Boyoz a Turkish Pastry from the Eagean Region



A typical selection of Boyoz Breakfast. Boyoz, Turkish Tea, Owen Baked Egg, Black Olives, Cheese (Izmir Tulum).
A typical selection of Boyoz Breakfast. Boyoz, Turkish Tea, Owen Baked Egg, Black Olives, Cheese (Izmir Tulum).

What is Boyoz ?


Boyoz is a Turkish pastry which is well known in the Eagean Region of Turkey especially in the city Izmir. Generally it is eaten at breakfasts with Turkish Tea and other products like cheese, olives, honey and oven baked eggs as can be seen in the photography above.


The pastry is also known as a snack among the people of Izmir and is famous since the 1500s in the city. Boyoz was brought by Sephardic Jews when they settled in Turkey after the fled oppression in Spain. Therefore, it is also known as a Sephardic Dessert and traditionally it was baken by jewish bakers. Avram Usta (Chef Arvam) was the famous one who has introduced it to the Izmir people.


Where to Eat Boyoz ?


Boyoz is sold in bakery shops and by street vendors in Izmir. But, if you want to eat it in a famous place and want to enjoy the amazing atmosphere of Alsancak (famous district of city Izmir) than you need to visit Dostlar Firin.




Since 1983 is Dostlar Firin a popular place to eat Boyoz. It is open early in the morning and there is always a queue to get your pastry. But the beauty and slogan of this place is "eat first, pay later" .

The bakery is offering a wide variety of Boyoz and we suggest you to taste all of them. The type of boyoz is changing by the filling and you will be amazed when you see the list of the fillings like cheese, potato, eggplant, spinach, zucchini, honey, chocolate, etc.


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