Food markets became a real trend in Tel-Aviv and Rothschild Allenby Market is the most recent one (till this date, opened in the end of 2016). The previous markets were: Namal Market, Sarona Market, North Market and I might be missing someone. These are the new kind of markets. Mostly they have restaurants and places to eat and few stores where you can find raw materials.

The name Rothschild Allenby Market comes from the corners of the streets this market is located on.

Map of the area:

Last Friday morning we decided to visit the market and today I’m going to tell you about our visit.

My favorite nearby parking lot at this area is Beit Hadar that’s located on HaRakevet street. From there it’s a five minute walk to the market.
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel

Russian Embassy House:
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, IsraelMore info about Russian Embassy House can be found at: Tel Aviv walks #1.

Rothschild Allenby Market

There are two entrances to the Rothschild Allenby Market. One at the corners of Rothschild and Allenby streets and the second one at Yavne street:
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

We were on place around 9:30 and as expected the place was still quite empty.
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

Liquor store:
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

Fruits & Vegetables:
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

Jerusalem artichoke:
Jerusalem artichoke at Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

Despite its name, the Jerusalem artichoke has no relation to Jerusalem, and it is not a type of artichoke, though the two are distantly related as members of the daisy family. The origin of the “Jerusalem” part of the name is uncertain. Italian settlers in the United States called the plant girasole, the Italian word for sunflower, because of its resemblance to the garden sunflower. Over time, the name girasole may have been changed to Jerusalem. The English later corrupted girasole artichoke (meaning, “sunflower artichoke”) to Jerusalem artichoke.

Source: Wikipedia

Most of the places in the market are restaurants and there are quite few food stores. One or two fruits/vegetables stores, one liquor store, one fish store and the rest are restaurants/ready food stands.
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

Mosaics on column:
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

Stationary ice cream tricycle:
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

Since many places on the market were still closed, we decided to take a short stroll.

Migdal Shalom and Neve Tzedek

When we exited at Allenby street we though where we should go. We saw Migdal Shalom (that can be seen in reflection) and decided to go in that direction.
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

Rothschild Allenby Market from Allenby street:
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel
Renovated building on Allenby street:
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, IsraelYou might ask why in the previous photo I didn’t shoot wider. The main reason is that I had one lens with me. Yes, all photos in this post were made with 50mm, or as some call it the plastic fantastic. It was intentional, a part of an exercise. Sometimes when you limit yourself (to one lens or in other areas of your life), you force yourself to become more creative.

For example, the first time I did panning not with a wide angle lens:
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel

Old mailboxes:
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel
Balcony on the second floor:
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel
I liked the repetitive pattern of the pillars and the lights:
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel
And don’t forget to look up:
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel

Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel

Migdal Shalom

The windows of Migdal Shalom:
Shalom Meir Tower in Tel Aviv, Israel

Shalom Meir Tower (Migdal Shalom Meir; commonly known as Migdal Shalom) is an office tower in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was Israel’s first skyscraper. When its construction was completed in 1965, it was the tallest building in the Middle East and rivaled the tallest buildings in Europe in height. To build the tower, the historic Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium had to be demolished. The Shalom Tower now houses the Tel Aviv Center comprising a number of permanent and temporary exhibitions dedicated to the beginnings and development of Tel Aviv.

Source: Wikipedia

How tall is Migdal Shalom? It has 34 floor and total heights of around 130 meters. Thought in 1965 it was the tallest building, today in Tel Aviv’s skyline it’s one of lowest skyscrapers. Probably for that reason the viewpoint that was on top of Migdal Shalom was closed. Instead, you can visit the Azrieli Observatory.

We continued towards Neve Tzedek.
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel
Modern buildings:
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel

Towards landing:
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel

You can find a dedicated post to this neighborhood at Tel Aviv walk #2 – Neve Tzedek.
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel

Several more photos from Neve Tzedek:
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, Israel

Back to Shalom Meir Tower:
Shalom Meir Tower in Tel Aviv, Israel

Take a look at the following photo:
Urban walk in Tel Aviv, IsraelIt looks like a building on top of another building. You can see similar things in other places in Tel Aviv. The entrepreneurs were probably obligated to restore the old building. So they restored it, and on top of it build a new skyscraper.

Back To The Market

It was brunch time and the restaurants started to prepare for the flood of people.
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

It worth mentioning that several times a week Rothschild Allenby Market is open late (till 2am). This, will allow pub visitors to find food late at night.Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

This is actually the view on the exit of one of the restrooms:
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

Still to early for me:
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

In this market there is a branch of LaFarina. It’s a bakery and a coffee shop. We first met them in Sarona Market and since then each time we visit Sarona, buy something from them. This time we bought coffee, two salmon sandwiches and a cake. Everything was fresh and tasty.

I shot this during our branch:
Rothschild Allenby Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

Overall, Rothschild Allenby Market is a small and a nice market. If you are in the area and look for something to eat, you should check it out. But, if it’s your first visit to such market, then I would suggest to start with Sarona Market.

For additional points of interest nearby see Tel Aviv-Yafo page or browse map.

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