Last week Israel became even more of a destination for foodies when Sarona Market opened in Tel Aviv. Patterned after Chelsea market in New York and the global Eataly market chain, Sarona Market offers a vast array of foods as well as numerous restaurants showcasing both regional and global cuisine.
The market is based in the former German Templer district of Tel Aviv, not far from the Azrieli shopping center.
From fresh-baked goods to aged cheeses, spiced olives to farmers’ produce, seafood to sweets, it’s a gastronomic heaven spread over 8,700 square meters [over 93,000 square feet].
Owners of the market expect 10,000 to 15,000 visitors during the week and some 25,000 buyers on the weekend. The market is open seven days a week.