Amazing restaurants in Hacarmel Market

By: Nofar Ronen

Hacarmel Market is one of our favorite market in Tel Aviv.

Chi-Chu sandwiches

Address Rabi Akiva St 20
Opening hours: Sunday- Thursday 10:00-18:00 and Friday 10:00- 16:00

Moroccan sandwiches stall. The stall is designed in a cool, modern way. They offer a varied sandwiches menu that can also be suitable for vegans.

In their options of sandwiches you can find: beef cutlets, lamb cutlets, fish cutlets, chicken cutlets, vegetable fritters and beetroot fritters. With the sandwich you also get a salad on the side and soda pop. The price range is between 32-35 shekels.

We tried the fish cutlet sandwich. It came inside a great bun and with tahini, matbucha (a salad with Moroccan origins), spicy, parsley, tomato, and pickled lemon (of course you can change the toppings if you want). The fish was so delicious and all the flavours combined really well, and the salad was also very good. The meal was filling and it’s a nice option for a light, inexpensive, and very tasty meal.

They also have another branch in Haifa.

Beer Bazaar

Address : Yishkan St 36
Opening hours: Sunday- Thursday 10:00- last customer. Friday 10:00- 16:00

Great bar with a large and varied menu of beers and special beers. This is the place to come and grab a beer and something tasty to eat. In their menu they offer small dishes, medium-sized dishes and large dishes.

Example of dishes from the menu: taramosalata with onion and bread, garlic bread with tahini and tomato, fish dish- hering, Matthias, and smoked Plamida with sour cream, vegetables and bread. The prices range between 9-42 shekels

We tried the taramosalata and it was great with the beer. We tasted some of the beers and really liked a beer that in the menu they call “Dodash’cha” (your aunt).
Every month they have theme days like Indian night, unlimited beer night, etc.

Every Monday they add special vegan dishes to the menu. And on Friday afternoon the atmosphere there is awesome.
They also have a beer stall in the heart of the market. And they have other branches in Habima, Tel Aviv, and the Machane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.

Market restaurant

Address: Simtat HaCarmel 41
Opening hours Sunday-Tuesday 09:00-18:00, Wednesday-Thursday 09:00- last customer, Friday 09:00-16:00

Bar restaurant with Greek and Spanish cuisine. They have alcohol (of course) and a great menu with excellent dishes and specials of the day.
Examples of dishes from the menu: Salmon/Matthias with sour cream and vegetables, shakshuka with goat cheese, stuffed vine leaves on tzatziki, spicy roasted vegetables.

Prices range between 19-46 shekels
We ordered the roasted vegetables and an Asher’s sandwich (the chef’s special sandwich). The two dishes were very good and the sandwich was juicy and spicy with great olives on the side. It’s a great place for a meal and drink

Hachalal (The space)

Address: Malan St 46
Opening hours: Coffee shop Sunday-Thursday 09:00-18:00, Friday 09:00-16:00 
Bar Sunday- Thursday 19:00-last customer

It’s a big space that includes a coffee shop, bar, and gallery
We only visited the coffee shop and the coffee was very good. The worker gave us a little tour of the gallery and bar .
The design of the place is really modern and beautiful and the bar is very big with a lot of space.

Uzi-Eli the etrogman

Address: Alenby 60, Alenby corner and Hacarmel st
Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday 08:00-19:30 and Friday 08:00-16:00

Uzi-Eli’s famous citrons shop is a refreshing place in the Hacarmel market that sells varied types of therapeutic juices for the body. They also sell lotions and sprays.

You can choose a juice from the varied options or ask them to make you something else according to the fruits and vegetables that you want.
I like to choose from the ones that have already been prepared and it is also nice because you can choose a small glass for 5 shekels.

You can also ask to taste the juice before you buy it.
All the juices I tried were very good and with unique flavors.
They have another branch in the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem that has been open for more than 20 years.

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