There's nothing like shouting, pushing, and bargaining to work up an appetite, so lucky for locals and travelers alike, Mahane Yehuda Market is teeming with eateries to get you through any shopping or touring experience. Dig in to any meal of the day – including midnight drinks and snacks – at spots ranging from sit down restaurants to pita-on-the-go eateries. There are international flavors from Georgia and Yemen, classic Middle Eastern style fare, and pastries that are savory or sweet. Don’t just feast your eyes on the stalls of fresh produce and assortment of sweets, fill your stomach with some of the freshest bites in Jerusalem.
Whereas opportunities to connect with Jerusalem’s storied past through historic tours or museum visits are commonplace, these eateries allow you to engage with the Holy City’s history through a different sense: taste. Dine on a menu inspired by flavors of the Bible, eat a meal in the room where the Israel-Jordan peace treaty was signed, or grab a bite at the café at the heart of the secular, Zionist literary movement. These spots combine the delicious flavors and years of history of a city whose significance extends throughout the timeline of humanity.