Even though every Istanbul neighborhood has its own local bakeries, the selection of bread can fall a bit short, in particular for those who prefer specially made artisanal varieties. Whether it’s for that freshly baked morning loaf, a late snack or a bread treat with a twist, we rounded up some of the best bakeries in Istanbul.
Located on the Asian side in the lively Moda neighborhood, Naan Bakeshop always has a rack of freshly made artisanal bread such as rye, multi-grain, or 100% wheat. Naan is also a cute café, so if you’re in the mood for a freshly prepared sandwich or a cup of coffee with something sweet, you can also sit down at one of the welcoming tables. Naan’s caramel cheesecake comes highly recommended.
Naan Bakeshop, Moda Caddesi No. 113, Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 850 221 7099
Located in the upscale Nişantaşı neighborhood, Bröd makes sourdough bread without any additives. Just like the other bakeries, here you’ll also find delicious sandwiches as well as sweet and savory pastries. The bread varieties include rye and wheat, plus loaves and baguettes with walnuts, and olive and rosemary.
If you’d rather your bread show up directly at your door, the online bakery 240 Derece is the perfect choice. You’ll find delicious 100% wheat or rye bread with tomato and rosemary, cranberries and hazelnut, raisins, olives, and walnuts, as well as pumpkin or buckwheat selections. The online bakery’s name, which translates to ‘240 degrees,’ correlates to the oven’s temperature at which the bread, made of organic ingredients, is baked.
Quite the cool café and bakery on a quiet side street in Beşiktaş, Akali has a little bit of everything with a whole lot of flavor. Here you’ll not only find freshly made artisanal breads and delicious sandwiches with seasonal ingredients, but also fresh pasta dishes and an amazing burger. There’s always something new at Akali, so make sure to follow their lively Instagram for their latest food experiment. Their croissants are also some of the best in the city.