Highlights near Istanbul

A Different Kind of Turkish Delight

In the streets of Istanbul and back alleys all over Turkey are mounds of Turkish delight confections. Some look as though they may have been boxed to sell back when Bekir Effendi, the inventor of Turkish delights, started up at the end of the 1700s in Turkey. Armed with a keen eye and an even better nose in Istanbul's historic Spice Bazaar, I found the grand daddy of them all—pistachio "mountains."

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We LOVED this stuff - better than the traditional Turkish delight.


Misir Carsisi

Rüstem Paşa Mahallesi
Istanbul, Turkey
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