Istanbul is a favorite city of local and foreign tourists with its history, nature, and delicious cuisine. Even exploring the streets of the Historic Peninsula, taking a nostalgic excursion in Sirkeci, or taking a pleasant walk on the Kanlıca beach will keep you admiring Istanbul. Well, would you like to sip your drink with pleasure in Istanbul's unique view, charming atmosphere, and historical streets? What are the best fall drinks to try in Istanbul? We answer these questions with the best advice for you.
Boza is a famous drink also consumed in ancient Turkish societies, dating back almost 8000-9000 years. It is a traditional drink enjoyed by everyone in the fall when the weather starts to get cold. Besides being very yummy, it is also a highly beneficial drink for health. Prepared naturally and with additives, boza is very rich in vitamins C, D, A, and E. This miraculous drink strengthens the immune system
Boza is made by sifting the flour of cereals such as corn, barley, cheddar, oats, wheat, and buckwheat. Boza should be consumed with cinnamon and roasted chickpea. There are many historical places in Istanbul famous for their boza. We especially recommend you to consume the best boza in historical Vefa Bozacısı. Vefa Bozacısı is located in Fatih. Its foundation dates back to 1876. Try Turkey's most delicious boza at nostalgic Vefa Bozacısı!
Hot chocolate is the most delicious and sweetest drink you can consume in the fall when the weather starts to get cold. Is there any moment when hot chocolate doesn't feel good? Of course not. You can try the yummiest hot chocolates in Istanbul, where you will feel the unique taste of chocolate with every sip. Would you like to drink hot chocolate while looking at the Galata Tower or the incredible Bosphorus view in the fall? The choice is yours. You can enjoy your hot chocolate with breathtaking views of Istanbul.
For a perfect hot chocolate, we recommend visiting Asuman, located in Kadıköy, famous for its handmade chocolates and sweets. Also, you can enjoy your hot chocolate at the Chocolate Coffee Shop in Çengelköy.
With its scent and unique taste, Sahlep is an indispensable drink for the fall. It has been consumed fondly in Turkey from the Ottoman period to the present day. Sahlep is a plant belonging to the orchid family. It is produced from the powder obtained from the roots of the orchid plant. This delicious drink consists of mixing powder of sahlep and hot milk. Cinnamon gets sprinkled over the warm sahlep.
Sahlep has many health benefits in the fall when the weather is cold. It strengthens the immune system and ensures the healthy functioning of the digestive system. One of the places where you can drink the best-flavored sahlep in Istanbul is Emirgan Sütiş, which has branches in many locations. Another place is the Historical Çınaraltı Family Tea Garden, which has a unique view of the Bosphorus.