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Top Choice Food in Jerusalem

Halva Kingdom

Grinding sesame into paste since 1947, this irresistible stall is hard to miss thanks to its crown-shaped sign, huge wheels of halva and attendant proffering little samples of the flaky nougat. Once you've tasted it…
Books in Jerusalem

Educational Bookshop & Cafe

The ideal starting point for exploring East Jerusalem, the Educational Bookshop attracts journalists, aid workers, activists and art-lovers. There's a range of books and DVDs pertaining to the Arab–Israeli conflict,…
Ceramics in Jerusalem

Armenian Ceramics

The longest-established Armenian-style ceramics studio in Jerusalem, this family business is run by Neshan Balian, grandson of a master potter from Turkey. Founded in 1922, the factory was destroyed in the Six Day W…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Jerusalem

Greenvurcel

Sleek, minimalist designs characterise the metalwork of versatile artist Yaakov Greenvurcel. His gleaming challah trays and dreidels are among the Judaica on offer; meanwhile, the jewellery – featuring Tahitian pear…
Ceramics in Jerusalem

Sandrouni Armenian Art Centre

After you stroll through New Gate into Jerusalem's Old City, it's hard to resist taking a peek inside the colourful ceramics workshop of Armenian brothers George and Dorin Sandrouni. Since setting up their atelier i…
Arts & Crafts in Jerusalem

Sunbula

This not-for-profit outfit empowers Palestinian artisans by promoting and selling traditional handicrafts, including embroidery, basketry, weaving, carving and olive-oil soap. It runs two shops in Jerusalem, one of …
Antiques in Jerusalem

Alan Baidun

Dedicated antiques-lovers will be disappointed by their rummaging in the Old City…until they reach Alan Baidun's store. All antiques – from Egyptian amulets to exquisite Islamic art – are sold with export certificat…
Ceramics in Jerusalem

Arman Darian Ceramic

Yerevan-born Arman Darian might be the best-known ceramicist in Israel, having installed his designs in many public buildings. Skilfully decorated ceramic vases, plates and tiles fill his 1986-founded workshop and b…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Jerusalem

Danny Azoulay

Drawing inspiration from European and Middle Eastern design, Morocco-born artist Danny Azoulay creates ketubahs (Jewish wedding contracts) with lacy paper-cut designs. Also on sale are pretty ceramic honey jugs, fra…
Fashion & Accessories in Jerusalem

Kippa Man

An astonishing range of kippot (yarmulkes or skullcaps; from 15NIS) bulge from the entryway to this comprehensive shop on pedestrianised Ben Yehuda St. There are classic designs (like the Star of David), but why not…