The old port city of Jaffa is where Tel Aviv, which is a seamless fusion of the past and contemporary, first emerged. When in Israel, you must go to the Jaffa Flea Market, or Shuk Hapishpishim. There are many trinkets and treasures to be found as you make your way through the little alleyways. Judaica, Persian rugs and tiles, antiques, jewelry, and ancient coins are among the many items sold by vendors.
Bring your souvenirs to the nearby café to treat yourself with some regional specialties after practicing your haggling skills while channeling your inner Israeli. The actual flea market is open from Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Friday (10 am – 2 pm). However, the neighborhood features some of the greatest pubs and eateries in the city, so it is often busy. Or perhaps you’d like to explore Jaffa at night? On our Old Jaffa Night Tour, take in the sites under a starry sky, from the clock tower to the wishing bridge.
Although the Jaffa Flea Market is brimming with one-of-a-kind finds, Pieces elevates things to a whole other level. The aesthetic delights available, which range from elaborate carpets, jewelry, ceramics, and cushions embroidered with Modigliani and Hokusai artwork, will pique the interest of design enthusiasts in particular.
LOVE ME TWO TIMES
It is the place to go if you adore luxury at a discount and may be Tel Aviv’s greatest secondhand store. The haute-couture apparel, shoes, and accessories on the racks at this stylish store are just waiting for you to fall in love with them.
NIRIT LEVAV PACKER GALLERY
When in Jaffa, be sure to visit this magnificent gallery! Versatile eco-artist Nirit Levav Packer uses used materials to produce beautiful works of art. Bicycle chains and motorbike gears are transformed by Packer into beautiful works of art that are based on themes of femininity and pregnancy. Packer gives new life to things that would otherwise be abandoned.
In Raisa, where fine food is approachable and inexpensive, Chef Uri Levy brings his Michelin-starred experience from Paris. You could easily spend the entire day relaxing and trying everything on the menu at this establishment because of the delectable food and laid-back ambience.
This sumptuous paradise is not to be missed if you have a sweet craving. With the locals, Milk Bakery has developed quite a reputation. And Tel Avivis go great distances to Jaffa to savor the brioche, cheesecake, and mille-feuille there. Stop over for an iced Americano with almond milk and attempt to exercise discipline when browsing the pastries. You’re on vacation, I’m just kidding!
Enjoy this neighborhood favorite in the ideal location for a leisurely day or evening with friends. While enjoying a cup of aromatic chai or a hefty mujadara, Cafe Puaa is a great place to people-watch. If you discover anything you want, you may buy the soft furnishings and unique items on show as you sit inside and view them. But the excitement is outside, so request a table outside and take in the lively atmosphere of the market.
You won’t want to miss the experience at this restaurant, bar, and gallery. Cuckoo’s Nest, housed inside an antique store, offers a delectable food and specialty drinks to savour while viewing the regularly updated assortment of paintings. The setting is a wonderful blend of intimate and out-of-the-ordinary, making it ideal for everything from ladies’ night to a first date.
If you’re looking for a traditional gastro-bar atmosphere, Jopea has a great wine list and tapas-style food. The location beside the flea market is ideal for watching the activity while relaxing in your own little haven. Jopea elevates the experience of visiting a flea market by fusing elegance and atmosphere perfectly.
The Jaffa Hotel’s sinfully refurbished bar is a must-see for hedonistic sorts. The School of the Sisterhood of Saint Joseph once occupied the Chapel. Since then, it has been transformed into one of the opulent bars in the city.