On Carmel Market, you can try food from all around the world: Middle Eastern, Asian, Latin American and European. But of course this place fits best for tasting local cuisine: falafel, hummus, kebab, shawarma, shakshuka and local home food. Let's begin!
The most important thing to in Israel try is hummus
of course. Hummus is a dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.
A good place to taste hummus on Carmel Market is Hummus Magen David
(known also as "Hummus haCarmel"). The original decor of this place reminds a synagogue with a Torah and big old books on the walls. The place attracts both tourists and locals, which is a sure sign of quality. Order a plate of classic hummus or if you want to spice things up add an egg and beans to it (the name of this dish is "hummus ful' "). Price: about $7
Address: haCarmel 11