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hello going to israel on friday, will stay in jerusalem and got a rented car.

we need and want to buy some groceries on our way to jerusalem, so can someone tell us some nice big normal supermarket where we can buy and browse something? :)

buy some cookies, sweets and whatnot

I got a motto that you can discover the culture thru the grocery shops :D

thank y'all

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1. Re: supermarkets

You won't pass any supermarkets on your way from the airport to Jerusalem unless you make a big detour. For cookies and sweets you can stop at any convenience store attached to a petrol/gas station.

Where in Jerusalem will you be staying, and what time will you arrive? Most supermarkets close no later than 3 p.m. on Fridays, although there are one or two in Jerusalem that will be open later than that.

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2. Re: supermarkets

You would be better off without a car in Jerusalem. It is hard to find parking anywhere, the public transport is excellent, and taxis are cheap.

For areas outside Jerusalem and Tel Aviv a car is good.

For discovering the culture through food... try the Machane Yehuda Market which lies between Jaffa Rd and Agripas Street in Jerusalem. Make sure you try a little halva (buy a slice and just have a small taste at a time - it's very sweet - so a little is plenty.

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To really help with your question we need to know when on Friday you're arriving and where you need to get to in Jerusalem. Presumably you want the car here for some specific reason - otherwise, as Heather says, it's probably more of a bother than a help.

I do agree with you about the cultural side - the first place I go in a new country is a local shop to get a sense of what people eat and how they live.

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4. Re: supermarkets

While I agree that Machne Yehuda is a great place to shop--it should be noted that most Israelis shop in large modern supermarkets. Machne Yehuda will show you Israeli culture, but the type of products in the supermarkets will help you realize that Israeli is a modern 21st century nation.

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On your way to Jerusalem you will pass by a village called Abu Gosh. You have to turn left for that, so you will go under a bridge and get into the village. The village has many grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants etc... Drive along the main road, stop to buy and continue till you get out again on road no. 1 going to Jerusalem. Pay attention to the sighs. Best is to drive back to where you got in.The shops are open till late afternoon-early evening.

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6. Re: supermarkets

If you arriving at friday morning you can go to Airport city, there is big supermarket and shoping center on Sharon St. just at the enterence.

Very easy to find. 5 minutes from the airport.

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Thank you all guys!! you helped a lot with the market and everything ...

the trip was amazing and we had a hotel with a parking spot, so even with the car and some traffic jams it was great :)

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