Top 5 Israel Dishes You Must Try

When you visit Israel, it’s not enough to see the sites, take some pictures, and lay out on the beach. No visit is complete without experiencing a taste of Israeli cuisine. Wonderfully fragrant, colorful, and delicious, if you want a true Israeli experience you don’t want to go home before trying these dishes.

Hummus Kawarma

Great as an appetizer or a main course, Hummus Kawarma is freshly made Hummus covered with ground lamb, onions and parsley. Eat it with a fork if you must, or devour it on top of some freshly baked pita or laffa bread for the full experience. The Hummus Kawarma doesn’t disappoint and will have you coming back for more. The best Hummus located in Jerusalem Tel Aviv or Hifa. You can us Haifa car rental service to explore this beautiful Northern city.

Falafel

This classic Israeli food is perfect if you’re traveling on a budget or looking for a quick lunch between stops. Freshly made in most falafel shops, have a serving in a warm pita stuffed with caramelized onions, hummus, and salad. You can even stuff your pita with french fries for delicious afternoon snack.

Shakshuka

Make sure to order Shakshuka one morning for breakfast during your stay. This classic Israeli dish combines eggs, tomatoes, garlic, spices, and olive oil, as well as other various house ingredients. The dish is served in a cast iron pan, along with large chunks of bread to soak up all the juices. It’s a great way to start off your day.

Kol Minay Salatim

Literally meaning all types of salads, stop into a typical Israeli grill restaurant, and find yourself treated to a never-ending service of salads, bread, and hummus.  The fresh salads can be a meal to themselves, or part of a long appetizer of a great meal that will last long into the night. Salads vary by restaurant, but often include matbucha, Turkish salad, multiple eggplant salads, pickled vegetables and much more.

Knafeh

While you’re eating, make sure to save room for Kanafeh. This thin noodle-like pastry soaked in sweet syrup and layered with cheese makes for a delicious dessert. Kanafeh is best served warm, and unlike most desserts, has a surprisingly, almost exotic, salty flavor.

It’s great to know that there is always great food around the next bend when you are visiting Israel. Be sure to rent car in Israel  while you’re there, so you can dash from one restaurant to the next.

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