Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sarona Market: Boutique Eateries and Shopping

Sarona market is a collection of tiny boutique shops and food stalls. Located at the rear of a newly built Sarona shopping center. The market itself is situated in the back of a park like development. This is another experiment in new Tel Aviv shopping and leisure development. 
The market itself comes to life in early evenings from around 7 PM until closing time at 10 to 11 PM. I call this an experiment because of the format itself. The market itself is a takeoff on the open air markets popular in Israel. Two rows of tiny shops mostly based on food supplies and deli or prepared food. In the middle isle a row of stalls with counters serving boutique fast food. You can find here everything from burgers and chips to pasta and salads. What makes this location unique is somewhat up-scale feel. The design is polished and the servings are above street level. Prices are also a bit high, but not quite at a mid-level Tel Aviv restaurant. On Fridays and Saturdays the Sarona can be packed with families looking for a place to eat and enjoy the great weather.

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