The narrow streets of Levinsky Market are packed with bakeries, nut sellers, delicatessens and spice shops.

Tel Aviv's colorful Levinsky Market

 

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If you’re interested in food, then Tel Aviv’s Levinsky Market is the place for you. The finest spices, dried fruits, boutique cheeses, roasted nuts and coffee beans, olives, condiments, pickled vegetables, exotic meats and salted fish, are all on sale there.

Take a virtual market basket and walk through our video tour of Levinksy. You can almost smell and taste the delicacies.

Established in the 1930s, specializing in Balkan cuisine for Jews originating from Thessaloniki in Greece, the arrival of Iranian immigrants to downtown Tel Aviv after the establishment of the State of Israel brought new tastes and herbs from Persian cooking. As the population grew, so did the market place, developing from nuts and spice stalls into a bustling, commercial marketplace with luxury stores and gourmet restaurants.