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. To visit Mahane Yehuda Market and other attractions in Jerusalem, use our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Experience the aromas and flavors in the voices of the tsbavenint fruit and vegetable drinks stalls and fish shops nuts and everything fresh and butcher shop and for dessert we had shopping at a diner that specializes in meat Mitchell an excellent roast beef made if specific soft and chewy accompanied by crispy fries inside and crispy outside, finely chopped salad-delicious thin very fair price and excellent service!!!
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  • August 16, 2017
    For cheapest prices, go later on in the day at sunset. The prices on all perishables go down so that they can get rid of the food before the end of the day. All fruit, veggies, breads etc. go down to ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    If you have a few days in Jerusalem like us , I would strongly recommend to visit the market after you´ve visited everything you want in the Old city and all the museums / holy places. This place is f...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    It's a old world street market with more than a hundred different stalls selling all kinds of foods, restaurants, bars. When the market closes there is a very interesting nightlife that begins in there. Anytime of the week is great but on Friday the hustle and bustle is just an amazing sight to see.
  • June 24, 2017
    I have been here dozens of times. It never gets boring. Friday at the shook is one of the best Israel experiences around. The sights, sounds, aromas, activity, are overwhelmingly exciting. Do not miss it!!!
  • April 10, 2017
    Very fun and unique Israeli market and tourist attraction only found in Israel. Great daytime family activity. Go during the day with your kids or wait till the night time when the Machane Yehudah is transformed into bars! Go on Friday and you won't be able to see more than half a meter in front of you! Whenever you go, it's an experience! Great prices if you bargain too!
  • July 13, 2017
    Great place to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and a vast variety of spices. Many good restaurants and just a fun interesting place to visit as a tourist.
  • June 30, 2017
    Machane Yehuda on Friday afternoon is a perfect microcosm of modern Israel: alive with vibrant energy, colors, sounds and spirit. The chaos of the crowded market is tempered by the sweet wishes by vendors and shoppers for all to have a Shabbat shalom. During the weekday evenings Machane Yehuda is filled with a fabulous variety of restaurants and night life. Enjoy!! L'chayim!

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