What to eat
The lush parks, historic marketplaces, and delicious Turkish food make Adana an ideal retreat for anyone seeking a relaxing getaway. Situated on the banks of the Seyhan River, the city is steeped in natural, historical and architectural beauty Adana is best known for its kebabs, and rightfully so. Their spiced kebabs are made of ground lamb, and served in a sandwich or on a platter, accompanied by pita bread, roasted tomatoes and parsley. You can find the kebabs in upscale restaurants or as a cheap street-food option. The kebabs, and Adana’s food specialties, use spices and ingredients similar to those in Lebanese cooking, including thyme, allspice, cinnamon and generous amounts of garlic—like the Turkish lahmacun, dough topped with herbs and meat, which is reminiscent of Lebanese lahambiajin, both in name and flavor. For dessert, Adana serves up delicious fried spiced dough sweetmeats called karakush, as well as local fruits, and, of course, Turkish delight.