Pudding Shop - Lale Restaurant, Istanbul

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The Pudding Shop is the nickname for the Lale Restaurant in Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey. It became popular in the 1960s as a meeting place for beatniks and, later on, hippies and other travellers on overland route between Europe and India, Nepal, and elsewhere in Asia: the "hippie trail". The restaurant got its colloquial name as a result of "word of mouth" from numerous foreign travellers that could not remember the name of the restaurant but did remember the wide and popular selection of puddings sold there and thus referred to it as the "pudding shop".
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  • A great stop after visiting Hagia Sofia or the Blue Mosque. We had the best Chick Pea Soup we have ever had here. Unfortunately, that soup is only available every other day but the other soup...  more »
  • We probably should have noticed something wasn't quite right and that we might have gotten the 'tourist treatment'. They got us to order without sitting us first as we walked passed all the dishes.....  more »
  • Situated just across from the Tokapi Palace and other major attractions, this place is a convenient and relatively inexpensive way to dine. Although the name is a little misleading, as it’s not...  more »
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