Restaurants

Top Choice Jewish in Haifa

Ma'ayan HaBira

Founded in 1950 as a butcher's shop and sausage factory, this old-timer is famous for serving beer (thus the name) and Eastern European Jewish ‘soul food’, including jellied calf’s foot, gefilte fish, chopped liver …
Top Choice Israeli in Jerusalem

Modern

Talented chef Avi Peretz devises delicious menus that feature traditional Israeli dishes with a modern twist. His Jerusalem tapas platter is a case in point, with seven tapas dishes concocted from vegetables that ar…
Top Choice Ethiopian in Haifa

HaMis'ada shel Ima

Stepping into this utterly unpretentious eatery is like a quick trip to Addis Ababa. The spicy and lip-smackingly satisfying Ethiopian dishes are served – and eaten – with injera (spongy Ethiopian flatbread made wit…
Top Choice Israeli in Jerusalem

Machneyuda

A trio of chefs has turned the local dining scene on its head at this fabulous restaurant near the market. It's not kosher, it's not staid (quite the opposite) and its menu travels the globe. Strangely enough, the l…
Top Choice Pizza in Arad

Kaparuc'hka

Travel writers tend to overuse the word 'gem', but here it really does apply. Opened in 2014, this tiny place is run by Lisa and Uriga, seasoned travellers and committed foodies, and it is far and away the best eati…
Top Choice Israeli in Tel Aviv

Miznon

The vibe here is bustling, the prices are (very) reasonable and the staff are young, friendly and full of energy. And let's not forget the most important thing – the food is exceptionally delicious. Huge pitas stuff…
Top Choice Sweets in Jerusalem

Zalatimo

The Old City is home to many treasures: churches, mosques, synagogues and this pastry shop. Hidden in an arched vault underneath the Ethiopian Monastery, it is famous for its mutabbaq (filo pastry stuffed with clari…
Top Choice Lebanese in Jish

Misedet HaArazim

Scrumptious offerings include eight kinds of hummus, stuffed grape leaves (45NIS), grilled meats, shishbarak (meat dumplings in goat yoghurt sauce; 50NIS) and sheikh al-mahshi (zucchini stuffed with ground beef and …
Top Choice Seafood in Akko

Uri Buri

Uri Buri is a man of many talents who's done everything from spear fishing to diffusing bombs to founding the luxurious Effendi Hotel. But he's best known for making award-winning fish and seafood dishes – recommend…
Top Choice Fusion in Nazareth

AlReda

In a 200-year-old Ottoman-era mansion, this atmospheric restaurant – the songs of Umm Kalthoum are on high rotation after 8pm – serves traditional Nazarene recipes with a Mediterranean twist. Specialities include se…