Israel

Restaurants in Israel

Little Prague exults in a wonderful version of the Czech classic veprove koleno—a marinated and slow-roasted pork knuckle with a hint of rye, which in the hands of the chef is flaky and light. There is also a heroic schnitzel and excellent Staropramen and dark Kozel beer on tap.

Char-grilled seafood of all types.

A trendy bistro.

Try the rice-stuffed roast leg of lamb

In Israel, chickpea spread is sustenance, scooped up with freshly baked pita along with a whole constellation of condiments. At Ali Karavan (a.k.a. Abu Hassan), toppings range from foul (fava beans) and boiled eggs to sharp pickles.

The coffee house is owned by a pair of Chicago-born cousins, Debbie Katz and Rosie Nathan. The walls of the tiny outpost, which sells coffee and tea from all over the world, are blanketed with covers from The New Yorker.

One of the best seafood restaurants in Israel.

The Mal’enkaya Rossiya (Little Russia) delicatessen has everything you need to re-create a serious Russian table in the Middle East.

Stop here for shakshuka (a Tunisian egg, tomato, and red pepper stew).

An Italian restaurant on vibrant Rothschild Boulevard.