World’s Best Food Markets

Carmel Market – Tel Aviv

The 1920s open-air market on HaCarmel Street is as popular for fresh produce as for its restaurants. The family-run Amrani is known for freshly roasted nuts and spices, and Lehamim Bakery is a great place for artisanal breads.

Insider tip: “At Café Cohen, the owner, Shlomo Cohen not only roasts coffee, but is also a big fan of opera. Ask for the strong, aromatic black coffee and encourage Shlomo to sing Frank Sinatra’s I Did It My Way”

Borough Market – London

Dating back to the 13th century, this is London’s oldest fruit and vegetable market. You can also sample charcuterie, honey and wine, and participate in guided tours and workshops. Follow the market on Twitter for recipes and regular updates. It’s also one of the only markets to publish its own magazine – Market Life.

Insider tip: “Goto Brindisa for Nunez de Prado olive oil, sherry vinegar, jamon Iberico and smoked paprika. At Neal’s Yard Dairy, you can taste lovely cheeses.”

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