Read this great article on Ayvalik by Byron Ayanoglu.
Our superior extra virgin olive oil, pressed during the early harvest of Turkey's famous Ayvalik olive, is prized by connoisseurs for its fresh, fruity fragrance and delightful olive taste.

Early Harvest

Early harvest olive oil is pressed during the beginning of the harvest season when the olives are still green or have turned a light purple. The oil pressed from green olives has intense flavor notes, and is naturally higher in antioxidants. We have bottled Zei Extra Virgin Olive Oil at origin, to ensure that the freshness, taste and health benefits come to you just the way we had pressed them in Ayvalik.

Single Region

The domain of Ayvalik, Turkey is renowned for the unique taste of its olive oil. There are around 2.5 million olive trees throughout the area of Ayvalik that produce the finest olive oil in the Aegean region, if not the whole of Turkey. Centuries old olive trees pass from generation to generation and thrive on the favorable microclimate of the region. The soil composition, the slopes, elevation and weather conditions along with the famous northern and eastern winds (Poyraz and Imbat) are known to impart the easily recognized and prized taste of a genuine Ayvalik olive oil, which once tasted, is difficult to trade with any other.


Zei is a monovarietal olive oil, pressed from Ayvalik olives which have larger pits and less flesh. When pressed, they yield around 25% of oil as opposed to the 40-45% yield of some fleshier olive species. The Ayvalik species is native to the coastal line and islands of the Northern Aegean Sea and yields an olive oil with a distinct, sought-after taste.

Store Locations


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Alex on Yonge

2500 Yonge Street, Toronto

Art Square Gallery and Café

334 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Beach Fish House

1963A Queen Street East, Toronto

The Big Carrot

348 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

Bonne Vie

746 Saint Clair Avenue West, Toronto

Nancy's Cheese

260 Dupont Street, Toronto

The Village Cheesemonger

171 East Liberty Street, Toronto
Unit 155

Fiesta Farms

200 Christie Street, Toronto

Cheese Boutique

45 Ripley Avenue, Toronto

De La Mer Fresh Fish Market

1543 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

Harvest Wagon (Forest Hill)

546 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto

Harvest Wagon (Summerhill)

1103 Yonge Street, Toronto

A Jug of Wine

3407 Yonge Street, Toronto

Loic Gourmet

722 Queen Street East, Toronto

Max's Market

2299 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Leslieville Cheese Market

891 Queen Street East, Toronto

Courage Food

946 Kingston Road, Toronto


38 Karl Fraser Road, Toronto

La Salumeria

2021 Yonge Street, Toronto


681 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto

Scheffler's Delicatessen & Cheese

93 Front Street East, Toronto
St Lawrence Market upper level

Thin Blue Line Cheese Boutique

93B Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto

Tony's on the Block

430 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto

La Fromagerie

868 College Street, Toronto

Summerhill Market

446 Summerhill Avenue, Toronto

North York

Ararat International Fine Foods

1800 Avenue Road, North York

Geri's Eatin' Centre

1875 Leslie Street, North York
Unit 5


Florence Meats

2136 Speers Road, Oakville

Mise En Place Gourmet Boutique

1011 Upper Middle Road, Oakville


Marilu's Market

4025 New Street, Burlington


Yalla Café

3106 Lakeshore Blvd West, Etobicoke


Jill's Table

115 King Street, London


The Village Olive Grove

8 Mill Street West, Elora


Market Fresh

10 Paisley Street, Guelph
Unit 3



150 Caroline Street South, Waterloo