Until last month, I’d never been to a shuk. 
When I was in Israel, I had the opportunity to visit a few and I have to tell you, there is a real appeal to shopping in a shuk.
There is also a great shuk in Tel Aviv!
And it featured one of my favourite drinks in Israel…
Limonana!! Especially when it’s hot out, limonana really makes my day!
My favourite one is the Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem (aka “The Shuk”). 
There is an energy and a vibrancy there that is quite powerful.
Another good market is the long narrow shuk that runs from the Jaffa Gate to the entrance to the Western Wall.
My dear friend Tracy went to Morocco last year. She says that the shuk in Marrakesh is beyond belief.
Never… EVER… pass up an opportunity to walk through an authentic shuk. It has to be experienced to be believed.
 A shuk [souq or souk (Arabic: سوق sūq, also spelled soq, souk, esouk, suk, sooq, souq, or suq)] is an open-air marketplace or commercial quarter in an Arab or Berber city. It entails the concept of a free market where vendors can command the going market price for their products. The term is often used to designate the market in any Arabized or Muslim city, but in modern times it appears in Western cities too.
 Mahane Yehuda Market, often referred to as “The Shuk”, is a marketplace in Jerusalem, Israel. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the market’s more than 250 vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables.
Except where indicated, all images taken by Daniel Ventresca.