Gourmands head for Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market [video]

A venerable open marketplace in Tel Aviv is attracting a new café clientele and gourmands in search of the freshest produce and spices.

Fresh herbs and spices attract chefs from across the city to Carmel Market. Photo by Yaakov Naumi/Flash90.

Fresh herbs and spices attract chefs from across the city to Carmel Market. Photo by Yaakov Naumi/Flash90.

Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market is “the” place to go for everything from souvenirs to cutting-edge café cuisine.

This is where the top chefs of the city’s eateries come to purchase raw ingredients, including Israeli staples such as bountiful varieties of fresh herbs, chickpeas, cheeses, olives and eggplant.

For those who’d rather munch as they browse, the Carmel Market also offers lots of freshly made regional delicacies including flatbread, humus and falafel.