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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8 Comments

Very traditional
deniz
Local
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.
Yuksel
Local
October 2, 2018
A must try drink will exceed your expectations
Beliz
Local
August 1, 2018
The location is not correct
Ehab
Traveller
July 15, 2018
Thanks for the feedback.I have just updated the address and the map location. Have a good time in Istanbul
Senem
Local Guru
July 15, 2018
Will they start to serve Sahlep soon ? I will arrive in Istanbul in early Nov and would really to try this drink :)
Darren
Traveller
October 4, 2018
very unique place with delicious tasty Boza ( a traditional type of drink)
soho
Local
December 5, 2017

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