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Top Shopping Destinations in Jerusalem

Visiting Jerusalem? Let’s go shopping! Whether you’re looking for high-end fashion and jewelry, a simple Jerusalem souvenir, comfortable shoes or you’re just in need for some groceries; Jerusalem has a wide range of amazing shopping destinations for every purpose. Here is our ultimate shopping guide that will help you find the centers, areas and streets suited to the exact shopping experience you’re looking for.

Alrov Mamilla Avenue

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Photo: Ministry of Tourism

This outdoor mall is one of the hottest and most luxurious shopping and leisure destinations in Jerusalem. Featuring some truly stunning architecture, Mamilla mall begins at the 5-star Mamilla Hotel and stretches all the way to the Old City’s Jaffa Gate entrance.

For the perfect experience, browse through high-end fashion brands and luxurious jewelry and Judaica stores. Then unwind at the Akasha spa at Mamilla Hotel, and have a glass of wine on the balcony of one of Mamilla’s great restaurants, overlooking the gates of the Old City.

Don’t miss:

Chaya – a unique jewelry and Judaica store where you can pick up souvenirs made by the best goldsmiths in Israel. There is also an international collection, so make sure you check it out.

Perfuniq – located just a few steps away from the district’s entrance, this unique fragrance store allows you to create your own custom scent.

Caffit – an elegant café with high quality Italian, Greek and Israeli cuisine.

Special Prices at Perfuniq – Perfumes with Personalized Fragrances!

THe Machane Yehuda Market (The Shuk)

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The market offers a totally different experience than any other shopping district in Jerusalem. After being renovated, Machane-Yehuda Market, or simply “The Shuk” has transformed into one of Jerusalem’s most attractive areas. So whether you’re living in Jerusalem or just visiting – this one is a must-see.

The market boasts a variety of stalls with fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and authentic local sweets. You can also enjoy fresh food made on the spot, fine delis, local restaurants, chic cafes, and hip bars with great music, good and fairly cheap alcohol and energetic vibes.

Burger Market special offer: 49 NIS meal

Don’t miss:

Basher – there are honestly not enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe the experience you’ll have visiting this delicious cheese boutique. Just check it out.

Cookie Cream – Indulge yourself with one of Jerusalem’s best ice creams.

Burger Market – The best kosher hamburger in town. Plus, the restaurant is super chic.

Casino de Paris – a cool, ambient bar where you can order Mediterranean cocktails (yes, it exists) while having spontaneous conversations with local students and artists.

The First Station

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The First Station has been successful from the very first day. Open seven days a week, this place is the perfect solution for the famous question in the religious city of Jerusalem: “What will we do on Shabbat?”.

Located south from the Old City and nearby the German Colony neighborhood, this urban shopping center is packed with restaurants, souvenir shops, gift shops, and art galleries with changing exhibitions.

The place  hosts an artists’ market three days a week and there are always events and fun activities for children and families.

Don’t miss:  

Saucony – the famous athletic shoes &apparel brand.

The Cacao Forest – a unique chocolate boutique with a variety of chocolate pralines with different flavors.

Gaya-Game – this store offers over 600 brain games and original gifts for all ages.

Station 9 – a highly recommended authentic Asian restaurant with a gourmet touch.

Kitchen Station (Hamizon) – this restaurant serves dishes based on international foods and global cuisine. You can find yourself eating Barcelonian frittata while your partner is enjoying a real shakshuka the Istanbul way.

City Center (Downtown Jerusalem)

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The City Center is the beating heart of Jerusalem. It is very easy to get to since the light rail runs through Jaffa Street, which is the area’s main street. Most of the area is filled with pedestrian zones so you can just wander around and enjoy the constant action going on.

King George Street and Jaffa Street are perfect for budget-shopping. They boast cheap clothing, shoe, and cosmetic stores, as well as bakeries, and Shawarma, humus, and falafel places. This is usually where the locals shop for their daily needs.

Ben Yehuda Street is probably the souvenir center of the world. You will find every Jerusalem themed item in there. Also, there is always a chance of seeing an artistic performance on that street, including a Korean Christian choir – so make sure you include this street on your shopping day.

Another important street is Hillel Street, offering a more refined experience. It is filled with exclusive designer boutiques and chic cafes and restaurants. All in all, the city center has to be on your list.

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Don’t miss:

Baltinester Jewelry and Judaica – a family-owned luxurious store from 1949 with unique Jewish Jewelry.

AHAVA – The famous Dead Sea cosmetics brand with skincare and beauty products for women and men.

Nocturno Café – Located at the Designers in the City Complex, this the most fashionable and trendy coffee shop in Jerusalem. The café offers the best coffee in town and a revolutionary vegetarian and vegan menu.

Focaccia Bar – the greatest non-kosher restaurant in the city center, serves the best Tabun baked focaccias and open on Shabbat. When you order, note that they serve really big dishes.

Free Gift with purchase at AHAVA cosmetics

Emek Refaim

Every shopping district in Jerusalem has its own unique style – this is the elegant one. Everything about this place says good taste, even the supermarkets.

Emek Refaim Street is the main street of the German Colony neighborhood, which was originally built as a German village in the second half of the 19th century. Walking down the street, you will immediately notice the exceptional architecture of the place.

The atmosphere is intimate and chilled-out, so a perfect romantic night out is definitely an option here. The street is home to infinite amount of chic boutiques, stylish restaurants, hip designer shops, fragrance stores, and even a movie theater from 1928.

If you haven’t picked up any interesting, one-of-a-kind gifts during your visit in Jerusalem yet, this is your opportunity.

Don’t miss:

Set Gifts – decorative sets for you house, holiday-themed products, and designer jewelry.

Focaccia Moshava – a high-end kosher meat restaurant with a traditional Tabun baked focaccias with all sorts of toppings.

Every other boutique – just roam the area and enjoy its magical ambience.

Malha Mall

This is where you go when you really need to do some serious shopping. Malha Mall is the biggest mall in Jerusalem and it includes renowned brands, department stores, local and international fashion and lifestyle retails, technology products, homeware shops, toys, makeup and jewelry – whatever you’re after, be sure to find in Malha.

If you’re feeling like taking a short break, the mall has a vast array of cafes and even a children’s play area. There are also a few fun family attractions located nearby, such as: The Biblical Zoo, Teddy Stadium, Ein Yael Living Museum which is a beautiful outdoor museum, and the Valley of the Gazelle.

Don’t miss: Zara, Adidas, Forever 21, H&M – all imaginable brands under one roof!

Hadar Mall

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Located in South Jerusalem, Hadar Mall is one of the best malls in the city. It is great for a relaxed and local shopping experience, especially if you’re looking for clothing and shoes. It boasts over 90 stores of Israeli and international brands where you can find everything you need from sneakers to evening gowns.

There are also designer outlet stores with great discounts and deals, so make sure you check that out. And of course, the mall has a huge food court in case you need to recharge your batteries for one more shopping round.

Don’t miss: American Eagle, Renuar, Mango and dozens of other clothing and shoe stores.

Photography: Ministry of Tourism, Alex Yampolsky