JLM Sushi offers a genuine taste of the Orient. On a recent trip to the US, I realized how much I miss authentic, clean sushi. So many of the sushi restaurants in Israel have adapted their menus to Israeli tastes by incorporating ingredients like cream cheese and smoked salmon, which have no place on a [...]
Gourmandises by Yoel in Kikar Hamusica is an authentic French bistro run by the Afriat family. Livnatt and Yoel Afriat were opticians in Paris with a number of their own shops, but they knew they wanted to change their careers to something that would be more easily transferable to Israel. So Yoel gave up being [...]
People are always asking about kosher food in Sarona, especially because there is a high-turnover of restaurants and shops in Sarona, so it is hard to keep track. Many of the kosher places that were there when they first opened, no longer exist and others have tried and failed. I will try to keep this updated [...]
As the street food phenomenon has spread, new places have opened all over Israel but some of the best are in the Jerusalem shuk where you can now find a wide variety of interesting street food offerings including traditional dishes all over the world.
Although I am not a tour guide, I love showing visiting friends and family around the shuk area and sharing all its hidden treats. The following is a list of my top things to eat in and around Shuk Machane Yehuda. It is too hard to list it in order of favorite, so instead, I [...]
People are always asking me for my top ten favorites and I do believe there is no definitive list as it depends on the occasion, age, style of food and of course, most importantly, personal taste. Having said that I do like lists so why not write my own! This list is based purely on [...]
Before I lived next to Shuk Machane Yehuda, I used to occasionally buy some specialty foods there but the rest was pretty much a mystery to me. Having spent the last four years shopping regularly in the shuk, I have come to learn the ins and outs of where to shop for the best produce. [...]