Culinary Walking Food Tours in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Delicious Israel's curated walking tours of the markets and backstreets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are not typical tourist tours. We are passionate about introducing you to our favorite local places to shop, eat, and experience Israeli cuisine. The walking tour range from 2 to 5 hours and are each filled with tastings, history, and fun!

Carmel Market   

Length of Tour: 2-2.5 hours

This tasting tour introduces guests to the heartbeat of Israel's modern city—in the stalls of the city's largest open air market, the Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel in Hebrew). Diving into the depths of the Carmel Market and the backstreets of its neighboring historic Yemenite quarter, we learn about the development of Israeli cuisine through the country's history and how four generations of vendors are able to maintain their shops after almost 100 years. We will hear stories from vendors whose families were the first in the market to new shops revitalizing the hip neighborhood. Our 7+ tastings will include some of the country's freshest hummus, street food, produce, baked goods and Yemenite cuisine. 

Who is this tour best for?

  • Foodies who love outdoor markets
  • Travelers 
  • Families with kids

(Larger groups can be accommodated for this market tour) 

Levinsky Market

Length of Tour: 2 hours

Welcome to Tel Aviv's foodie paradise! Join us for a grazing tour of the market to enjoy 7+ delicacies in an area best known for its Turkish, Greek and Iranian immigrant heritage, dating back to the 1920s.

Today, gourmet chefs visit Levinsky's timeless shops for their fresh spices, dried fruits, hand-roasted coffees and deli goodies. We will visit grandfathers at their third- and fourth-generation shops as well as young and inspired trendy spots bringing a new vibe to this hipster-forward neighborhood. 

Who is this tour best for?

  • Explorers and adventure travelers who want to stray a bit off the beaten path
  • Foodies, chefs and visitors who want to bring home the best spices and sauces

(Larger groups can be accommodated for this market tour.)

Market Hop Tour

Length of Tour: 4 hours

meeting point: Carmel Market

Not sure which of Tel Aviv's markets is right for your tasting tour? No need to compromise—you can do both! If you have the time and energy, take this tour to do a "hop" through both the Carmel and Levinsky markets. 

Eat Tel Aviv

Length of Tour: 4.5 hours

Jaffa Port → Carmel Market

Join us for a walk (long, but relatively flat) that weaves its way from the historic Jaffa Port to the diverse neighborhoods of Jaffa and Tel Aviv. Through the lens of food, we learn about the history and development of the Israeli culinary scene. Throughout the tour we will taste 12+ different delicacies, ranging from hummus at Israel's top hole-in-the-wall to street food to modern gastronomy. We will explore the neighborhoods of the Jaffa Flea Market, Neve Tzedek and cap off the tour in the Yemenite quarter and Carmel Market to taste what's in season. While a camera is highly suggested, the only thing we require of guests is that they come prepared with a big appetite (i.e., please eat a light breakfast ☺)! 

Who is this tour best for?

  • People who want to do a city tour through the lens of food. The tour is a taste of Jaffa and Tel Aviv's neighborhoods while learning the history of the city's growth
  • Visitors who enjoy lots of walking and sightseeing. The route is approximately 4-5 kilometers at a relaxed pace. There are two small hills, so mobility is necessary
  • Families with longer attention spans (shorter spans please look towards the shorter tours)
  • Eaters who are okay with catbs, sugar and gluten. If you are avoiding these, please inquire about one of our market tours, which may be more fitting 

What to bring:

  • Comfy walking shoes

  • Bottle of water

  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and anything else you need to be comfortable on a hot Tel Aviv day (umbrella and rain coat in the winter)

 
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ALTERNATIVE WALKING TOURS

In search of a customized or specialized tour?

Options:

  • Machane Yehuda Market tour (Jerusalem)
  • Vegan tours
  • Sarona Market tours
  • HaTikva Market tours
  • Chefs' kitchen tours
  • Sustainable tours
  • Scavenger food hunt
  • Haifa, Nazareth and other city tours