Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

The Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem is an icon in Israel and one of the most vibrant and exciting markets I have ever visited. It has a long history dating back to the Ottoman period, but todays space is more modern while still holding onto an old-world appeal. When the stalls shut down, it turns into the hottest venue in Jerusalem’s night life, with bars, restaurants and live music venues taking over the space.

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

I have just got back from the most amazing food tour to Israel and if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen all the delicious food pics I have been posting under the #VibeFood hashtag. I was invited by Vibe Israel along with 5 other international digital influencers to experience the best that the Israeli culinary scene has to offer. In short I was blown away, and I can’t wait to tell a few stories about my trip. I’m also planning to share amazing recipes, so brace yourself for some Middle Eastern flavours. In the meantime I loved the Machane Yehuda market so much and stayed on in Jerusalem for 3 nights after the tour ended so I could get a proper dose of it. I obviously took hundreds of pictures, so this is my visual story of the market, a must-do place to visit in Israel. I can’t adequately express how much I loved taking these images and sharing  them with you here

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Azura in Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

 

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19 Comments

  1. Have just enjoyed a good browse through your photos of Israel. #transporting Thanks for sharing them!

  2. Fabulous photos of Machane Yehuda!! My husband was an international banker and I, at times, accompanied him on his trips. Machane Yehuda looks very, very much like the souks I’ve visited in Arabic countries. And the photo of a street scene showing a blue door on the left made me miss Malta – where we lived for eight years – because the doors in older homes look exactly like it, including the half circle at the top. What an experience you had. Am I jealous – hell yes!! ; o )

  3. Dominique

    Beautiful photos Sam! Reading the post, makes me feel as though I have been there myself!

  4. Thanks for sharing! I was born in Jerusalem and Machane Yehuda market was and still is THE place to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. A great place to spend a day.

  5. Nancy Lober

    Wonderful pictures! An amazing journey for you.

  6. Wow! Just WOW. I originally hail from Johannesburg but now live just north of Tel Aviv. The markets I regularly frequent are much like Machane Yehuda, but it’s only through your beautiful images, that I realise just how unique an experience this is. Thank you for so beautifully capturing my world. Hurry back!

  7. thank you for the magic carpet ride…i so enjoy my visual journeys through your camera lens…you are very special Sam

  8. Lauren C

    Thanks for sharing cannot wait to see your new recipes!

  9. Sam

    Thanks Audrey that is kind, and its my pleasure 🙂

  10. Sam

    Lisa – thank you and you are very lucky to be able to shop in Markets like that. Its my dream.

  11. Thanks for the incredible tour, It was truly amazing! How inspired you must have been and I’m sure still are! I’m dying to know what everything is! It looks like they have produce and nuts I have never seen! ???

  12. Sam

    Thanks Stepahnie and yes tehy produce all kids of dried fruit I hadnt seen before. Nuts I had, but some really exotic ones.

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  14. Sam

    Thanks so much Lynne that is very kind of you xx

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