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The Authentic Turkish Ice Cream Guy

Istanbul Ataturk Airport
International Terminal, Departures, after Passport Control, in front of the Old Bazaar
Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish ice cream is stickier and chewier than its Western counterpart—it stretches. You can’t get it anywhere but Turkey. The secret ingredient is salep, the ground tubers of wild orchids. Sold from a cart and twirled on long-handled paddles, this is a completely authentic Turkish ice cream experience: even the most discerning Turks give it two thumbs up. One flavor fits all—usually vanilla or chocolate.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Parking Available

Cash Only: 1

Cuisine Type:: Turkish


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