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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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 21 May 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 6 March 2020
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Travel the World
San Francisco, CA1 385 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 24 April 2023
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alexisrachelletx
Nashville, TN1 626 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 3 January 2020
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WorldTravellerSoon
Canada377 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 8 March 2023
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EmptyNestSteph
San Jose, CA246 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 11 February 2020
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SilverOrlov
Bedford, Canada2 137 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 16 August 2021
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edmondite
edmond, oklahoma1 192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We love to visit authentic places where the locals go and this would be one of those places. We enjoyed coffee and bought knafe and just enjoyed meandering around the blocks of market items. There were also 2 blocks of crafts, which we like to see. Bought a couple of items. We had no shekels, so some wouldn't accept dollars. But many accepted credit cards.
Written 18 April 2022
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Bruce S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Tel Aviv Beach’s vibrant scene is a beauty to behold and participate in. Party at the beach all day into the night with after the sun going down movement to the well lit beach walk. People constantly exercising, playing beach paddle ball, beach soccer, jogging, walking with guitar players coming once the sun comes down. Total revelry in a beautiful safe environment. Tel Aviv Beach scene is just awesome!
Written 12 July 2023
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David F
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Highly overrated 'culinary' treats from crooks who increase price after you handed over Falafels to your kids.
The food stand in the middle of the market is led by a copious guy who sells Shawarma and Falafels (Pita or Flatbread). This Friday late afternoon I was there with the family. The stand owner told me that the Falafel in Pita is ILS 18 and in the Flatbread ILS 20. After your kids take the Falafels, he suddenly claims ILS 28 for the Flatbread and starts yelling when you kindly ask what type of inflation rate he is applying here.
Regarding the Falafels itself; it is edible but not very enjoyable because of the high amount of salt

Very sad that all the prejudices that one can have about this place came true.
Written 13 August 2023
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