It is a real shame for the Turkish tourist agency that the last experience of many visitors leaving Turkey through Dalaman airport is getting ripped off at the airport for food and drinks. The prices at Dalaman are simply astonishing. A tip to avoid being ripped off here is to take your own food with you to eat at the airport. The security team at the entrance to the airport will let you take food and drink through the scanners at the main gates.
However, as of 2010 season the second level of security scanning has been moved from the individual gates to just before you pass through immigration, after you have checked in. At this point they will confiscate all drinks but allow food through so make sure you have drunk any drinks before this point. This way, you will only be ripped off for drinks in the airport. Interestingly food and drinks at the Dalaman domestic terminal are far more reasonable that at the International terminal…..draw your own conclusions from that.