4 spots serving Turkish pide

Sebastian Kurun, chef-owner of Mekan Gyro & Grill

Sebastian Kurun, chef-owner of Mekan Gyro & Grill in Medford, prepares pide, a Turkish flatbread similar to pizza. (Nov. 30, 2013) (Credit: Nicole Horton)

Pide is a boat-shaped pastry that can be stuffed with any number of savory fillings. At these restaurants, order one to share with friends -- or just devour it yourself.

EPHESUS MEDITERRANEAN & TURKISH CUISINE

Chef-owner Funda Duygun turns out a delicious pillowy-crusted pide. Order yours stuffed with potato, cheese, chicken or Turkish sausage. Or get the "mixed" version, with Turkish sausage, chopped lamb, Turkish pastrami, mushrooms and cheese.

514 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park, 516-543-4258

ISTANBUL CAFE

The house-baked pide is a hyper-comforting treat at this Turkish strip mall spot. Topping possibilities include spinach, cheese, Turkish sausage and chicken-vegetable.

2139 Middle Country Rd., Centereach, 631-738-6704

WILD FIG MEDITERRANEAN GRILL & PIDERIA

This popular Turkish-Mediterranean mini-chain serves fragrant brick oven-baked pides with such filling varieties as eggplant, kashar cheese, spinach and shrimp.

167 Glen St., Glen Cove, 516-656-5645; 829 Franklin Ave., Garden City, 516-739-1002; and 631 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, 516-558-7744

MEKAN GYRO & GRILL

This part counter-service, part Turkish grocery story serves delectable pide. The "mixed" pide version is filled with Kashkaval cheese, Turkish sausage, tomatoes and peppers, crowned with a fried egg.

3135 Rte. 112, Medford, 631-320-1101

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