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Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Rows of colorful, mouthwatering produce waits to be tasted at Mahane Yehuda Market, a historic food market bubbling with life. Dating back to the late 19th century, the market has grown to sprawl across two major streets, interconnected with several bustling lanes and packed to the rafters with fresh foods. Sample halva, kebab, falafel, handmade cheeses, and many more tantalizing specialties sold at bargain prices. Brush up on your haggling skills and immerse yourself in the local shopping culture. Tours and cooking workshops are available to book through the market's website. To visit Mahane Yehuda Market and other attractions in Jerusalem, use our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.
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  • During the day this is where Israelis shop for food and household supplies. At night, it's lately become filled with pop-up, affordable restaurants and music bars. Side streets host more upscale venue...  read more »
  • I liked it much. We ate at an Italian restaurant. Very good quality/price ratio. It is worth finding out about the market.
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  • This is a true middle eastern market with rows and rows of small stalls selling spices, fish, meat, cheese, fruits and vegetables. It's popularity is such that you are just as likely to see locals hip...  read more »
  • Great cultural and culinary experience, walk around, get yourself a fresh fruit or some cheese. For a special experience, try exploring the hidden alleys and you might get to a cool authentic local café and meet colorful and interesting characters.
  • Who doesn't love the market? You can get any food you want here. Focus on veggies and fruits that are in season and I promise you won't be disappointed. Also, they have the cheapest nuts and seeds, so get a big bag, toast them yourself and munch on them the whole week. Don't miss: the Ethiopian store selling teff & the Iraqi "market in a market".
  • The best known market in all of Israel. During the day it houses stalls of beautiful fruit, meats, sweets and so much more! At night the stalls shut down and the bars and restaurants open up! Be sure to visit the Halva King during the day for some delicious coffee halva, see tahini being made on the millstone, taste some of the great cheeses at Basher. At night be sure to visit the Beer Bazaar for some local beers, or the hidden courtyard where Casino de Paris sits, for a fun drink and a bite to eat.
  • Nothing quite like it! If you're hungry and with a friend or two, gp to Azura nearby... And order the azura!
  • Mahane Yehuda is an old-school marketplace where you can buy anything from a toaster to a burrito to a pair of jeans. During the day, you'll be surrounded by the sound of shop owners shouting their wares and shoppers haggling over prices. At night, you're in for a treat: the shutters close, revealing stunning graffiti art by a local artist, and small bars spring up out of nowhere, offering quality Israeli beers, fresh pitta bread, meat, hummus and Israeli folk music. This is the literal melting pot of Israel, where you'll find people from every walk of life, every ethnicity, religion and language. If you're a tourist in Jerusalem, or even if you're a longtime resident, this is definitely a place you'll always find surprises! — Humans of Jerusalem
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