Israel Foodie Roundup – April 2018

Israel Foodie Roundup – April 2018

I started a new job last month so I have not had as much time as usual to blog, but between Pesach and work events, I have still managed to eat some great meals. To see more photos from my culinary adventures, follow me on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh2Cd_PBZGA/?taken-by=debbestisrael Kosher Sushi Kebab – east meets west in [...]

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Israel Foodie Roundup – March 2018

Israel Foodie Roundup – March 2018

Out with the old and in with the new. While it is sad that some of my all-time favorites have recently closed, Roberg on Moshav Livnim and Café de Paris in Jerusalem, there are also some exciting new openings.  The trend for places becoming kosher continues. Wishing everyone חג פסח שמח Kosher The biggest news [...]

Street Food in the Jerusalem Shuk

Street Food in the Jerusalem Shuk

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.

Shopping in the Shuk

Shopping in the Shuk

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.  [...]

La Padella brings a taste of Europe to the Jerusalem Shuk

Update - this restaurant has since closed. Street food options in Jerusalem’s Mahaneh Yehuda market are plentiful, with new places opening up all the time. But for those of us who sometimes prefer to sit in a proper café and enjoy an indulgent brunch, the options are more limited. Luckily, La Padella has changed that. [...]

Trattoria Haba combines international style with local flavors

The Haba family has been an essential part of the Jerusalem shuk for over 50 years, since they moved to Israel from Iraq. What started as a small bread stand has developed into a baking empire and as the life in Machaneh Yehuda has evolved, so has their business. While they still have numerous bread [...]

A healthy alternative in Nachlaot

Nagila offers vegans and carnivores a hearty selection of homemade dishes. The choice of restaurants in Jerusalem’s Nachlaot neighborhood has multiplied in the past few years, but although many of them focus on using the fresh ingredients from the nearby Machaneh Yehuda market, most cannot claim to offer healthy options. There is an ever-increasing demand [...]