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Top Choice Food & Drinks in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Antica Caciara Trasteverina

The fresh ricotta is a prized possession at this century-old deli, and it's all usually snapped up by lunchtime. If you’re too late, take solace in the to-die-for ricotta infornata (oven-baked ricotta), 35kg wheels …
Top Choice Market in Southern Pest

Nagycsarnok

This is Budapest's biggest market, though it has become a tourist magnet since its renovation for the millecentenary celebrations in 1996. Still, plenty of locals come here for fruit, vegetables, deli items, fish an…
Top Choice Food in Bairro Alto & Chiado

Loja das Conservas

What appears to be a gallery is on closer inspection a fascinating temple to tinned fish (or conservas as the Portuguese say), the result of an industry on its deathbed revived by a savvy marketing about-face and ne…
Top Choice Homewares in Sultanahmet & Around

Jennifer's Hamam

Owned by Canadian Jennifer Gaudet, this shop stocks top-quality hamam items, including towels, robes and peştemals (bath wraps) produced using certified organic cotton and silk on old-style shuttled looms. It also s…
Top Choice Jewellery in Sultanahmet & Around

Özlem Tuna

A leader in Turkey's contemporary-design movement, Özlem Tuna produces super-stylish jewellery and homewares and sells them from her atelier overlooking Sirkeci train station. Her pieces use forms and colours that r…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Benheart

From the colourful resin floor papered with children's drawings to the vintage typewriter, dial-up telephone and old-fashioned tools decorating the interior, everything about this artisanal leather boutique is achin…
Top Choice Books in Sultanahmet & Around

Galeri Kayseri

Peddling literature since 1996, these twin shops stock a well-presented selection of English-language novels, history books, maps and coffee-table tomes on Turkey, and have knowledgable staff on hand to recommend a …
Top Choice Books in Bucharest

Anthony Frost

Serious readers will want to make time for arguably the best small English-language bookshop in Eastern Europe. Located in a small passage next to the Creţulescu Church, this shop has a carefully chosen selection of…
Top Choice Market in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Markthalle Neun

This delightful 1891 market hall with its iron-beam-supported ceiling was saved by dedicated locals in 2009. On market days, local and regional producers present their wares, while on Street Food Thursday a couple o…
Top Choice Food in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Biscottificio Innocenti

For homemade biscuits, bite-sized meringues and tiny fruit tarts, there is no finer address in Rome than this vintage biscottificio with ceramic-tiled interior, fly-net door curtain and a set of old-fashioned scales…