Collected by Catherine Brosnan
Beit Eshel St 3, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
While wandering around Jaffa, one of the oldest settlements in the world and now connected to Tel Aviv, I stumbled upon a restaurant called Dr. Shakshuka. The specialty is--wait for it--shakshuka, a concoction of poached eggs, tomato, onion,...
Ze'ev Jabotinsky St 2, Jerusalem, Israel
My trip to Israel coincided with both the Christian Easter holiday and the week of Passover. Visiting non-Jewish friends who had stocked up at home on bread and other wheat based products that the stores cannot sell during the week of "unleavened...
Ha-Dolfin St 1, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
The original patriarch of this outfit sold hummus from a pushcart before opening the shop more than 40 years ago. His descendants make two or three big batches every day, which they serve from 8 a.m. until they run out. Read Gregory Dicum's...
HaCarmel St 11, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
If you are on the hunt for a great local market, definitely head to Carmel's open-air market. Sample some of Israel's local delicacies and splurge on candies and other desserts. From my experience the vendors are friendly and don't pressure you to...
Sheinkin St 44, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Delicatessen Coffee Bar, Deli and restaurant is located in a two story building in the center of Tel Aviv, few blocks away from Rotschild Blvd. Delicatessen has a cheese collection from all over the world, wine, great bakery, fresh fruits and...
125, Herzog St, Azor, 5800100, Israel
Israelis developed the first practical surface drip irrigation emitter. Nowhere are the fruits (literally) of that work more evident than at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel. Visit The Shuk, as the market is known to locals, on an...
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
At the heart of Tel Aviv UNESCO White City, the new Alma Hotel & Lounge (recently opened, four months ago) sets a new standard in luxury boutique hospitality in Tel Aviv, Israel. The building's history goes back to 1925, as the first private...
Neharde'a St, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Next time you travel to Israel and interested in an exceptional and different dining experience, I highly recommend to check the new website of EatWith, to book a dinner with locals. EatWith is a global community (started in Israel) that invites...
Nahalat Binyamin St, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Start with a coffee and brakefast, then walk along the pedestrian. There you will find interesting Israeli artists and you can buy special gifts. Continue on to the next market, the Carmel Market. There you will find everything. Finished with...
Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Jaffa is an old city port adjoins to Tel Aviv and it is a mixed city of Arabs and Jews. The legend says that Japheth, the son of Noah, found a pleasant hill overlooking a bay and settled down, naming the place 'Yafo'. This is one of the oldest...
Rothschild Blvd 71, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
The couple is eccentric, easy going, and full of life, just like their food. The fresh ingredients compile together to form an unforgettable three course meal, complete with a bottle of wine for each pair. Aside from the fish caught fresh from the...
6108 St, Nazareth, 16125, Israel
Fauzi Azar Inn is the most fabulous place I have ever stayed! What says traveling in style like staying in a 200-year-old Arab mansion turned boutique hostel? The rooms are open and airy, and some of the high ceilings still have their original...
El Jazzar St, Acre, Israel
OK, so there's no real war and the skirmishing isn't all that great. In fact, everyone claims to get along. Be that as it may, up in Akko, the coastal city in far northern Israel reputed by many to have the best hummus in the country, if not the...
Ahad Ha'Am St 6, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
This organic café moved from its former spot in a village north of Tel Aviv, and comes across as a happy mix of enlightened urbanity and rural roots. (Most of the ingredients still come from the original location.) Breakfast here is covered if you...
Shabazi St 55, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
A perfect way to start the morning in Tel Aviv: plein-air breakfast on the most charming street in Neve Tzedek. Lulu’s may look like a French bistro, but the spread I ordered (a variety of warm breads with the usual dips of tahini, hummus, creamy...
Ha-Hagana Street, Acre, 24315, Israel
Merchants, pilgrims, and warriors have gone out of their way to visit Akko over the centuries. If foodies have joined that list in recent years, it’s thanks to this innovative fish-and-seafood restaurant. Housed in a 400-year-old Ottoman house...
Eilat is considered the far south city of Israel, just at the tip of the country, linking between Egypt in Africa and Jordan in Asia. It is considered one of the most popular touristic resorts in Israel, mostly for its weather (hot but not humid)...
Yehuda ha-Levi St 79/81, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Israel is well known for its rich and fresh breakfast. Same as there is a 'Continental Breakfast' there is also the coin for 'Israeli Breakfast'. The breakfast usually includes chopped salad made by fresh vegetables, assorted cheese from the Golan...
ד.נ עמק המעיינות, Nir David, 10803, Israel
Some might say that archeology is Israel's national hobby, as Israel is rich with archeological sites, more than 20,000 recognized sites in Israel, dating back to 150,000 BC. In 2005 UNESCO declared 3 sites in Israel as World Heritage sites...
Matalon St 44, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Israel is located along the Mediterranean Sea and have few ports and fishing areas; Haifa, Acre, Ashdod, Tiberias, Eilat and Jaffa. Therefore, there are a lot of great fish and seafood restaurants especially in these cities but also across the...
Beirut Souks، Bayrut, Lebanon
Name: Kamal Mouzawak
Where he lives:Beirut, Lebanon
Occupation: Creator of Souk el Tayeb, the first farmers’ market in downtown Beirut. Kamal is also the founder of Tawlét (the name comes from the Arabic word for table), a cooperative...
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