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.
Russian Embassy House:
More info about Russian Embassy House can be found at: Tel Aviv walks #1.
Rothschild Allenby Market
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.
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.
Since many places on the market were still closed, we decided to take a short stroll.
Migdal Shalom and Neve Tzedek
Rothschild Allenby Market from Allenby street:
Renovated building on Allenby street:
You 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.
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.
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.
You can find a dedicated post to this neighborhood at Tel Aviv walk #2 – Neve Tzedek.
Take a look at the following photo:
It 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
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.
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.