I just want to give a shout out to my favorite organic and vegan health food store in Istanbul - Ecolife. I was there yesterday and it's such a wonderful store. Tarkan speaks fluent English and is vegan! He is such a wonderful resource for vegans/vegetarians living in Istanbul. His shop is located in Cihangir, close to Taksim and is a block away from the German Hospital. He carries many organic and vegan products such as spirulina, quinoa (white, red and black!), dried seaweed, several types of organic tofu (soft and hard), vegan manti, miso paste, soy milk, coconut oil, fresh bread and an assortment of snacks, organic beauty and health products and other treats that are quite hard to find in Istanbul. His prices are comparable to all the other organic health food stores that I've seen in Istanbul. Unfortunately it is so expensive to import these products into Turkey, as we know! Tarkan has the most wonderful energy. I absolutely love visiting his store, speaking with him and supporting his business. If you have any questions about where to find something vegan and organic and if he doesn't carry it, I'm sure he can point you in the right direction. ♥ http://vegandukkan.com/Pros: Vegan owner, Wonderful variety of organic products, The owner is wonderful!
Cons: small but cozy store