A visit to the Mahane Yehuda Market is an experience for all of your senses – the sights, colors, sounds and scents create a lively, Mediterranean atmosphere, with an aroma unique to Jerusalem. The Mahane Yehuda Market grants tourists and visitors a unique experience that should not be missed. The market is located on Agripas Street, in the center of town, and its infrastructure has been renovated and developed over the course of the past decade, making it one of the most popular and colorful areas in the country.
The Mahane Yehuda Market has been in existence for more than 100 years, having been and remaining the center of the city’s culinary life, from the Ottoman Era, when it served as a social and financial meeting point for residents of the neighborhoods beyond the Old City walls, passersby and visitors in Jerusalem.
The Mahane Yehuda Market is very famous because politicians and public figures visit the market to “feel” it and forge ties with the peddlers and the crowds, and to advance their positions. There are numerous cafes and restaurants in the market, serving a range of local foods, fresh fruit and vegetable stands, fish stands, cheese and other delicatessens, fresh juice stands, excellent wine from around the world, organic food, local designer boutiques and more. For a great meal and dining experience you may try near the Market by the name of Mahane Yuda, located at the 10 Bet Yaakov St., Tel: 02-5333442.