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From Fast Food to Croissant Shawarma: A Comparison from an American Tourist’s Perspective
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From Fast Food to Croissant Shawarma: A Comparison from an American Tourist’s Perspective

From Fast Food to Croissant Shawarma: A Comparison from an American Tourist’s Perspective

Dining travel guide

Address: HaHistadrut Ave 58

Phone: 0538999989

As an American tourist, I couldn’t resist trying out the latest food craze in Haifa, Israel – the croissant shawarma. As a lover of fast food back home, I was intrigued by this unique combination of French pastry and Middle Eastern street food.

My adventure took me to the Hazan restaurant in Haifa thanks to the help of a local friend. The moment I walked in, I felt like an outsider as the regulars gave me a curious look. But I was determined to try this new dish that everyone was talking about.

The process of ordering and preparing the croissant shawarma was simple yet interesting. The workers sliced the shawarma on the spot, and I was handed a plate with paper on it to make my own croissant sandwich. The croissant was sliced in half and stuffed with a generous amount of veal shawarma, which was excellent in taste and quality. The croissant itself was slightly sweet, and the cabbage salad added a nice sour crunch. I also added some pickled vegetables from the salad bar to complete my meal.

One thing that struck me was the affordability of this dish. It only cost me 30 shekels, which is equivalent to about $9 USD. In comparison, a fast food meal in the US would cost me around $10-$15, and it would not be as fresh or healthy as this croissant shawarma.

As I enjoyed my meal, I couldn’t help but draw comparisons to American fast food. While both cultures have their own unique fast food offerings, there is a significant difference in the quality and freshness of the ingredients. In Israel, the emphasis is on using fresh and healthy ingredients, and this is evident in the croissant shawarma dish that I had.

In conclusion, I would highly recommend trying out the croissant shawarma if you ever find yourself in Haifa, Israel. It’s a simple yet delicious combination that satisfies your taste buds and wallet. As an American tourist, it was refreshing to see the emphasis on fresh and healthy ingredients in fast food, and it’s something that I hope catches on back home.

Opening hours:

Sunday: 10:30 - 21:00

Monday: 10:30 - 21:00

Tuesday: 10:30 - 21:00

Wednesday: 10:30 - 21:00

Thursday: 10:30 - 21:00

Friday: 10:30 - 14:00

Saturday: 11:00 - 22:00

Amazing Israeli breakfast at the EATS cafeteria

Amazing Israeli breakfast at the EATS cafeteria

An Israeli breakfast is quite known for being a great healthy and tasty breakfast. Originally served on a collective farm called a kibbutz, Israeli breakfast is now available in most hotels and restaurants in Israel. It usually consists of fruits, vegetables, salads, breads, pastries, dairy products, eggs, and fish served in a buffet style. The EATS cafeteria, located in Sheinkin St. Tel Aviv, offers wonderful breakfasts with variety and quality, the menu offers options like Avocado bruschetta, poached egg, poached egg avocado, chives, Shatta pepper and Atlantic salt on sourdough bread. A salad of roasted vegetables in the oven with rocket, mint and roasted pistachios, almond cream and confit garlic on sourdough bread. Scrambled eggs, coarsely chopped vegetable salad, tuna salad, homemade labneh, feta cheese and carrot bread. Also yogurt, nut granola, frozen blueberry candies, banana and raspberry jam. The place is stunning, pleasant atmosphere and lovely staff. Highly recommended! Eats, located in the Sam & Blondie Hotel

Goshen Restaurant Tel Aviv: A High-Quality Dining Experience in an Elegant Setting

Goshen Restaurant Tel Aviv: A High-Quality Dining Experience in an Elegant Setting

If you're looking for an elegant dining experience in Tel Aviv, Goshen Restaurant is definitely worth checking out. The warm wood and earth tones of the restaurant create an intimate atmosphere, perfect for a special evening out. One of the highlights of Goshen is their high-quality meat, which is evident from the aging refrigerator at the entrance of the restaurant. The bistro menu offers a variety of simple yet delicious dishes made from the best raw materials. If you're a meat lover, you won't be disappointed with the Pullets, roasted chicken thighs, or the Hamburger Geshen, made with premium beef and served with herb aioli. For a more indulgent option, the Goose liver hamburger with foie gras on top and truffle aioli is a must-try. But Goshen doesn't just cater to meat-eaters. Their Redifine Vegan Burger, made with a juicy meatball and accompanied by vegetables and burnt eggplant cream, is sure to satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike. The vegetarian dish of Gnocchi in sweet potato cream, roasted chestnuts, baked sweet potato cubes, green onions and sweet potato chips is also a great option. Overall, Goshen Restaurant provides an excellent dining experience with high-quality food and an intimate atmosphere. If you're in Tel Aviv and looking for a special night out, Goshen is definitely worth a visit.

Rise and Dine: A Delicious Breakfast Experience at the Backstage Hotel

Rise and Dine: A Delicious Breakfast Experience at the Backstage Hotel

Backstage Cafe's brunch in the Backstage boutique hotel is an immersive, surprising and stimulating experience. The place offers a varied and elegant buffet of breads, pastries and drinks; a tray overflowing with various salads, cheeses and fish; And when ordering at the table, guests are invited to choose a personal hot dish such as a fried egg on salty French toast and Gouda, bread pudding with egg salad and tarragon, caramel pancakes, bananas, whipped cream and pine nuts and more. The Backstage Cafe, located within the historic "Ohel" theater hall, boasts a beautifully renovated and meticulously designed space that creates a unique and stunning atmosphere. The walls of the cafe and central atrium are adorned with play posters, lending the feeling that the theater is still alive with the sound of applause. The cafe's interior takes inspiration from the backstage of the theater and features a central space filled with natural light that pours in through a glass ceiling, providing guests with a colorful, eclectic, and beautiful experience.  

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