Street food can be delicious in Crimea, if you are not prone to gastritis. Once your system is acclimated, definitely try some local Tatar specialties such as chebureki Russian: чебуреки, from an outdoor stand or a cheburechnaya Russian: Чебуречная, chebureki joint. These are succulent half-moon shaped meat pies, usually filled with lamb or beef Crimean Tatars, being Muslim, do not eat pork, and deep-fried in aromatic sunflower oil. Samsa are also good, hot pastries filled with mince meat and chopped onions.

Try manti Russian: манты, which are steamed lamb-filled dumplings, often served with adjika Russian: аджика, which is a very hot red chili pepper paste.

Try lyulya-kebab and shashlik Russian: люля-кебаб and шашлык, which are shish-kebabs, especially if you can find ones cooked over a wood fire. If you can find pork shashlik, definitely try them. You will have more success with this in a Russian-run restaurant, as pork is not served in Tatar restaurants.

Find a good Tatar restaurant and try the lagman Russian: лагман. It's an incredibly rich, thick lamb soup with vegetables and long homemade noodles that is absolutely to die for.

The ice cream sold at the beach includes a simple one called molochnoye Russian: молочное, "made of milk". It's white, but it's not vanilla-flavored. It tastes like sweet milk.

If you see women walking up the beach selling something from buckets, it's probably paklava Russian: паклава, baklava. This paklava is like nothing you have ever had before. It's thin layers of homemade dough, put together to resemble big flowers, deep-fried and covered with nuts and honey. It's absolutely heavenly.

Find a pastry shop and try the trubochki Russian: трубочки, "little trumpets". A trubochka is a cornucopia shape of short pastry filled with meringue and sometimes dipped in nuts. Delicious with chai Russian: чай, tea.