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Learn more about Istanbul’s culinary scene. Our reviews answer your “where to eat, drink, and party” questions  with the best restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs in Istanbul.

One of the most fundamental thing that binds people together in Turkey is their Turkish coffee. More than a tasty, bracing beverage, it has long been a catalyst for social gathering and long conversations; a daily staple and treasured ritual. Neighbors visiting each other, friends meeting up,...

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Find over 2,000 years of Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern history in the city’s museums. From Sufism to photography, Istanbul is full of cultural marvels.

Caffeine enthusiasts know that Topkapı Palace displayed the country’s largest collection of Turkish coffee-related artifacts in 2015 to celebrate 500 years of the UNESCO-recognized drink . With the extravagance of wheeled coffee pots and gilded cups, the exhibition confirmed the Ottomans’ deep...

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Turkish Mobile Coffee Truck traveled America last year to introduce people to our delicious brew and Turkish culture, now the volunteer group is taking on Europe. We had a chance to ask a few questions to Gizem Salcigil White, Turkish Coffee Truck Lady, Founder of Turkayfe.org and The Mobile...

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Discover Istanbul’s gourmet boutiques, speciality shops, and Turkish designers. Learn about Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar, and the city’s largest shopping malls.

Even though they are not exactly markets , a few notable streets lined with some of the best purveyors of various culinary offerings must also be mentioned. Kadıköy A large area, with Güneşli Bahçesi Street at its radius, has an assortment of fish, meat, pickled vegetables, cheese, fruit, and much...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

The name means ‘so thick a water buffalo wouldn’t sink in it’ and refers to the köpük (foam) that sits atop a Turkish coffee. In Turkish custom, the thickness of this foam demonstrates the prowess of the brewer, so you know from the start that this place is going to be good. The coffee here is...

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Get updates from Istanbul’s fashion scene and Turkish designers, plus discover international designer stores, Istanbul Fashion Week, and shopping malls.

Those who have visited Istanbul, or lived here, often form a special bond to the city, its culture, and its people. If you can’t be in Istanbul but are craving a slice of it, you can find various Turkish products abroad. Several established Turkish brands have opened up shops all around the world,...

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Learn more about Istanbul’s culinary scene. Our reviews answer your “where to eat, drink, and party” questions  with the best restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs in Istanbul.

Turkish cuisine is not just about the food but also about the drinks. From sweet to salty, from warm to cold, there is a whole spectrum of drinks that must be tried. Take a look at our list of TOP 7 Turkish Drinks and make sure you go through at least half on your next visit to Istanbul! ( In no...

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Discover Istanbul’s gourmet boutiques, speciality shops, and Turkish designers. Learn about Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar, and the city’s largest shopping malls.

Buying gifts can be a difficult task while on vacation. There are staple items recommended to buy as gifts from Istanbul, but we go a little further... Here's our reccomendations on what to buy as gifts and where to buy it from! Armaggan This is definitely somewhere to head for unusual, beautiful...

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Find over 2,000 years of Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern history in the city’s museums. From Sufism to photography, Istanbul is full of cultural marvels.

How To Make Turkish Coffee: • Fill the fincan (the delicate Turkish coffee cup) with water and pour it into the cezve (a bell-shaped copper pot) • For each serving, add one teaspoon of coffee. Add sugar to taste: sade (plain), orta (medium), or şekerli (very sweet) • Stir the coffee, sugar, and...

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Learn more about Istanbul’s culinary scene. Our reviews answer your “where to eat, drink, and party” questions  with the best restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs in Istanbul.

Salep A very warming winter drink made with crushed orchid root, milk, and cinnamon, salep can be bought from sellers on the streets or from cafés. Türk Kahvesi (Turkish Coffee) Whether sade (plain), orta (medium), or şekerli (very sweet), Turkish Coffee is best enjoyed with friends and family and...

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A short walk from the bustling Ali Suavi Sokak, referred to by locals as “The Artist’s Square,” Art Sequoia is a newly opened ceramics studio that adds another layer of creativity to this neighborhood. Walking down the street, bright and eccentric ceramic pieces immediately capture your attention and it is impossible not to peek inside to see the hand-crafted personality and details of these objects. Rabia Özdemir Tokat, the owner of Art Sequoia, characterizes her space as a not only a shop but also a workshop space and art gallery. Her motivation for opening the store is to reach people who seek to use art as a form of rehabilitation or therapy, and she invites anyone to participate in one of her ceramics workshop sessions.

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