MAHANE YEHUDA MARKET
Mahane Yehuda Market
Mahane Yehuda, also known as “The Shuk” Is the largest marketplace in Jerusalem with more than 250 vendors. Once a place for the working class, in recent years it has transformed into a popular icon for both locals and tourists, integrating the old and the new in a unique way.
The market is known for selling fresh products, fruits and vegetables; baked goods; fish, meat and cheeses; nuts, seeds, and spices; wines and liquors; clothing and shoes; and housewares, textiles, and Judaica ( traditional Jewish meal which consists off gefilte fish, chicken soup, matzo balls, roasted chicken and potato), originated from Eastern Europe.
All around the market you can find restaurants serving authentic food, sweets, Jerusalem mixed grills, juice bars and cafes. Mahane Yehuda is a place that offers tourists the perfect traditional Middle Eastern market style experience, with vendors calling out for products and prices to passerby.
Live music, food themed evenings wine tastings and art exhibitions are often hosted by restaurants and bars in the Shuk. The market is specifically packed on Thursdays and Fridays. On Thursdays, after all the shops are closed, nightlife is booming with live music and concerts. On Fridays, the market is congested with shoppers stocking up for Shabat, awaiting the sound of the bugle which signals that the market is closed for Shabat.
If you are travelling during summer, the Balabusta festival takes place in July, on Monday nights. The Shuk becomes vibrant with a widespread variety of music, theater and kids’ performances, chili eating contests, puppets shows and live video art projections.
Mahane Yehuda is located in the heart of the city of Jerusalem, accessible by buses and trains. It offers an unforgettable experience and is a must visit destination for Jerusalem visitors.
Sunday - Thursday
Friday ( and Holiday Eves)
Saturday ( and Holidays )
Market is closed except Cafes and Restaurants
*It is highly suggested to verify the opening hours on the website prior to your visit