Here is everything you need to know about Sarona Market, Tel Aviv.
Updated: 12 July 2019
One of Tel Aviv’s latest culinary centers, Sarona Market rivals the new wave of food markets popping up all over the world and can easily give Borough Market in London and Chelsea Market in New York City a run for their money. With a whopping 8,700 square meters of space, it has become a favorite spot of locals and tourists alike.
The Sarona Market is open seven days a week, Sundays to Thursdays from 9:00 to 23:00, Fridays from 8:00 to 18:00, and Saturdays from 9:00 to 23:00. It is easily located as it is only a five-minute walk from the HaShalom Station and just a ten-minute walk from the northern edge of Rothschild Boulevard. It is definitely worth exploring for a few hours during night or day but it can get easily crowded during holidays.
A sharp contrast to the city’s traditional food markets, the Sarona Market only has one thing on its agenda and that is culinary excellence. With over 100 businesses, it offers everything from local produce of spices, meats, cheeses, and other goods. You can even find imported special delicacies from all over the globe such as Asian buns and waffle towers. There are approximately 40 eateries with some of the country’s most notable chefs opening their very own space in the market such as Free Style Ramen Bar and Basher Fromagerie, alongside more popular chains such as Fauchon Paris.
Situated on the eastern edge of Tel Aviv, Sarona Market borders the city’s restored German Templar Colony, Sarona Complex. A walk through the market is like a walk through a wonderland of all things that will make your senses happy and heed our advice to always keep your eyes peeled for new discoveries. One of the most interesting shops in the market is Vom Fass, a German company that sells all kinds of vinegar, liqueurs and premium oils which you can buy in different quantities. After you buy the first bottle, you can just return to fill it up. You get to enjoy being in a candy store for grown-ups and do your part in helping Mother Nature.
It is easy for anyone to get lost in the hundreds of food stalls and get bewildered by the smells of the spices. With a diverse selection of good eats at affordable prices, we wouldn’t fault anyone who forgets their strict diet here.
Halva Kingdom is the perfect introduction to the Halva, a crumbly yet fluffy Middle Eastern confection made from nut butter or flour base. You can choose from a wide array of flavors such as chocolate or pistachio but be sure to sample as many flavors as you can before buying a slice.
Considered by many to offer the best hummus in the country, Abu Shukri has more than a dozen varieties, most of them vegetarian and only one that contains meat. A perfect introduction to a first-timer would be the eponymous version which is made with whole chickpeas.
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