On my first day in Tel Aviv I wandered down Allenby in search of the Shuk, also referred to as Carmel Market, when I began to wonder if I had somehow missed the entrance near the King George intersection.
The market is both overwhelming and fun. It feels like the epicenter of life when you wander right into the middle of it. As I learned in Thailand, to haggle you can generally cut a price in half and then negotiate your way to a price somewhere in between. Here I didn’t buy much or try to negotiate but I did purchase an awesome pair of leather leggings and sampled some delicious cheeses.
Putting It Together
- You can find the entrance of the market at the intersection of Allenby and King George
- There are also many great restaurants hidden within the Shuk, so keep your eyes peeled and give one a try if your hungry
- The market gets very crowded in the afternoon so try to go early in the day if crowds aren’t your thing
- Bring small bills and coins, since prices are generally low and some vendors may not be able to make change for large bills