The Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

  • The Carmel Market, also known as the Shuk Hacarmel, is the largest market in Tel Aviv, Israel, offering a wide range of products from clothing to electronics.
  • Despite the shift towards modern malls and online shopping, the Carmel Market remains popular, with traditional traders and boutique stalls selling their wares alongside each other.
  • The market is an essential part of Tel Aviv's history and culture, and visiting it is a must-do activity for tourists and locals alike. The market is open every day except Saturday and is particularly busy on Thursdays and Fridays.

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The Carmel Market (also, the Shuk Hacarmel) is the largest market, or shuk, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

It’s a vibrant marketplace where traders sell everything from clothing to spices and fruit to electronics.

Visiting the Carmel Market is a fascinating thing to do in Tel Aviv. The hustle and bustle, vibrant noises, and its reputation as the largest shuk in Tel Aviv all combine to make the Carmel Market a favorite.

I first visited this market at the start of 2023, during our New Year's trip to Israel

Carmel market in Tel Aviv

Everyone from first-time tourists visiting the city to locals who come here to get the freshest fruit and vegetables till the alleyways.

Georgian restaurant in Carmel market

The Carmel Market first opened in 1920, some eleven years after the establishment of the city. It is an integral part of the history of Tel Aviv. Although much of the trade has now shifted to modern malls and the internet, the market is still immensely popular. Its narrow street is busy whenever you visit, particularly before Shabbat on Thursdays and Fridays, as residents buy supplies for their family meals. Recent years have seen a growing number of boutique stalls and food places opening alongside the traditional traders. They range from boutique beers to arrays of halva, and small eateries who take advantage of the market’s produce.

Vegetables at Carmel Market

We bought some strawberries here, intersting, most of the prices are shown for 0.5kg. 

Typical Jewish eggs buns

I tried one, they are just delicious. We spent a good part of day at this amaizng market. Wanderign thorught its many ailways and trying both the fruits and fish and chips and some of the cafeterias located inside the market. Trully Amazing!

The Carmel market is open every day of the week, except Shabbat (Saturday), and sells mostly food but also a variety of items such as home accessories, and flowers. Tuesdays and Fridays are the signature days at the market as several independent artists and vendors sell unique crafts, art, and jewelry along Nahalat Binyamin Street.

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