Where to Eat It: Istanbul

Translated as “roll”, dürüm is a wrap made with flatbreads like Armenian lavash or Turkish yufka. Inside the wrap, you’ll find typical typical döner kebab ingredients: spiced meat—usually lamb, though chicken or a beef-veal combination are sometimes options—cooked on a vertical spit then sliced off and topped with tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and lettuce, along with herb-laden yogurt and hot sauce. If you’ve ever spent a late night out in a European city, you’ve likely had one of these to soak up some alcohol—döner (also known as shawarma) is arguably Germany’s most popular street food—but the Turkish version, in which the rolled wrap is grilled to maximize crispiness, is as good as it gets.

French fries (fast-food style)
Durum seasoning (see below)
Salad (lettuce, tomato, onions)
Shaved lamb or chicken
Sauce blanche

Durum Seasoning:

1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon of cayenne powder
pinch pepper
few tablespoons of olive oil


  1. Marinate chicken or lamb in durum seasoning with a bit of olive oil.
  2. On high heat, cook chicken or lamb with a bit of olive oil till crispy on the outside.
  3. Place sauce on tortilla and fold in half and spread sauce.
  4. Deep fry the french fries.
  5. Place fries, meat, and salad in tortilla, and grill over a warm pan.
  6. Wrap tortilla and place in foil.
  7. Enjoy.

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