Istanbul‘s dessert scene has many Turkish classics, like Turkish delight as well as other excellent international favorites. Here are the best places for dessert in the city for you to try on some desserts.
Profiterole from Nazar
This very humble shop might not look special when you see it first, however once you walk in to the view of the little éclair and the house favorite profiterole will make you really happy.
Orange Baklava from Konyalı Pastanesi
At this branch of the restaurant everything is about dessert. The most famous options here is the baklava with orange that you won’t get anywhere else.
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Badem Ezmesi from Meşhur Bebek Badem Ezmesi
Badem ezmesi is a thick almond paste and this famous family-run shop sells the highest quality of this dessert. Also, the pistachio paste is another favorite here.
Dondurmalı İrmik Helvası from Hünkar
Helva is very important member of the Turkish dessert family and Hünkar offers the İrmik Helvasi which has a scoop of ice cream inside.
Kuru Baklava from Bilgeoğlu
baklava in Istanbul is in abundance, however not all of them are of the nicest taste. This shop, uses highest quality butter in their desserts. Therefore, you can be sure that their kuru baklava which is pistachio baklava is always fantastic.
Muhallebi from Göreme
Muhallebi is a thick pudding flavored with mastic. It’s also usually topped with cinnamon and you need to eat it cold. Göreme Muhallebicisi is one of the best places to try out this milky dessert.
Mille-Feuille from Pelit Pastanesi
The Mille-feuille here is one of the most loved and famous in the city. This French pastry consists of very thin layers of puff pastry, with pastry cream in between with powdered sugar on top.