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A simit, meaning "crisp", is a circular bread, which is light and flaky, cooked to golden brown color and topped with sesame seeds. Simit is generally served plain, or for breakfast to tea with jelly, jam or cheese. Simit is often sold by street vendors, who advertise simit as fresh ("Taze simit!"/"Taze gevrek!") since they are baked throughout the day.

Simit's size, crunchiness, and other characteristics vary slightly by region. In the city of İzmir, simit is known as "gevrek," although it is very similar to the Istanbul variety.

Simit is very popular in Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and other parts of the Balkans and Middle East such as Lebanon. Simit is also known as "Turkish bagel" in the USA.

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