Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel)

Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel)

Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel)
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Tel Aviv’s biggest and busiest marketplace is filled with colorful stalls and shouting vendors selling a variety of goods, from dried fruits and exotic spices to clothing and footwear.
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shai
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
In a small area inside the Carmel food market and the nearby Yemen court you can find allmost all kind of cuisines and food types. Cool meat bars and tapas places, mix of visiting tourists and locals buying their fresh vegetables and fruits.
You can also find good Thai food, Georgian food, fish & chips, Hummus, Turkish Borekas pastry and best Yemen kind of soups
Written February 19, 2020
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juno_usa
Nashville, TN188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This market is very crowded, very dirty and very noisy, however, I found it very authentic and enjoyable, really love markets and local products. I purchased nice souvenirs much-much cheaper than I saw previously in souvenir shops (OK, made in China products but you can find them everywhere) so if you want to have things like that or veggies and other foods, just go there. My experience was great in regards of the stallmen, everybody was nice and helpful, also absolutely open for negotiating the price.
Written January 31, 2020
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NickDavis
London298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Just minutes from our apartment Sao we visited several times during our stay. Closed Saturdays and daily closes at 5pm (winter time anyway) Always busy although actual volume of people varies (on 2 occasions daughter with grandson in pushchair gave up and walked along a parralel street as progress so slow due to crowds). Wares range from clothing to food with the latter being the main focus. So enjoyable to look at the stalls selling spices or nuts or fruits or Turkish baklava and other sweets and in late December many hanukah (Jewish festival of lights) related doughnuts and sesame seed cakes and the like. There are also some good falafel and other eaters in some of the side streets off of the main thoroughfare. Amazing atmosphere.
Written January 4, 2020
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Karen W
Long Island, NY14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We went on a Friday because I wanted to see Nahalat Binyamin which is right next door and only open Tuesday and Friday. Friday is a bad day from what I have heard and it really is. It is way too crowded. Walkways are narrow and between strollers and carts and deliveries, you can’t move and you will find it difficult to stop and buy anything, This is a market where many locals go so people preparing for Shabbat will go shopping here on Thursday and Friday. I was annoyed that I had not brought my mask since we were all squished in together and almost no one else wore a mask either. Fruit and vegetables, spices and flowers, pastries and candies looked like fine quality but I didn’t want to stop to buy anything. There are many same type of kiosks scattered around so I think you must have quality in order to compete. Some may find this a great and interesting place to visit but it isn’t for me or my husband. If I ever go again, I will not go on a Friday.
Written May 21, 2022
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ECW94
Den Bosch, The Netherlands52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Went on Friday morning. Definitely very busy. Lots of tourists, but also locals. As a tourist, be careful with payment and make sure you make your bargain, before you tell them to pack all the herbs, etc. Don't have breakfast at your hotel and just get some snacks there!
Written March 6, 2020
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Travel the World
San Francisco, CA1,304 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We rode bikes to this market and arrived before 10:00 on a Sunday morning to avoid the crowds. You can find good prices on certain items but plan on wading through some junk. The food items didn’t feel too clean (birds landing on them, lots of cigarette smoke). It is a good place to connect with the locals and it feels safe.
Written April 24, 2023
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alexisrachelletx
Nashville, TN1,631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A few friends and I from my Birthright trip (for the 27-32 age group) spent some time exploring Carmel Market during some of our free time. It's definitely tight and crowded, which makes it hard to explore in a large group (we lost people several times), but it's definitely a must see. Lots of stands selling pastries, Jerusalem bagels, souvenirs, Judaica, food (olives, halva, spices). A few restaurants in there, too! Definitely don't miss it.
Written January 3, 2020
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WorldTravellerSoon
Canada379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Carmel Market is near the hotel I stayed. It is walking distance to the beach too. It is a regular local market where you can find clothing, fruit, vegetable, candies, snack, spices, pastries, souvenir etc. There are also lots of food vendors. Price is reasonable,

The market was quite crowded when we were there on a weekday late afternoon.
Written March 8, 2023
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EmptyNestSteph
San Jose, CA245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This place was overwhelming and wonderful. The sights, smells and tastes were a constant joy. I bought a bunch of stuff and tasted some wonderful flavors. I went on a Tuesday. The crowd was small earlier in the day, but got packed by early afternoon. I bought a lot of my souvenirs here.
Written February 11, 2020
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SilverOrlov
Bedford, Canada2,027 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The market itself is not very different from other markets. It's just a little bigger. The same products and souvenirs. The same smells and puddles.
Another thing is to get there on the day the hand-maders come.
This is already more interesting, and for tourists, for example, I advise to go there on such a day. Then there you can see, and maybe buy, some interesting hand-made souvenirs. But be prepared for the fact that after a long and possibly interesting story about how it was all done, you will have to pay a high price. You can try to bargain. In this country, bargaining is a lot where people love. Not everywhere, of course, but in many places.
We caught them on Tuesday. From morning to about 17:00.
Written August 16, 2021
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