Lovin’ the Shuk #4: Bread From the Womb

Hassan is my new favorite vendor in the shuk. He’s a baker with whom I’ve interacted dozens of times as I’ve passed by his shop over the years. Always nice and polite, but not significantly memorable. But everything changed when I brought a group to his bakery to take a long distance peek into the circular fiery pits that are his bread ovens.

Lovin’ the Shuk #2: My Fish Guy Always Asks How My Son Is Doing

When I first started shopping in the Shuk in 2003, I asked the neighborhood food maven where she bought her fish. “David Dagim, of course.” She told me their fish is always fresh, the service is great, and they supply to a lot of local restaurants. I’ve been a loyal shopper ever since. And I have another reason to rave about the shop: they care about their customers.

Lovin’ the Shuk #1: Insane Variety of Local Honey

Welcome to my latest series of blog posts, where I’ll be waning poetic about my beloved Shuk Machane Yehuda and sharing all the little and big reasons I love this place so much. This first post is written in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. May we all be blessed with a year dripping in the sweetest blessings!

My family has developed a bit of a honey fetish over the past few years.

10 Things I Love About Shuk Machane Yehuda During the Holidays

Shuk Machane Yehuda is by far one of my most favorite places in the whole world. I thought it would be fun to share some of the reasons why. Look out for a series of upcoming posts where I swoon about this beloved place in much more detail!

1. There’s an insane variety of raw, local honey, each bottle deliciously sweet!