A summary of the best restaurants in Jerusalem.
Although I have written several different posts about restaurants in Jerusalem, each of them focuses on a specific niche, so I thought it would be helpful to create a post that collates all the information in one place.
Top 10 Kosher Chef Restaurants in Jerusalem
While there are good kosher restaurants all around Israel, the majority of the best kosher dining experiences are in Jerusalem. Here is a list of my top ten must-try kosher high-end restaurants in Jerusalem.
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Street Food in the Jerusalem Shuk
New street food places have opened all over Jerusalem but you can now find the best variety in Shuk Machne Yehuda. Unusual dishes include Hacharuli, a Georgian cheese pastry pictured below and Shamburak, a Kurdish Syrian pastry filled with meat and vegetables.
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Tasting Tour of the Jerusalem Shuk
For people with limited time in Jerusalem who want to have an interesting culinary experience, the shuk is the best option. I have developed a self-guided tour of Shuk Machne Yehuda, which helps you to walk around, eating something small at a number of different places.
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Top 10 Pizza Places in Jerusalem
Just like hummus and falafel in the middle east, everyone has their favorite pizza place and you will never get everyone to agree. So I want to make it very clear that this is my personal selection. My criteria for good pizza are a nice crispy base, good flavor sauce and fresh and gooey cheese.
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Non-Kosher Restaurants in Jerusalem
If you are not limited to kosher food, there are some wonderful non-kosher restaurants in Jerusalem, including one of the best restaurants in Israel, Machneyuda, as well as HaSadna – The Culinary Workshop, Yudale Bar and Dekel, which are all part of the Machneyuda Group.
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Top 10 Breakfasts In and Around Jerusalem
A traditional Israeli breakfast is varied and substantial, and something that is loved by tourists and locals alike. Breakfast/brunch happens to be one of my favorite meals, day or night, so here is a selection of my favorite brunch spots in and around Jerusalem.
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Eating in Jerusalem on Shabbat
If you don’t know Jerusalem, it may seem that the city shuts down completely and there are no good places to eat, but that is simply not true, you just need to know where to find them. Whether you are looking for a nice restaurant for dinner on Friday night, a cafe for breakfast on Shabbat, or simply want fast food or a takeaway, there are plenty of great options to choose from.
Top 10 Jerusalem Area Winery Visits
Israel has a booming wine industry and many wineries have lovely visitor centers. Visiting a few of the Judean Hill wineries around Jerusalem is a great way to discover some wonderful Israeli wines, as well as experiencing the beautiful scenery.
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I hope that this post is helpful in providing tips on where to eat during your visit to Jerusalem. If there is an additional category of restaurants that is not included here and would be helpful to read about, please let me know in the comments below.