How to Order Food Online in Istanbul? A Local Answers

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You can visit any restaurant you wish in Istanbul. Yet, some days, you may feel too tired to go out and have something to eat. 

During those days, the best way is to let them bring you that meal. Many Turkish food delivery websites allow you to order fast food or meal ingredients without any delivery fee.

In this article, as a Turkish local, I will review the most popular food and grocery delivery websites in Istanbul. 

Normally, Turkish people use more than one website because each of them excels in something that others don’t.

If you are in a hurry, here are the most known popular ones and their websites.

Yemeksepeti is the oldest and most used fast food delivery website and mobile app. With Yemeksepeti, you can order from almost all the Turkish restaurants and fast-food chains in Istanbul.

Lately, Yemeksepeti has also created Yemekseksepeti Banabi, which helps you to do online grocery shopping.

Trendyol Yemek is also a popular website that is created by the biggest Turkish online shopping website, Trendyol. Due to Trendyol’s popularity, in a short time, Trendyol Yemek became one of the favorites of the Istanbul people. 

Trendyol Market is another website that is linked to Trendyol. You can buy snacks and supermarket market items via this website.

Getir started as a grocery shopping website, and now Getir is used for ordering groceries and delicious snacks. Wherever you are in Istanbul, your snacks and grocery will arrive in under 30 minutes.

Shortly after, Getir created the Getir Yemek website and app. Getir Yemek allows you to order delicious meals, and it is the third most popular food delivery website in Turkey.

Tıkla Gelsin allows you to order from famous fast-food chains. Plenty of people use this website. However, it’s better to know that the choices are limited.

Istegelsin is also a well-known grocery and snack website in Istanbul. It’s an amazing option if you suddenly feel the urge to eat some chocolate bars or gummies. You can order any snacks you want, as well as market items.

Tazedirekt is perfect for people who are looking for fresh and healthy products. The website is very developed, and there are plenty of choices.

Eski Tadında offers you great quality products that are also fresh and healthy. The website excels at organic and traditional style food.

Ciceksepeti is a website that can be seen as the savior of couples. You can send food and flowers to your lover.

A101 is a supermarket chain that is known for its affordable products. This can be the right option if you want to buy groceries but don’t want to spend a lot of money.

Sok is a very popular supermarket that allows you to buy cheap and good products. You should definitely consider this place if you want to do budget grocery shopping.

Migros is one of the most preferred supermarkets for the middle income. Migros is not the cheapest or the most expensive. The supermarket has a good quality and price balance. 

Macro Center is the most high-quality and expensive supermarket in Istanbul. From Macro, you can order delicious snacks, fresh fruits, and many imported groceries that you can not find in other supermarkets.

One thing is certain in Turkey: Turkish Cuisine is so diverse that you will not run out of food options.

1. Yemeksepeti

Yemeksepeti is the most popular Turkish food delivery website. Luckily, this website also supports the English language.

Yemeksepeti gives you the opportunity to check out all the restaurants near you. In that way, you can decide which option is the one you’re looking for.

One of the other good qualities of this website is that you can see the rankings. Personally, I always check the rankings and read the comments before ordering. It gives me a better idea of the restaurants.

Since people can see the rankings of restaurants, restaurants usually provide better service when you order from Yemeksepeti.

This is why Yemeksepeti is a better option than ordering directly from a restaurant.

Yemeksepeti also allows you to make payments in two ways. You can either pay by credit card on the website or at the door when the meal is delivered to you.

Overall, I have been using Yemeksepeti for more than 10 years, and it has the most extensive list of restaurants among its competitors. I highly recommend this website.

If you’d like to check out the website, you can click here.

2. Yemeksepeti Banabi

Banabi is Yemeksepeti’s new website, which has gained popularity in a short period of time. On their website, you can find various types of snacks and groceries. Additionally, you can also take advantage of the discounts.

Banabi is a great option if you want to eat some snacks while watching your favorite series. Many of my friends follow their discounts, which help them buy more products than usual.

The good thing is that you can receive your delivery within approximately 15-30 minutes anywhere in Istanbul.

If you’d like to check out the website, you can click here.

Trendyol Yemek

Trendyol is the biggest shopping website in Turkey, similar to Amazon in the USA. In Istanbul, it’s a highly preferred Turkish food delivery website that many people use.

Last year, Trendyol started allowing you to order food as well. They expanded very quickly, covering most cities in Turkey. Currently, Trendyol Yemek is giving great discounts to increase its market share.

Apart from that, Trendyol Market is another Trendyol website. 

Trendyol Market contains big supermarket chains like Migros and Happy Center. You can order any supermarket item from this shopping website as you would from any mega supermarket.

If you’d like to check out Trendyol Yemek’s website, you can click here.

For Trendyol Market, you can visit here.

If you are also looking for day trip ideas outside the central areas of Istanbul, check out my guide on Day Trips from Istanbul.

3. Getir

Getir is also one of the food delivery websites that almost everyone in Istanbul uses. It’s a safe website with various options and continues to become more popular daily.

If you’re feeling hungry, you can order a delicious meal using Getir Yemek or order snacks or grocery items by using Getir Market.

It’s possible to use both these websites at any time of the day. They usually provide fast delivery to meet their customers’ needs.

I occasionally use this website when my wife feels the urge to eat some snacks at night. I usually order some chocolate and biscuits.

I’m happy with their service because my doorbell rings 30 minutes after I place my order. Additionally, the quality is great as well.

You can also track your order via your phone and see when you will get it.

If you’d like to check out Getir’s website, you can click here.

For Getir Yemek, you can click here.

To get quick advice on how to shop from clothes to bookselectronics, and more, read my Guide to Online Shopping in Turkey.

4. Tıkla Gelsin

Tıkla Gelsin is an excellent fast food ordering website if you are only ordering from Arby’s, Sbarro, Burger King, Popeyes, Usta Donerci, Usta Pideci, and also Amasya Meat Products.

I do not use it because it has limited fast food options.

Most of my friends use Tıkla Gelsin because their favorite fast food brand gives more promotions when using this website.

If you’d like to check out Tıkla Gelsin’s website, you can click here.

5. Iste Gelsin

Istegelsin is an online supermarket that you can consider as well. You can order fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, and many other groceries.

There are also other sections, such as self-care products, books, and technological devices.

Istegelsin is one of the popular ones that I also use, and am pleased with the products. I’ve never bought anything other than groceries, but I think it’s worth trying.

If you’d like to check out the website, you can click here.

6. TazeDirekt

Especially lately, almost everyone is trying to find ways to eat healthily. However, it can be challenging since it’s not always so easy to find fresh and organic products.

Taze Direkt has an amazing website with plenty of options. You can buy organic juices, fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and chicken products.

One of the best qualities of TazeDirekt is that you can also find vegan and gluten-free products.

Apart from that, you can also order home products, self-care products, flowers, and snacks.

If you’d like to check out Tazedirekt’s website, you can click here.

7. Eski Tadında

Eski Tadında is another website that is suitable for people who are looking for healthy products. Even just looking at the website can make you hungry instantly.

Eski Tadında means “Taste like it used to be.”. This website excels at organic and traditional produce.

Whenever I check this website, I can’t decide what to buy. Sometimes I even forget what products I needed to buy in the first place.

What I’m trying to say is that you can easily get lost between various tasty choices.

Overall, it’s a great website that I highly recommend.

If you’d like to check out Eski Tadında’s website, you can click here.

8. Ciceksepeti

Çiçeksepeti (a flower basket in Turkish) is typically known for its lovely flowers and gift options. 

When I say “gifts,” I also mean the edible ones. There are beautifully arranged edible gifts which can be considered the perfect present.

Additionally, it might be a surprise, but Ciceksepeti also gives you the opportunity to buy groceries.

Click to check Ciceksepeti’s official website.

9. A101

If you’re looking for an affordable option for your supermarket and grocery, you should consider shopping at A101. 

I consider A101 when buying a lower quality does not make much difference. At those times, A101’s cheapness makes it more appealing to me.

Additionally, A101’s website is quite developed. Apart from groceries, you can see plenty of other choices as well.

If you’d like to check out A101’s website, you can click here.

10. Şok

Şok is one of my favorite supermarkets in Istanbul. You can come across this supermarket on almost every corner. 

For instance, one is near the house where I live in Istanbul. There’s also another one a few streets away.

Even though it’s close to me, sometimes I use their website as well. You can download their app to order some products. 

Şok is also famous for its cheap products, and many people also prefer it for this quality. 

If you’d like to check out Şok’s website, you can click here.

11. Migros

Migros is an amazing supermarket that has many high-quality products. You can see various products on their website.

You can also order self-care products, cleaning products, and even flowers. They sell technological products as well.

I highly recommend this supermarket. I really like the quality of their groceries. Migros is the supermarket, we go to their physical store to buy the monthly needs of our home.

It’s also my mom’s favorite, and she always orders online. Whenever my mom orders some groceries, I always add some snacks as well.

If you’d like to check out Migros’ website, you can click here.

12. Macro Center

Macro Center is like a heaven of high-quality products. Even though the prices are high, I think it’s worth it.

Macro Center is one of my all-time favorites. I usually buy blueberries, oatmeal, fresh vegetables, and some snacks to treat myself.

Whenever I struggle to find a specific imported brand or quality exotic fruits, I always check Macro Center. I usually find the things I’m looking for thanks to the variety of products.

You can order from their websites without hesitation.

If you’d like to check out Macro Center’s website, you can click here.

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