Mahane Yehuda Market
Mahane Yehuda Market
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  • stephrab
    New York City, New York726 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day One Thing - Night Another - Come for Both
    This is a MUST when visiting Jerusalem to get a real feel for the people, not the history. The best time to visit is Friday morning. Everyone is shopping for Shabbat. There are free tastes everywhere. Everything is so fresh. The full mix of Jerusalem Jewish population shops here. Night is a completely different experience. Lots of “hip” and loud restaurants which attract a younger “hip” crowd. The market is open. The contrast is stark and can be bewildering, but also worth the visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 March 2023
  • MHBSoDak
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota680 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super fun!
    I love markers. The Shuk is so much fun. Great food, drinks and people watching. Lots of vendors will give out samples. Way better than Costco!! This is fun for all ages. I was able to use my mobility scooter in almost all areas. Entry and exit was the only trick and wasn’t bad.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Travelibrarian
    Istanbul, Türkiye185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it! Great for tourists without feeling touristy.
    A real market, bustling with locals doing their shopping. There are also many little bars and restaurants serving great food and local craft beer. Pull up a stool and watch the locals shopping and hanging out. Easy place to get into conversations with people. Very enjoyable atmosphere.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 24 March 2023
  • arvind1000
    Pune, India2,262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant and colourful market to walk around or to ear
    You must this market - which is vibrant, with myriad of colours from fruits, vegetables, spices and nuts, lively with lots of locals and tourists. You may come to shop or to eat. There are a number of inexpensive restaurants and bakeries and the market is crowded whether you come in the morning or evening
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, Massachusetts35,369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The colors of Jerusalem
    On our very first day we went out for an early dinner at Mahaneh Yehuda Market. We wanted to try authentic Israeli food, hummus, shakshuka, falafel, etc. and we found all of them at the small eatery, Hummus Eliyahu. We had hummus shakshuka and hummus sabich with delicious fluffy pitas. My kind of food… our hummus had such a delicate creamy texture and was so flavorful. We also tried bourekas, puff pastry stuffed with cheese, at the small shop, Azura. The market is a feast of flavors, colors, and characters too. So many cafes, bars, shops… Amazing fruits and vegetables, endless variety of bread, pastries, halva, baklava, spices, tea mixes… And music!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 April 2023
  • rzfuertes
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Foodie Heaven!!!
    This outdoor food market was a must to see! Hundreds of food vendors from all over, selling everything you could want to eat! We opted for a restaurant, on the advice of our taxi driver, called Azura, which was outstanding! Every dish we ordered was delicious and home-cooked. We took everything back with us to the hotel, because we couldn't bear to leave even one bite! A must!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Bakasuri
    Boston, Massachusetts35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not miss!
    An amazing cultural experience! Full of life, with great stalls and restaurants. A must-do in Jerusalem. We were there one a Friday afternoon, so perhaps the vibe was extra lively because it was right before Shabbat (not sure!).
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
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Bakasuri
Boston, MA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
An amazing cultural experience! Full of life, with great stalls and restaurants. A must-do in Jerusalem. We were there one a Friday afternoon, so perhaps the vibe was extra lively because it was right before Shabbat (not sure!).
Written 1 October 2023
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Linda
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Fun experience of a busy market during the day and bars/night life as it gets dark. Test out the amazing foods here.
Written 21 September 2023
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rzfuertes
Fort Lauderdale, FL43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This outdoor food market was a must to see! Hundreds of food vendors from all over, selling everything you could want to eat! We opted for a restaurant, on the advice of our taxi driver, called Azura, which was outstanding! Every dish we ordered was delicious and home-cooked. We took everything back with us to the hotel, because we couldn't bear to leave even one bite! A must!
Written 16 September 2023
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Lucia S
World2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
There was great atmosphere and great food! There were many locals as well so it was great to see the culture
Written 6 September 2023
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zionarubin1
Briarcliff Manor, NY39 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Great to walk and absorb the atmosphere but beware of scammers selling overpriced food particularly the halva kingdom
Written 2 July 2023
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Aqusite
California1,579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I didn't "visit." I basically walked through, sometimes more than once a day, most days for a ten day stay in Jerusalem. So it's a world-class market for good reason in that it's incredibly beautiful and yes, busy, especially on Friday, and also, the food is great (it's a little overpriced though, especially for produce and fresh juice; if you don't know the prices, you will be overcharged for many things, not because you are being scammed I don't think in that the prices are often posted, but just that they are higher than some other markets for the same things). Expect someone did charge me $8 USD for about 3 oz. of pomegranate juice, which was annoying. At any rate, I wouldn't sit and eat here given the crowds. But to takeaway is a miracle. There is a little empanada place that had the most delicious empanadas ever -- I had curried eggplant, mushroom, and spinach ones for 60 shekels.

The only minor issue is that so many spreads and such aren't in English, and so you may have no idea what you are buying, just a head's up because I was often struggling to figure out what was a fish paste vs. an eggplant spread (I like one of these and not the other). Salespeople aren't always incredible helpful here. Sometimes I used Google translate on my phone with luck.

It's great for hard to find produce, and if you are self-catering, you will be in Heaven, although your wallet may be a little lighter than you expect. But a good scene. Fun place to people watch as well as it attracts a very diverse crowd.
Written 1 July 2023
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Laura R
Guttenberg, NJ304 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Go hungry. The market has a great selection of snacks, and other food. You can eat for a few days at the market. It also has fruits, vegetables and some high end other foods, such as olive oil and salt.
Written 1 July 2023
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shootingstarbeauty
Lancaster, PA260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
I purposely went to the market on a Friday afternoon. It was exceptionally busy. So if you are going with young children, be prepared to hold their hand tightly!

The assortment of food, spices, drinks, and everything else is fantastic. I was even able to get a gluten-free challah for Shabbat at Gluless.

Now that I have gone on a Friday afternoon, I will be honest and tell you that it was an insane decision. I will definitely returned to the market the next time I am in Jerusalem, but not right before Shabbat. However, if you want to show your children how observant people get ready for Shabbat, this is the place to go.
Written 24 June 2023
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lktnz
Golden Bay, New Zealand41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This was a great place to buy some fruit and veg, bread and do a lot of purposeful wandering. Loved the sax busker! Crazy busy just before Shabbat!
Written 17 June 2023
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isaac t
Hod Hasharon, Israel31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The best fruits fish cheese bread everything under one roof
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This shuck have a surprise pearl
“The shuck iraquí” most beautiful greens and fruit not expensive gentle persons
The real Jerusalem
Written 31 May 2023
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