Almost every meal in every location I visited in Israel over 10 days and 6 cities offered a range of salads, meats, hummus, and breads. While this broad (and good) selection felt like a standard hotel buffet while eating in the hotels, the same food at a local food stand in the decidedly untouristy residential area of Haifa, was the best meal I enjoyed during my entire visit to Israel. The falafel, lamb, and salads all seemed somehow more fresh and delicious. The trick for me was the range of hot sauces the chef offered to enhance the meal. YUM! And no irony lost on the fact that the restaurant next door was named Greg (the founder of AFAR).