Day 2: Tuesday
- Market Day
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 and traditions with them
to the city. Today, gourmet chefs frequent Levinsky Street for fresh
spices, dried fruits and store-roasted coffees, as well as for olive oils
and deli goods. Accompanied by foodie Inbal Baum
, graze the market
from top to bottom, all the while meeting the multi-generational families
working side by side to tell a story of Israel’s ethnic and culinary
at Dr. Shakshuka
, serving this unique dish for over 50 years.
Take a short walking tour in the Old City of Jaffa
and continue to the Tachana
, the historical Ottoman train station
of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, now carefully restored with coffee shops and small
From there, walk the short distance to Neve
, the first neighborhood established in Tel Aviv when the old
walled city of Jaffa became too overcrowded for all its residents.
View the charm and beautiful architecture of the area.
Proceed to the Nachalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts
, and return on foot to the hotel via the vibrant Carmel
-Tel Aviv's central marketplace.
Free time for dinner in Sarona
: in the heart
of modern Tel Aviv is nestled an architectural throwback to the Holy
Land’s pre-Zionist era. For the past half century, the buildings of
Sarona, a 140-year-old German Templer colony, served as government offices
or as part of the Israel Defense Forces 'Kirya' headquarters compound.
Today the area has been converted into a complex of restaurants and shops
and its enclosed Sarona Market
boasts food stalls from all over
Israel and beyond.
Overnight: Tel Aviv