Carmel Market

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Carmel Market featuring markets and food

One of the largest markets in Tel Aviv is also one of the most exciting, a dizzying collection of food and clothing vendors, full of noise, color and energy. 

Embrace the bustle of Carmel Market, an expansive, open-air shopping “shuk” that sells Middle Eastern food, clothing and souvenirs. Don’t let the vastness of the market inhibit you; instead enjoy its noise and size on a long stroll past its many stalls.

This particular shuk has a long history in Tel Aviv. Marvel at a market that began in the 1920s and swiftly became a crucial part of the city’s trade and infrastructure. In the 21st century it has boomed once more as an authentic shopping experience for visitors to the city.

Prepare to sample some of the finest flavors of Israel while exploring the food vendors scattered throughout Carmel Market. Hummus, kebabs, pita and shakshuka are available in plentiful supply, alongside international fare, fruit drinks and beer. Choose between food stalls, where you can pick up quick bites on the go, or restaurants for a longer dining experience.

The market is also the spot to pick up ingredients for home cooking. Join locals shopping for the freshest fruits and vegetables. Shop at spice stores to create your own intense Middle Eastern flavors. Make sure you try halva, a very popular sweet treat.

Once you’ve had enough to eat, look around the north end of the market for fashion items and souvenirs. Shop for bargains on colorful clothing or pick up electronics if you forgot crucial items on your trip here.

Most of the market is located along Carmel Street, a long and busy thoroughfare in the Kerem HaTeimanim neighborhood, just south of City Center. Wander around the surrounding blocks to see a wider variety of stalls and vendors.

Carmel Market is open throughout the week except during Shabbat, the period of rest that begins Friday evening and continues throughout Saturday. Local buses run from the central bus and train stations to outside the market. Use nearby metered parking if you are driving here.

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Lighthouse by Brown Hotels
Lighthouse by Brown Hotels
Ben Yehuda 1, Tel Aviv
The price is $156 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located in the heart of Tel Aviv, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ben Yehuda Street, Bialik House, and Shenkin Street. Rubin Museum and U.S. Embassy ...
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Royal Beach Tel Aviv
Royal Beach Tel Aviv
5 out of 5
Ha-Yarkon St. 19, Tel Aviv
The price is $279 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Offering direct access to the beach, this Kerem HaTeimanim hotel is in the city center, steps from Geula Beach and Banana Beach. Drummers Beach and Jerusalem ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (862 reviews)
"We stayed for three days and the staff could not have done more to make our stay wonderful . We were put near the lift and when asked to move we were shown a range of other rooms to move to with no hassle . The on site restaurant west side was a real treat and I would strongly recommend"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

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The Setai Tel Aviv
The Setai Tel Aviv
22 Raziel David St., Tel Aviv
The price is $399 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located in Jaffa, this spa hotel is steps from Jaffa Flea Market and St. Peter's Church. Alma Beach and Andromeda Rock are also within 10 minutes.
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Hotel 75 by Prima Hotels
Hotel 75 by Prima Hotels
75 Allenby St., Tel Aviv
The price is $133 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
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Royal Beach Tel Aviv
5 out of 5
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The price is $279 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
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The price is $156 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
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22 Raziel David St., Tel Aviv
The price is $399 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
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David InterContinental Tel Aviv, an IHG Hotel
David InterContinental Tel Aviv, an IHG Hotel
12 Kaufman St, Tel Aviv
The price is $385 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
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Brown Beach House by Brown Hotels
Brown Beach House by Brown Hotels
64, HaYarkon street, Tel Aviv
The price is $163 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel
Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel
5 out of 5
10 Eliezer Peri St, Tel Aviv
The price is $320 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
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Hotel Montefiore
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Montefiore 36, Tel Aviv
The price is $373 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
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Poli House by Brown Hotels
Poli House by Brown Hotels
1 Nahalat Binyamin St, Tel Aviv
The price is $150 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 6
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