İzmir & the North Aegean shopping

Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Ayvalık


A social enterprise helping unemployed women earn a living by creating fashionable items from throwaway materials, the 'Garbage Lady' saves at least six tons of waste from going to landfill annually, and sells over …
Food & Drinks in İzmir

Altan Manisalı

Selling particularly delicious helva (sweet made from sesame seeds), tahini and pekmez (syrup made from grape juice) since 1885, this is one of the most famous food stores in the market. Members of the same family o…
Carpets in Ayvacık

Dobag Project

Set up to help village women make a decent living from weaving carpets from naturally dyed hand-spun wool, this carpet salesroom is housed in an ugly modern building a kilometre outside Ayvacık, opposite the Total g…
Food & Drinks in İzmir

Şekercibaşı Ali Galip

It first opened for business in 1901, and this much-loved sweet shop is still the first port of call for many shoppers when visiting Kemeraltı. It sells lokum (Turkish delight), chocolate and helva (sweet made from …
Food & Wine in Bozcaada

Çamlıbağ Saraplari

The first Turkish-owned winery to be founded on the island (in 1925), Yunatcılar markets its wines under the Çamlıbağ label. Its quaffable vintages of local varietals, including Kuntra and Karalahna, can be tasted a…
Handicrafts in Bozcaada

Yöresel Ürünler

The name means 'Local Products' and that is exactly what this red-and-white store on the main square sells. It has wine, organic jams, clothes and handicrafts made on the island.
Arts & Crafts in Bergama (Pergamum)

Şen Naoe Ev Tekstil

This Japanese-run shop in the old Bedesten (Covered Bazaar) sells lovely peştemals (bath wraps), shawls and tablecloths that have been woven and embroidered by hand.
Food & Drinks in Bozcaada

Bozcaadalı Veli Dede

Stylish produce shop selling local specialities including jams, olive oil, preserves, juices and kurabiye (sweet biscuits).
Wine in Bozcaada


The island's best-known winery has a retail outlet just off Cumhuriyet Caddesi in Merkez.
Food & Drinks in İzmir


Historic shop specialising in helva (sweet made with sesame seeds).