In Middle East, markets are an essential part of culture, thus, they can be considered a must-see in any Middle Eastern country including Israel. There are several types of markets in Tel Aviv: food markets, flea markets, and designer markets. In this article, I will tell you about the first two.
But first some basics of shopping Israeli way:
1. Bargain. Especially if you are a tourist. In this country, talking in any language except for Hebrew is like putting a sign "Please, rip me off" on youself. Salesmen know that you have no idea what the regular price is and will always try to take more from you, so check prices in different places and bargain to get a better deal.
2. Go till the end. I think this one is true for all markets in the world: at the end of the market prices are usually lower.
3. Shop always at the same place. Salesmen remember their loyal clients. Many times it happened to me that I would get something additional for free (especially at the end of the day when they need to sell everything out) or that I forgot to take my purchases and got them back a few days later because the seller remembered me. So find your "suppliers" and stick to them.