Our Team
Because it's not as much fun doing it alone...

We all come from different places, we’ve different interests and skills; but we know that we want to move forward in the same direction. Our desire is to create a healthy, enjoyable, and sustainable life in our big city for ourselves and for future generations. We realize that’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either. One thing is for sure–we don’t want to do it alone…

If you’re interested in joining our team, please feel free to send your CV to info (at) ekbicyeic.com, along with a paragraph describing what you’d hope to do/achieve while working at EK BİÇ YE İÇ.

Our Goals
To arrive at a beautiful place...

Nothing too serious, but few ideas we live by:

Enjoy what we’ve got today

Eat well, drink well, listen to good music, read; spend time with good friends, engage in passionate conversations; stay close to nature, let nature give us a good workout, nourish us, calm us down.

Aim for a better tomorrow

Make our choices to create more desirable options in the future; support local production, avoid wasteful consumption; protect social and biological diversity around us because no one should have to live in a monoculture

Always go for a win-win-win-win

Create value, don’t worry about maximizing profits–just be sustainable in our finances as in everything else; let our suppliers and our customers–even our fellow citizens who may not be aware of our existence–be a little better off while we get better off

Make a difference together

Be curious, do research, experiment, share our learnings; support people who want to contribute; try to help little dreams come true so that we all can dream bigger dreams

Our Ambitions
For a healthy diet, a fulfilling life, and a pleasant future in our city.

Where does the food we consume come from? How is it produced?

These are two questions we feel we need to ask ourselves on a daily basis until we can give honest, straight-forward answers.  Answers that make sense in relation to our own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of future generations…

As local as we can find,

As “organic” as we can produce,

As sustainable as we can make it.

We operate with these ambitions. We realize that these goals are often in conflict; it’s harder to find local produce in a big city that’s organic, for instance.  So, we’re routinely forced to make compromises; and that’s what we try to highlight in our daily business. When we understand the trade-offs we’re facing, and make conscious choices, we believe that we can significantly reduce the harm we’d otherwise inflict on our bodies and the environment.
Why do we insist on local? Because we’d like to minimize our carbon footprint.  Because we’d like to avoid the use of unknown (or quite well known!) chemicals to preserve our food on a long journey. And because we believe that helping our producers afford to live close by enriches the social fabric of our big city.
We sometimes put organic in quotation marks; that’s because the word has been overused and hollowed out of its intended meaning to some degree. We respect and value the certification process, but at the same time, we’re concerned that it may favor industrial-scale enterprises. That’s why we also choose to work with small producers that adhere to the principles of organic production even if they can’t afford the certification.  But we’re always careful in indicating that distinction in our labeling. Whether or not the word organic appears in front of each ingredient that’s in our end-products, is not a marketing ploy; it’s our attempt at being as transparent on this issue as possible. With or without the organic certification, our goal is always to serve fruits and vegetables that are free from GMOs, chemical fertilisers, chemical pesticides, and chemical preservatives. And of course, we’ve the same princeiples regarding the chickens, eggs, and dairy products that we serve.
Last but not least, we aim for sustainable production and consumption. We realize that we’re very fortunate to have a lot of resources. If we’re smart, those resources should allow countless generations to lead increasingly richer lives on this planet. Of course, we also have the option of wasting our resources, and ruining our chances for a pleasant future. Every day we make hundreds of choices that’ll ultimately determine which path we’re on. Our goal is to show that it’s not so hard to make the right choices.

Package Service
Yavaştan başladı...

We have been working for a long time to bring our hot soups, salads made on request and handmade drinks to your table in the package materials that we can recycle. We cannot say that we have attained materials that fully satisfy our ecological standards, which we believe are very reasonable. But we need to start somewhere, saying that we do not turn away those who expect us to take delivery. Order Below! By pressing the button it is possible to get more information about it. In the meantime, our conscious customers who come to our place with their own containers to serve food and drinks gives us great pleasure …

Requests
Dileyin bizden ne dilerseniz.

Is there a soup that you like to drink and like in the last weeks and want to see in the menu again? In summer, let’s do it again next week if the materials are still in season. Is there something in our salad bar that you wish? Why not, if we can find your local, your organics, and we can offer you an affordable price …

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