HIP GUIDE
 
FOODIE SOUVENIRS

Kara Elmas: Hazelnuts, dried mulberries, mint, pul biber (spicy ground chili pepper), ada çay (sage “island” tea) and much more just outside the Spice Market. Ask to taste their unique sugar-dipped coriander seeds.

Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi; Purveyors of traditional Turkish Coffee (what the Kurukahveci clan call “ Turkey’s gift to the World”) freshly ground and shoveled into paper bags.

Meşhur Bebek Badem Ezmesi: Very, very expensive, almond and pistachio marzipan shop. Heavenly.