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Jerusalem Old City - Shuk bite card

  • Experience Jerusalem's world famous Old City with all your senses
  • Taste incredibly fresh produce from local traders
  • Freedom to explore the Old City at your leisure using the expertly prepared map and bite card.
The Old City Bite card allows you to enjoy all the highlights from this world famous market at your own pace. With so much history surrounding you, one might not realise the Old City is also one of the best places to sample some of the tastiest treats in the Middle East. 

The Old City of Jerusalem is the epicentre of religion and history, with the three main monotheistic religions recognising it as one of, if not, the holiest place on earth. In front of this backdrop is a vibrant and lively modern world and a mixture of market vendors and modern shops selling everything from hummus to Chanukiot. 

The Old City Bites ticket allows you to sample the best of all the culinary delights on offer. Let your senses guide you, smelling the freshly brewed coffee and freshly ground spices. Make your way around the old city at your own pace, independently and with your map and punch card expertly designed by tour guides, that will help you get a real feel for the old city by seeing, smelling, and most importantly tasting the delicacies from some of the most famous vendors in the old city. With such local delicacies including; hummus, hand crafted honey, local tahini, authentic lamb kebab, freshly squeezed juices, Turkish delight, and fresh Jerusalem breads this is the best possible way to enjoy the culinary highlights of the Old City. The Bite card is a great way to taste the culinary highlights of the Old City, we guarantee you won't go home hungry.

Tastings Included with the Card:
**Non- kosher
 1. A Taste of Authentic Coffee Blends - Aromatic, steamy fuel for your journey- Energize with your choice of fragrant and strong Arab-style coffee, European-style espresso or the local favorite, hot black tea with mint leaves.

 2. A Taste of Local Spices
3. A Taste of Halva
4.  A Taste of Hummus - Famed Old City fare at its best
Choose from four variations of traditional serving plates: hummus with whole chickpeas, hummus with fava beans, hummus blend with spices or hummus with a dollop of tahini.
 5. A Taste of Authentic Arab Delicacies
 6. A Taste of Ethnic Breads - Old City Classic
Enjoy a fresh-baked Arab-style flatbread with toppings.
  • Samples from 6 vendors on the Shuk Bite card
Meeting Point
The pickup point point for the ticket is the Tower of David museum, just inside Jaffa Gate
Additional Info
The pickup point point for the ticket is the Tower of David museum, just inside Jaffa Gate

January through June, September through December
Monday to Saturday, 9:00-16:00
Closed on Fridays, please collect the tickets on Thursday or Saturday
Saturday 9:00-14:00
Closed on Sundays!

July through August
Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 9:00-17:00
Friday 9:00-14:00
Closed on Sundays!

We recommend using the Old City Bites ticket from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

1. The tasting details and the locations of some of the shops are subject to change, according to the current situation in the Old City, the season and the daily inventory. Our advice is to print out the guidelines form, which you will receive to your email inbox when you purchase the ticket, and read our recommendations.

2. Some of the tastings may contain gluten, nuts, sesame, different spices and other food products that should not be eaten by those who are allergic to these products. If you have a doubt that there is a certain food that you are allergic to in one of the tastings, we recommend that you do not purchase the ticket.

3. Ticket pickup is in the Old City. After purchasing your tickets, you will be redirected to a web page which contains the pickup point details, as well as the shops and the stands for redeeming your tastings.

4. Please note: Each Shuk Bites ticket is to be used by one person only.

5. The Shuk Bites card is valid for a period of 6 months from the day of purchase.