3 Foods You Need to Try in Israel

a bowl of hummus and falafels on the sideIn 2017, the number of tourists who visited Israel surged by 26 percent. Based on a survey, Americans are the biggest source of tourists to Israel and their numbers rose to 20 percent in 2017. There are many interesting places to visit in Israel, including Acre, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ramon Crater, Dead Sea, and Eliat.

If you’re planning to visit Israel this year, be sure to add some great dining places in your itinerary. Here are some foods you need to try during your LDS tour in Israel this year:

Falafel

Falafel has become widely available in different parts of the world but when you’re in Israel, don’t miss trying this out. It’s one of the core elements when it comes to Israeli cuisine. Falafel is made of chickpeas, fava beans, or both. It is best served with pita, salad, pickled turnips, and hummus.

Kanafeh

Who says you can’t start the day with dessert? If you have quite the sweet tooth, don’t forget to try Kanafeh, which is a popular Levantine Arabic dessert. It is some sort of cheese pastry wherein the bread is heated with butter and then served with a soft cheese topped with syrup.

Shakshuka

Be prepared to do a lot of walking, so you need a hearty breakfast to start the day. Don’t forget to try a traditional Israeli breakfast called shakshuka. It is similar to a huevos rancheros, which includes a healthy mix of coriander, tomatoes, and assorted peppers topped with eggs. You’ll find shakshuka in many restaurants in Israeli.

Don’t forget to try these treats when you visit Israel this year. There are many more Israeli foods to enjoy, so don’t forget to ask your local guide for recommendations.

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