If, in the past, the White City of Tel Aviv the streets of Allenby, Sheinkin, Nahalat Binyamin and Florentine, were the commercial centers adjusted to the Carmel market, Levinsky and the vibrant Kerem HaTeimanim for food centers of the first Hebrew city, today there has been a turnaround in the what is called “the State of Tel Aviv” blessed with plenty of commercial complexes in general and those that specialize in food in particular. Many of them opened and developed in the first decade of the new millennium. And there are those who will add: too many are over-laden and there is not enough audiences left to fill them and prove their necessity.
The first to define itself as a closed food complex was the Dizengoff Center food court, which takes place on Thursdays and Fridays of the week. But after many years of success, the covered market at Tel Aviv's port complex opened. A few years later, the market in Jaffa port and the old railway station (beautifully renovated and maintained its authenticity) complex developed – not far from it. But in these three complexes the disadvantages are their sheer size and closeness to the sea-what causes congestion for visitors especially during the days off summer, and on the other hand to leave and pottery during the winter.
However, it can be said that the pioneer in the food complexes is actually the one located in the center of Tel Aviv, on Rothschild Blvd. (and the main part of it is concentrated between Mazhé and Hertzl Street. It's an area that combines and stages a sense of an open unique urban market and vibrant restaurants. Shops that have locked their doors (especially in the wake of the aging hawkers) with an emphasis on nostalgia and entertainment venues that trout with the booming, colorful market.
Outside Tel Aviv you will find the Herzliya Pituach complex that provides a daytime response to the many high-tech workers – and in the evening to the residents of the surrounding area, who are considered to be strong populations (Herzliya and Kfar Shmarya, Ra'anana and Kfar Saba).
But the new, largest and most challenging opened in mid-2014 in the neighborhood is the Sarona Complex project, which is divided into two main complexes: the Templar Garden, which includes the buildings that were moved in prolonged and unique engineering work to preserve the buildings, and the large market located under the residential building compound.
Over the years, a commercial center has also opened, in addition to all those we mentioned who of course tried to "steal" customers and attention from them called the food market - Sharona Market. This is a complex bordering the former wholesale market (on which Gindi also built a residential complex that also includes a large shopping mall). And we have not forgotten the North Market (in the Ramat Ha-Hayal area) which was opened at the initiative of Michal Ansky and Roi Hemed.
Only the time and maturation of the potential clientele will prove whether there really is room for all those food courts centers. And yet we smell the experience of some of the influencers to copy (if only slightly) from a food court that opened several years ago in New York, called EATALY, and has over time become a conglomeratic arm of food markets in all sorts of major cities throughout the U.S. and around the world. We brought you a video with Marta Stewart hosted by chef Mario Batali at this special market.

Together with chef Erez Stern, we conduct food tours of the open food markets and incorporate food workshops of the group's choice. Be early to book our culinary tours at 050-5852785 or book an event with a market menu that takes chef Erez Stern's inspiration from the refreshing and colorful Israeli markets.