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10 Mouth-Watering Israeli Foods You Must Try On Your Birthright Trip

Israel is a melting pot of cultures, and this is evident in its vibrant food scene. On your Birthright trip to Israel, make sure to try some of the local delicacies that will leave your taste buds craving for more. From savory to sweet, these 10 amazing Israeli foods are a must-try:

1. Falafel

This iconic street food is a vegetarian's delight. It's made of chickpeas, herbs, and spices, deep-fried to crispy perfection and served in a pita bread with tahini sauce, hummus, and fresh veggies.

2. Shawarma

Another popular street food, shawarma is a Middle Eastern sandwich made with sliced meat (chicken, beef, or lamb) cooked on a spit and wrapped in a pita bread with salads and sauces.

3. Hummus

This creamy dip made of mashed chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and lemon is a staple in Israeli cuisine. Served with pita bread or fresh vegetables, it's a perfect appetizer or snack.

4. Shakshuka

This breakfast dish made of eggs poached in a tomato sauce with onions, peppers, and spices is both filling and flavorful. Dip your bread in the sauce for an even more delicious experience.

5. Sabich

This Iraqi-Israeli sandwich is made of fried eggplant, hard-boiled egg, tahini sauce, and Israeli salad (diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions). It's a perfect vegetarian option for lunch.

6. Bourekas

These flaky pastries filled with cheese, potato, or spinach are a popular snack in Israel. They can be found in bakeries and street stalls throughout the country.

7. Malabi

This sweet dessert is a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth. It's a milk pudding flavored with rose water and topped with pistachios and shredded coconut.

8. Knafeh

This dessert is a delicious combination of cheese, shredded phyllo dough, syrup, and pistachios. It's a sweet and savory treat that you'll want to savor slowly.

9. Israeli Salad

This fresh and simple salad is made of diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions, dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. It's a perfect side dish to any meal.

10. Bamba

This peanut-flavored snack is a favorite among Israelis, especially children. It's a peanut-flavored puffed corn snack that melts in your mouth.

In conclusion, Israel's food scene is diverse and delicious, and these 10 amazing Israeli foods are just the tip of the iceberg. On your Birthright trip, make sure to try as much of the local cuisine as possible. Who knows, you might discover a new favorite dish!

See you in Israel 🇮🇱

The Yael Adventures Registration Team

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