Eating In Tel Aviv with Ron And Josette
“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez
Americans don’t prioritize eating together. The average American eats one in every five meals in her car and one in four Americans eats at least one fast food meal every single day. Enjoying basic meals with friends and family has many physical and psychological health benefits. In many countries, mealtime is treated as sacred.
I was blown away to discover the food in Israel. It is fresh, innovative and delicious. Israel is now a food destination for me. Ron and Josette are the perfect eating companions and love to cook and eat the food there.
Everyone has a favorite falafel and schwarma place in Tel Aviv.
I’ve tried a few and all are fresh and tasty but this one is the one I like the best. Ha’Kosem (the magician) (https://www.facebook.com/pages/הקוסם/120889484655916
I have three favorite lunches in Tel Aviv.
Anastasia is a pretty vegan restaurant and I love their soba salad. (even when it is a 106 degrees in the spring) https://www.facebook.com/cafeanastasia/?rf=659709370778134
The Eggplant Parmigiana at Eataleat is so good for lunch and dinner.
I eat it a lot when I am in Tel Aviv. It is the best eggplant parmigiana I have eaten so far. https://www.facebook.com/ITALEAT/
Adraba was my neighborhood cafe in Tel Aviv.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caf%C3%A9-Adraba/333288026736287
The people and the coffee are both great but it is the Greek Salad that was my regular lunch.
Kalamata in Yafo is a wonderful place to go for seafood. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the fish is fresh and delicious and the staff is friendly and welcoming.http://www.kalamata.co.il/
One of my all time favorite restaurants anywhere is Mashya in Tel Aviv.
It is always spot on delicious. Let the waiters help you with their favorites. They are never wrong.
Ron and Josette were skeptical that i had accidentally found this amazing restaurant.
They loved it as well. http://www.mashya.co.il/
Labneh (yogurt cheese) in Israel is something special.
An amazing place to eat it and to try other Druze specialties is at Nachala Ba’Teva in Zalman Junction by the Sea of Galilee. https://www.facebook.com/nahalabateva/
Shabbat in Israel usually means dinner at home with family and friends. In the afternoon there is a huge demand for takeout and Shuk Ha Karmel is crowded and filled with shoppers finding the best ingredients for their Sabbath meal.
Shabbat with Rina and Eli
Shabbat breakfast watermelon, salty cheese and boreks (my favorite)
Shabbat with Ron and Josette