I did drink
and taste some beers, but the food is the main things.
As I said
in the previous blog post, I wrote about the food trucks.
This is a bit issue in Israel mostly because of the Kosher (hard to keep it without regular kitchen). And taxes (with the municipal authority – which city you will pay a fee in), and the kitchen and restaurants in Israel have some laws for business such as restaurants.
these kinds of events, it’s possible to invite portable kitchens such as the
trucks and what kind of good was at the beer festival?
wasn’t connecting line in the type of the kitchen and food. Prices were
decently and didn’t exceed the 50 Shekel.
and what kind of food?
point – there was a vegan burger, cauliflower in the coating, onion tempura and
vegan hot dog
baked potato, but I didn’t bother to take a picture or to eat that, anywhere
you will go you will find potatoes.
last – the music.
Hasechel is an Israeli band from Sderot.
authentic Israeli and ethnic music combined with rock music. Great band!
understood there were even non-Gluten beers, which is excellent!
I like the
sweet beers, but it’s hard for me to believe that anyone who wants beer will
not find his taste there.
Right next to the beers (after all it’s a beer festival), there was an area of food trucks. The food truck is a new theme in Israel, and they are not allowed in the city areas so for now, we can enjoy them only in these kinds of festivals such this one and the Eurovision festival.
Food truck offered smoked meat – tasty meat. We had some great Berlin sausages, not really the Israeli heritage, but hey we want to eat.
One for the
food trucks offered great burgers, and others were making baked potatoes and
something for everyone to eat and to drink.
Last and I
think least the music!
On the first day of the beer festival, the band – Monica sex performed – I understand that they gave a great show!
On the 2nd day of the beer festival (the day I was at the festival) – The performance was by Mofah Harnavot of Dr. Casper, there is no English way to write the name of the band.
from 1994, reunited not long ago and they have excellent rock music.
festival was a free entrance.
I’m a big
fan of such events and trying to go to every occasion there is.
a bit about this city let me tell you about Idi and his fish restaurant.
born In Israel, the first restaurant Idi opened was in 1980 with his wife Tali
but closed in and reopened Idi which specialized in fish in 1982.
restaurant moved to the current location in 1995, and it’s open since then.
an Italian and fish store next to the fish restaurant.
one of the best fish restaurants in Israel and not only between the fish
restaurant brings the scent of the sea to you to the plate accompanied by an
artist’s touches that make the best of it.
site even after two decades of culinary doing, At the IDI Fish Restaurant, each
day restarts from the ability of the sea to inspire – with fresh seasonal
produce and rare treasures for the sea.
The restaurant became during the years to a for the anchor for diners from Israel and abroad who embark on a culinary journey on the Mediterranean coast that combines classic styles with local Israel taste and flavors.
offering fresh seafood and delicate, it’s is not Kosher, so it’s open on the
some great cocking and tourist rewards.
matter if you are in Israel or coming to visit Israel alone or in a group, make
sure to visit this great restaurant.
you are taking the Garlic wine shrimps or the Fried Calamari, or maybe the
Mussels. I think anything you will take with is amazingly tasty!
In the last weekend we made a great decision, and we attended the 3rd World Food Market in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. It is the 3rd year that this food market is taking place and I’m so happy we were there, I want to tell you all about it but before I do I urge you that if you might have a chance go and eat there,
It’s those one of a kind cozy places that in 2-3 years you will find yourself telling to your friends “Hey I was there at the very beginning and I knew it’s going to be a huge success”, oh ya and we got a discounted beet vouchers at the entrance.
So, what did we eat?
I wish I could eat everything and I wish I had a separate stomach for each world food type they have but I don’t. Before we got to the World food market we really wanted to eat Indian food and we said that the first thing will be the Indian food in the market.
Right after the first shoomzing in the market area we went to the Indian food booth, when we got there we encountered a dude in the booth trying to make his move on a girl while ignoring us all together.. well.. I’m certain he didn’t get the girl and on the way he lost customers, we will not buy anything in that Indian booth.
But we were hungry, and what was our first stop? We started at the winner / hot dogs named Fat Dog, Offering a Berlin-style hotdog with Curry and Chili, it was tasty, but I’m not the right person to ask about it as I like hotdogs, the most interesting part was that the right after your order the dog, the guy pulls out a blow torch and burns the hot dog right before he plates it, and ohh boy that thing is good!
The buns booth was right next the Fatdog one so we had a taste of the buns as well, we took a bun with Asado style meat and pickles, it was a beautiful bun… it’s not our first bun, and we even make buns at home, we had no surprises for the good or the bun.
After the great hot-dog and the bun with the asado, we decided to use the vouchers we got and had some break on the bar, they had only Maccabi, not Weihenstephan, after all it is an Israeli beer, but a very cold beer is good always good. We are a little full here, but we must taste some more
The people in the Colombia booth were very happy, they are cocking great stuff with the corn flour. We had an Empanadas from corn flour – tasty! We liked it a lot with meat and chicken.
Our next stop was the Thai, but this time we eat only chips.
The Georgian booth was tasty, we had Georgian food, the Khachapuri with four kinds of cheese. We also had the Churchkhela – a sweet Georgian dessert – Candy made of grape juice mixed with flour and walnuts – energy boost!
Time for Desserts? oh yes, please!
We left the final stops to the Japanese deserts. Starting with Mochi, Mochi is a Japanese rice cake full of yummy ice cream. We tasted the Mango, Chai, and coconut.
And last in sweet Japan booth, here we had a few great desserts.
We eat the Dango – Rice cake with sweet soya sauce.
We also tasted two other desserts, I don’t know the name; it was some lime ice cream and green tea, both were very tasty.
After eating so much, we went home for our Saturday nap under a well worthy A/C. We always recommend on culinary tours over at Israel Experts.
THE most center, young that never sleeps is for sure Tel Aviv. the food capital of Israel will be Tel Aviv.
All the most trendy Coffees and restaurants, the markets, the beaches, the events, as said Tel Aviv have it all.
I’ll start with the markets of the city. Not long ago I’ve told you about the north market, this will be a brief and a short one of all the markets and next weekend I’m going to another food market In Tel Aviv, I’m going to tell you all about it next week. Most markets have some privet food tours (I took one in Carmel market and Levinsky Market….but this is all for some other time 😉). So, what market do we have in Tel Aviv? I’m going to list you all the markets that offering food cause here we love food, here is the start:
The Ha’Carmel Market is one of the best-known markets in Tel Aviv, in the Carmel market, there is not only food but and a vast but is that the most established street food kitchen is in the Carmel market, As I said I had a tour there, but it’s for some other time and story… The Carmel has food, spices, the Carmel visiting many people – tourist, buyers, and anyone who love shopping. The market address is 35 Ha’carmel St.
The market located in the Tikva neighborhood. The market is offering fresh food, spices, home products, and some famous restaurant. The Tikva market is one of the authentic markets in Tel Aviv and Israel. The Tikva markets address is 10 Ha’Tikva St.
The Levinsky Market is a fantastic food market; it has authentic bakeries, fisherman supply, fish market, and candy shops. The Levinsky Market is also offering dried fruits, nuts. Tourist and locals are loving the Levinsky Market. The Levinsky Market address is Levinsky, Ha’Alliya and Hertzel st.
This market is the last the built-in Israel; I love coming to this market. The indoor restaurants and food booths are fantastic! There are exclusive products from around the world, kitchen supply and even Cheesecake factory. Roshfeld have a restaurant in the Sarona Market, Ran Shmueli, and more. You can find candies, food, wines…everything from everything! If you want, you can hang out at the great park outside the Sarona Market. I didn’t take a tour in the Sarona Market, so I’m adding it to my to-do list.
The address for Sarona Market is 3 Kalman Magen St.
In the previous days, we have celebrated in Israel Shavuot. Shavuot symbolized by eating cheese and dairy food. If you are not lactate sensitive, you might enjoy this holiday. Is Shavuot is a cheesy holiday? I think it is . It is also a vegan friendly holiday.
So, what is Shavuot?
Shavuot means “weeks.” The term referring to the biblical holiday celebrated in Sivan 6th.this is the anniversary of the day the Jewish people were given the Torah in Sinai mountain. In, Shavuot the counting of the ‘Omer that starting in Passover is ending, It is also the celebration on the harvest of the wheat. In Shavuot time in the first days of the temple in Jerusalem, the people of Israel came with Bikkurim of the first fruit and the harvest. Three times that the Israeli and Jewish people who lived in, the days of the Temple in Jerusalem – In Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot.
So, what are we cocking?
All the food blogs so as in the supermarket of Israel cheese and cheese deals.
Yes, But why?
A few reasons of eating dairy?
In the first books, they use to eat honey and milk in Shavuot
In the book of habits in Shavuot, you will eat milk and continuing. You need to eat meat because there is no happiness without meat.
In the Book of Delights saying that the dairy meal has to do in the night of the end of Sfirat Haomer.
In this day of the Bikkurim, we need to eat two meals, one is dairy, and the other is a meat meal.
The gematria of the word milk in Hebrew is 40 – 40 generations since Moshe wrote the Torah, 40 days that Moshe was on the mountain of Sinai.
When the people of Israel receive the Torah they cocked in one way when receiving the Torah, and now they have to make the meat in a Kosher way, They didn’t have meat after the Kosher so they could eat only dairy and none meat.
Every year we are getting ready for these holidays, the most important Shavuot we are all waiting for is the cheesecake. Here is a baked cheesecake recipe by Chen Kachlon:
Ingredients: 750 grams of white cheese 200g sour cream Five separate eggs One and a half glasses of sugar Three bags of vanilla sugar Four tablespoons corn-starch Three tablespoons instant vanilla pudding
Preparation: Set the oven to 160 degrees and place a pan with water to the bottom of the oven. Separate the eggs. Whip the egg whites with sugar + vanilla sugar. Sugar added gradually. In a separate bowl, mix egg yolks, cheese, cream, cornflour, and pudding. Add the egg whites to the yolk mixture in two stages. It is essential to do this gently and with folding movements to maintain mass volume. Do not forget to lubricate the baking pan. Bake the cake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
On the beautiful shores of Tel Aviv in the 16th time – the eat TLV festival in Charles Clore Park. We all love food markets such as North Market, and some of the culinary well know of Israel.
This year Tel Aviv hosted the Eurovision, so here we have one more reason to celebrate! Not only the Eurovision but also the culinary landmarks of Israel and Tel Aviv.
So, what we
The chosen date had fantastic weather, excellent location, the best food of Israel, great music and a big party, every day of the festival days have the same – music, food, wine, and a great fun party.
One of the greatest things was that even the kids had the stuff to do. It’s incredible by the organizers and the city of Tel Aviv that the kids have things to do when the kids are having fun the parents having fun as well.
Anyone who loves food could find himself there with something great to eat, the entrance was for free, and the price of food is not over 35 Shekel a dish.
The festival started two decades ago and took place in the Yarkon park, I like this location better, but TLV parking is always hard.
All the best chefs of Israel and the culinary institutes came to cook, Such as – Haim Cohen, Shaul Ben Aderet, Omer Miller, and more.
Some of Tel Aviv Restaurants
some restaurants that participate in the Eat Tel Aviv, some of them are well
Many more great restaurants and chefs came to the festival to cock and feed Israel and the tourist that came to the most significant event of the Year.
Right in between the food and desert you could grab some beer or glass of wine, maybe eat some dessert, hear good music if you had some luck you could see a concert.
these events, and I love to eat, I like to eat a good restaurant and not pay
too much – even better.
food from some of our favorite restaurants and didn’t have room for many more,
beers and cocktails with the food, eating and drinking, sitting and walking, listening
to great music.
These are some of the very few restaurants in Tel Aviv, and If you love food and Israel I will highly recommend of taking Israel experts food and wine tours, learn about the culinary side of Israel.
When we had
enough, we just went out walking on the romantic Tel Aviv shores while the sun
going done. It was a great ending to a great event.
for the next time, it will not be with the Eurovision activities, but I’m sure
that the city of Tel Aviv will make sure we will have a great event.
Do you know what’s the best part is? If you didn’t make it this year there are dates for next year – 29-31 of May 2020, make sure you are saving the date. Just know that the culinary Eurovision will not take place in Israel…unfortunately.
I wish there will be many more fantastic events such as this one!
Markets are the 1st stop for every food lover, there for going to a market is one of my most loved tours while visiting another country and in this case the Markets in Tel Aviv.
North Market, Shuk Tzafon
Market north, in Hebrew “Shuk Tzafon” is a entrepreneurship of Michal Anski. Michal performed as a judge in a famous food reality TV show in Israel. She earned the trust of the audience in Israel in the show as she was giving honest reviews of food she was judging and more over while tasting it she was doing it with a big smile and a genuine appeal.
The concept behind Market North is about people who go to a Market and at some point they want to eat something that is prepared from the freshest ingredients and that is made on the spot, therefor, combine that with a chef and you have an outstanding idea.
Market north in Tel Aviv is not only a Market, it also a place that you can visit with your Family. In March the Market will host Purim events for the kids, a “Week of Greece”, “TapasFestival” and an evening of nostalgic music in Thursdays.
Markets in Tel Aviv
Among the many restaurants you can find in the restaurant are:
Don’t forget that if you can’t visit the market, a few of the restaurant offer a delivery service.
Market North is open from Sunday to Thursday between 10:00 – 22:00 And in Friday between 09:00 – 16:00.The Market is closed on Satudays. The Market is closed on Satudays.
Market North is located in Tel Aviv, 20 Raoul wallenberg St.
24 rupee is the 4th place of my Top 5 spicy dishes in Israel list.
I have to be honest, I’m not a vegan, altough it did cross my mind a few times while I was visiting Israel, almost in every busy street corner you can find a place that sells Shawarma, after eating that outstanding dish (no it’s not even close to the shaurma we have in the United States) at times you can’t stop thinking of those adorable chickens that are slaughtered and cooked.
This is going to be a Tel aviv travel Vegan post, let’s have a break and not talk about food that contain animals.
Tel Aviv, the vegan capital of the world
Tel Aviv is a vegan friendly city, it is listed with 8 vegan restaurants per 100,000 residents, some sites even reported that travelling to Tel-Aviv is satisfying with all the Vegan restaurants.
After feasting on a few shawarmas at the Vacation in Israel I decided to try a vegan restaurant, and as I’m a huge fan of spicy food I asked a few people about a good place.
Most of the people said “Get out of here, you? vegan??” and a few others just laughed, but some of them we’re serious, I’m not sure if they we’re really serious or it was the heat, but they all pointed that I should try 24 Rupee restaurant.
I have searched for 24 Rupee and the first thing that came to my mind after a glimpse of the logo is that it looks like that demogorgon monster from Stranger things…
I have started my journey into the vegan restaurant 24 Rupee in Tel Aviv seeking for spicy food and found and outstanding place that I ranked #4 in my list of top 5 spicy dishes in Israel.
Dishes in 24 Rupee
While I was traveling to Tel Aviv, my good friend Michal joined me and together we went to 24 Rupee.
We had a very nice chat and after drinking some room temperature we finally, we ordered a couple of first dishes, the first one was named momo, it’s kind of dumplings, the second one was named Samosa and YES it was a bit spicy.
Right after we received our main dish which was somewhat a mix of Indian dishes most of them we’re spicy and I was extremely happy with it.
To conclude, my day trip to Tel Aviv we went to eat at 24 Rupee restaurant and it was incredible, the place is full with color and keeps an open mind, we have set there on carpets and the tables were short, some of our eating neighbors were sitting on the grass and it was wonderful chatting with them.
The dishes were spicy and it deserves getting to the 4th spot on my list of top 5 spicy dishes in Israel, don’t forget that a better way to have a trip to Israel it’s advised to join an Israel Experts.
Election day in the holy land is right around the corner,
with it the spirits in Israel are getting into more and more loud arguments,
you can catch those arguments while having a bus ride in Tel-Aviv or mostly you
can’t ignore the youth having loud arguments in the train.
The last arguments I over heard while I was riding the train
from Tel Aviv to Be’er-Sheva, which a was part of my tour / vacation to Eilat,
yes Eilat, it is the most southern city and the most famous resort for local
Eilat is a neighbor city to Aqaba located in Jordan just a
cross the border, I know there are interesting day trips that you can take frim
Eilat to Aqaba and I sure plan on taking one myself, I will write about that
Well, enough off topic things, lets focus on what’s important
here and it is the food.
So, while I was riding the train, I heard the loud argument
of a youth group about who will be a better prime minister after the elections,
some said that if Benny Gantz will win the elections, the country will go into
a turmoil, similar to the one happened when there was “maa-pach” a
word that the local Israeli people use to describe the elections in 1977 when
the likud came into power in Israel and brought a turmoil to the country that
had many wavelets even for a decade after.
Another youth group was arguing that Benjamin Netanyahu is a
master of his domain, and he knows that the fight got really hard in this
elections so he is doing an educated loss at these elections just to came as a savior
in the upcoming Years with the upcoming turmoil of the prime minister exchange,
but, with all that Netanyahu is an old dog, and he knows how to play the game,
he is a master in this game and there are many bunny’s in his sleeve that we
still didn’t see.
Of course, Netanyahu with the “behind the scenes” unpresented
support of the miser multi billionaire Kobi Maymon, can do almost anything.
While this argument was going on, I could think that I want to eat spicy food, Israel – the holy land has many spicy dishes that in part are famous, but at the most part they are infamous or only known to the locals.
Let’s have a break from the spicy arguments going on all
over Israel for a few minutes and I’ll show you the top 5 spicy dishes I just loved
in my tour to the holy land.
So without further ado…
The top 5 spicy dishes in Israel
And in the 5th spot…
Beit Hafol in the old city of Beersheba.
There isn’t a good way to describe this outstanding place,
so I’ll do my best.
Right after I went out of the train that brought me to Beersheba on my tour to Eilat
and Jordan, I was really hungry and asked a few local Israeli people where
should I eat, some gave me the generic answer of McD, some pointed me to local
food chains, But I was looking for something genuine and local, a family
Some of the people I asked on the street about food, pointed
me to Beit Hafol, they said…
I know this place for years. Ful (Broad bean) in a pita
is something you must try.
not any Beit Hafol (As it appears there are a few of those)
but as one person said, the one and only Beit Hafol in the old city of Beersheba.
So, I hopped on a Taxi, which btw was nice to tell me about how tasty the food in Beit Hafol and that I should order Fol in Pita and that they give you a massive amount of free salads on the side.
The Taxi ride was only 5 minutes and the driver charged me 25
shekels which is approx. $6.
And so I came into standing in front of the grand culinary establishment
called “Beit Hafol” ready to order my pita, right after I’ll get pass
a long line of people who are standing before me, but rest assured that the line
moves extremely fast and there is entertainment whole waiting.
The lady of the restaurant is named Osnat, is taking care of the customers, it seems like she is always angry and frustrated, but boy oh boy does she make that food fast while chatting with the clients impatiently and it seems all clients know her by name and greet her.
It’s understandable as this business is working since 1952.
To make things short, I got my pita with ful, after Osnat smiled
and asked me in Hebrew what I wanted inside of it and the local Israeli and Bedouin
people helped with the translation, I’ve set down to eat…
I took a big bite, and wow, it’s an explosion of unknown
tastes in your mouth, an amazing mixture of middle eastern spices, some Arab cuisine
spices and local Israeli vegetables, it was amazing… BUT the dish was HOT, I mean
really really HOT HOT.
(That was the reason Osnat was smiling) it seems like it’s a local tradition to burn the mouths of tourists in Beersheba, but hey it was so tasty I couldn’t stop eating it and ordered another pita with ful, this time with a cup of lemonade to ease the spicy taste.
The conclude, Beit Hafol and its dish of ful in pita is the number 5th place to eat a spicy dish in Israel while touring the country.
BTW: ful is Vicia faba that is cooked over night with many
It is located in Herzl St 55, Beersheba, a taxi should not cost over 25 Shekels, no tip isn’t needed as it’s not common in Israel.