Gallery: Snapshots from Israel: Jaffa Port Market

Jaffa Port Market
Jaffa Port Market

Restaurants and hummus stands, juices and spice shops.

Jaffa Juice
Jaffa Juice

Ronen Arditi's fruit juice stand sells a variety of pressed-to-order drinks, from the predictable-in-Israel pomegranate, to less common ones like beet-carrot-ginger.

Juiced
Juiced

Waiting for a drinker.

Spices
Spices

Scoop them out in whatever quantity you need.

Fruits
Fruits

You'll find a selection of dried fruits at plenty of spice shops in Israel, but this was the first time I tried dried passionfruit, the crunchy seeds still in there.

Dried Clementines
Dried Clementines

The perfect balance of tart and sweet, probably the best dried fruit I had in Israel.

Produce
Produce

Selections of locally grown produce; they've got piles of greens to turn into juices, too.

Leora Ganor
Leora Ganor

The market's co-founder.

Port 19
Port 19

A sausage bar from Alan Talmor, who has long sold his sausages to restaurants; this is his first storefront.

Port 19
Port 19

He sells six kinds of sausage every day, rotating from a selection of about 15-20. We loved a not-too-spicy beef and lamb sausage.

Hummus
Hummus

From Farid and Mohammed Marbach, these hummus plates were the best I had in the Tel Aviv area—light and almost fluffy in texture. The chickpeas are soaked for two days before they're whipped into hummus.

Knafe
Knafe

British-born Danny Phillips opened this shop that makes knafe to order—five different kinds, including a gluten-free version.

Knafe
Knafe

"We went all over Israel and Palestine looking for the best knafe we could. Ours is a bit boutique, but we wanted to give people choices, and always make theirs to order."

Plated Knafe
Plated Knafe

Hello, pistachio.

Jaffa Port Market
Jaffa Port Market

It's located in a warehouse right on the Mediterranean, a spot that's been an active fishing port for millennia.

View From Outside
View From Outside

The Mediterranean on one side, the lovely town of Jaffa on the other.