Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem

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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. By using our Jerusalem online trip itinerary builder , you can arrange your visit to Mahane Yehuda Market and other attractions in Jerusalem.
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  • Although the market over the years is losing its authenticity, the Mahaneh Yehuda market is still the most typical Jerusalem site. It teaches about the people who live in Jerusalem, in all their forms...  more »
  • We took our tour group here to enjoy a local market. Everyone enjoyed the colorful stalls and great food. But just a cautionary word about the spice stalls. They eagerly hand out samples of tea, grano...  more »
  • A great place to spend some time. Especially on Friday morning when it is very crowded with a lot of atmosphere. Great restaurants are there. Also it’s of foods are available. Recommend you try Halva ...  more »
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  • Doesn't look much different from the farmer markets of other countries (called BAZAAR or BAZAR), but there's one big PLUS I liked - the quality of food. Yes, this place isn't clean at all. The food isn't "individually wrapped" (which can scare American tourists), but the food has a great taste of a real food which makes it different from US grocery stores and even farmer markets. Great experience. I would suggest to try the meat products, different types of sausages. Bakery products are fresh and tasty. Fruits and veggies are of high quality. Try their olives. The only issue in some cases might be - the pricing. Try to negotiate over the prices where it is possible. You might get a real good discount. It is BAZAAR. Just start negotiating and have a great and funny experience.
  • The place is always in a dirty state, expect rotten food on the (sticky) floor, avoid going there with decent shoes. Don't be fooled by it's size, there's absolutely ZERO variety there, you'll find 10 versions of the same kind of store/stand, sometimes even next to each other.
  • The Shuk has two lives: one wakens at night and one operates during the day. At nights there are tons of bars and young adults mingling, making it a fantastic experience. At day it operates as a market, a great authentic Israeli experience.
  • Best market in Israel! A must visit. Some of the best authentic places to eat, great produce and amazing atmosphere...
  • Mahane Yehudah is a must see for all tourists. It is an indoor and outdoor maze of shops, stalls and restaurants. Amazing displays of fruits and vegetables, fresh meats, cheeses and breads. It is complete with an every changing and charming cast of characters. Many small restaurants each with its own charm and style. Thursdays and Fridays resemble Times Square on new year's eve.

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