Why Tel Aviv's Shuk Is A Foodie Haven

Laura Lee
Dec 15, 2020

There are many things to do while traveling in Tel Aviv! Some favorite activities amongst locals and tourists alike include surfing the waves, watching the beautiful sunsets, and hitting up the city’s many modern art hotspots. However, there is nothing quite like visiting the city’s famous Carmel Market. Here are some must-try treats that make it the perfect foodie experience.

Get your hummus on.


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These days, hummus has made its way around the world and can be found in pretty much every major city. However, hummus has its roots in the Middle East, so Tel Aviv is the perfect place to try an authentic bowl! Make sure to have plenty of fresh pita on hand, because you’re gonna wanna dip.

Sip on fresh fruit juice.


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Is there anything better than strolling down the street on a warm summer day and sipping on a freshly squeezed fruit juice? Actually, this is a pretty awesome experience in the winter too! Luckily, the Camel Shuk has a great selection of fresh fruit stands all year round, no matter the weather.

Stop and smell the Baklava.


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During those hazy mid-day hours, there’s nothing better than a piping hot espresso to wake you up. And the perfect accompaniment to your coffee is most definitely Baklava, a sweet and flaky pastry that can be found at market stalls and bakeries across the Middle East. With its layers of filo pastry, chopped nuts, and honey, it’s no wonder this treat has been around for centuries.