Going to Israel - Restaurant suggestions?

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PMc
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Going to Israel - Restaurant suggestions? - Thu, 08/26/04 10:01 PM
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My husband and I are heading to Israel for 2 weeks in mid-October. We'll be spending a week in Jerusalem and a week in Eilat. Thought I might ask if anyone had some restaurant suggestions.

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RE: Going to Israel - Restaurant suggestions? - Fri, 08/27/04 1:10 PM
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I don't know about restaurants, but how about a helmet and flak jacket! Let's be careful out there!!!

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RE: Going to Israel - Restaurant suggestions? - Fri, 08/27/04 1:22 PM
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This will probably cost me my Moderator's Christmas Bonus...
Avoid the Pulled Pork !

I was trying to figure out why this thread was on the CHILI forum??? Couldn't come up with a reason, so just made my point and closed up shop.

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RE: Going to Israel - Restaurant suggestions? - Fri, 08/27/04 3:32 PM
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

This will probably cost me my Moderator's Christmas Bonus...
Avoid the Pulled Pork !

I was trying to figure out why this thread was on the CHILI forum??? Couldn't come up with a reason, so just made my point and closed up shop.


Many years ago I spent several months in Israel on a kibbutz. It was well known-------among the products it was known for, Nirim was the only kibbutz in Israel that raised pigs to supply to the Christian community there. Needless to say--------they never had a rabbi set foot on that particular libbutz!

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RE: Going to Israel - Restaurant suggestions? - Fri, 08/27/04 3:48 PM
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talk about specialty foods.... you think they served it Eastern NC or western NC style?

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RE: Going to Israel - Restaurant suggestions? - Fri, 08/27/04 3:53 PM
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Kind of like having a StarBucks in Salt Lake City, huh?


Sorry PMc, I really didn't mean to subvert your question. I have never seen reviews of Israeli restaurants. I hope you get some responses other than these!!

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RE: Going to Israel - Restaurant suggestions? - Fri, 08/27/04 4:56 PM
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Can't help you with Eilat, but in Jerusalem or other towns, check out the "street food". You'll find many little open shops where you can buy falafel and other local specialties.

I practically lived off falafel for 2 weeks when I was there. They'll hand you a pita with 3 or 4 fresh-fried falafel balls in there, then there will be an area where they have 10-20 different things you can stuff in there; hummas, sauces, marinated veggies.

For breakfast, your hotels will probably have a type of "buffet", and as long as you like fish for breakfast, those were always worth it (and came with the price of the hotel).

Ask locals for suggestions, and "go native" as much as possible.

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RE: Going to Israel - Restaurant suggestions? - Fri, 08/27/04 5:09 PM
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I have never been to Israel but leave it to Bushie to give the best suggestions. I would truly like to visit the Holy Land particularly for the religious experience and food.

Thanks Bushie for the Advice.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Going to Israel - Restaurant suggestions? - Fri, 08/27/04 5:39 PM
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I'll echo Bushie's statement-----most time when I was there I ate felafel, schwarma or Israeli and Turkish salad in pita at carts or stands that were superb----roadfood at it's best. The only actual restaurant I remember was in the Old City of Jerusalem. "Uncle Moustache" was the typical Arab restaurant----and the food and Turkish Coffee were great!
If the roadside peddlars are still there-------I think the best pita I ever had was cooked by a street vendor----on a garbage can lid outside of Eilat. I still think of the warmth and lightness of that pita!