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- Shuk Bites FAQ
How do I get my tickets once I’ve bought them?
Bite Cards are collected at the shuk itself. There’s no need to worry about postal delivery, so it’s possible to enjoy the self-guided tasting tour on the same day that you buy your cards. Immediately after completing your purchase, you’ll receive an email with a link to a web page with instructions, contact information and a map illustrating where to get your cards.
Do I need to bring my purchase confirmation in order to pick up my cards?
There’s no need. Immediately after you place your order, your details will be sent to our cards pickup system, so all you need to do is show up to the collection point, identify yourself, and enjoy your tasting experience.
Aside from the tickets themselves, will I receive any materials with information about Machane Yehuda?
For sure. The same web page that has instructions on how to get your tickets includes a link to a special audio tour for the independent Bite Card visitor. The audio guide has been produced by the Yalla Basta team, specifically in order to enable an optimized Bite Card experience and overall visit to Machane Yehuda. The guide also includes a recommended route for an ideal shuk tour, complete with details to pay attention to along the route, anecdotes, entertaining tales from the shuk’s history and more.
What are the days and hours during which I can enjoy my Bite Card?
We recommend using the Bite Cards from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM on weekdays, and 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM on Fridays. While the shuk opens a bit earlier and closes a bit later than the hours mentioned above, these are the optimal times for receiving the shopkeepers’ full attention. The fresh produce will already be on the shelves, and the shopkeepers will be delighted to provide you with service, tastings and smiles.
The shuk is open six days a week, but on Sundays and Mondays, it’s often less crowded and more comfortable for exploring; towards the end of the week, and especially on Fridays, the shuk is bustling, and we recommend that you arrive with patience and time in order to enjoy the full experience.
Are all of the items available for tasting with the Bite Card kosher?
Yes. It’s all kosher
Must I complete the tastings in one visit to the shuk?
No way. We’ve taken into account that many won’t be able to make the rounds all in one go, so we’ve arranged for the Cards to be usable over multiple trips to Machane Yehuda.
Are the tastings on the Card for one person, or for a couple?
They’re for one person. Please repect that.
Can I buy Bite Cards as a gift for someone else?
Of course. Just contact us after you place your order, specifying the name of the gift recipient, or whoever will be picking the cards up at the shuk. The name that you specify will be the one which appears in our ticket pickup system, and no additional documentation is necessary.