Tel Aviv Markets, Tel Aviv-Yafo
The photo will give you a good idea of this market. It takes up a couple of streets. You can even buy towelling by the kilogram! I needed a pair of flipflops and found a pair here for NIS 15. I have paid NIS 35 for a similar pair in a shop. I can't even start listing all the goods found here, but to name just a few - cosmetics, dried flowers, sports wear, household items etc.
After my big buy I went with my friends to have a felafal at the only felafal stand left. There used to be a whole row of these stands and they were always busy. Perhaps not enough if they've all gone. Anyway, after a good felafal and cold drink, we all felt rested.
The Carmel Market, known in Israel as "Shuk Ha'Carmel", is the city's biggest marketplace. It is a fascinating, enjoyable place to visit. Basically it is one crowded narrow alley with a long line of colorful stalls standing on each side, where vendors proudly (and loudly) present their goods. Here you can find almost anything imaginable for the lowest prices in the city, from different kinds of bread and pastry to delicious olives, dried fruits and exotic spices.
It is also the best place to buy the freshest produce, whether it is fruits and vegetables, fish and poultry, cheeses or flowers. The first part of the market, coming from Allenby St, is mostly clothing and footwear stands, where lovely bargains can be found. If you enter from the other end from the Carmelit Bus Terminal, you will first of all pass the fruit and vegetables part of the market.
Yafo's famous flea market is one of the most colorful street markets in Tel Aviv. Second- hand clothes and shoes, furniture,antiques and souvenirs.... Like backgammon? This is the best place to buy one....Better visit on Sunday morning. You can get the best buys here early Sunday morning. If you are the first customer on the first day of the week, the seller hopes a quick sale will bring him luck through the week.
Open: Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 6pm and on Friday from 10am to 2pm.
Carmel Market is sited in HaCarmel St, and it is a colourful Street Market, a place of sights, sounds and smells, all melted with nice colours all around.
I was delighted to spend a couple of hours walking around and taking loads of photos from vendors and items... I do love street markets, but this Carmel market... wow was very cheer and colourful.
What to buy: From fragant herbs, juicy fruits, gorgeous vegetables and exotic fruits and piles of dates are all on sale as well as clothes, kitchenware, and aromas of freshly baked bread.
What to pay: Is cheaper than average.
It's a very nice experience visiting Jaffa's flea market. You can find there pretty much everything from candles to furniture. Of course bargaining is a must (like on every other market in Israel)
Here you can find a lot of things and very cheap sometimes.
You can buy rings , antiques , musical instruments , clothes and more.
You can bargain with the seller and you will get good prices.
I saw a small guitar that cost 120 nis and he wanted to sell it for 30 nis
What to buy: anything you want.
What to pay: Bargain and lower the prices
Jaffa Flea market is fun and so other other markets around the city
What to pay: In the market you can bargain - try to say half the price offered and than see the reaction. Think how much the item is worth to you and offer your price that is how I do it .
The market called by the locals as "Shuk Hacarmel". It is located at the southern part of the city at the junction of Allenby and Shinkin streets, which makes it a very central point in Tel Aviv.
I recommend to combine a visit to the market toghether with a walk in "Nahlat Benjamin" pedestrian which is parallel to it.
What to buy: The market is mostly selling fruit and vegetable products, altough other food can also be found here such fishes, spices and pastries.
Non-Food products in the market include many faked clothes and cd's (very cheap prices compared with other places in town), toys, paintings and also other home used products.
At the entrance from Allenby st. you can also find a shirt printings shop with a variety of houndreds of drwas to choose from. (1 shirt is about 30 NIS)
What to pay: the prices are fair and don't forget to bargain.. :] you can easily get 10-20% of the price down
Just do a Google for suppliers.
My cousin Alberto who lives in brazil buys his stuff from online at www.bodymoda.com and some from ebay, which he only does as a last resort. Whatever you choose, make sure you buy it from someone reputable :P
Outdoor market open on Tuesdays and Fridays. Lots of lovely jewelry, glass, pottery and other craft items at reasonable prices. Great place to go for gifts.
When you're done with the crafts fair, check out the other shopping in this neighborhood. You'll find an abundance of indoor and outdoor shops selling every possible type of merchandise.
Note: Website is under construction and may not be available.
Here on Nachalat Benjamin you will find many artists with stands selling their products and sometimes making the product on the street in front of your eyes.
You will find here mobiles , signs , pictures , paintings , necklaces , rings and many more.
One of the most beautiful things i saw was a stand with old alcohol bottles that was turin into clocks in a beautiful way.
What to buy: Artistic products
At the Old Jaffa Flea street market you can find something of everything. Don't expect too much of the merchandise and negociate about the price.
A part of the market are small shops at the Ami'ad street. Behind the shops is a partly covered court with everyday's second hand stuff.
What to pay: Depends on your trading skills
Halper's Books is a treasure trove of quality used books in English. Just standing in the store and getting a glimpse of the interesting people who traipse in and out is almost as fun as trying to decide which of the thousands of books to choose from. Halper's also has a good many collectibles. Listening to the stories of where the books and letters came from is a journey in itself.
What to pay: Books start from 10 NIS.
Daffodil 11 is a great second hand clothing store located at the corner of Dizengoff and Frishman Streets in the Hod Passageway. The clothes are fun and funky, and the prices are really a bargain! Inventory is constantly changing, and they also buy clothes that are trendy, clean, and in great condition. If you love second hand shopping (and even if you don't), this is a great find!
Big selection of Hebrew and English Books in Downtown Tel-Aviv.
Well known. People come from all over the world to find books here.
Also some rare books on abebooks.com
What to buy: Inexpensive Bargains of Bestsellers. Judaica, History. Israeli Writers.
What to pay: from 10 NIS