You can provide the freshest and the cheapest fruits and vegetables from the weekly-set markets (Pazar) set once a week on each district. For wide ranging shopping you can either choose Municipality's markets (Sabit Pazar), Sakarya Çarşısı or Ulus Hali.
Dried fruit shops (Kuruyemişci) with their stalls even spilling over into the streets, pastry (Pastane) and bread (Ekmek) shops offering different tastes, shops selling only Turkish Sweets (Türk Tatlıları), gourmet shops (Şarküteri) at which you can find variations of several countries, natural food (doğal gıda) shops offering ecological products, all together composes the food mosaic of Turkey
The Super Markets like Real, Carrefour, Gima, Migros, Şok, Tansaş, are open every day from 09:00 or 10:00 to 20:00 or 22:00 pm. Most of these markets are also open during the holidays and except the first day of religious fests. These markets usually have 15 days promotion periods and some goods are really cheap during these periods. The list of the goods subject to sale are either listed at the entrance of the market or submitted to you in a printed piece of paper. They have also customer cards, offering different advantages and of course all credit cards are accepted.
Migros, Tansaş and Gima have web sites at internet for on-line shopping: although these sites are Turkish they bring all the goods you ordered to your home or any other address given. Therefore if you don't want to waste time on daily or weekly shopping now it's time for you to learn some Turkish to save time!
The only cash-and-carry wholesale market is Metro.
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