is stuffed grape leaves. As you know, stuffed grape leaves are gluten-free. One of the best places to eat stuffed vine leaves is Click Tik Women’s Labor Ürgüp. Here you taste the handmade delicacies of the women of Ürgüp. Click Here, where you can find a small, cute and homely atmosphere, also has famous dumplings. Ravioli can be the choice of those who do not follow a gluten-free diet. Of course, let me remind you that manti and stuffed wraps are cooked in the same kitchen.
Another day, we chose Topdeck Cave Restaurant, near the hotel where we stayed, for dinner. This is a place where you can find delicious meat, chicken or vegetable meal options. I ate lamb shank here. They served it with vermicelli and rice, but I didn’t want rice. You can also choose chicken or vegetable dishes here. You can also ask for the soup of the day and consume it if it is suitable. Because every day’s soup is different.
As for breakfast… I had breakfast at the hotel where I stayed. Of course, I brought my bread with me. Since the breakfast at the hotel was open buffet, I had no difficulty. I usually took olives, cheese, arugula, parsley, cucumber and boiled eggs for my breakfast plate. In addition, there were various fruit options for breakfast. Of course, I directly touched on the pastry, pastry and crepe sections.
As I said at the beginning of the article, Nevşehir is not a gourmet city and does not have many local delicacies. But I discovered a taste in Nevşehir! Dry cream in the photo. Frankly, the process of making and rarity of dry cream impressed me as much as its taste. Dry clotted cream is a delicacy that is only found in the Kaymaklı town of Nevşehir and is made by local women. There is no mass production or availability in a different district. In fact, you may not be able to find it even when you go to Kaymaklı. If you’re lucky enough to have someone make it that day, you can get it. We were lucky we found it. We stopped in a central place in Kaymaklı and asked passers-by where we could find it. They called the people who made it and asked if they had it. So we were able to find it in someone who had done it that day.
If you ask what this dry cream is… Dry cream is a flavor obtained from the dry parts of the cream, which is made only from milk and takes about 12 hours to make. It tastes like a wafer with thin cream. Summary information about making dry cream is as follows: Put milk in a large tray over the tandoor fire and let it sit. When the cream sticks on the top, a thin rolling pin or wire is inserted from one side and the cream is removed. Then it is hung somewhere with a wire to dry. Thus, a dry cream folded in the shape of a semicircle is obtained.
We spent 3 full days in Nevşehir with lots of travelling. Frankly, we couldn’t find time to eat 3 meals a day. Once we had a full breakfast, we were able to finish the day with breakfast, snacks and dinner. I brought raw almonds and chocolate as a snack. By consuming these with coffee or tea, I was able to continue to stay energetic throughout the day. Also, I consume a lot of water during the day, which I think helps my stomach always stay full despite small meals.
The hotel we stayed in Cappadocia was in Göreme. Göreme is the most beautiful place where you can watch fairy chimneys and balloons. That’s why I recommend you to look at Göreme hotels in your possible holiday plan. Renting a car in Cappadocia is also very necessary for a comfortable trip and not leaving any place unseen.
If you write your questions about travel routes or other topics about Cappadocia as a comment, I will try to answer your other questions. You can also share your suggestions as comments. 🙂
“Where is Gluten-Free Bread Sold?”, in which I discuss the points where you can buy gluten-free bread. Have you read my article?