An unidentified hipster shops for artisanal walnut oil, just before the pompous ‘balagan’ that shook the shuk last Friday.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
The construction of 45 new pretentious sandwich shops each serving different types of sourdough and ciabatta bread with aioli and crème fraiche caused a massive landslide in Jerusalem’s iconic Mahaneh Yehuda market on Friday. Seven hipsters, most with man-buns, were slightly injured.“Over the last few years, more than half the shops in the shuk have been turned into new restaurants in an unprecedented gentrification,” said area resident Hulda Ben-Porat. “This year, the process became even more extreme as 30 new boutique coffee-grinder places opened and 20 new vegan street-food restaurants were in the process of opening.”