Istanbul has everything for every budget and style. Street markets are also another joyful and alternative for best shopping in Istanbul. Visitors are able to spend a couple of hours at the fantastic crowd and nostalgia of the street markets in Istanbul and find variety of items, food and products. It is also an economic way of shopping.
As for street markets; the Thursday Market in Ortakoy (former Ulus market) and Saturday Markets in Besiktas, Bakirkoy and Ferikoy (Sisli), and Sunday Market in Kasimpasa (Beyoglu) on the European side, and the Tuesday Market in Kadikoy on the Asian Side are all worth to visit.
The regular street markets of Istanbul held on the popular districts:
- Monday Market in Bahcelievler
- Tuesday Market in Kadikoy
- Wednesday Market in Bostanci, Fatih, Yesilkoy and Ihlamur
- Thursday Market in Etiler, Merter, Erenkoy, Ortakoy and Suadiye
- Friday Market in Findikzade and Uskudar
- Saturday Market in Bakirkoy, Besiktas and Ferikoy
- Sunday Market in Kucukcekmece
Istanbul’s Top Street Markets
1. Historic Kadikoy Tuesday Market
Also known as the Historic Tuesday Market, the Kadikoy market, held in Kadikoy district every Tuesdays, is a very popular and one of the most crowded street markets in Istanbul.
The market is famous for its variety of fresh food, fruits and vegetables, as well as numerous good, clothing, vintage clothes, fabrics, textile products etc. The market also serves in Fridays and with a flea market.
Address: Rasimpaşa, Karakolhane Cd. 42/A, Kadikoy
2. Ortakoy Thursday Market
Ortakoy market, held in Ortakoy neighborhood every Thursdays, is one of the famous high society markets in Istanbul. Former Ulus market. You can find variety of top brands clothing with very affordable prices, home textile, cosmetics and some goods. There are free shuttles from Akmerkez Shopping Mall, Zincirlikuyu and Kurucesme between 10:00-15:00, by the Besiktas Municipality.
Address: central Ortakoy
3. Besiktas Saturday Market
Besiktas market, held in Besiktas district every Saturdays, is a popular street market that visitors can find fresh food, fruits and vegetables, as well as some goods and clothing with affordable prices.
There are free shuttles from several nearby neighborhoods to the market, by the Besiktas Municipality.
Address: Türkali, Nüzhetiye Cd. No:66, Besiktas
4. Bakirkoy Saturday Market
Bakirkoy market, held in Bakirkoy district every Saturdays, is a popular high society and street market that visitors can find top brands with vert affordable prices, as well as clothing, home textile, cosmetics and some goods.
Address: near the Bakirkoy Metro Station
5. Ferikoy Organic Saturday Market
Ferikoy Organic Market, held in Sisli district, is a popular organic food market that visitors can find seasonal certified organic fruits and vegetables, dry foods, organic cosmetic products, honeys, jams.
The market is operated with the cooperation of Wheat Association and Sisli Municipality, and this 100% ecological market is also Turkey’s first and largest organic market.
Address: Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, Bomonti, Şişli
6. Historic Inebolu Sunday Village Market
Inebolu Village Market, held in Kasimpasa neighborhood of the Beyoglu district, is a historical and popular village market of the Kastamonu city of Turkey. The daily (Saturday) picked fresh and organic products from the Kastamonu’s Inebolu district are transferred to the market and take their place on the stands.
Visitors can find seasonal fresh village eggs, milk, handmade jams, fresh mint, village bread, corn, village chicken, fruits and vegetables and more.
Address: Küçük Piyale, Donanma Cd., Kasimpasa
Thank you so much for this information. I have had a wonderful time exploring the markets of Istanbul. But, respectfully, you have left off the best market – the Friday Market. Please consider adding it to your list. Thankfully, a friend let me know about it.
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