Vefa Boza House/İstanbul
When we say Boza, being the famous drink of winter months in particular, the Historical Vefa Boza House comes to one’s mind. The elderly say Vefa is not only the name of a district… Boza, known as the first version of the old drink beer and produced from corn semolina, water and sugar, has a digestive effect with the lactic acid it produces during fermentation.
Besides curing various illnesses, it is recommended as a lactogenic product for pregnant women and a vitamin resource for sports people. Generally, Boza is consumed with some cinnamon put on it but this duo has to be accompanied by hot and freshly roasted chickpeas you can buy from the Historical Vefa Roasted Chickpeas Seller. The boza you will drink here is not even similar to the other Vefa Boza drinks you will buy elsewhere, yet you will taste the difference when you drink it. Besides Boza, it is also possible to find grape vinegar, lemon sauce, boza vinegar and unfermented grape juice.
A glass used by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk to drink boza is kept at the most important corner of this Historical place, attracting attention with its worn out door entrance. Even though the place is not that big, you will have no problem to find a place in there as they serve the drinks to your car. There is only one important point you should consider when visiting Vefa Boza House which is you will not be able to use your credit card. For this reason you have have some cash on you. If you happen to visit Vefa district some time, do not leave the place without ever drinking boza in this historical place.
Address : Katip Çelebi Cad. No:104/1 Vefa Fatih – İstanbul
Phone : 0 212 519 49 22