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Let’s just say that there is no shortage of amazing food in Israel. Here’s a sample of what I’ve been enjoying.

1. Shakshuka (Full House, 198 Ahuza St, Ra’anana, Israel). This dish is made with tomatoes, eggs, onions, red peppers and a special blend of spices. I asked around for the best Shakshuka in Ra’anana and this restaurant came highly recommended. See the green vegetable in the bowl? I thought it was a green pepper. WRONG. It was jalepeno. Lesson learned.

food - shakshuka 2. Hummus. Sadly we just can’t get hummus like this in Toronto. This is the real deal. Again – it’s from Full House.

food - humus 3. Beer!! I discovered that a microbrewery does exist in Israel and it’s called Jem’s. The founder of this bar/restaurant had a dream and made it happen. Congratulations Jeremy!

food - jems  4. Root Salad. My cousin took me for a beautiful lunch in Herzilaya at a restaurant that overlooked the beach. We certainly did enjoy the atmosphere and the salald!!

food - root salad

6. Fatoush Salad: I ordered this salad from Bread Story, (86 Dizengoff, Tel Aviv). Again, many thanks to my cousin for the recommendation! Loved everything about this salad.

food - fatoush salad 7. Cheese:  Discovered an amazing gourmet food store in Ra’anana called Basher Fromagerie   (89 Ahuza). Naturally I gravitated towards the cheese that was not only colorful but flavorful too!


food - cheeseCan you tell that I’m having a great time in Israel? I only have a few days left before I continue my travels to Barcelona where I will continue my food adventures!! #happydance

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7 Responses to “Eating My Way Thru Israel”

  1. Susan
    June 30th, 2013 at 17:19 | #1

    By the way the name of the restaurant “FULL HOUSE” has a double meaning. It also has a connection to the general term for chick-peas in hebrew which, of course, is what hummous is made of!

  2. June 30th, 2013 at 23:49 | #2

    I hear Aroma has incredible Shakshouka – I have to try it but according to my kids its delicious!

  3. July 1st, 2013 at 01:30 | #3

    Hey there! A few things…

    1. I LOVE shakshuka! One of my favorite Israeli foods!
    2. To Susan, above… thanks for picking up on that. I didn’t notice it! But now that you did mention it, I will make a minor correction: ful is not chickpeas (the word for them in Hebrew is simply chummus), it is fava beans, which they frequently turn into a paste that is mixed in with the chummus! 😉
    3. Glad you found Jem’s. But as a resident of Israel who loves culinary things and especially loves beer, it is my pleasure to inform you that we now have about 30 microbreweries in Israel! When we meet tomorrow at the shuk, remind me, and I will show you some more options!

  4. July 3rd, 2013 at 10:15 | #4

    I’m loving these Israel posts! Can’t wait to go and experience it for myself – and I’ll be coming back to your blog when I do!

    • admin
      July 4th, 2013 at 03:48 | #5

      Thanks Helen for your kind words. They made my day!

  5. July 3rd, 2013 at 13:39 | #6

    I too enjoyed the “full” pun. I even read it that way. The next time I head to Israel (which I imagine will be in the next 2-3 years) I’ll hope that these places are still there.

    • admin
      July 4th, 2013 at 03:48 | #7

      Hope you get a chance to visit Israel soon, Andrea!

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