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Street Food in Israel
Israelis love to eat and therefore snacks and street food are playing an important role in the day. Favorite snacks include bagel shaped seasame sprinkled bread (can be found in the shuk or most likely in the old city of Jerusalem), falafel (fried chickpea balls in pita bread, with Israeli salad and tahini sauce) that can be found in falafel stands (mostly in crowded street alongside shuk or bus stations). Tel Aviv's Betsal-el shuk is probably the most famous of the falafel centers. It is located next to Carmel market and had lots of various vendors. Another option for a street food is Shawarma, originally a turkish dish of mixed meats, placed on a spit and grilled most of the day. The meat is usually wrapped in a flat bread, with tahini, salad and pickles. Shawarma stands can be found also in crowded areas such as outdoors markets, Central bus stations and train stations. One of the famous Shawarma stands in Israel is called Shawarma Shemesh, in the city of Ramat Gan.
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