Take this tour of Tel Aviv’s most famous outdoor market, where the sounds, aromas, and colors will arouse your senses! Meet your tour guide and make your way through the crowded streets of Carmel Market, stopping at interesting stalls. Carmel Market has been around since the 1920s and has expanded over time. Today the vendors sell a wide range of products.
Fresh produce is piled high, meat is cut to order, spices are sold out of large sacks and fishmongers sell the catch of the day. The market has become a foodie destination, with many artisan food stalls and small eateries. The variety of food on sale in Carmel Market is a testament to the diverse ethnic groups that have settled in Israel and brought with them traditional foods. Your tour guide will introduce you to local flavors and tell you about the market culture.
On this food tour of Carmel Market, you will get to sample some of the most popular and traditional market foods. Try the rich Georgian comfort food. Taste the artisan cheeses, sample the homemade hummus, and try a traditional burrika. Originally from North Africa, burrika is a thin pastry filled with egg and potato or other fillings, and quickly deep-fried. Yum!
Stop at Uzi Eli’s unusual juice stall.
For more than two decades Uzi (also known as the Etrog Man) has been serving up weird and wonderful juice concoctions. Customers tell him their ailment-whether it is physical, mental, or just a broken heart. And he mixes up a remedy from herbs, spices, fruits, and plants. Everything is fresh, prepared on the spot, and natural. On the tasting tour, you will also get to try a local dessert that melts in your mouth.