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Carmel Market

Carmel Market © JRodSilva
Carmel Market © JRodSilva

The Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel) will enthral all visitors to Tel Aviv with its bustling atmosphere and fine selection of goods and produce. It's located on the 'trendy side' of town (just off Allenby Street), and is essentially a long alley, jam-packed with shoppers and vendors loudly advertising their wares.

Although shoppers can buy almost anything at the Carmel Market and usually at better prices than elsewhere in the city, the real attraction is its mouth-watering array of fresh produce. Visitors can shop for the freshest fruit and vegetables, cheeses and baked goods, while soaking up the typically Middle Eastern market atmosphere. The market is frequented by locals and is not designed for tourists, which makes the experience feel exciting and authentic. Many of the vendors will allow shoppers to taste unfamiliar fruits and vegetables. Bargaining is part of the culture.

The Carmel Market operates every day of the week except Saturday. Friday mornings are the busiest and, consequently, best time to experience the place's full impact.

Address: Near the Hatachana Complex and Allenby Street.