Shuk HaKarmel – Tel Aviv

Shuk HaKarmel (the Carmel Market – “shuk” is market in Hebrew, “ha” is the), is the largest open market in Tel Aviv. The vendors sell everything from food and spices, to clothes, shoes, and electronics. The market extends a couple of blocks down Carmel St and is as crowded as Tokyo. Besides seeing every type of Middle Eastern food in existence, we got to see how Druze make a special type of pita (8th and 9th photos), by flattening the dough on a pillow and throwing it onto a hot rounded surface. Near Shuk HaKarmel was Nahalat Binyamin St, a large outdoor art market that not only showcased distinct crafts, but street performers too (last two photos).

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~ by jonathanmtsai on November 12, 2010.

One Response to “Shuk HaKarmel – Tel Aviv”

  1. Hi Jonathan,
    Its Sarah Berger, one of the faculty Fulbrighters. I’ve been clicking through the list of various blogs that Christina sent to us. Thought you might want to know more about the “pita cooked with a pillow” since its not Israeli – its Druze. We did a post about it on our blog! http://brooklyn2haifa.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/saj-a-druze-pita-primer/
    See you at the next Fulbright event . . .

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