Authentic Thai food in Downtown Haifa

Authentic Thai food in Downtown Haifa

There are two things that most young Israelis love – eating good food and traveling through Thailand, so I have always been surprised at the lack of authentic Thai food in Israel. Luckily for those living in Haifa, Chang Ba is the real deal, no doubt thanks to its Thai sous-chef, Dam. Chef Idan Lifshitz [...]

Quick Bites in Sarona Market

Quick Bites in Sarona Market

Updated July 2019 The great thing about Sarona Market is that you have the choice of so many tasty places under one roof.  Even if you cannot all agree on what you want to eat, each person can get what they want and sit on the shared tables in the middle. If you are just [...]

Hanamal 24 is a European enclave in downtown Haifa

Hanamal 24 is a European enclave in downtown Haifa

The small streets surrounding the Haifa port in the recently developed downtown Haifa area reminds me of many European cities, with bars and coffee shops spilling onto the cobbled streets and sidewalks. So it is very fitting that when you walk into Hanamal 24, the European theme continues, with the restaurant’s décor reminiscent of a [...]

Discovering hidden treasures in Downtown Haifa

Discovering hidden treasures in Downtown Haifa

I had the honor to be invited on a food tour of Downtown Haifa (The Lower City) by Jessica Halfin, CEO of Haifa Street Food Tours and ambassador of #TheNewHaifa.  Jessica invited a group of 20 journalists, food bloggers and others related to the industry to visit a selection of Haifa’s restaurants and bars to [...]

Mix and Match at The Culinary Workshop

Although I missed most of the fun events surrounding Open Restaurants Jerusalem as I was abroad, I got back just in time for what turned out to be an incredibly unique and fun event, Mix and Match at HaSadna (The Culinary Workshop) hosted by mixmaster Doron Yakobovitz.  As a food writer, I have had the [...]

Great bar. Great atmosphere. Great Gatsby.

Gatsby brings a taste of the Roaring 20's to Jerusalem. Growing up in London, my favorite bars to visit were those housed in old basement casinos or cabaret clubs. The entrance was always on a small dark street, away from the main thoroughfare, and only as you descended the staircase into the underworld of London, [...]

Mixing it up at Mizlala

Update - this restaurant has since closed. If I wasn’t already excited to eat at one of Meir Adoni’s restaurants, watching him as a judge and mentor to the winner on the reality TV show Game of Chefs only increased my excitement. Unfortunately, we were not able to meet the man himself, but I’m sure [...]