It’s one of the oldest sweet shops in the Pera area. It’s vintage and nostalgic and smells of history flavored with sweetness – Turkish Delight, sugar candy, jams and especially Helva (halvah, halva – a kind of sweet made of cereals, pine nuts, sesame oil and honey).
It’s an artisanal shop that defies the time of modern stores. It reflects the feeling of neighborhood, culture, authenticity and responsibility. It has been there since 1926, producing what it believes in, and has customers from all over the world. Especially the minorities who have left Istanbul take a few packages of sweets back home whenever they visit. It’s just a delight of sugar, taste, color and presentation. Different types of tasty blasts of local are just waiting to be discovered.
If you are in the city and want to take some sweets back home, please do stop here and support this unique shop that embraces artisanship. Your sweet-tooth friends will be genuinely grateful, trust me!