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“Bustling, Jostling, Colorful, Foodie haven and souvenier spot”

Mahane Yehuda Market
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Ranked #13 of 310 things to do in Jerusalem
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Palo Alto, California
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“Bustling, Jostling, Colorful, Foodie haven and souvenier spot”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

A must visit, but beware that if you go on a friday when people are getting food the sabbath (friday night and saturday meals) it will be the most crowded. It's all worth a visit, because of the
experience of being with Jerusalem locals who are looking for the best food the Sabbath weekend, and even on weekdays.

There are little offshoot specialty spots…. for example, this trip I found the "Iraqi market" down an alcove. We had the most amazing authentic 'Iraqi" meal. We asked our taxi driver for a recommendation and were surprised to be brought to a quite a special place on the side of the mahane yehuda for this afternoon meal. There is a sign we later found, in the market with an arrow denoting, "Iraqi Market".

Other surprises… halvah, olives, cheeses, and the best chocolate pastries found anywhere in the world are inside that market !
Souveneirs and trinkets which code double outside the market are found here.

Photo opportunities abound here - the people (religious hasidim), the food and how it is luxuriously displayed, and the calling out asking for shoppers to same their foods.

Visited July 2014
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“great tour!”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Very nice area, with typical foods, lot of action, nice people, tasteful things to eat all around! From seeds to cheeses, sweets, cakes, breads, meats, etc, and also touristic souvenirs.

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Like No Other Market”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

If you were ever at the Essex Street market on New York's lower East side you'll understand what this is all about...just much much bigger. Very crowded especially as it gets closer to the Sabbath. The fresh fruits, vegetables, spices and dried fruits, nuts etc are incredible. Almost everything grown in the region. If you are a Kosher consumer, just make sure the displayed certification is up-to-date. It's an experience just to walk through the maze of stalls.

Visited December 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Interesting and fun”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is the main market in Jerusalem.We were a large group and it would be better to be just a few people as otherwise things get out of hand.There is just about all of the freshest ingredients one can find at a public market.The food especially fruits,vegetables,nuts,spices,dried foods are without a doubt amongst the best in the world.Some interesting cafes where you could have lunch or breakfast.All in all very interesting.However we went on a hot day and you would be better to do this on a cooler day

Visited June 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“See the authentic Jerusalem”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Mahane Yehuda seems to be heart of the everyday life in Jerusalem. You can buy there almost everything as well as fresh fish, fruit and vegetables as well as pastry and alcohol. You can enjoy the jumble from small coffee stand or enjoy vegetarian meal in the evening made of vegetables bought in the market. It is quite noisy and busy place, but definitelly a must.

Visited June 2014
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