INCREDIBLE STREET FOOD in JERUSALEM (top 9 must eats)




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Travel vlog 678 | Country #96/100 | #Jerusalem, #Israel | Filmed November 2019

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24 Replies to “INCREDIBLE STREET FOOD in JERUSALEM (top 9 must eats)”

  1. Jewlicious

    Are you seriously not going to tell people where you went?? Fine. I'll tell so that if any of your viewers ever go to Jerusalem, they can try these places out…
    1. Arafat Hummus: Hazorfim Market Street, 53 Old City (NEVER Old Town), Jerusalem (hole in the wall joint with no sign – best accessed via Jaffa Gate but it is listed in Google Maps – also highly recommend Hummus Abu Ahmed on the Via Dolorosa between the 5th and 6th station of the Cross)
    2. Jaffar Sweets (with the Knaffeh) : Al Zeit St., Old City of Jerusalem – enter through Damascus Gate and ask literally anybody. It's like an easy 3 minute walk
    3. Falafel Guy: He's on Al Wad Street between Damascus Gate and the Muslim Quarter Entrance to the Wailing Wall. If you are coming from Damascus Gate, he'll be on your left maybe 3 minutes after you pass the 5th station of the Cross. I don't think his falafel is THAT awesome btw.
    At this point, they left the Old City and said that they were headed to East Jerusalem. They weren't. They headed to West Jerusalem.
    4. Steakiyat Chatzot: They got Jerusalem Mixed Grill here (Me'orav Yerushalmi) at 123 Agripas st. near the Mahane Yehuda Market aka the Shuk. This restaurant claims to have invented this dish. She made it seem gross but it is beloved in these parts. Don't get a plate – get an overstuffed pita sandwich like the locals do. At all hours.
    5. Aricha Sabich: Agripas St 83, Jerusalem – seriously the best Sabich in the country. Its an eggplant and egg pita sandwich with Hummus, Amba sauce and salad. Its great! Also? The eggplant is fried, not grilled.
    6. Marzipan Bakery: 44 Agripas By the Mahane Yehuda Market across the street from Mahane Yehuda Market – the chocolate ruggelach was listed by Saveur Magazine as one of the 100 best foods in the world. Carbohydrate crack. Enjoy!
    7. Uzi Eli Medecine Man: Inside Mahane Yehuda – ask anyone – a shuk classic and the most unique place there. All kinds of juices but do try the Gat infused juices. Its what the old people drink to stay spry and energized. Try to go there when Uzi Eli is there. Dude's a character and a half.
    8. Soramelo ("Best Ice Coffee" place) i it's inside the shuk by the Agripas street entrance to the covered part of Mahane Yehuda. They jave pretty good waffles. Relatively new and pretty popular at night. Not particularly local or unique but its ok with a hipster vibe.
    9. Jahnun Bar: Also in Mahane Yehuda Market – enter through Agripas street entrance to covered Shuk. Make your first left and again your first left and there it is! Very yummy Yemenit classic – called Jahnun Bar but they sell mostly "Malawach." Goes good with drunkeness!
    10. Bourekas Ramle: 44 Agripas (everything on this block is 44 Agripas btw) – just down the street from Marzipan on the corner. It's originally Turkish. This is a good place to buy this very common street food because turnover is high and the Bourekas are always fresh and hot. My fave is cheese!
    11. Beer Bazaar: On the other end of the street from where Soramelo is at – closer to Jaffa Rd. and the light rail train tracks. Here they specialize in very yummy American street food cuisine and they have a huge and often weird selection of Israeli micro breweries.

    In conclusion – there are many more restaurants in the Old City (Hello? Austrian Hospice!) and Mahane Yehuda / The Shuk (Hello? Rachmo!). Try them all! That having been said – this is a good start and I am super impressed that Kara and Nate were able to put all that away. Seriously. How did you eat all that? I hope my unofficial addendum was helpful!

  2. betty cogswell

    Kara and Nate, I just came across your videos. I saw you were in Jerusalem so I clicked right away. I am a Christian so I wanted to see what you were doing. I am enjoying your videos. I will watch more…God Bless..

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