Today, The Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem is more accessible and more thoroughly documented than ever before, as the recently launched comprehensive Machne website's interactive maps, interviews with vendors, videos and bookable themed tours attest.
One of the most compelling Machne offerings is Shuk Bites, a self-guided tour of some of the best tastes of the market. Online customers can buy the Shuk Bites punch-card with an easy-to-follow map and a list of ten stalls which offer tantalizing morsels of food or drink plus colorful stories. Purchasers of the Shuk Bites tour mosey through the market at their own pace and in any order they wish, enjoying several hundred shekels' worth of merchandise, and entertainment, for a highly affordable price tag of NIS 99.
The Machne website provides a downloadable overview map of the Shuk with detailed descriptions of the shops and stalls on each of its streets and alleys. Themed boutique tours of the shuk (Classic, Bakery, Chocolate Cheeses and Wine, Chef Guided Tasting Tour) can be booked online and videos of the shuk atmosphere and events can be viewed.