Market in Safranbolu

Yemeniciler Arastası

The restored Yemeniciler Arastası is the best place to start looking for crafts, although the makers of the light, flat-heeled shoes who used to work here have long since moved out. The cubbyhole stores here are mos…
Arts & Crafts in Ankara

Hisar Area

The alleyways southeast of the Parmak Kapısı entrance to the citadel were traditionally the centre for trading in angora wool. Walk downhill from the dried-fruit stalls in front of the gate, and you'll come across c…
Market in Konya


Konya's bazaar sprawls back from the post office building virtually all the way to the Mevlâna Museum, cramming the narrow streets with stalls, roving vendors and the occasional horse-drawn cart. There's a concentra…
Arts & Crafts in Safranbolu

Safranbolu Tasarım Design

For something completely different, this shop sponsored by the belediye (local council) supports local craftspeople and artisans. There's a small but interesting collection of items (mostly art prints and ceramics) …
Food & Drinks in Sivas

Tarihi Taşhan Baharat

If you're the sort of traveller who always seems to come home with bags full of spice, you're going to love this place. Among the buckets there are at least three different types of pul biber (Aleppo pepper) as well…
Books in Ankara

Dost Kitabevi

Head downstairs at this buzzing bookstore to browse their reasonable (and very decently priced) selection of English-language novels.
Food in Safranbolu


Safrantat is one of the big local names in Turkish delight. Pop in to get your sugar fix.