Simitçi

Simitçi

Limonlu, Turkey.

Ali selling sesame rings “simit” at the Mediterranean beach of Limonlu.

Simit is a circular bread, typically encrusted with sesame seeds or, less commonly, poppy, flax or sunflower seeds, found across the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, and the Middle East. Simit’s size, crunch, chewiness, and other characteristics vary slightly by region. It is widely known as Turkish bagel in United States.