On a busy day, a hot summer day, a relaxing day, or just any day, I don’t feel like cooking myself. I love good food but the idea of making it myself never excites me. That is why it can be useful to know a few places where you can buy food which is good and affordable.

The Islamic butcher shop Erciyes is one of them.

They sell halal meat, of course, but for me the home made salads, pides, olives, round bread and feta cheese are more interesting. The men in the shop are very helpful and give extra explanation if you need it. Besides a butcher it is, like most Turkish shops, also a small supermarket.

Islamitische Slagerij Erciyes/ Hippolytusbuurt 41 / +31(0)15 2136419