Mouth-Wateringly Refined - Tel Aviv's 'Shuk ha Namal' Food Market in Pictures

Today I'm at Tel Aviv's 'Shuk ha Namal,' inspired by and taking a leaf out of the books of London's 'Borough Market,' Barcelona's 'La Boqueria' and New York's 'Chelsea Market.' Founded in 2010 by three foodie entrepreneurs, it's packed to the rafters with fresh, local produce and an enormous range of products - fresh fish, creamy cheeses, pastas, sweet treats and - of course -fruits and vegetables common to this region.  

In keeping with their ethos - responsibllity and sustainability - everything is fresh and seasonal Moreover, at the Farmers' Market, held each Friday (until 15.00), where everything on offer comes directly from the farmers or producers.

Below are a few of the many photos I've taken in the last few years at this fantastic market - fresh breads, succulent dates, cherry tomatoes bursting with sweetness and extra virgin olive oil that makes me sigh...and the list goes on...

Sweet peppers...

Green and purple artichokes...

Vegetables in all shapes and sizes...

Artisan breads...

Locally-produced olive oil...

Cherry tomatoes...

Purple and green cabbage...

Nuts galore...

Succulent dates...

Flower stall...

Shuk ha Namal is located in the north of Tel Aviv, not far from the Yarkon Park and Metzizim Beach.  Head to Hanger 12, Tel Aviv Port (Buses nos 4 and 5 will drop you close by and there are several car parks in the port itself.)