Carmel Food Market was the first market built at newborn Tel Aviv at 1920. Its streets and lanes are full of bustling life, noise, flavors and smells from hundreds of different stalls and small cafes and restaurants. People come here not only to buy fruits, vegetables, cheeses and meets, in their plentiful. They come here also to enjoy the fast pulse and energy of this great place, to meet friends and to exchange news of local life.
Jaffa Flee Market is a part of Historical Jaffa. Small streets and lanes of this open air market are full of stalls where you can find anything you could imagine, and much more. At some stalls people sell simple daily goods of the older days kitchen tools and pots from 1940-ies and 50-ies, porcelain plates and even cooking stoves and gas lamps. At some you can find real antiquities of great beauty dating Ottoman times. At others you can also choose between endless varieties of different gadgets. Small shops along the street offer endless choice of furniture, lamps and whatever else human imagination can think of. And multiple restaurants call you to enjoy varieties of meals.
Lewinsky Street Species Market offers you an endless choice of species shops, various ethnical delicatessens, and home-made pastries. But not also that here you can also find plenty of small restaurants where you can enjoy Iranian meet stews, Yemenite style chicken, goat and lamb dishes, Bukhara Pilafs or Indian Curries. And a unique mixture of smells standing in the air species, coffee and different foods makes you really hungry.
Nahalat Benjamin Arts and Handicraft Market set along a colorful Nahalat Benjamin Street, with its European and Colonial styles architecture dating from the beginning of the XX Century. The market is open on Tuesdays and Fridays. Here the artists sell their own creations which vary from beautiful pictures, wood and metal works to classical African wood and clay sculptures, all made by the local artists. This great market represents all the cultural varieties of Israel where people from 90 countries around the world have settled together, to create a unique Israeli culture, while keeping the beauty and specifics of their old homelands.
If you choose your tour at other days of a week, when Nahalat Benjamin Market in now working, we shall take you to Sarona Farmer Market. This market, newest addition to Tel Aviv life, is situated at the heart of the old German Settlement Sarona. At this covered market you can find the best of the foods, drinks, ice-creams and liquors which Israel can offer. Quite opposite to noisy and populist Carmel and Lewinsky markets, this one is tremendously elegant and represents the typical Tel Aviv middle-class life-style, with all its varieties.