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 [...]

Guide to Street-food & Quick Bites in Israel

Guide to Street-food & Quick Bites in Israel

Everyone knows Israel for falafel, hummus and shwarma, but new street-food places have opened all over Israel and some of the best are in the food markets, where you can find a wide variety of interesting street-food offerings. A huge advantage of the variety of food stands on offer is that you do not have [...]

Israeli Restaurants Succot 2019

Israeli Restaurants Succot 2019

Although most kosher restaurants around Israel have a succah, there are a few that do not have outside space in order to build one. Here is a list of kosher restaurants around Israel who have confirmed that they will have a succah this year. I have not included fast food restaurants or chains, with a [...]

Top 10 Kosher Restaurants in Tel Aviv & Herzliya

Top 10 Kosher Restaurants in Tel Aviv & Herzliya

The selection of good high-end kosher restaurants in Tel Aviv may not be as good as in Jerusalem, but there are some really great restaurants to choose from, even if most of them are in hotels. Here is my list of top ten must-try restaurants in Tel Aviv. Many people will probably disagree with some [...]

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 [...]

Mapu By Chef Nir Zook – Kosher Food With a Middle Eastern Flare

Mapu By Chef Nir Zook – Kosher Food With a Middle Eastern Flare

Update September 2019 - Nir Zook is no longer the chef of the restaurant. At first glance, Mapu is just like any other restaurant in a hotel lobby but once you scratch the surface, you revel so much more. Mapu is Chef Nir Zook’s only kosher restaurant, which opened two years ago when the Prima [...]

Reubens, London – so much more than just a sandwich

Reubens, London – so much more than just a sandwich

Update:  Reubens reopened in August 2019 under new ownership. The review below is based on the previous owners who ran the restaurant for 37 years until May 2019 when one of the owners died and the rest of the family closed the restarant. For most Americans, the name Reuben is synonymous with an American grilled [...]