Shuk Tasting Tours by Debbest Israel

A Selection of Tailor-Made Culinary Shuk Tasting Tours in Shuk Machane Yehuda

Whether you are visiting the Machane Yehuda Market (Shuk) for the first time or have been numerous times but want a local to show you around, a Debbest Shuk tasting tour is the perfect way to explore the secret alleys and courtyards of Jerusalem’s bustling food market and discover its hidden gems.

Despite having lived in Jerusalem for many years, it was only when I moved to live next to the Shuk and began doing all my shopping there, did I truly understand its beating heart. I got to know the stall owners, discovered the best places to shop for fresh produce, without overpaying, and I learned which stalls cater to the different demographics within Jerusalem society. The Shuk is a haven for street food lovers, but it can be hard to distinguish between a passing fad and an authentic culinary delight.

So, if you are looking for a local foodie to take you on a tasting tour of the Shuk, here are some different tour options on offer.

Foodie Shuk Tasting Tours of Shuk Machane Yehuda

  1. Debbest Ultimate Foodie Shuk Tasting Tour

Israel is a melting pot of culinary treasures and there is no better place to sample Israeli cuisine than Jerusalem’s Shuk Machane Yehuda. Each Ultimate Foodie Shuk Tasting Tour is tailor-made to your group’s tastes and preferences and aimed at foodies who are looking to delve further and explore the secrets of the Shuk.

Cost: NIS 2000 for 3 hours, including seven tastings for up to six people. Additional participants charged at NIS 100 for adults and NIS 75 for children (under 12).

  1. Introductory Shuk Tasting Tour

A trip to Jerusalem would not be complete without a visit to the Shuk. This tour is an introduction to the most popular local delicacies and street foods. It will help to familiarize your group with the diverse foods that mesh together to create Israeli cuisine.

Cost: NIS 1500 for 2 hours, including five tastings for up to six people. Additional participants charged at NIS 75 for adults and NIS 50 for children (under 12).

  1. A Guide to Shopping in Shuk Machane Yehuda

For those who do not know it well, the  Shuk can seem to be a maze of streets and alleys that all look the same. Whether you are new to Jerusalem or just want to learn to shop like a local, this tour will introduce you to a selection of the best stalls inside the Shuk. This includes those which are good value for money, have the best produce and/or have honest staff who will not rip you off. I will show you where to buy the freshest greens, the best quality spices, the tastiest bread, and the best selection of dips and salads. This tour can also be adapted to personal preferences.

Cost: NIS 500 for one hour for up to three people, no tastings included.

Be in touch to book any of the tours listed above.

  1. Itinerary Consultation, Tailored Restaurant Recommendations & Private Event Planning

Helping your group to plan where to eat during your visit in order to accommodate your tastes and touring schedule. In addition, private dining and event planning services are available, please be in touch for a tailored quote.


  • Suitable for all age groups.
  • All tours can be adapted to dietary restrictions and allergies (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, FODMAP, etc).
  • Payment in Shekels via PayPal or Bank Transfer.
  • Full payment at least 7 days prior to the tour
  • Full refund if cancellation made more than 7 days before tour date, 50% refund on cancellation up to 48 hours before tour start time. No refund if cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the tour start time unless rescheduled under mutual agreement.

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If you are not looking for a private tour and prefer to explore alone, I have developed a  Self-Guided Tasting Tour of the Jerusalem Shuk, which helps you to walk around, eating something small at a number of different places.

Here are more posts about the shuk:

  1. Street Food in the Jerusalem Shuk
  2. Shopping in the Shuk