A shouk is a big outdoor market that sells not only produce but meat, cheese, bread, spices, housewares, clothes, shoes and pretty much anything you can think of. The shouk in Tel Aviv is amazing and much cheaper than a grocery store. Israel is a tiny country-- only 260 miles at its longest, 60 miles at its widest, and between 3 and 9 miles at its narrowest. I love that most of the produce at the shouk comes from Israel; eating locally has never been so easy (or affordable)!
*Erin Gleeson is a food photographer based in NYC, spending a month in Israel this summer. See her work at www.eringleeson.com