Open Restaurants 2019 – Israel’s Favorite Foodie Festival

Open Restaurants 2019 – Israel’s Favorite Foodie Festival

If you are new to Israel or have not been to any Open Restaurants events in the past, trust me that it is the most exciting foodie festival that takes place in Israel and a must for foodies all over Israel (yes even those in Tel Aviv who think nothing fun happens in Jerusalem!). This [...]

Fresh Food with a Social Cause – Food Time Jerusalem

Fresh Food with a Social Cause – Food Time Jerusalem

Food Time Jerusalem (Mehadrin) is an Italian-style social cafe in conjunction with the Shekel Association, which works to integrate people with disabilities into the labor market. The cafe is located on Yad Harutzim on the ground floor of the Shekel vocational rehabilitation building in Talpiot. Some may remember the cafe as Harutzim, but it recently [...]

Top 10 Breakfasts In and Around Jerusalem

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. While hotel breakfast buffets offer the most variety, they are often [...]

Valero – a fun Jerusalem kosher dining experience

Valero – a fun Jerusalem kosher dining experience

The Jerusalem shuk area may offer predominantly street-food restaurants, but there are a few more formal restaurants which offer fine/fun dining, including Valero. The restaurant on the corner of Agripas and Beit Yaakov opened a few years ago and the owners invited me to try a new menu. I have been to Valero a few [...]

Open on Shabbat – Eating in Jerusalem on Friday Night and Saturday

Open on Shabbat – Eating in Jerusalem on Friday Night and Saturday

Much as this blog is a creative outlet for me, I also try to provide local information that is not easily available. Sometimes I am surprised by the popularity of certain posts versus others, but I always knew that there was a severe lack of information online about non-kosher restaurants in Jerusalem and restaurants open [...]

Debbest Guide to Pesach Eating

Debbest Guide to Pesach Eating

I originally started this blog for friends visiting Israel, especially for Pesach, wanting to know about new places to eat. One of my first blog posts back in 2011 was about Eating Well Over Pesach and eight years later, the choice has grown significantly. With a full week of Chol Hamoed this year, most kosher [...]

Top 10 Non-Kosher Restaurants in Jerusalem

Top 10 Non-Kosher Restaurants in Jerusalem

Whether you are a tourist or local looking for good restaurants in Jerusalem, there are some wonderful options for those who are not limited to kosher food and can explore the non-kosher culinary scene. If you want to receive real-time updates, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my newsletter to receive updates by email. Machneyuda [...]