Restaurants in Israel – More than FalafelCulture travel guide
Despite its small geographic size, Israel offers the palate quite a vast range of flavors and cuisines to sample and enjoy. The food culture here runs much deeper than the Hummus and Falafel that it’s well known for; though they are quite delicious as well. Much like the makeup of its citizens, Israeli restaurant represent every corner of the earth and do so in a fantastic fashion.
Unlike many other cities around the world which might specialize in one or two cuisines, Israeli restaurants are quite adept at a wide range of cuisines. You can find anything from Sushi restaurants to steak houses, Far East to East European and of course Middle Eastern and North African themed restaurants all with a local twist. Shishko Tel Aviv for example, is a fun dining place with delicious Balkan dishes and great atmosphere. The fusion of cuisines with local spices and flavors results in an extremely diverse and rich selection of restaurants which are not to be missed; they do not only serve delicious food but are also reasonably priced.
Also noteworthy are the cafés which can be found throughout the city. These café offer more than your standard coffee and pastries selection; their menus are quite extensive and some of the best Israeli breakfasts and other unique dishes can be found here. The café culture in Israel is quite developed and it’s not uncommon to see people spending many hours throughout the day or going to a café rather than restaurant to enjoy a meal. During your stay in Israel don’t shy away from cafés when looking to enjoy a delicious meal, on the contrary you should make it a point to enjoy a meal while soaking up a part of the Israeli culture.