Lux Haifa – Traditional Local Arabic Food with a Modern Twist

Lux Haifa – Traditional Local Arabic Food with a Modern Twist

A mini-break in Haifa gave me the opportunity to try some of the wonderful local Arabic restaurants that the city has to offer. Those who are familiar with El Marsa in Akko will not be surprised that Chef Alaa Mussa has created a restaurant that combines local, seasonal and traditional Arabic food in a relaxed [...]

Gourmandises by Yoel brings French gourmet to Jerusalem

Gourmandises by Yoel brings French gourmet to Jerusalem

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 [...]

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.  [...]

Kosher Musings in The Judean Hills

Kosher Musings in The Judean Hills

Day or night, Muza Bahar is a scenic way to enjoy a very good meal. While I love the convenience of going to eat locally, sometimes it is fun to escape the city, appreciate the countryside and enjoy the theater of a meal with a view. Muza Bahar in Moshav Shoresh is an ideal restaurant [...]

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 [...]

Michmoret – grilled fish in the shuk

I live right next to Machne Yehuda - the Jerusalem shuk, and as much as I love seeing all the new amazing places that keep opening, street food normally includes gluten of some kind so I cannot eat in any of those places.  A shame but don't worry, i don't suffer! Up until now, I [...]

FODMAP in the Holy City

There is very little information about FODMAP friendly places in Israel in general but from my experience, Jerusalem restaurants are more willing to accommodate changes in dishes on the menu more than in Tel Aviv.  I was inspired to create these tips and list by this great blog based in NYC, http://www.fodmapinthecity.com/. Here are some [...]