1Explore the Machane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem’s beating heart
2Discover local tastes and spices that make Jerusalem cuisine special
3Meet the eclectic group of traders that put hard work and effort into running the market
4Learn about the history of the market
5Prepare a local dish while learning tips from a local chef
6Enjoy an authentic meal and a glass of wine
Why we chose this tourOur Jerusalem Food Tour & Cooking Experience takes you to explore the depths of the iconic Machane Yehuda market while learning to become an Israeli chef. You will gain a deeper understanding of Jerusalem and Israel by discovering local tastes and ingredients. Israeli cuisine is renowned for its quality and Mediterranean flavors and you’ll learn first-hand how to prepare local dishes from an Israeli chef.
Our Jerusalem Food Tour & Cooking Experience will take you through a cultural mainstay in Jerusalem, the open-air Machane Yehuda Market. The lively and stirring market is Jerusalem’s largest and is jam-packed with action at all hours of the day. With over 250 vendors, the market is made up of an array of stalls and storefronts selling fresh produce, baked goods, tea, spices, wine, clothes, Judaica, and some of the best food in Jerusalem.
On our tour, a local chef will guide you as you wander through the crowded streets of the market and discover the tastes and smells of Israeli cuisine. Come with a hearty appetite and an open mind; you may find yourself trying halva, a local, sweet sesame dessert, or fresh cheeses and olives. Your expert guide will impart knowledge about the market’s fascinating history and you’ll have a chance to ask questions.
Your experienced chef will help you pick up all the ingredients you will need for your Israeli cooking class. The real fun will begin when you get to try your hand at whipping up some Israeli food. With the chef’s guidance, you’ll learn how to prepare local dishes. In the end, you’ll have a delicious meal to show off your hard work and you’ll get to enjoy it along with a glass of local wine.
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Itinerary - Jerusalem Food Tour & Cooking Workshop
Machane Yehuda Market Tour (approx 2 hours)
- Your guide will take you through the market, explaining the history and significance of the market in daily life in Jerusalem. You will see everything the vendors have on offer and even get some tastes. a local chef will help you pick out all the freshest ingredients to cook with.
Cooking Workshop (approx 3 hours)
- A professional chef will guide you as you cook up a delicious local dish and enjoy it with a glass of Israeli wine.
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