Jerusalem will always be a pilgrimage site. But the world’s A-List travel specialists are now hyping its foodie culture.
Travel + Leisure magazine’s annual list of 50 Best Places to Travel for 2017 includes Israel’s capital as a place to eat.
“Jerusalem has now emerged as a culinary force to rival Tel Aviv. At the sprawling Mahane Yehuda market, food-and-drink spots have popped up in produce stalls, many of which stay open long past sunset. The Jewish diaspora and Middle East merge at restaurants like Ishtabach—try the Kurdish shamburak, a pastry with brisket, potatoes, and chimichurri—and Machneyuda, known for its standout beef tartare with plums,” reads the blurb about why Jerusalem needs to be your 2017 destination.
The magazine writes that they know “people will travel far and wide for incredible food and drink, which is why that was a key factor in our decision-making. In 2017, you’ll want to head to Jerusalem for its exciting Levantine food, Oslo for its coffee culture, Belgrade for craft beer, and Valle de Guadalupe for coveted Mexican wines.”