Spice Bazaar and Tahtakale

Spice Bazaar and Tahtakale

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, Istanbul, , Turkey

Also known as the Egyptian or Gypsy Bazaar, this covered market’s main attraction isn’t, sadly, the eponymous spices (no, that’s not real saffron at an unbelievably low price—it’s safflower, which isn’t the same thing at all). What does make it well worth a visit are the mounds of delectable snacks; there’s no better place to sample treats like Turkish delight, sticky confections of figs and honey, baklava with walnuts, and batter-fried cakes soaked in syrup.

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