Aviv has a number of markets, offering a unique way to spend time,
and the best way to find "real bargains".
Market in Tel Aviv
near the corner of King George and Allenby streets. Worth a visit
especially because the abundance of picturesque falafel stalls.
Carmel Market in Tel Aviv
The Carmel Market, known in Israel as "Shuk Ha'Carmel", located close to the new rennovated Hatachana Complex, is the city's
biggest marketplace, and a fascinating, enjoyable place to visit.
It is basically one crowded narrow alley with long line of colorful
stalls standing on either side, and where vendors proudly (and loudly)
presenting their goods. Here you can find almost anything imaginable
for the lowest prices in the city, from different kinds of bread and
pastry to delicious olives, dried fruits and exotic spices.
It is also the
best place to buy the freshest produce, whether it is fruits and vegetables,
fish and poultry, cheeses or flowers. The first part of the market,
coming from Allenby St, is mostly clothing and footwear stands, where
lovely bargains can be found. The easiest way to enter the market
is from where Allenby St meets King George and Sheinkin Streets.
However, it is also possible to get to the market from its other end
near the Carmelit Bus Terminal. Take bus No 4, 1, 2, or any bus passing
through Allenby St, and No 8, 24, 25, or any other going to the Carmelit
Flea Market Tel Aviv
In Jaffa, where one can find anything from second-hand clothes and
shoes to antiques and household utensils, antique and modern furniture.