Culinary Walking Experiences
Eat Tel Aviv
~4-5 hours, meeting point at the Jaffa Port ending at the Carmel Market, Tel Aviv
This tour weaves its way through Jaffa to Tel Aviv, exploring the history and development of the city’s diverse neighborhoods through the lens of food. Kicking off with a stop at Israel’s best hummus hole-in-the-wall, the Eat Tel Aviv experience then continues to Arab food shops to explore a cuisine that inspires modern Israeli gastronomy. The tour caps off with a stroll through Carmel Market to taste what's in season, as well as to see what exists off the beaten path in the neighboring Yemenite quarter. While bringing a camera is highly suggested, the only thing we require of guests is that they come prepared with a big appetite!
~2.5 hours, meeting point in Levinsky Market, Tel Aviv
Israel has a long-standing history as a key player in 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 to Tel Aviv. Today, gourmet restaurant chefs frequent Levinsky Street for fresh spices, dried fruits and store-roasted coffees, as well as olive oils and deli goods. On this tour we will graze the market from top to bottom, all the while meeting the grandfathers and sons working side by side to tell a story of Israel’s ethnic and culinary history.
~2.5 hours, meeting point in the market, Jerusalem
The market tour of Jerusalem introduces guests to the cornerstone of where ancient and modern meet – in the stalls of the country's largest outdoor market, Machane Yehuda. We taste and smell alongside local chefs and residents as they shop for groceries, including farm-fresh produce, olive oils, cheeses, spices and sweets. We’ll top it all off with an ethnic Iraqi meal in an age-old eatery where locals retreat from the market crowds for homemade comfort food at its finest.
Shorter & Evening Options : Jaffa; Carmel Market; Street Food Hop; Hummus Crawl OR Wine/Cocktail
If you are limited on time, have only the evening available, or are on the search for a quick children-friendly activity, one of our shorter tours, in which we discover the ancient Arab influence of Jaffa, the lesser known vendors and side streets of Shuk HaCarmel, the chef’s choice street food or Tel Aviv’s top hummus hotspots might be the perfect one for you! We also invite you for a wine/cocktail tour to explore Tel Aviv’s hot nightlife.