Culinary Walking Experiences
Eat Tel Aviv Safari
~4-5 hours, meeting point at the Jaffa Port ending at the Carmel Market, Tel Aviv
This tour begins at the Jaffa Port and weaves through old Jaffa and Tel Aviv, visiting the different neighborhoods and learning Tel Aviv's history through the lens of food. On this experience we will stop and taste at the country's best hummus spot, sample Arab food shops that have been around throughout Tel Aviv's existence, visit the local outdoor produce market to see and taste what's in season and what the locals are buying, eat at a true "off the beaten path" Yemenite eatery, and enjoy pastries and coffee in Tel Aviv's cafe culture. Through a "classic" walking tour, we get a feel for Tel Aviv's history through foods.
Levinsky Market Safari
~2.5 hours, meeting point in Levinsky Market, Tel Aviv
Israel has a long-standing history as part of the ancient spice route, and Tel Aviv’s modern trends are reliving this importance. The Levinsky market dates back to the 1920s, founded by Balkan immigrants who brought their local flavors with them. The market takes us back eras as many of the family’s next generation are still running the stores. Gourmet restaurant chefs come for fresh spices, dried fruits and store-roasted coffees, as well as olive oils and deli goods. On this tour we will taste throughout the market and meet the owners of the shops - grandfathers and sons working together telling a story of Israel’s ethnic and culinary history.
Eat Jerusalem Market Tasting Tour
~2.5 hours, meeting point in the market, Jerusalem
The market tour of Jerusalem will introduce you to the cornerstone of where ancient and modern meet – in the stalls of the country's largest outdoor market, Machane Yehuda. Taste at Israel’s largest outdoor market where the local chefs and residents shop for farm-fresh produce, olive oils, cheeses, sweets, and top it all of with an ethnic Iraqi meal in an age-old market fresh eatery.
Gourmet - Progressive Lunch/Dinner
~5 hours, meeting/ending point different for each experience, Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
In the past 10 years, Israel’s cuisine has been reaching global levels, and the media features Israeli chefs among the world’s best. This tour will bring you in contact with the country’s best chefs in personal tastings through a multiple course tour of three of Tel Aviv or Jerusalem’s best dining establishments. Enjoy an appetizer, main course and dessert - each in a different restaurant. If desired, each course will be paired with an appropriate Israeli wine.