Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black And the dark street winds and bends. Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow, And watch where the chalk-white arrows go To the place where the sidewalk ends.
Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow, And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go, For the children, they mark, and the children, they know The place where the sidewalk ends.
- Shel Silverstein
When traveling in Tel Aviv, there are truly so many cool things to do. Some favorite activities amongst locals and tourists alike include surfing the waves, watching the beautiful sunsets, and hitting up the city’s many modern art hotspots. However, there is nothing quite like visiting the city’s famous Carmel Market. Here are some must-try treats that make it the perfect foodie experience.
Hummus is a must.
These days, hummus has made its way around the world and can be found in pretty much every major city. However, hummus has its roots in the Middle East, so Tel Aviv is the perfect place to try an authentic bowl! Make sure to have plenty of fresh pita on hand, because you’re gonna wanna dip.
Hot About Baklava?
During those hazy mid-day hours, there’s nothing better than a piping hot espresso to wake you up. And the perfect accompaniment to your coffee is most definitely Baklava, a sweet and flaky pastry that can be found at market stalls and bakeries across the Middle East. With its layers of filo pastry, chopped nuts, and honey, it’s no wonder this treat has been around for centuries.
Make it juicy!
Is there anything better than strolling down the street on a warm summer day and sipping on a freshly squeezed fruit juice? Actually, this is a pretty awesome experience in the winter too! Luckily, the Camel Shuk has a great selection of fresh fruit stands all year round, no matter the weather.