Food of Israel

Food of Israel: Famous dishes of Israel

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Israel is a beautiful country to visit and one of the reasons to visit Israel is delicious Israeli food. Dishes in Israel are tasty and healthy that no one could stop eating it all. Famous items of Israel include fresh veggies, fruit courses, fish, meat, and goat milk. Mouthwatering Israeli desert and Israeli sweets also must be tried while traveling to Israel.

Here is some famous food of Israel is mentioned that you must try while on Israel Tour:


Hummus is the most famous dish in Israeli cuisine and visitors must try the dish while visiting Israel. It is usually prepared of mashed chickpeas and of other beans too. Mashed beans are mixed up with tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and garlic. Hummus with pine nuts is a perfect treat for a palate and it is so delicious that there is a great possibility of becoming addicted to it.

famous dishes of Israel
famous dishes of Israel : Hummus


Falafel is an unavoidable traditional food of Israel. It has a special place in Israeli cuisines as it is considered the national dish of Israel. Falafel is available at every street corner in Israel as it is as ultimate street food. The dish is made of deeply fried chickpeas, fava beans, and both.

famous dishes of Israel
famous dishes of Israel : Falafel


Shakshouka is the most popular food in Israel and it is made up of poached eggs in the sauce of tomatoes, chili pepper, and onions spiced with cumin and coriander. Shakshouka is derived from the Arabic word Shakka which means ‘to stick together’. This Israeli dish is eaten in breakfast. Shakshouka was introduced by Jewish immigrants from North Africa, more precisely from Tunisia.

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famous dishes of Israel: Shakshouka


Tahini is delicious food in Israel and is made up of creamy and savory paste of sesame seeds.  Tahini is used in hummus, falafel sandwich. Ingredients added in the dish are sesame paste, lemon, olive oil, and garlic which makes it more delicious. Tahini is an ancient food and is a reason behind the love for sesame seeds from the past 7000 years.

famous dishes of Israel
famous dishes of Israel : Tahini


Baba Ghanoush is another famous dish of Israel made with roasted eggplants. When eggplants are mixed up with lemon juice, and sea salt, the most delicious Israeli dish is ready to eat. Israel is one of the best countries to treat with authentic baba ganoush.

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famous dishes of Israel | Baba Ganoush


Mujaddara is a classical dish of Israel. It is a simple and vegetarian dish that is made up of cooked lentils, brown rice, and caramelized crispy onions. It is also garnished with herbs and roasted peanuts. Mujaddara is the best dish of Israel for the vegetarian people.

famous dishes of Israel
famous dishes of Israel : Mujaaddara


Sabich also is known as Sabih, is a popular sandwich of Israel. It is a pita bread filled with fried eggplant and hard-boiled eggs, tahini sauce, hummus, and Israeli salad. Sabich was introduced in Israel by Iraqi Jews and is famous as a Jewish food in Israel and eaten traditionally on Shabbat.

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famous dishes of Israel |Sabich with Amba


Israeli salad is a delicious and unique dish that is only available in Israel. Salad is a mixture of fresh chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, bell peppers and dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, and zaatar.  Israeli salad is a standard dish of Israel in Israeli cuisine. This dish is healthy as it contains green vegetables which develop vitamins and proteins.

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famous dishes of Israel : Israeli Salad


Tabbouleh is a delicious dish of Israel that is originated from the neighboring country Lebanon. Israeli Tabouli is a salad prepared with finely chopped vegetables, parsley, bulgur wheat, dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. This salad is one of the appreciable dishes of Israel and also a compulsory Israeli side dish serve with every Israeli cuisine. Tabbouleh is a simple salad and as it is said that beauty lies in simplicity, the simplicity of this dish is its beauty.

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famous dishes of Israel : Tabbouleah


Beigel also is known as Bagel bread is a traditional food of Israel. It is the most popular Israeli bread in the World. Bagel bread in Israel is introduced by Jewish people from Poland. Jerusalem bagel is also included in the list of most popular Israeli food in Israel.

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famous dishes of Israel | Bagel


Challah bread is an Israeli delicious dish. It is a Jewish food that is traditionally baked for holidays and Shabbath.  Israeli Challah bread is delicious in taste and made up of water, sugar, salt, yeast, raisins, honey, eggs, and olive oil. Challah bread is prepared in round shape.

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famous dishes of Israel | Challah Bread


Matzo also is known as Matzah is a traditional Jewish flatbread made with flour and water and most importantly, without yeast. This classic Jewish bread is a famous dish of Israel and must be tried while visiting Israel.

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famous dishes of Israel | MAtzah Flatbread

All the above-mentioned dishes of Israel are delicious and must be tried while visiting Israel. Explore your choices from above and taste the dishes of your choice.

Jyoti Saini

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