Taking a 6-month post-army backpacking trip is a rite of passage for many Israelis in their early 20's. This and the military service are two major experiences that foster in them a sense of adventure like no other. No wonder Israel is the world's Start Up Nation!
The primary elements in Jewish Moroccans' tradition and the source of their pride and joy are expressed through their hospitality and food. Here are my top 5 childhood favorite Moroccan dishes Israelis love. Guaranteed, you will too :)
Summer is no stranger in Israel. Where the sun shines on most days of the year, you have to find ways to keep yourself cool. And what better way to do that than ice-cream? We can’t think of one. Gone are the days when you simply had to choose between chocolate and vanilla. As part of the culinary revolution the world is undergoing nowadays, vegan ice-cream had changed immensely. Complex and strange flavors, interesting textures, prime materials – these are now cornerstones of a good ice-cream parlor. Here are the best vegan places in Israel to lick some sweet and savory ice-cream.
To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following:
Sure, kosher wine has long been associated with Manischewitz, the extraordinarily sweet and syrupy Passover staple. No one should be forced to drink four thimbles of it, much less the four cups required for each Seder.
Let me try to make things a little easier this year with four tips on how to choose the perfect kosher wine for Passover and a few recommendations for your Seder.
No, matzo won’t ever take the place of yeast-filled meals, but there’s certainly some ingenious work to be done in the kitchen! With a little creativity and these truly delicious recipes, you can actually enjoy matzo (or matzah) for the entirety of Passover.
If you don't know what a hamantaschen is, you clearly never went to your bubbie's to celebrate Purim. Thankfully, you don't need to be Jewish to enjoy this delicious dessert. After all, it's got just about everything you could want in a cookie: sweet pastry dough, a unique shape, and literally anything you want inside.
Once upon a time, making Mishloach Manot, or food gifts for Purim, was a simple affair. Homemade hamantaschen. I thought it would be fun to put together a few Mishloach Manot baskets for Purim. The only “rule,” really, is to have at least two items that can be eaten in the basket. Beyond that, the possibilities are endless!
Israeli winters are famous for their sachlav which is basically, Israel’s answer to hot chocolate. This sweet, thick and creamy drink made from ground orchid bulbs can be found all over the place during the winter and is the perfect way to warm up when it gets chilly outside. We've got the inside scoop on the delicious drinks that will warm your soul this winter.
I recall, every year in school we’d get these little baggies filled with unidentifiable dried fruit. Aside from those baggies and some new fruit at dinner that night, there wasn’t much to celebrate. Are you wondering how you can make Tu B'shvat more festive? How about making these delightful dried fruit chocolate lollipops because everything tastes better with chocolate? These DIY Dried Fruit and Chocolate Lollipops are super cute and, even better, their super easy to make; they are done and ready to be eaten in 1 hour and 20 minutes tops.
We all know that Tel Aviv is a world-famous foodie city, but here’s something you might not know: Tel Aviv is one of the most vegan friendly cities in the world! The days when vegan food meant a bowl of greens are over! Today you can find in almost every restaurant innovative, delicious and nutritious vegan options, from the basic salads and sandwiches to more elaborate dishes So whether you are a vegan, a vegetarian, or just love trying new things, you have to check out the restaurants in our guide to the Best Vegan Restaurants in Tel Aviv. So, here is our selection of the trendiest vegan spots in Tel Aviv.
Winter time in Israel is known to bring on a strong chill. You know winter has arrived when you here every Israeli come and ask what the soup of the day is; thus the soup obsession begins. As we get deeper into winter, here are the best soup joints to visit when in need of a warm and comforting bite.
So warm up like a local Israeli with these infamous soup restaurants.
So you're planning a trip to Israel, but you most definitely know that you don’t want to seem like a tourist when you arrive. So here we go! Here are the top things you should avoid doing starting with when you land. Let's start with the easy ones: Do not try out your Krav Maga moves on the customs officials at Ben-Gurion Airport. Do not look for camels at the airport. Do not look for olive oil on the Mount of Olives. Do not confuse the Via Dolorosa with Via Veneto. Also do not pet the jellyfish.
But then there are the less obvious don'ts...like not paying for an overpriced (and maybe overrated) hotel room in Tel Aviv, and more.
Recently, Israel has arrived on the international stage as an up-and-coming culinary destination. Although this has always been obvious to the locals, whom of course already know the unique and diverse cuisine that fill the country with savory and delectable dishes. So it comes as no surprise that over the next few weeks some of the most prominent chefs from Europe and the United States will descend upon Tel Aviv’s top restaurants and assume control of their kitchens.Regretfully, for those that keep kosher there will only be one restaurant, Hayarkon 99 that can offer you this rare culinary adventure.
That’s why we have compiled a list of the best kosher restaurants for you to try out. Especially in Israel where kosher cuisine has been taken to a bold new level.
Do you love drinking coffee? Missing your favorite spot back home? I know where your at--no need to stress out. I'v been there, as a huge coffee addict, my search to find the perfect place to chill, grab a coffee and some friend time, took me ages. So trust me, these are the places that you want to check out.