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Eating with Kids

Turkish children rarely eat out so children in restaurants are a welcome novelty - babies especially are made a fuss of. Waiting staff will usually be happy to heat food or drinks and generally help out but it is rare to find high chairs. You won't find kids menus either but this shouldn't be a problem as most Turkish food is child-friendly and less challenging meals are widely available such as kuru fasulye (beans), similar to baked beans and domates  çorbası (tomato soup). Ask for acısız  (no spices) meals if you need to.

Great snacks for kids include the delicious simit (O-shaped bread ring sprinkled with sesame seeds), sold by street vendors and peynirli tost ( toasted cheese) available in snack booths everywhere. Pide is always a hit too. Ensure that eggs and meat are well cooked.