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Try one of Turkey’s
oldest drinks

Vefa Bozacısı

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Why locals love it

“Boza” is a fermented drink made with semolina, water and sugar, traditionally topped with roasted chickpeas and a sprinkling of cinnamon. It’s one of the oldest drinks in Turkey, dating back to the 4th century. It’s only consumed during the winter months.

Why you should visit it

This historical boza shop was established way back in 1876. The boza served here is thicker and tarter than traditional versions, and is now made by the great-great-grandchildren of the original owners.

Special tip

In winter they also serve “sahlep” – a popular hot beverage of pulverised orchid rood, milk and sugar.

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What do they offer for the month of April ? Is it interesting to visit them in this month?
January 27, 2019 Besides Boza, you can buy some souces, vinegar and drink some other beverages such as lemonade, grape juice, Tamarind Syrup and Ottoman Syrup. I don't know what is the speciality for April.
Local Guru
January 27, 2019
Traditional very local but do not expect miracle
December 21, 2018
Very traditional
October 5, 2018
It reminds me my childhood's winter days. This traditional yummy drinks is one of my favourite local tastes. And here is the place to try it.
October 2, 2018
A must try drink will exceed your expectations
August 1, 2018

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