Escape the crowds and bustle of Mahane Yehuda by exploring Nahla'ot, the neighbourhood just to the south. Here you'll find a charming warren of narrow alleyways, gardens (there's a nice little community garden on Bersheva St), small shops, synagogues and yeshivas (Jewish religious seminaries).
- Discounts Most bakeries sell goods at half price just before closing time. Grab a pastry treat from Teller Bakery to go.
- Hangouts Ben Yehuda St, between King George and Jaffa Sts, is an always-busy pedestrianised mall and a popular meeting place for students, religious and secular, local and international, who hangout at one of the many fast food, ice cream and falafel places.
- Shopping The Bezalel Art Fair, with nearly 150 stalls, is held every Friday from 9am to 3pm at Bezalel and Shatz Sts.