Israeli Food

Shakshuka

A dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, often spiced with cumin. In its present egg and vegetable-based form it is of Tunisian origin, and is now popular among many ethnic groups of the Middle East and North-Africa.

 

Pishpashim Market
Doctor Shakshuka
Address: Beit Eshel 3
Phone: 03-6822842

 

Pishpashim Market
Cafe Yafo
11 Olei Zion Street
02 3-518-1988

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Hummus

dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahiniolive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. 
A true Israeli is half made of Hummus 😉

 

Restaurant: 
Hummus Hacarmel
Address: HaCarmel 11, Shuk HaCarmel
Telephone: 03-518-2844

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<Falafel

deep-fried ball, doughnut or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, commonly served in a pita or wrapped in a flatbread. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Definitely a Middle Eastern staple!

 

Restaurant:
Shmuel
Carmel Market, Rabbi Meir St 42, Tel Aviv-Yafo
03-631-1650

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Shwarma


A meat dish, where lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, veal, or mixed meats are placed on a spit (commonly a vertical spit in restaurants), and may be grilled for as long as a day. Shavings are cut off the block of meat for serving, and the remainder of the block of meat is kept heated on the rotating spit. 

 

Restaurant:
Shmuel
Carmel Market, Rabbi Meir St 42, Tel Aviv-Yafo
03-631-1650

 

Restaurant:
HaShawarma Shelanu
77 Nachalat Biniamin
03-566-1667

 

Shawarma Sheinkin
2 Sheinkin Street
03-5252704a

 

Schnitzel


schnitzel is chicken breaded and fried in oil. Ask for a Schnitzel in a baguette for the best sandwich ever!

 

Carmel Market
Goshen
Nahalat Binyamin 30
03-560-0766

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Sabich

  
A traditional sandwich popular mostly in Israel which consists of pita stuffed with fried eggplant and hard boiled eggs. Iraqui Jews used to eat this Shabbat morning. A good Vegetarian option!

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Malawach


 A Yemenite Jewish fried bread that’s traditional in Yemeni cuisine and Israeli cuisine.

 

Malawach consists of thin layers of puff pastry brushed with oil and cooked flat in a frying pan. It is traditionally served with hard-boiled eggs, Sahawiq, and a crushed or grated tomato dip. Or for a sweet taste, it is often served with honey.

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Jachnun


Jachnun is a yemenite pastry traditionally served on Shabbat mornings. Unlike Malawach, another yemenite bread that is fried and savory, jachnun is cooked low and slow in the oven overnight which results in a slightly sweet flavor. Super fatty but delicious!

 

Burekas

Bureka is a family of baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough. Usually filled with potato, cheese, mushrooms, or meat fillings. 

Cafe Yaffo
11 Olei Zion Street
02 3-518-1988
Pishpashim Market

 

Jerusalem mix

Jerusalem mixed grill is a grilled meat dish considered a specialty and delicacy of Jerusalem. It consists of chicken hearts, spleens and liver mixed with bits of lamb cooked on a flat grill. Sounds scary, but you gotta try it! The dish is said to have been invented at Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda Market, with various restaurants claiming to be the originators. It can now be found all around Israel.

 

 

 

Restaurant:
Shmuel
Carmel Market, Rabbi Meir St 42, Tel Aviv-Yafo
03-631-1650

 

Carmel Market
Goshen
Nahalat Binyamin 30

03-560-0766
 

Good ole’ Kosher Pizza

The biggest American craving 🙂 Don’t worry, we’ve got it in Israel!
Restaurant:
Pizza and Tortilla
79 Allenby
072-329-0637

 

Pizza Boutique
113 Allenby
077-952-0993

 

In Carmel Market

Pizza Agvania
Sheinkin Street 19
1-700-5555-77

 

Pishpashim Market
Cafe Yafo
11 Olei Zion Street
02 3-518-1988

 

 

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