Next vintage lover’s must visit spot is nothing else but Jaffa Flea Market, or how we kindly call it Pishpeshuk. We’ve already gave you advice where to shop for treasures in the city center in our Part 1 of Tel Aviv Vintage Digger’s Guide, so this time we are going down to Old Jaffa. To catch some through-time inspiration and endless fun, save the whole day for this la-la-land adventure, and I’d advice you to visit shuk-ha-pishpeshim during the week, if only you are not a fan of crowded places. Call me budget fashion adept, sales hunter, dusty retro-chic stuff digger. I adore flea markets and totally recommend this entertainment as a must when you travel, the local atmosphere is amazing, besides it’s never boring, and don’t forget – deeper you look – greater pieces you can find!
Generally, you can find here anything starting from cheap old books, someone’s old family photos, old fashioned furniture your grandparents might still have, some unique stuff like old street name signboards, stunning retro jewelry pieces and so. Besides cheap trash and some really weird items on the shelves of open market, this Pishpeshuk area is fully stuffed with trendy lil cafes and designer jewelry studios. Anyway, it’s impossible to keep your head concentrated in that mad old junk jumble without big green salad and cold limonana. Go to Puah (Rabi Yohanan str.3) to have your lunch – second hand furniture, retro dishes and beautiful atmosphere provided. Italkiya on the corner of Oley Zion is also pretty good, handmade pasta and red checkered table clothes can’t be bad:) Have fun and let us know about your findings!:)
Yefet Street is a connection between the Jaffa beach, flea market and old city, but is also a place the connects Jews and Arabs tourists and locals.
The street has tons of places to eat great food starting from the famous Abolafia Bakery in the beginning of Yefet to Asli Humos that is 6-7 minutes drive from there.
Where Yefet street starts - The big clock!
These days, all the area’s that are around Yefet are being developed into another Real-Estate heaven! Places like the Flea Market are getting more than 5 real-estate projects built at the same time! And the beach front is just changing every time I check it out.
Yefet itself has a few amazing housing projects right on it, and things like an old British hospital turning into a boutique hotel is getting to be a very common sight.
What would be a perfect day at the Yefet Street area?
If I had to recommend the perfect day in the area, I would spend the day at the Maaravi Beach or Alma beach, after that go eat something at the Flea Market, (mix it with a bit of alcohol and vintage shopping :-)) and finish the day with a great sunset at the Andromeda Hill.
The American colony in Jaffa is a place few tourists know about, I can even say, that few people that leave in Tel Aviv know about 🙂
Its located near Eilat Street (very central street) on a small street called the Auerbach street.
What’s amazing about taking the turn into the Auerbach street is that it’s so different from anything in that are, while most of that area is full of old broken houses and garages, the American Colony is just a magical place.
Its a mixture of old and new, and also a mix of antique buildings and architecture with super designed and wealthy architecture, the colony is very small and has a great feel about it.
Getting to the American Colony:
I suggest parking your car in one of the parking places around Eilat street, there is a really big parking spot when taking a turn from Eilat Street to Eliphlet Street. Then, make your way back to Eilat and Auerbach and check it out..