Mahane Yehuda Market Food Tour Jerusalem: A Culinary Insight Into Israeli Culture
11 Ratings

This food tour will offer you an insight into Israeli culture and tradition via its cuisine, with a generous variety of ten tastings. Arrive with an appetite, you’ll definitely need it!
The tour starts at 10:00 am and promises 2.5 hours of delicious adventure.

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Agripas St 88 - The Mahane Yehuda market, established in the latter part of the 19th century during the Ottoman Empire’s reign, began as a site where local agriculturists from the surrounding hamlets could vend their newly harvested goods. As time passed, the market thrived and transformed, turning into a lively and appealing center that entices both residents and visitors.
    Embark on a gastronomic tour through the dynamic market, delving into both age-old and contemporary dishes. Indulge in an array of scrumptious samples that effectively replace a traditional meal. Discover top-notch ingredients and acquire the know-how to pick the finest seasonal offerings. Relish in the flavors of Hummus, Arak, Falafel, Shawarma, Hachapuri, kubbeh, artisanal coffee, classic confections, and more. An olfactory and gustatory escapade that embodies the essence of Israeli culinary arts and heritage. Salud!
What's Included
  • culinary
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Tea and coffee
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Meal Options
  • Rugelach - eastern europian chocolate pastrey
  • Khachapuri - traditional Georgian cheese filled bread
  • the best Shawarma in jerusalem
  • Hummus and falafel
  • Veriaty of middle eastern fingerfood - Kubbeh, Dolma, Sambusaq
  • Israeli craft boutique beers
  • Speciality coffee
  • knafeh
  • yemmenite refreshing juices
  • Israeli Arak
Additional Information
  • not recommended for people with sesame allergy
Agripas St 88
Agripas Street
10 am at 88 Agripas street, infront of the mural, near Colombia store
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(11 Ratings)
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Sep 26, 2023
Orit's tour was amazing - The tour was very interesting end the food was very yummy 😀 Orit is an amazing person very nice end smart person To sum up this trip is highly recommended for everyone!
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Sep 25, 2023
Orit is the most awesome tour guide a person could imagine;) - I have been to Israel a few times. The energy, knowledge, compassion, and her sense of timing Orit offers as a guide is simply a gift. We were with a large group. Ages were 30-70 years old. Her ability to meet the needs of each and every one of us did not go unnoticed. I simply loved her vibe, and thoroughly enjoyed this whole experience. And I am not much of a "foodie" either- it was marvelous. I have a friend forever in Orit.
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Sep 21, 2023
Israel Culinary Tour 2022 - Having Orit as out guide on a May 2022 culinary tour of Israel was an amazing experience. It was so much more than I expected and I loved every minute of it. The food was fabulous and I learned so much about the origins and evolution of current day Israeli cuisine. Orit was so knowledgeable and so much fun.
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Sep 21, 2023
Knowledge and passion - Orit is the most amazing guide, (and this from someone who has had at least 20 great guided tours! ). She is knowegable about the food, various cultures, history of religions, and the current Israeli scene. Most of all she brings passion and joy to the touring experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to share a day or a week with her
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Sep 20, 2023
Orit is an excellent guide who knows her subject on a deep level - Orit is a superb guide who know everything and everyone in Israel especially if it has to do with food. I have had the pleasure of working with Orit as our local guide for 3 different group culinary tours and will be working with her again next year. She is simply the best with an ability to make sense of the complexities of Israeli society.
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Sep 19, 2023
Orit is fabulous! - We have been to Israel several times and wanted an experience that was different than the typical first timer's tour. Our tour was 10 days with 10 fabulous people who felt like family very quickly. We tasted interesting food and wine in different places around the country. Orit has a knack to make everyone feel comfortable. She was one of the best tour guides we've encountered and handled everything professionally and with grace. We laughed a lot, learned a lot, and definitely ate a lot! She was flexible and when unique opportunities presented themselves, she made accomodations in the itinerary to take advantage of them. We never felt like we were asking too many questions, or that any special requests were unreasonable. I highly recommend taking any tour that Orit offers.
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Sep 19, 2023
Delectable experience - We specifically traveled to Israel to explore Israeli foods and were fortunate that Orit was our guide. She has an extensive knowledge of food from ingredients to preparation to consumption. Her expertise in Israeli culture and history added meaning to our experience. Our tour of the market was fascinating as we stopped to taste spices, baked goods, smoked fishes, and street foods. She knows the market like the back of her hand because she lives there. She pointed out the good spots and the spots which could use a little improvement. Our tour extended to other parts of Israel as well as we explored Israeli cuisine. Orit is energetic and personable and by the end of our tour was a friend of the entire group. If you are worried, her English is perfect. Her professional experience as a teacher comes through loud and clear. Do yourself a favor and tour with her!
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Sep 19, 2023
Well worth it - Dear reader, This trip was inspired by the famous chef from Philadelphia named Michael Solomonic. Through the Israeli tour guide, Orit Levi, we experienced the cuisine from the propagation, harvesting, preparation, cooking and eating of the food. Orit was so knowledgeable in this field that it was scary. She kept on digging and serving knowledge beyond our expectations. At the same time, she made it fun and constantly asked for our input to make the tour that much more meaningful. The tour was worth every penny and we are looking forward to doing future events with her and Via Sabra. All the best! Frank Blatt
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Sep 19, 2023
This is the best food tour I ever participate at, Orit is such a grate guide. - I have been in Mahane Yehuda market so many times but Orit's tour was definitely the best. Orit is so knowledgeable and so interesting. She is also very very generous, I never ate so much in a food, I think there was at leat 10 different dishes.
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Sep 19, 2023
Supper Yummy Tour - My husband and I joined 8 other wonderful people for a food tour of Israel guided by Orit. Little did we know when we first met in our hotel lobby, that we we have such a fabulous time together over the next week or so. Much of the success of the trip was due to the excitement and information that Orit brought to us. Whether learning history or funny facts or advising us about food and other activities. Orit is a font of knowledge, and of course a fun person in her own rite. We highly recommend Orit if you are looking for a fabulous, caring and knowledgeable guide in Israel.
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