The two best things to do at Sarona Market are to eat and to shop. Sarona Market was designed to rival internationally famous food markets like London’s Borough Market, New York’s Chelsea Market, and Barcelona’s La Boqueria. Browse the 91 outlets for the very best raw ingredients like high-quality meat, fish caught a few hours before in the nearby Tel Aviv port, and ripe oranges and pomegranates from Israeli orchards.
Wandering around the Sarona compound, you can smell gourmet cheeses, taste wines from the best Israeli wineries, nibble on rich French pastries, and relax with Italian espressos. As well as delicious food and drink, Sarona Market is host to cultural events, and evenings of live music, which you can enjoy from your table.
In the lanes outside Sarona Market, many other vendors have set up their stalls. Small stores sell books, clothing, cookware, shoes, and more, alongside grassy areas and calming lily ponds.
Don’t miss: Israel’s famous Bishulim cooking school lies a short bus ride away. Take a cooking class to learn how to make the most of Sarona’s exquisite raw ingredients.
What is the best time of year to visit Sarona Market?
Sarona Market is entirely under cover, so there’s no need to let the weather dictate your visit. No matter when you arrive, you’ll find different fruits and vegetables in season in the Sarona Market stalls. Sarona’s restaurants have menus that change with the seasons, to take advantage of the best ripe produce and most tender meat.
How much does Sarona Market cost?
Although Sarona Market has some extremely upscale eateries, you don’t have to spend a lot to eat well. Fancy boutique restaurants like Fauchon rub shoulders with street food stalls selling dishes like flaky bourekas, shawarmas, and falafel.
Wandering the twisty lanes, drinking in the atmosphere, and enjoying the sight of some of the best food in the world is both free, and priceless.
What should you eat at Sarona Market?
The problem with eating at Sarona Market is choosing which of the many restaurants and cafes to go to. Chef Israel Aharoni’s ramen is legendary in Sarona, and so is the authentic humous made by Abu Hasan, who lives in nearby Jaffa.
Sarona’s proximity to Tel Aviv port means that the many fish and seafood establishments can offer the best and freshest seafood. Halva, French patisseries, and flavorsome organic tomatoes from the produce stalls all demand to be tasted and enjoyed at Sarona Market.
Why visit Sarona Market
Sarona Market is simply Israel’s finest foodie experience. For the very best local and international foods, world-famous chefs, and live music, you can’t beat Sarona Market.