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Israel Foodie News Roundup May 2020

News and Reviews from the Israel Foodie Scene.

With restaurants being closed for two months, there was no Israel foodie news to report. But as things have started to reopen, there have also been some new restaurant openings. Sadly there are also some closings to report and there will probably be more to follow.


Golda Ice Cream has opened a new branch on Agripas. If you haven’t tried it yet, check out the dairy-free chocolate ice cream!

Pepito’s Latin Street Food in Jerusalem has moved from inside the shuk to 117 Agripas Street.

Zotti is a new restaurant in Kibbutz Kiryat Anavim by Chef Adar Kaplan-Mor. The restaurant features produce from local wineries, fermenters, breweries, dairies and farmers.

Rak Kacha (Just Like That) is a restaurant in Rishon Le Zion from Instagram Chef Rotem Ben Moyal. The menu features meat street food dishes in pita or challah rolls with interesting combinations like schnitzel and Scotch egg sandwich.

Hashmonaim 99 took over from Balkan on Hashmonaim in Tel Aviv. As well as the restaurant menu, there is also ready-made food for take-away and they have online orders for delivery.

Baked Salmon - Hashmonaim 99 By Charlie Fadida - Kosher restaurant - Tel Aviv

Not Kosher

Jango is a burger restaurant from Chef Tom Aviv in Rishon Le Zion. Orders can be made on Wolt or 10bis.

Gana is a new cafe in Gan Habonim in Givatayim. The simple menu includes sandwiches, cakes and cookies.

Gana - Cafe - Givatayim - Credit Guy Garbi

Gana Cafe, Givatayim. Credit: Guy Garbi

Caffe Yaffo is no longer kosher and has a new menu which includes burgers, schnitzel and pizza. Full menu and online delivery here.

Brezza is a pizzeria near Dizengoff Center in Tel Aviv. Here is the Brezza English menu and delivery is available via 10 Bis.

Delicatessen in Tel Aviv opened a new branch in North Tel Aviv. The deli stocks a range of baked goods from its sister shop Bakery. Goods can be ordered online and collected from the store.

Delicatessen - Tel Aviv Credit Idit Ben Oriel

Delicatessen, Tel Aviv. Credit: Idit Ben Oriel

Deli by Greco is a new delicatessen from the owners of Greco restaurant in the Greenberg complex in Tel Aviv. Delivery is available via Wolt.

Grecko Deli - Tel Aviv - Credit Anatoly Michaeli

Grecko Deli, Tel Aviv. Credit: Anatoly Michaeli

Mabali is a Malabi store in Ramat Gan. As well as the traditional Malabi, there is also a Chai Masala flavor and a vegan citrus option. Online order and delivery is available to Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv and Givatayim.

Nono Mini is a branch of Nono Italian restaurant in Oppenheimer Center in Ramat Aviv.

4 Sea is a sushi bar and restaurant in Herzliya Pituach, next to the Daniel Hotel. 20% discount during the opening trial period.

4Sea Sushi Restaurant - Herzliya Pituach - Not Kosher


Other Israel Foodie News

  • Rutenberg (Not Kosher) in Gesher, just South of the Kinneret, has moved the entire restaurant into the garden so people can dine outdoors.
  • Cafe Gan Sipur branches around the country are offering picnic baskets for people to eat in the park. Some branches are kosher and some are not.
  • Whale (Not Kosher) restaurant in the Herods Palace Hotel in Eilat has become a burger restaurant.

Whale Restaurant - Eilat - Burger - Not Kosher


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