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Yalla Basta

Jerusalem, Israel
About Yalla Basta
Yalla Basta, the leading market-tourism company in Israel, is an innovative tourism project which offers new, savory ways to get acquainted with the wonders of the Israeli markets. Yalla Basta's Shuk Bites cards and guided tours enable you to meet, feel and taste the true rhythm of the most bubbly markets in Israel from the inside.
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Dip a toe into Berlin’s vibrant dining scene, and enjoy the flexibility of a self-led tour: this smartphone app-based excursion makes it easy to explore at your own pace. Choose to start the tour whenever works best for you, and follow along the set route. You’ll discover key city landmarks along the way, and will stop to enjoy numerous bites that reflect the diversity of Berlin’s restaurants. Sample craft beer, quiche, Vietnamese summer rolls, traditional Polish dumplings, and more.
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Explore Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market with the Bite Card — a culinary passport that takes in the most distinctive flavors of “The Shuk.” Follow a map of the market to sample rich sambusak and imaruly, savory pastries filled with spinach or cheese, and nibble aromatic Moroccan treats. Sip fresh juice, taste sizzling kebabs and sip fresh coffee with a locally-baked cookie. Discover the market at your own pace and immerse yourself in the scents and sights of Jerusalem’s most iconic market.
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from $30.79
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Perfect for independent travelers, this specialty Carmel Market Bite Card lets you sample delicacies from Israel’s most famous shuk at your own pace. Wander through packed food stalls and feast on a variety of tasty treats, from Persian pudding and local craft beer to hot home-cooked Middle Eastern fare. Cards include three beverages and your choice of five savory snacks.
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Taste your way through the flavors of Jerusalem on a Mahane Yehuda Market tour that includes a long series of snacks, from health drinks to halva. Committing to a single meal would mean missing out on Mahane Yehuda’s remarkable variety; instead, try a little bit of everything as you meet the merchants and learn about the market’s colorful history.
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from $55.00
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Taste your way through Levinsky Market with a ‘Bite Card’ and included tastings, so you can experience a broad cross-section of the market’s diverse cuisines, cultures, and flavors. You’ll be exploring at your own pace and on your own schedule, with a special map to ensure you don't miss the best of Levinsky Market, from super fresh hummus to a local sweet.
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

This is an awesome tour, which is ideal for those who want to get a nice experience of the market at their own pace. We've been to the market before but coming with the bite card was a very different experience, which brought us to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

This is really one of the coolest ideas I found in Israel and elsewhere. I am local and I come to Mahne Yehuda every week for my shopping. I never thought that I'll see and learn new things about the market until I took the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lior H
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Felt like we were on a scavenger hunt! You can only imagine! In order to have falafel before pastry, etc it required us to run all around. Thank goodness for our guide bc the places were hard to find! Very small servings but after the...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2019

My husband had a Birthday and we decide to spend some time in TLV, the Carmel Market Tour and Food taste was the highlight of our weekend. The Market had so much happing, the group was friendly and Assef our guide had a lot of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

Moran was very friendly, informative and knows her way around the Market. The Tour was fun and divers , we tasted all sorts of foods and met wonderful sellers with great quality produce and foods. This was our second tour with Yalla Basta and definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

We bought delicious teas, spices and Chanukah donuts- everything was fresh and it is a fun place to go

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing informative and tasty tour of the Machane Yehuda shuk thanks to our fantastic tour guide Orit Highly recommended!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Ruth was our tour guide and she was funny, interesting and captivating. She showed us places we would have never seen and we tasted them most amazing food! During the tour, the Bata owners told us their story and the story of their food. A...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Always a great bit of excitement at the market just before Shabbat. Very busy, colorful and a treat to all the senses.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We booked a private tour of the Machane Yehuda. Maria was very delightful and accommodating to work with us when as we were booking last minute (the day of the requested tour). The tour was wonderful! Our tour guide, Moran, was fabulous! She is energetic,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Michaelweiss | Property representative |
Hi, and thanks for reaching out to us! This is a great question that is being asked by people all the time :) You can definitely do it this way (2 cards + buying on the go), the only disadvantage with this direction is that... More