Edirne Shopping

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    Local specialities

    by plavajabuka Written Jan 13, 2014

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    What to buy: In the grocery stores you can find blocks of white feta cheese, hardaliye and a grape drink mixed with mustard and marzipan. Everywhere in the corners of the squares you can find stands with beautiful embroidery work of the local women, scented soaps, earthenware pots, straw baskets from Edirne as souvenirs.

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    Margi Outlet: Clothes and more at Edirne Margi Outlet

    by bakalapoe Written Oct 12, 2013

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    Shopping at Margi Outlet is easy than ever. If you feel tired, you can drink a refreshment at a cafe or have your meal at a traditional restaurant serving "kofte" or at fast food one.

    What to buy: Branded mens and womens clothes at very affordable prices.

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    Ali Pasa Carsisi: The Grand Bazaar of Edirne

    by muratkorman Written Oct 31, 2011

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    This old covered market has been built by Mimar Sinan in the 16th century. It can be considered similar to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. By size, it's much smaller, but still it's a good place for shopping. You can find many shops providing a various range of items. Unlike Istanbul, the shop owners are not pushy and you can look around in peace.

    What to buy: Souvenirs

    What to pay: You can bargain with the prices.

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    Bedesten: Another famous covered market

    by muratkorman Written Oct 31, 2011

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    Bedesten is larger compared to Arasta market, but the contents are more or less similar. Bedesten is located next to Old Mosque and we can come to the same conclusion that for operational and maintenance costs this covered market has been established here. It has been built in early 15th century (1418) during Sultan Mehmet era. There are many shops inside specialized in different trades.

    What to buy: Souvenirs

    What to pay: You can bargain with the prices.

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    Arasta Market: A famous market near Selimiye

    by muratkorman Written Oct 31, 2011

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    Arasta Market was built in the late 16th century during Sultan Murat III era. The market could be used as an entrance to Selimiye and it was built to support operational and maintenance costs for the famous mosque. There are many souvenir shops inside this market. You can also find some textiles and clothing as well.

    What to buy: Souvenirs

    What to pay: You can bargain if you are buying in bulk.

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    Arasta bazaar: Souvenirs from Edirne

    by Raimix Written May 29, 2011

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    Special souvenirs from Edirne (as I understood, it is specific just for Edirne region) are decorative fruit and vegetable looking soaps (at first you use it for decoration and good smell, after about a month – as a soap), and Edirne dolls (mostly in nice traditional wear).
    Such things you could easily get in market near Selimye mosque (Arasta market) and possibly other places.

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    Ali Pasa Carsisi: Great Bazaar

    by WulfstanTraveller Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is an old covered market designed in the 16th century by Sinan. It is between Saraclar Caddesi and Maarif Caddesi and one can find a nice range of itsms and treats to buy in a non-touristy, low-pressure situation as with other markets in Edirne. This gives one the experience of buying in a traditional old covered market without the prices and pressure of Istanbul.

    What to buy: Various items

    What to pay: It depends, but less than in Istanbul

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    Ezmecioglu: Baklava and Cheese Helva

    by WulfstanTraveller Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ezmecioglu, in business since 1905, is a gorgeous small baklavaci in the 16th Century Ali Pasa Carsisi (i.e., a covered market). It's actually at the entrance to the market, right on Londra Asfalti, between Maarif Caddesi and Saraclar Caddesi. They make their own treats, including really nice baklava, lokum, and cheese helva. The latter is a relatively unusual "helva" that is mostly common in north-west Turkey, north-east Greece, and the Aegean island area of both countries. Its ingredients include cheese, butter, sugar and flour, but vary. The cheese helva here is delicious, but of course one cannot eat very much of it as it is very rich. It's certainly worth a try, though, with it's interesting, and surprisingly addictive, combination of buttery-cheesy flavour with sugar.

    What to buy: Lokum, baklava, cheese helva. They also sell freshly made lemonade (refreshing!!!) and dondurma (ice cream). The owner is also extremely friendly. It is very highly recommended!

    The name means "descendant of a maker of ezme." Ezme is a sort of food of ground-up stuff formed into a ball. The exact ingredients can vary.

    What to pay: It is quite reasonable, although I don't remember how much.

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    Almost all of the food shops in the bazaar sell it: The turkish delight - rahat lokum

    by dunemaire Written Jan 6, 2005

    What to buy: When you go to the local bazaar, prepare yorself for the sugar rush. There are so many delicious candy sortiments you can buy that the hardest thing to do is to decide what to choose. I recomend rahat lokum - or turkish delight as it is known to the western world.
    The basic recipe consists of water, sugar, corn starch, cream of tartar and rosewater.
    It comes in many varieties- mint, walnut, lemon, rose petal, pistachio, coconut are the first that come into mind.
    If you want to sample for free, say "deneyelim" and prepare your tastebuds :)

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    Old Markets: Non-touristy Bazaars

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Oct 20, 2004

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    Market Under the Selimiye Mosque Complex

    Edirne has a number of old covered markets/bazaars that are like tiny versions of the grand bazaar in Istanbul. There is one between Maarif Caddesi and Saraclar Caddesi west of Selimiye, another under the Selimiye Camii, and another between these, among others. They are pretty quiet and, since they are geared primarily for locals rather than tourists (because Edirne is not a major tourist site), they lack the touts and higher prices of Istanbul. One can get good deals here and find neat, contemporary, regular items to buy.

    What to buy: Anything from socks to onyx and glass.

    What to pay: Cheaper than Istanbul and other tourist places.

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