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Israel's best local bites

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While I have nothing against formal dining, I have always been much more partial to simple and unpretentious meals. The more relaxed the better, whether chewed standing on the street at a push cart, food stall or truck or busy local market, or loudly and unceremoniously chomped in the company of good local friends or even new acquaintances. In that spirit, here's a mouth-watering selection of great local food finds in Israel, a land that lends itself to great neighborhood nibbles.
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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...
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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,...
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Har Hanegev Hatzfoni, Israel
Northern Israel in a small village green and beautiful, there is a intimate farmers market with quality merchandise and special goat cheese that i had to take a shoot.
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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...
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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...
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Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem, Israel
I went to Israel for two weeks and I came back at least 10 pounds heavier. My downfall began with a trip to Mahane Yehuda (the “Shuk”), Jerusalem’s oldest and largest market where I discovered Israeli cheese, halva, pastries, cookies, olives,...
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Jerusalem, Israel
Shopping in the food markets of other countries is always interesting to us. Across the street from the Mahane Yehuda Market, aka the Shuk, is a small shop called The World Spices. We found several spices that were new to us, including a Moroccan...
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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...
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Omar Ibn Katab, ירושלים
Get these warm, soft beauties just outside the Jaffa Gate to Old Jerusalem. This is the main entrance for most tourists into the Old City. You can join several different excellent walking tours of the Old City that start here.
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Old City, Jerusalem
You'll want to ignore the caution statements about eating food from street vendors, at least long enough to stop by a bagel vendor outside of the Old City. These aren't your frozen bagels or even your local cafe bagels. These are the kinds of...
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Wadi Nisnas, Haifa, Israel
Wadi Nisnas in Haifa is a neighborhood of white cobblestone streets and whimsical public art projects, but the best reason to visit might be the bakeries. This baklava is not only delicious but beautiful too, lined up in symmetrical rows or...
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Nazareth, Israel
Don't visit the Christian sites in Nazareth without popping into a local bakery. Try to buy it right out of the oven. Warm, melty cheese, sugar, pastry, pistachios-what's not to love. It melts in your mouth. We liked the knafeh in Nazareth better...