Feriköy Organic Market

Food & Drinks in Istanbul

Established in 2006 as Turkey’s first ‘100% ecological bazaar’, this bustling Saturday market is still going strong, with hundreds of colourful stalls piled high with certified organic fruit and veg. A stroll through the market offers plenty for photographers to snap and self-caterers to buy, including cheeses, bread, dried fruits and nuts, preserves, yoghurt, and olive oil.

Take a break from shopping at the stalls near the entrance offering tasty baked goods and made-to-order gözleme (savoury pancakes) to nibble on with a piping-hot glass of çay (Turkish black tea). The same location, a covered parking garage about 10 minutes’ walk from the Osmanbey metro station, also hosts an antiques market on Sundays (8am-7pm), for those who prefer vintage furniture, housewares, and assorted kitsch to figs, honey, and kale.