This Tel Aviv food tour is a must for every foodie, history lover, and culture buff alike! You’ll discover the city’s most famous outdoor market where the sounds, aromas, and colors will wake all of your senses.
You'll start in the pedestrian streets of Nahalat Binyamin, the famous bohemian neighborhood, all filled with captivating Bauhaus architecture. You'll enjoy the sights and move on to the main attraction: Established in 1920, Carmel Market is the largest in the city - 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; Israeli cooking was Influenced by Marocan, Egyptian, Lebanese, Yemenite, Ethiopian, and even Persian Kitchens - and you’ll feel this variety in every bite.
Our guide will take you to the best stalls and spots, for hours of mouth-watering fun: You’ll try the famous local shawarma, with succulent layers of marinated meat expertly grilled to perfection; You’ll fall in love with the pastries, the artisan Cheeze, and the best Falafel you’ve ever tasted; and be surprised by the creamy hummus, silky smooth tahini and vibrant, tangy pickled vegetables.
After a taste of sweet desserts served just in the right portions, you’ll have a chance to try Israeli liquor as well - from original local Beers to the delightful sting of Arak.
The mixture 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 - and your tour guide will introduce you to them all, and show you their place in the special market culture. Your tour will go past Kerem HaTeimanim, another colorful neighborhood, with plenty of photo-ops and wonderful little restaurants favored by locals for over 100 years.