Smithsonian Journeys Dispatches

Photo: Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight is available in many delicious varieties in Istanbul's markets. Photo: Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Turkish delight, or lokum, has been made and enjoyed in Turkey since the 15th century. Originally flavored with honey, and molasses, today's lokum connisseur canĀ find lemon, rosewater, or cinammon, among other flavors in markets across Turkey and much of Europe.

Sugar craving activated? Join us in Turkey, where we'll set you loose in the Grand Bazaar to indulge your desire for Turkish delight. Thanks to Inka Piegsa-Quichotte for the tempting photo.

What's the best treat you've found in your travels?