The Sarona Market was created in order to serve as the newest culinary heart-beat of Tel-Aviv.
It is located at the Sarona compound, a 140 year-old ex-Templer- settlement in the heart of Tel-Aviv.
At the time, German Templer-settlers arrived in Tel-Aviv in aspiration of pious-missionary Christian activities. Sarona had been their third settlement in Palestine.
The Templers had transformed the little hill that overlooked the Mediterranean Sea into a growing agricultural settlement that quickly shifted the city’s new citizens’ life to both commerce and leisure.
In year 2006 a plan to preserve 36 historical buildings was approved, in order to return the former façade from the time of the Templer- settlement.
Work has been underway in full speed so as to finish all designs and refurbishments in order to enable a new cultural center, in the original Templer spirit that will be influenced by the modern style and energy of contemporary Tel-Aviv.
The Sarona compound offers a center for culture, leisure and shopping and its visitors’ center tells the story of the turbulent history and its important place as a national heritage site.
Nowadays, the market consists of some 90 -of the finest -stores, food-stands and restaurants, that offer visitors the best of culinary dishes in the country.
The market combines between old and new; Gourmet and daily dishes, Israeli as well as international styles of all kinds: wines, chocolates, vinaigrette, fruit, spices, bakery and more…
The market had been influenced by international markets such as The Chelsea Market of NYC, and La Boqueria; of Barcelona etc.