Tour Type: Daily Tour
Duration: One-day
Departure days: Sun, Tue, Thu
Languages: English

Tour Overview

Take a flavorful journey through the Carmel Market with our expert Tel Aviv food tour, led by a PRO foodie guide! You’ll delve into the heart of Israeli cuisine, discovering unique tastes and surprising cultural connections. This odyssey will introduce you to the vibrant world of the market, where renowned chefs converge. Immerse yourself in the culinary tales that sh...

Highlights - Tel Aviv Food Tour

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Experience Carmel Market as a local
Learn about the market’s history and culture
Enjoy the colorful market stalls packed with fresh fruit and vegetables, large sacks of aromatic spices, and unusual ingredients used in Middle Eastern cuisine
Sample great food, like Falafel, Georgian cuisine, burrika, cheese tastings, hummus, and more (items may change due to season/availability)
Discover the diverse culinary traditions, and ethnic cuisines that make up Israel’s melting pot of flavors; thanks to the many different immigrant communities and cultures in Tel Aviv

Availability

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Pickup Places and Prices

From Tel Aviv
Pick up time 12:30
Price per person:
Price: $45

What To Expect - Tel Aviv Food Tour

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. 

Additional Information - Tel Aviv Food Tour

Meeting point:

13:30 at Poli House Hotel, Nakhlat Binyamin 1 st, Tel Aviv

The tour includes:

  • An English-speaking, professional guide
  • Food and drink tasting (worth over $20)

The tour does not include:

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Bottled water

Notes:

  • Let your guide know if you have any food allergies and intolerances
  • The Tel Aviv Food Tour duration will be about 2 hours
  • The tour will end at the original departure point
  • Tips are optional
  • The tour is available privately with special additions, upon request.
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • 4% charge for notification up to 2 days or more before the start time of the tour.
  • 25% charge for notification of a day before the start time of the tour.
  • 100% charge for notification on the same day of the tour.

FAQ

A day tour is a regular tour that we operate on specific weekdays. Tours depart from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya and Netanya. You have the option to upgrade your tour and ensure for yourself a place in a small group (up to 19 people). The tour duration from pickup time is approximately 10 hours. You will be picked up from your hotel, and after the tour, you will be returned to your hotel.

Almost all of our daily tours are operated primarily in English, in addition to a second language:  Or Spanish, or Russian, or German and or French. You can choose the preferred language of the tour when booking. You can view the tour schedule, as well as the second language schedule in order to make your best suited choice.

When booking your tour, you will need to mark which language you’d like the tour to be in. Note that for certain tours in certain languages, the price may be higher.

Yes, the tasting experience is diverse and offers different types of cuisine. You must notify your tour guide about your specific allergy or sensitivity, so they'll know which alternatives to suggest as you walk through the market food stands.

Please be aware that not every food stand may offer a safe alternative for your particular allergy or sensitivity. It is essential to communicate directly with the stand's personnel to verify the absence of any ingredients that could potentially affect your health or overall experience. 

Some of the dishes offered on this tour are vegan and vegetarian, based on Humus and vegetables. Please be aware that not all food stands will provide vegan or vegetarian alternatives, so it's recommended to inquire about dietary options at each stand.


Children under 12 and students (with a valid student card) receive a 10% discount. 

Yes, but not too much. We definitely recommend bringing some local currency with you to pay for lunch and anything you may wish to; purchase along the way.

No, as there will be no place to store it, and trying to walk with your luggage in a crowded market will hurt your experience and interfere with the group's pace. 


From $45 Per
Person

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