Istanbul’lu in Teel Square is a tiny, casual spot that makes plates of Turkish food so big you’ll feel like you can hibernate for a few days when you leave. It isn’t easy to get in here, because there only about as many tables in the place as there are rugs hanging on the walls, but it’s worth waiting for the roasted eggplant and tender lamb cubes. It’s open early on the weekends, making it a great option for breakfast when you’re sick of pancakes and avocado toast.

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