Culinary Tour At Machane Yehuda Market
Tour of Jerusalem’s famed Mahane Yehuda market
Jerusalem’s open-air market, Mahane Yehuda, has in recent years grown to be a bona fide mainstream tourist destination among Israelis and international arrivals alike.
Known to Jerusalemites as simply the shuk (market) or “Machne” (an amorous slurring and truncating of the proper title), Mahane Yehuda is Israel’s most sprawling and buzzing network of alleys and vending stalls.
All walks of local life converge at this bustling market, a fascinating spectacle for the first-time visitor and a bargain food fair for the city’s Jewish residents. Crammed with fresh fruit, olives, nuts, vegetables and just about anything else grown or picked from the Israeli soil, it’s also a good place to purchase spices, teas, cheese, dried fruits, tahina, bread and pastries. At night, it reinvents itself as a restaurant and bar hub where local foodies, hipsters and tourists hang out.