Local Markets in Istanbul - not free but cheap

This is the first post about something which is not free, but might save everybody some money. As local markets are by far the best option to buy fruits, vegetables and cheese cheap in Istanbul. Saying that it needs to be stated that the ones which are Organic Markets are relatively expensive in comparison to the normal ones, but they are still cheaper as all the organic supermarkets in Istanbul. 

And at least the unique atmosphere of a more or less packed Turkish Market is for free and nevertheless priceless!

List of Local Markets in Istanbul

To provide a better overview here the markets sorted by days: 

Monday Markets

  • Bahcelievler - Next to Türk Böbrek Vakfi 
  • Göztepe - Next to Selamicesme Özgürlük Park, starting at the Selamicesme railroad bridge

Tuesday Markets

Clothes Street Market in Istanbul
  • Arnavutköy - Close to the Arnavutköy bus stop
  • Bahcesehir - "Pazartürk", located between Bahcesehir and Esenkent
  • Bakirköy - Zuhurat Baba, Karabal Avenue, next to the exit of Bakirköy Prof. Dr. Mazhar Osman Ruh Sagligi ve Sinir Hastaliklari Hastanesi
  • Emirgan - Access from Rasitpasa, close to the cemetary, Bayram Sokak
  • Findikzade - Between Tadim Shop and Alipasa Hamam
  • 4. Levent - Close to Metro and Bus stop 4.Levent, uphill opposite the Mövenpick Hotel - Great market for Clothes like Zara and TopShop
  • Kadiköy - Sali Pazari, follow the Hasanpasa signs from the Municipality of Kadiköy

Wednesday Markets

  • Fatih - Located around the Fire department of Carsamba/Fatih, the largest market when it comes to district pazars (markets) in Istanbul
  • Yesilköy - Close to the Ciroz Football Field

Thursday Markets

  • Beykoz - Located at Cubuklu
  • Erenköy - Between Erenköy stop at Fahrettin Kerim Gökay and Erenköy train station
  • Ortaköy/Ulus - Sosyete Pazari (Society Market) located at the end of Dereboyu Caddesi
  • Sanayi Mahallesi - From Levent enter the Sanayi Mahallesi and walk 200m on the right
  • Kücükvali - Starts at Barbaros Hayrettin Sokak and continues in the area between Mektep Caddesi and Atatürk Caddesi

Friday Markets

  • Feriköy/Sisli - Sosyete Pazari at Lala Sahin Sokak, close to the former Bomonti Beer Factory
  • Findikzade - Between Tadim Shop and Alipasa Hamam
  • Kadiköy - Follow the Hasanpasa signs from the Municipality of Kadiköy, on Fridays focused on Clothes, Accessoires and Antiques
  • Kozyatagi - Next tp Atacan Koleji, parallel to Bayar Caddesi
  • Üsküdar - Close to Özel Anadolu Saglik Hospital and the former post office (PTT)
Besiktas Food Market

Saturday Markets

  • Bakirköy - Next to Bakirköy Adliyesi - the Juducial Court
  • Bahcesehir - "Pazartürk", located between Bahcesehir and Esenkent
  • Besiktas - Across Ihlamir Pavilion and the Municipality of Besiktas. Two floors, upper floor with Clothes and Accessoires, lower one with Food, especially Fruits and Veggetables
  • Feriköy/Sisli - Organic Market at Lala Sahin Sokak, close to the former Bomonti Beer Factory
  • Istinye - Up the road from the Carrefour, Food, Clothes and Household Items
  • Pendik - located on the Sahil Yolu next to the Green Park Hotel
  • Rumeli - down the street from the Bogazici University gate

Sunday Markets

Sisli/Bomonti Antique Market
  • Beylikdüzü - Next to the Adakent Cultural Center
  • Feriköy/Sisli - Antique Market at Lala Sahin Sokak, close to the former Bomonti Beer Factory. Check out the Blog Post about this market.
  • Kasimpasa - Also called Kastamonu market as this region provides the majority of goods. Close to Piyalepasa stop.
  • Kosuyolu - Located on Katip Salih Sokak
  • Mecidiyeköy - Below Profilo shopping mall


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