Tel Aviv: Food Tasting Tour of Iraqi Jewish Tikva Market

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Experience Tikva Market, one of the most traditional markets in Tel Aviv. Watch how traditional spices are prepared, & taste delectable Middle Eastern cuisine with strong Iraqi & Egyptian influences.


  • Watch the intricate process of preparing and grinding traditional spices
  • Sample traditional Middle Eastern flavors while touring the market with a local
  • Savor savory items such as Iraqi pita, shawarma, kobba, barakas
  • Choose between chocolate or cinnamon rugelach and savor traditional baklava
  • Learn about the traditional Jewish religious & jewelry stores on Eshel


The tour will begin at the spice market, where the knowledgeable local vendor will share the history of the market and its significance in the daily lives of the residents. Witness the intricate process of preparing traditional spices using meticulous grinding techniques, to ensure a perfect blend. Tikva Market, (also known as Shuk Hatikva in Hebrew) is a treasured traditional market in Tel Aviv, prominently influenced by Iraqi and Egyptian flavors. The air will be filled with the delightful scents of cumin, turmeric, and paprika, truly capturing the essence of the authentic Middle East. Visit a traditional bakery, full of tantalizing aromas, where Iraqi Pita is prepared. No visit would be complete without savoring a warm Iraqi Pita. The dough is skillfully stretched and flipped, creating pockets that puff up beautifully as they bake in the stone oven. Taste exceptional shawarma made by skilled chefs on a sizzling grill. Be spellbound as the chefs expertly slice the thin strips of meat, placing them into soft pita bread and add accompaniments of hummus, creamy tahini, and fresh salads. As you progress through the market you will get to taste other savory delights such as Kobba (an encased meatball - pastry or potato) and traditional pastries known as Barakas, made of puff pastry filled with cheeses or potato. The market also boasts charming bakeries that offer an array of irresistible sweet treats. Here you can taste chocolate or cinnamon rugelach and some delicious baklava, The area is full of tradition and history, with the stores on Eshel - the main street in the neighborhood - selling traditional Jewish religious items and jewelry. The market truly serves as a gateway to a world of culinary delights. The aromas, rich tastes, and diverse textures will create an unforgettable experience. Furthermore, Tikva Market provides an opportunity to connect with the local community and embrace their cherished traditions.


Food Tastings throughout Tikva Market Spice creation demonstration 1.5 Hour Walking Tour with food stops Expert Licensed Local Tour Guide A bottle of water

Important Information

  • - Food tastings are equivalent to a substantial lunch portion - The tour covers about 2 kilometers - This tour will take place rain or shine - Infants 0-2 are free, but are not given any food samples - This is a small group tour with a maximum group size of 15 people - Pricing is lower per person when there are 2 or more people in a booking

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