Markets and Street Food in Jerusalem

Discover the colorful markets and diverse street foods of Jerusalem. The largest Jerusalem market (or shuk) is Machane Yehuda, with stalls of fresh produce, cheese, meat, fish, herbs, spices, freshly baked pastries and an assortment of household items, and clothing. Market restaurants serve traditional ethnic cuisine including Ethiopian, Iraqi, and Georgian dishes.

At night the market becomes a nightlife destination with many lively bars. On a Machane Yehuda tour you can sample some of the best Jerusalem street foods. The Old City market (The Suk) is the perfect place to find traditional religious items, and souvenirs that represent the local culture, such as ceramics, hookahs, and textiles. At Bezalel Arts and Crafts Market, and Emek Rafaim Market, local artists sell their handmade creations.

While in Jerusalem try some of the diverse street foods that represent the country’s culture. Jerusalem Me’orav (mixed Jerusalem) is a mix of seasoned offal and lamb, cooked on a grill. Then there are the iconic Israeli street foods-hummus, pita bread, shawarma, and falafel. Experience traditional Georgian Khachapuri; North African bureka, a fried pastry filled with potato and egg, and Kurdish Syrian shamburak. An Iraqi sabich sandwich is filled with eggplant, boiled egg, tachini, and salad. One thing’s for sure, you won’t leave Jerusalem hungry!