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One of the flavor secrets of Turkish food is hidden in the wide variety of spices. 


Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Turkey’s geographic location puts it on one of the most important trade routes that maintained its prominence throughout the centuries - The Silk Road. Spices were an essential part of the goods moved from east to west, letting Turkey remains as a bridge in the global spice trade for centuries, and poses a considerable part of its culinary culture and heritage today.


Did you know...

The second “grand bazaar” mainly for spices!

Like a “spice version” of Grand Bazaar, The Spice Bazaar, also known as Egyptian Spice Bazaar has been in service in Istanbul Eminönü since 1660. The Spice Bazaar captures your imagination with its fragrances and then carries you away in a sea of colors and fragrance with all your senses activated. 


Sources: Discovering Hidden Gems, GoTurkiye & Grand Turkish Bazaar