If you want to see some of Jerusalem’s more local and diverse market culture, Machne Yehuda Market is where you want to go to. In recent years it has moved up from being a low-market outdoors market into a more upscale indoor-outdoor market with coffee shops and restaurants. It’s now a place you don’t only go for fresh cheap vegetable and fruit, it’s now also a place to eat, hang out, or just sit down and relax while doing some major people-watching of Jerusalem’s odd multi-ethnicity.
If you want more of the local story and see the market in action, watch this next video:
Mahane Yehuda Market (Hebrew: שוק מחנה יהודה, Shuk Mahane Yehuda), often referred to as "The Shuk", is an outdoor marketplace in Jerusalem, Israel. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the market’s more than 250 vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables; baked goods; fish, meat and cheeses; nuts, seeds, and spices; wines and liquors; clothing and shoes; housewares, textiles, and even Judaica. In and around the market are falafel and shawarma stands, juice bars, cafes and meat restaurants. The color and bustle of the marketplace is accentuated by vendors who call out their prices to passersby. On Thursdays and Fridays, the marketplace is abuzz with shoppers stocking up for Shabbat.
Here, take a sip of all the colors…
More on Machne Yehuda:
- Market Scene: Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem
- Mahane Yehuda Market – A Day at “The Shuk”
- Mahane Yehuda – The Jerusalem Shuk (Outdoor Market)
- Visiting the Mahane Yehuda Open Air Market
- City Bites: Romance on corner of Ben-Yehuda, Provence