Why locals love it
Although it’s smaller than the Grand Bazaar, many locals prefer to shop at Mısır Çarşısı as it’s located close to Eminönü port. They come here to purchase top-quality spices, sweets, dried fruit, nuts and a range of other edible items.
Why you should visit it
If you don’t have the time or patience to visit Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, Mısır Çarşısı is a well-located alternative. Stallholders are happy to share their wares, so stop by and sample, sniff and admire the myriad of delicacies on offer! They also sell leather products and souvenirs.
Inside the bazaar you’ll find the famous Pandeli Turkish restaurant. It has been serving excellent food since 1901 and is definitely worth a visit.