Where to Find the Best Shopping in Tel Aviv
There are few that would dispute the fact that Tel Aviv is the shopping capital of Israel. With an abundant mix of colorful markets, busy shopping centers, cozy boutiques, and more than a few oddities along the way, it’s easy to lose a day (or week) shopping for a bargain.
Read on to find out where’s best to go shopping in Tel Aviv.
The best markets in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is home to a wide range of street markets, each offering visitors a wide range of goods. From fresh fruit and spices to delicate linens and unique trinkets, you’ll find practically everything. Perhaps the jewel in the crown when it comes to Tel Aviv markets is Carmel Market, a market that specializes in an eclectic selection of goods, from great food (vegetables, cheese, fish, pastries) to gifts, houseware, fashion, and more. For cheaper alternatives, head to the Jaffa Flea Market, a market that offers a range of authentic Middle Eastern wares – there’re more than a few treasures to be found here. Food lovers shouldn’t miss a visit to Sarona Market – Tel Aviv’s newest world class culinary center, that prides itself on ‘culinary excellence’. In addition to housing hundreds of businesses, including many local producers of fine meats, gourmet cheeses and spices, as well as international delicacies, at Sarona Market you’ll find many great places to eat, from Hummus bars to new concepts by Israeli chefs. If you’re shopping in Tel Aviv for something a little arty, you won’t go wrong with a visit to Nachlat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Fair. With more than 200 artists resident in the market, you’ll find everything from paintings and pottery to jewelry and souvenirs.
The best malls in Tel Aviv
There’s more to the White City than markets of course. Travelers will also find a wide range of malls and shopping centers in Tel Aviv, each with a bargain or two to be grabbed. Dizengoff Center is one of Tel Aviv’s iconic malls. Located on Dizengoff Street, which itself houses an array of shopping options, you’ll find every type of shop you can imagine. Azrieli Center is another mall with plenty of retail therapy potential. It’s also offers an eclectic mix of restaurants and coffee shops. The upscale Ramat Aviv Mall houses a variety of chain stores, independent sellers, and other local retailers. As with the other shopping centers in Tel Aviv, it’s easy to while away an afternoon there.
The best of the rest
Take a stroll along the streets of Tel Aviv and you’ll encounter countless other shopping options. From the jewelry suppliers on Allenby Street to high end shopping at Kikar Hamedina, there’s something for everyone in the White City. Alongside Jaffa's Flea Market, you'll find Neve Tzedek with its luxury boutique shops and designer jewelry. The Tel Aviv port is the place to go for some food and drinks by the sea, while the City Garden offers the chance to shop in a relatively tranquil environment. With so much on offer, travelers will soon learn that shopping in Tel Aviv is a pleasurable and eye-opening experience.
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