Sarona Market is Tel Aviv’s latest culinary center, rivalling the new wave of food markets which have popped up around the world, such as La Boqueria in Barcelona, Chelsea Market in New York City, and Borough Market in London. A sharp contrast to Tel Aviv’s traditional food markets, such as the Carmel or Levinsky Markets, the Sarona Market is all about ‘culinary excellence’ and houses around 100 businesses, from local producers of spices, cheeses, meats, and other goods, to imported delicacies and specialities from around the world. The Sarona Market also hosts around 40 eateries, with some of Israel’s most popular chefs having opened new concepts in the market, alongside internationally renowned chains, such as Fauchon Paris, who have opened their first Israeli outlets here.
Sarona Market – the Background
Located on the eastern edge of Tel Aviv, in what is set to be a new ‘central business district’ for Tel Aviv, Sarona Market, borders the Sarona complex, the city’s restored German Templar Colony, and is a few minutes by foot from the Tel Aviv Art Museum, and Rothschild Boulevard. The complex was developed as part of the construction of a new neighborhood of Tel Aviv, in an area of the city which previously housed a military base and other industrial uses. Following the global trend towards culinary markets, the Sarona Market opened in 2015, and quickly became one of the city’s most appealing culinary destinations.
Visiting Sarona Market
Sarona Market boasts over 100 business, including 40 eateries, and tens of fine food stalls, ranging from new outlets of famous institutions such as Hummus Abu Hassan (from Jaffa), or the Basher Fromagerie (from Jerusalem), to new concepts by Israeli chefs such as the popular Free Style Ramen Bar by chef Israel Aharoni, or Segev Concept. Among the outlets are dishes that will appeal to almost every culinary desire.
The Sarona Market is open seven days a week, including Shabbat. From Sunday-Thursday, from 09:00-23:00, on Friday, from 08:00-18:00, and on Saturday from 09:00-23:00. The market is a ten minute walk from the northern end of Rothschild Boulevard, or five minute walk from the HaShalom Station.