The newly opened Rothschild-Allenby food market (opened in January 2017) is a great pit-stop for those of you feeling a bit hungry…and with its ideal location on the corner of Allenby and Rothschild streets, is perfectly placed to fast become a hit with both locals and tourists!
We passed through there this past weekend and were impressed! It’s a lot smaller than the amazing market at Sarona, but is still going to be more than enough for those of you looking for some fun foodie action!
There are some great places to enjoy in this indoor market; watch out for some yummie eats at Chipsea King (fresh sea food and delicious chips), Mexico City (Mexican street food), Master Fish (allegedly superb fish sandwiches, plus fresh fish for sale), Dim Sum Station (a small stand at the entrance to the market that sells some great dim sum, as well as a spicy, coconut-infused Thai soup, very tasty!), Delicious Deli Bar (we enjoyed an awesome 300g of freshly-sliced corn beef stuffed into a sandwich, delicious indeed!), and the Beer Box providing a sit-down bar complete with backgammon boards to keep you drinking (they also have some 130 international and 20 Israeli beers to choose from).
Together with some great coffee stops, some ramen noodles from Men Ten Ten, Bunny Chow’s South African curry sandwiches, and Olivery’s crispy pizza slices (but nope, the bacon topping isn’t really the bacon you were dreaming of), you really are spoilt for choice at this great new food market! All in all, you’ve got some 32 shops and eateries at the Rothschild-Allenby market, spread over some 1, 250 meters.
We stopped by on a Friday night and were impressed with the vibe, with some cool tunes playing out, and a definitely strollable walkthrough lacking the intense crowds you can often get in many popular Israeli joints. But then we came on Saturday lunchtime and the crowds were very much there! So if you’re a bit claustrophobic Saturday lunchtime is probably best to avoid, but with this market open 24/7, there are plenty of other times to enjoy it at your own pace!
Check out the official website or their Facebook page for the latest news and info on each of the eateries (the website is currently only in Hebrew, but we’re sure as the Rothschild Allenby shuk grows even more popular, that will be fixed – right guys?!!?).