One of the great traditional food markets left in the western world, Machane Yehuda is labyrinths and caves filled with mountains of edible wonders: luscious Israeli tangerines, grapes, tomatoes, and freshly picked basil; polished aubergines; hundred of varieties of olives; freshly baked breads and pastries; ladies plucking chickens; and dozens of tiny holes-in-the-walls serving authentic market snacks. It’s also becoming dotted with great little fashion boutiques, gourmet food shops, and both simple and expensive eateries. Sun-Thurs early morning to dusk; Friday early morning to early afternoon. Closed only for Shabbat and holidays.
- Frommer's Staff