World's Best Spice Shops
This five-block outdoor market in southern Tel Aviv is Lior Lev Sercarz’s go-to destination for spices in Israel. “You know the spices are high quality because locals come here to buy ingredients, not tourists,” he says. “There’s also good turnaround, which means the product is fresh.” In his 20 years in the spice business, there are still some rare ingredients—like sumac berries—that Sercarz still can find only at Levinsky. Beyond spices, market goers shop for dried fruits, coffee, medicinal herbs and prepared foods. Sercarz makes sure to visit Yom Tov Delicatessen for fantastic cheeses and condiments, as well as Ima’s Bourekas for phyllo pastries filled with feta and eggs. Levinsky Street (starting at Haaliya Street), Tel Aviv.