Make your way to the Abraham Hostel, a centrally-located meeting point that’s a short distance from the Davidka Square light rail station. Meet a local guide and group, then walk to Mahane Yehuda Market, where more than 250 vendors display piles of spices, fresh foods, and artisanal treats.
This is Jerusalem people-watching at its best, as locals from all walks of life shop for their week’s groceries in Mahane Yehuda’s narrow aisles, choosing from fruits grown around the region, freshly-made tahini, olives, nuts, and sweets.
Learn about the market’s history as you taste your way through the market, making stops at five market stalls. Find out how the market has been reinvigorated by an after-hours, nightlife scene—your guide can share the best places to return after dark to try out the Mahane Yehuda bars—and get an inside look at Jerusalem’s foodie culture. Once you’ve filled up on local treats, finish the tour at Mahane Yehuda Market.