7 Ramadan Foods to Taste in Turkey

Discover Turkey and taste Ramadan meals

Traditional Ramadan Foods

Turkish people prefer dishes such as soups, seafoods, olive oil dishes, meat dishes, pastries, salads and snacks that everyone will enjoy for suhoor and iftar. Here are the 7 of essential foods for a healthy and happy Ramadan.

Ramadan Pide

We can say that Ramadan Pide is definitely the best part of the holy month of Ramadan. But note that to have this delicious pide you could wait in the long lines, but it is absolutely worth it.


Hurma, which is often associated with Ramadan, is a highly nutritious food. It contains important minerals such as protein, folic acid, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and sodium. Hurma, which is very rich in fructose, is healthy choice for suhoor and iftar meals in Ramadan.


Olive is another healthy food to eat during the Ramadan period. It is very beneficial for the digestive system and it gives a feeling of being full. Therefore, you can eat olives in suhoor meals.


Sherbet is a traditional Ramadan drink you need to try in Turkey. With its history of more than 600 years, it is made using a wide variety of fruits and spices such as cinnamon, tamarind, hibiscus, ginger, rose, licorice, cranberry, pomegranate, quince and lavender. Sherbet is sweetened with honey or sugar. This refreshing Ottoman drink continues to be a staple of Ramadan tables.


Soup is one of the most special dishes to enrich your iftar table during the holy month of Ramadan. With its many different types and flavours, it is not only a delicious tradition, but also offers many health benefits.


Gullac is a traditional Ramadan dessert to taste in Turkey. It is made of thin rice starch sheets layered with walnuts, hazelnuts or pistachios, soaked in a milky syrup, and flavored with rose water. This unique dessert, inherited from the Ottoman cuisine, takes its name from the rosewater that is used in its preparation.

Turkish Breakfeast

Turkish breakfast, which has a special place in the culinary culture of Turkey, is also the best choice for your suhoor during Ramadan. With a rich geographical structure, Turkey has a daily breakfast ritual unique to every region. Olive, cheese, honey, egg, butter, jam and pastries decorating the tables are indispensable varieties for Turkish breakfast culture.

Traditional Ramadan Foods
Gullac, Elegant Turkish Dessert