Last updated June 23rd 2017
Israel is known as the land of plenty and the food in Tel Aviv is no exception. The best place to buy your groceries is in a Shuk (market), there you will find a broad range of quality produce and the best part is it is always cheaper than a super market and an entertaining experience.
Food, flowers, judaica, clothes, restaurants and some great kiosk kitchens, particularly in the middle at the cross with Shefer Street. Foreign specialty shop ‘East and West’ sells all foreign foods and products. Eat your heart out.
- Sunday to Thursday: 7am-7pm
- Friday: 7am-4pm (closes earlier during winter)
Nahalat Binyamin Craft Market
In the street there are mostly fabric and haberdashery shops but on market days there are arts and crafts stalls. Everything artisan, made by individuals and handcrafted. There is always an array of home furnishings, art, ceramics, jewellery, gifts, photography… you name it.
- Tuesdays and Fridays 10am – sundown
Food, spices, restaurants, cafes. This market specialises in Mizrahi food, a.k.a. Iranian, Iraqi and so on. Whether you are doing a food shop or want to explore food specialities, it is best for sampling all different dishes and food, while in the area it is worth visiting nearby Florentine that is famed for architecture, bars and atmosphere.
- Sunday to Thursday: 8am-6pm,
- Friday: 8am-4:30pm (closes earlier during winter)
Namal Food Market
This is a very refined market experience, Israel’s first covered market offers a range of fresh and seasonal items. The pop up farmer’s market is a leisurely shuk experience and the best for European produce. The shops around the market are mostly converted hangars as opposed to market stalls – consider this a small outdoor shopping centre that contains a shuk. The shops are mainly fashion and food. Big brand names, kosher delicatessens, butcher and restaurants. It is worth knowing, some of the hangars are clubs that come alive at night. There is parking within Namal but it is limited.
- Friday Farmers’ Market: 7am-3pm
- Monday to Thursday: 9am-8pm
- Friday: 7am-5pm
- Saturday: 8am-7pm
- Sunday: Closed
Jaffa Market (also know as Shuk HaPishpishim)
Known as Shuk HaPishpishim or the flea market, there are permanent shops and stalls, luxury and second hand or vintage – generally furniture, homeware and home furnishings, jewellery, some clothes and lots of cafes and restaurants. At night the bars on Yehuda Margoza Street (Yehuda mi-Ragusa) spill out into the street, covered in fairy lights and buzzing with atmosphere.
- Sunday to Thursday: 10am-6pm
- Friday: 9am-2pm
Sarona Food Market
Tel Aviv’s newest market opened in July 2015. Located at the back of the beautiful Sarona complex, the market is a huge mishmash of restaurants and food shops, including Marinado, Ika, and Fauchon.