News and reviews on the Israel Foodie scene.
This month’s Israel foodie news includes Chef Assaf Granit and the Machneyuda group opening its first kosher restaurant and food truck in the Galei Kinneret Hotel, a chef bistro called Nomi opening in Kfar Monash in Emek Hefer, and Chef Aviv Moshe opens a kosher deli called Happicerie in Netanya.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and deliciously sweet New Year, שנה טובה!
Kosher Restaurant News
Gefen Bar is a wine and charcuterie bar in Mazkeret Batya. The menu includes tapas such as patatas bravas, polenta chips, crudo and carpaccio. There is also a charcuterie platter or the option to order sliced charcuterie by weight.
Happicerie is a deli in the Piano Center in Netanya by Chef Aviv Moshe.
HaShmonaim 7 is a brasserie in Bnei Barak by Chef Chaim Bloch. The menu is a combination of traditional Jewish food such as gefilte fish, chopped liver, cholent, kugel, as well as more modern dishes such as seared tuna, sweetbreads and entrecote.
Ishtabach (Mehadrin) has opened a branch in Tel Aviv near the Cinematheque. The restaurant’s signature dish is Shamburak, a Syrian- Kurdish pastry with various meat and vegetable fillings.
La Ninio (Tzohar) is a pizza and hachapuri restaurant in Modiin.
Lotte by Assaf Granit is a restaurant in the newly renovated Galei Kinneret Hotel featuring some of the chef’s signature dishes, using local Galilean produce. The hotel also includes a Machneyuda Pool bar and Lotte Food Truck on the hotel’s private beach.
Papasan is a newly kosher Asian restaurant in Givatayim serving sushi, and a variety of Asian cold and cooked dishes.
Piazza Grande is an Italian pizzeria in the Sarona Market complex. As well as pizza, they serve various pasta dishes, eggplant parmesan, risotto, fish and salads.
Not Kosher Restaurant News
Agadir has opened a new branch in the Dead Sea on Ein Bokek beach and includes a beach bar that is open late at night.
Grano is a cafe and bakery in Akko.
HaKosem has opened a second branch in Sarona Market serving the shawarma, falafel and hummus by Ariel Rosenthal. As well as take away options, the branch also has a fridge filled with dips, salads and drinks to take home.
Ishti is a focaccia toast and gazoz cafe in Yaffo.
Nomi is a modern restaurant in Kfar Monash near Netanya. The chefs in charge are Gadi Bor and Yoni Danon who both ran restaurants for Meir Adoni. The restaurant features a large terrace overlooking the surrounding orchards.
Simonchu is a vegan bakery in Yaffo.
Unniku is a vegan sushi service in Tel Aviv from the owners of Frame sushi. There is no physical restaurant, but the company offers deliveries and collections.
Yauza is a new Asian restaurant in Tel Aviv in the same building as Serafina, by the same owners. The menu includes various Asian starters and main courses, and a separate sushi menu. Yauza English menus can be checked here.
Other Israel Foodie News
Joz Ve Loz has opened in a new location in South Tel Aviv.
Meat Kitchen announced the opening in October of Fish Kitchen, a dairy fish restaurant in the site that was previously occupied by Deca.
The Middle is a new bar in Sarona Market which is a cross between a sports bar and a wine and cocktail bar. The drinks menu is designed by Mosh Bodnik of Social Club and the food menu includes dishes from five leading chefs in the country: Assaf Granit, Yuval Ben Neria, Eyal Shani, Yogev Yaros and Rachel Ben Elul.
Drink & Foodie Israel Events
- AutoOchel, Amphi Bagai Jerusalem, until 2 September 2021 – weekly menu can be found here.
- Paprika Festival at Derech HaTavlinim, Beit Lechem Hagalilit, 20-27 September 2021.
- Red Sea Beer Festival, Eilat, 20-27 September 2021 – free entry.
- Coffee Fest TLV, Old Train Station Tel Aviv, 5-7 October 2021 – NIS 89.
- Israeli Cuisine Festival & Awards, 11-27 November 2021 – events all over Israel.
- Sommelier 2022, Hechal Hatarbut, Tel Aviv, 1-2 February 2022.
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