Haifa restaurants

Top Choice Lebanese in Haifa

Ein El Wadi

Dishes at this exemplary family restaurant are as authentic as its ancient stone arches. After a warm welcome, settle in for Lebanese and Palestinian specialities such as fatayer (spinach-stuffed pastry), musakhan (…
Top Choice Eastern European in Haifa

Ma’ayan HaBira

Founded as a butcher’s shop, a carnivorous theme endures in Ma’ayan HaBira’s menu of Eastern European soul food. Lined with old photos and Bavarian beer tankards, the decor is as nostalgic as the recipes. Kostiza (p…
Top Choice Cafe in Haifa

Gal’s Bakery

Loyal to traditional recipes from around Europe, Gal’s Bakery serves up poppyseed babka, cremeschnitte (custard slice), chausson aux pommes (apple pastry) and a medley of other sugar-dusted delights. The greenhouse-…
Middle Eastern in Haifa


Part Lebanese restaurant, part French-inspired coffee den with a hippie ethos, this eatery in the German Colony is original and genuinely friendly. Specialities range from sfeeha (pastries topped with minced beef, o…
Middle Eastern in Haifa

El Kheir

This Druze-run family restaurant has kindly service and a broad selection of Lebanese and Syrian dishes: fried sea bream, paprika-dusted kebabs with bulgur wheat and speciality shishbarak (ground meat dumplings swim…
Falafel in Haifa

Felafel HaZkenim

Queues out the door lead the way to the best falafel in Haifa, served with a smile in unfussy surrounds. With the first bite of pita wrapped around hot, crunchy falafel – a recipe finessed since 1950 – with a small …
Ethiopian in Haifa

HaMis’ada Shel Ima

Stepping into this unpretentious eatery is like a quick trip to Addis Ababa, raucous soundtrack included. The satisfyingly spicy Ethiopian dishes are served on – and scooped up with – injera (spongy Ethiopian flatbr…
Desserts in Haifa


Shtroudl combines the sweet-toothed savvy of Germany and the Middle East, dishing up desserts in surrounds reminiscent of an eccentric aunt's summer house: ivy dangles, wind chimes rattle, and forks clash over chees…
Sweets in Haifa

Abd Al Hadi

Tempting Middle Eastern pastries are piled high in the windows of this bakery, including kunafeh (wedges of vermicelli-topped cheese cake) and numerous styles of flaky, nut-crammed baklava. Strong Turkish coffee off…
Falafel in Haifa

Felafel Michelle

This hummus and falafel place is one of the most locally admired holes in the wall in Wadi Nisnas. Come hungry.