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  3. Mahane Yehuda

Jerusalem: Culinary Market Experience

Product ID: 178224
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No visit to Jerusalem would be complete without a trip to Mahane Yehuda market, Jerusalem’s prominent marketplace. This tour takes you to the centre of this landmark, and introduces you to the sights, the smells, and tastes of the vibrant market.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Taste your way through Jerusalem’s most popular market scene
  • Try culinary highlights like halva, hummus and the Jerusalem bagel
  • Enjoy a hands-on historical experience as you stroll through the market's lanes
  • Learn about how the market became a hub for local street art
Full description
Mahane Yehuda has long been the beating heart of the Jerusalem market scene. Locally called the shuk, it is home to fruit and vegetable vendors, thriving specialty stores, clothing stands, spices, and smells galore. In fact, Mahane Yehuda is much more than just a market – it is simultaneously one of the most traditional yet one of the most modern and innovative places in Jerusalem.

This tour connects you to the local culture using all your senses. Pass the best stands to taste hummus, halva, and tahini, then head to the best stands for more specific specialties like the Georgian dish Khachapury and the famous Jerusalem bagel. Continue learning about the fascinating history of the market that has stood there since Ottoman times, and uncover its rise from rundown backwater to today’s hip status. Your culinary experience is rounded off with a special natural-health juice, delicious dried fruits and, of course, dessert.

Most importantly, leaving your stomach full and satisfied, this tour introduces you to the best culinary highlights, background stories, and local lifestyle that the market area has to offer. If you wish to mingle more afterwards, feel free to come back at night, when it reinvents itself as a bustling bar and restaurant hub for residents and tourists, foodies and craft beer enthusiasts alike.
Includes
  • Tastings from five different vendors/market stalls
  • Guided tour

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Abraham Hostel, Davidka Square, Haneviim 67, Jerusalem

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please remember to bring your camera
• Please note the duration of this tour is 2 hours