HaAfarsek Street, Jerusalem, Israel
This bustling outdoor marketplace, also known as the shuk, is a foodie haven as well as an authentic depiction of life in Jerusalem. While parts of the Old City are tailored for tourists, the Machane Yehuda is filled with both locals and visitors. An afternoon spent sampling olives, halva and the city’s best rugelach is a great way to interact with the merchants and see a new side of Jerusalem. Food tours and cooking classes can be arranged through their website, or you can contact Indagare for an unforgettable tour with a prominent local chef.
Written by Emma Pierce