NY-IST brand was established in Istanbul Turkey on 2013. The brand was found by Mrs. Merve Sibel Uyarlı Gunduz who used to work at White collar corporate jobs.
Her first venture of the brand was NY-IST Cafe which was located at the hearth of the city-Taksim. NY-IST Cafe was located on the first floor of the building which was also managed by NY-IST as a boutique hotel. Soon the cafe and the hotel became a popular spot for locals, expats, and tourists. NY-IST Cafe was able to earn the title for” Istanbul’s Best Pancakes and New York Food”.
NY-IST started their baking brand- NY-IST Bakes as of the beginning of 2015. NY-IST bakes specializes in mini-one bite, guilt-free, artisan desserts such as personal cheesecake, rock star dessert, and mini cupcakes.
In 2016 Merve decided to take her venture to United States and found this lovely town which she called home and opened her restaurant Merve's Kitchen and Bakery. You can always find her at her restaurant either baking, chatting or most likely giggling with her friends/customers.