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 [...]

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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 Ten Non-Kosher Restaurants in Jerusalem

Top Ten 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 [...]

A Unique Friday Brunch Overlooking the Jerusalem Forest

A Unique Friday Brunch Overlooking the Jerusalem Forest

Much as I love having brunch in a nice café or hotel, Friday brunch at Atalya in Ein Kerem takes things to a whole new level. Atalya Ein Mor hosts her unique Friday brunch from her family home, high up on the hills of Ein Kerem, with breathtaking views of the Judean Hills, the Beit [...]

02 Upbeat Jerusalem Cuisine at the Inbal Hotel

02 Upbeat Jerusalem Cuisine at the Inbal Hotel

I hope you will indulge me with a short trip down memory lane before we get to the good stuff about the food! Even though I only moved to Israel in 2008, I was very fortunate to spend numerous family vacations here and the majority of those were in Jerusalem, staying at the Inbal Hotel (formerly the Laromme). [...]

Wondrous Treats at Waffle Factory

Wondrous Treats at Waffle Factory

Who better to help me review Waffle Factory in Cinema City than my niece and nephew, who are both pretty adventurous eaters and discerning customers? Before we could even look at the rest of the menu, their big eyes were immediately drawn to the “Create Your Own Milkshake” (NIS 38) section of the menu. He went [...]

OpenRestaurants 2018 – Dissect and Debrief

OpenRestaurants 2018 – Dissect and Debrief

The annual OpenRestaurants festival is over for another year and here are some of my personal highlights from the events I attended. Israel Aquarium | An Ocean of Flavor The festival launched with an event at the Israel Aquarium featuring dessert creations by Kadosh and students from Dan Gourmet cooking school. The food stands were [...]