The Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian walkway holds a festival of arts, crafts and street performances every Tuesday and Friday between 10AM and 5PM. You can find there quite a selection of toys, jewelry and Judaica items, painted ceramics and different articles, souvenirs and gifts.
Besides the craft stands, many artists, including musicians, theater actors, fortune tellers and others, perform street acts during these hours, so even if you are not in a shopping mood, you might still have fun visiting there, especially on Friday afternoons.
The Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian walkway is a fun place to visit on other weekdays as well. You can catch a light bite to eat at one of the cafés, shop in some of the many textile shops or visit one of the finer restaurants.
Carmela banachala (Hatavor 46 St.) is situated at the edge of the shopping area of Nachalat Binyamin and offers a fine selection of fresh seafood and meat. This bistro is located at a beautiful restored building, and allows the diners to enjoy their meal in a hospitable atmosphere.
Agadir bar burger (2 Nachalat Binyamin St.) claims to have one of the city’s finest burgers. It is nothing like a fast food joint, but rather an extremely popular restaurant which is open till very late. Located in the heart of Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian walkway, Agadir offers a comfortable setting, good music and tasty food.
Hamitbahon (18 Rabi Akiva St.) is a small homemade food restaurant in the crossing point of the Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian’ walkway and the Carmel market. It is a small and authentic black-board restaurant, with traditional Israeli and North African dishes, including Cuscus, tahini and beans, all in very affordable prices.
Another fun option for a cold beer nearby is the Minzar bar (the Monastery) at 60 Allenby St., known for its unorthodox opening hours. It hosts varied clientele, both locals and tourists, and has an-interesting play-list most of the time.