In this region,where all kinds of fruits and vegetables are grown, fishing is also very common. Due to this reason, a large part of the local dishes are made of vegetables and fish. Pastries are also common in the cuisine. The pastry called “nokul” -made of minced meat, grapes, walnuts, and sugar-, keşkek (kashkak), pita called “katlama” (folded), manti –traditional Turkish dumpling- called “kulak (ear)”, cerkez tavuğu (Circassian chicken), pita with minced meat, saç böreği (a pastry made on a sheet iron), kuyu kebabi (pit kabab), and hamsi dolması (stuffed anchovy) are important ones among the region’s unique dishes.