Shwarma, falafel, sabich, hummus, shakshuka, malabi, bourekas, kyurtosh … street food in Israel is famous worldwide, and the mouth-watering options are countless.
There’s no better place to sample street food than in Jaffa, where food stalls and small restaurants line up side-by-side, waiting to serve the next hungry passerby.
Photo by Daniel Dreifuss/Flash90
Falafel is just one of great food options on sale on Israeli streets.
“We’re not conservative about food. We like to try different things. People love quick and informal bites, and that’s why I think street food is flourishing,” says chef Janna Gur, author of The New Book of Israeli Food.
For over 16 years, ISRAEL21c has brought you the faces and places of Israel every day, spreading the word about Israel to millions of people in virtually every country around the globe. First of its kind, our content is originally researched, written and produced by seasoned experts directly from Israel.
We cannot do this without financial support from people like you. Become a GEM member and enjoy exclusive briefings from our staff and more - for $18 a month.