Jerusalem is an excellent place to shop for religious souvenirs: browse the Cardo and various souqs in the Old City or downtown's Yo'el Salomon St, but avoid David St where products are generally of inferior quality. Elsewhere, best buys include delicate Armenian ceramics and foodie souvenirs from the Muslim Quarter and Mahane Yehuda Market. Mamilla Mall is an upscale outdoor shopping centre stretching from just outside Jaffa Gate to downtown.

Best Lists


Museum Shops

  • Israel Museum Large selection of gifts, souvenirs and books, some tied to the museum's works.
  • Museum on the Seam Cutting-edge exhibition art books.
  • Yad Vashem Large book collection about the Holocaust and European Jewry.


  • Danny Azoulay European- and Middle Eastern–style ketubahs (Jewish wedding contracts), ceramics and other artistic pieces.
  • Greenvurcel Stylish, contemporary Judaica metalwork.
  • Moriah Books & Judaica One stop shop for Talmuds to menorahs in the Old City's Jewish Quarter.
  • Heifetz Contemporary designs for traditional Jewish ritual items and jewellery.


Speciality Stores

  • Perfuniq Collaborate on your own personalised scent.
  • Kippa Man Hole-in-the-wall overflowing with thousands of kippa (skullcap worn by observant Jewish men).
  • Goa Nargila Wide variety of gleaming nargileh (water pipes) and flavoured tobacco.
  • Sherlock's Hats Selection of contemporary and traditional style.