Well Douglas seems like we don't agree about this subject (which is OK).
I stand behind my opinion maybe because I am from that area and passing there a lot and also maybe I know markets much better and more authentic than the one in Daliyat El Carmel. I remember this market from my childhood and believe me it had changed and not to the best becoming too touristic and extremely expensive, losing its uniqueness and colorful character.
I must agree with Chana here that for the Druze experience you have other (and better) option. I personally like the village of Hurfesh in the Upper Galilee area and meeting Sikh Kasem Bader who is in charge of Nabi Sabalan site – holly place for Druze up the mountain above the village where Sabala – Zebulon – one of the prophets of the Druze religion is buried – and listen to his stories about the Druze religion and their way of life, especially their believe in reincarnation!
Sending one to Halabi in Daliya is like sending one to find John Smith is the state. 80% of the people in Daliya are Halabis from the same Halabi family…
If you are looking for a great Druze food experience try the not fancy but most tasty Tabun Zaman restaurant in Isfia!