HaCarmel Market, Tel Aviv-Yafo

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    Shuk HaCarmel
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    Carmel market

    by mindcrime Written Jan 29, 2014

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    After a coffee break in Sheinkin street we ended up at the entrance of Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel). It’s a large (I guess the biggest in Tel Aviv) lively marketplace that spreads all over Carmel street but also on some side streets but of course if you have already visit other Middle Easte souks you wont get excited but it’s exotic enough for a modern city like Tel Aviv.

    We spent lot of time there as we love markets because it’s always a place where you can see a daily routine of locals. The shouting vendors add to its lovely atmosphere, have in mind that it gets crowded and it’s extra smelly in some parts which is fine for me but if you are used of your big sanitized super market you may feel uncomfortable :)

    Here locals along with visitors stroll around the colorful stalls buying food supplies, fish, meat, cheese, vegetables, fruits, flowers, pastries, souvenirs, fake tshirts, dead sea products etc We bought dried fruits but also tried some fresh pomegranate juice which was very refreshing.

    It’s open daily except Saturday

    On Tuesdays and Fridays there’s a side market with crafts and jewelry along Nahalat Binyamin street

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    Carmel Market, a crowd of people!

    by papito1981 Written Oct 29, 2011

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    Known as 'Shuk Ha'Carmel", the Carmel Market is the city's biggest marketplace, that is worth visiting if you are in Tel Aviv. It's possible to find everything, from chlotes to pastries, from fresh fruit to exotic spices.
    Try fresh pomegranate juice! It's marvellous!!!

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    The Carmel Market

    by Gili_S Updated Jan 2, 2011

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    This market near the Alenby st. has whatever fake items you wish to buy, t-shirts, CDs, video, all is obviously cheaper then in the stores, but mostly low in quality. However, the vegetables are original and taste much better then any you can get in any of the European markets.

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    Souk Ha'Carmel for local shopping

    by TravellerMel Written Nov 30, 2009

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    Tel Aviv’s biggest and busiest marketplace, filled with colorful stalls and shouting vendors selling everything from dried fruits and exotic spices, souvenirs to clothing, Judaica to fruit juices. Remember to bargain for the best prices - often just putting the item down and starting to walk away will initiate the price drop. NEVER pay the asking price...

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    Everything you want !

    by 1W1V Written Mar 3, 2008

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    View of the market

    The Hacarmel Market is really the place where you can find everything you need in terms of food. The range of product is really huge and all are fresh and look much better than in supermarket.
    It is also a great place to have a feeling of middle east in the heart of TA.

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    Hacarmel market

    by ophiro Written Jun 8, 2007

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    Ha'carmel market , Shuk Ha'carmel is very close to Alenbi St,
    You will find here food .
    The market is not very big but you can pass here will walking between Alenbi , Nahalat Binyamin , Shenkin.

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    Shouk

    by leffe3 Updated May 10, 2006

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    Every Middle Eastern town and city has one - the produce market where fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and dairy products can be purchased, and, to one side of the main drag, the foul smelling meat section. Tel Aviv is no exception. As with most of these places, if it was it was in Western Europe or North America, it would probably be closed down overnight and replaced with indoor, white tiled, sanitised, soulless environs. Thankfully, those rules do not apply here. Full of character, the real essence of Tel Aviv is caught here - especially on Friday as people shop to they drop for the fear of running out of food during shabbat -:)

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    HaCarmel - a real attraction

    by Nathalie_B Written Aug 31, 2005

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    Ocean of olives

    Many times a daily routine of the locals is the best tourism attraction. We run to such places to learn more about the life of the people and to taste the real local experience. After a long journey of 5 years, I have finally started settling in the country which I love the most. During the first week I was seeing my home town through the eyes of a tourist. Tel Aviv has changed during the 5 years, while I was away and missing it.
    When my parents offered me to join them and go to the Market I of course said yes.
    Vegetables, fruits, fish, meet, spices, clothes, everything can be found at the HaCarmel.
    I enjoyed the celebration of the smells and colors.
    Seeing the vendors, working hard selling their products, made me appreciate these people a lot. They get up at 5am every morning so we'll have the fresh food on our tables. They will be friendly with the tourists and will pose for the cameras. Some will handle a conversation about pretty much everything, you choose the topic. And some will try to sell you things that you don't even need, but you'll still buy it, just to remember the experience.
    You're free to taste everything you like, the vendors will be happy to introduce you to whatever they sell. And of course, to feel like a local you're welcome to bargain, sometimes. It's a market after all.

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    Ha-Carmel Market

    by Bregman Written Jul 15, 2005

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    Ha-Carmel Market

    This is the biggest market of Tel-Aviv and possibly the entire country. If you like food markets you shouldn't miss this place. A word of caution, this is not for claustrophobic people! This place is always crowded, noisy and smelly. Well, if you feel you need a break, just step out, walk about 20 metres and you are right on the beach.

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    Explore the Outdoor Market

    by jadedmuse Written Jun 25, 2005

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    You'll be treated to a kaleidascope of colors and aromas as you drift through this busy market. It pulsates with life.

    Whether you're looking for clothing or produce, juices or cosmetics, you're bound to find it in this market which seems to extend forever.

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    Carmel Market

    by mafi_moya Updated Aug 21, 2004

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    Carmel Market

    The Carmel Market runs alongside the Yemenite Quarter and offers a livelier shopping experience than the usual air-conditioned supermarkets and high street stores that dominate the rest of the city.

    Large crowds make their way along the street past the dozens of stalls from very first thing in the morning. Sweet-smelling bakeries, exotic fruits and spices, and fresh carcasses hanging from butcher's hooks mix with counterfeit designer clothes and electronic toys. The crumbling old buildings and dark narrow lanes, covered by tarpaulins, make for an atmospheric place to visit. This is as close as Tel Aviv gets to the traditional image of the exotic Middle Eastern souk - loud, lively, colourful and a melting pot of smells, sounds and sights.

    It's fairly small, with one main street and numerous small alleyways and sidestreets running off it. To be honest, if you've been to souks or markets anywhere else in the Middle East (or Africa or Asia for that matter) this is likely to be a bit dull and disappointing. It's not really that lively, nor is it that interesting or exotic. But then I suppose everything is relative and compared to the rest of modern Tel Aviv this is probably as 'exotic' as you'll find!

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    Shuk (Souk) Ha'Carmel

    by Sharon Updated Jun 17, 2003

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    In the Market

    Thats a typical Middel east Market in South Tel Aviv.
    A visit there will give ya some idea of Middle east markets. Lots of things to buy...food, clothes, things for your house, shoes etc'...
    Nice to visit !

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  • when in Tel-Aviv you must go...

    by tuli Written Aug 25, 2002

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    when in Tel-Aviv you must go for a meandder through the Carmel street market situated off Allenby Street. what a profusion of everything fruit veg clothing discs bric a brac you name it they have it. The venders are shouting their wares, you can see a real cross section of the Israeli population. If they ask for 10 shekels offer 5 and you will get it for 7..

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    tablecloth shopping

    by OferA Written Jan 28, 2014

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    In the middle of shuk ha carmel (carmek market) there is alittle store "aharon tablecloth" a very nice man (and funny guy) that sell tablecloth. it is recomended to visit him!!!
    www.tablecloth.co.il

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    Aromas, freshness, old world charm, this is old TA

    by MossCanoe Written May 29, 2006

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    This shuk is the best place to fill the senses. If you love to cook, go see this place. If you love to take photos, go.

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