Located in the gas station on highway 65 (the connecting road between the coast at Pardes Hanna and the interior Afula), between Arara and Um-Al-Fahum, it is a good place to stop for a snack of Hummus, since what we were served was excellent. Also the pita bread was freshly made, a nice change from the usual day old stuff.
Favorite Dish: For some reason I could not find any of the cities and towns surrounding this place, Um-Al-Fahum, Arara, Araah, Mei Ami or MusMus, were not to be found on the VT database. If these appear in the future I will move this tip out of the general area of Haifa and into that specific spot.
We ended up at the Amphorae Vinyard with our friends Nathalie and Rob. When we tried to enter we learned that it was closed for a special tasting and it also cost 20NIS (about US$5) to get the tour with tastings. I spoke with one of the people setting up the tasting area, explaining that we had just drive over 200 kilometers to get there from Arad. They opened the door, invited us in and did not charge us. We had about an hour before their closed tasting session began so we took full advantage of what they offered us. First we toured the facilities and you can see from the photo that they have fairly new barrels because they are only a few years marketing their product. After the tour they opened several bottles for us that are NOT usually opened for general tastings, but since they were soon to have the special tasting they did for us ^O^
We very much enjoyed the visit here, including the wine of course. Both Zohara and I and Nathalie and Rob took the opportunity to purchase several bottles to "refresh" our home stocks.
In the northern industrial area of Caesarea you will find a nice restaurant called Koya.
The place is lovely with a good service and good food.
Favorite Dish: I ordered Onion soup that was very good and Hamburger that was excellent.
The meat was made exactly as i wanted , the fries were good and not too salty or greasy.
This is a very famous restaurant in Akko that serve seafood and meat dishes.
The restaurant is owned by a greek family.
Once it was one of the best restaurants in the area but today it is very expensive and the food is avarage so try to find more authentic restaurants.
Humus said is located in the middle of the old city's market and people say it is the best humus in Akko and even one of the best in Israel !.
The place is open from the morning (8-9) and always full untill he close the place (12-13).
The only thing in this restaurant is Humus (13 nis) , they serve it with water , some vegetables , parsley and hot pita bread.
a soft drink will cost 5 nis.
Favorite Dish: The Humus with the ful (cooked broad beans) was very good.
Here is a malabi recipe :
Ingredients for 6 poeple :
1 litter milk (or 1 litter water or 50%/50%)
1/2 cup of sugar (or less or none depends on your taste)
5 full tablespoons of corn flower
1 tablespoon of rose water (or more, if you want but it will be very sweet)
you can also add on top of the malabi ::
*Crushed almonds or peanuts
*A few drops of rose water
How to make the malabi :
Boil the milk (or 1 litter water or 50%/50%).
Mix well the corn flower with the 1/2 cup of water and pour it to the boiling milk as you stir.
Cook for a minute more and Add the rose water.
Stir a bit, and you're done.
Pour the liquid to 6 cups. Let the cups cool in the fridge for at least an hour or more (until it's 100% cold).
Just before you serve add the thing you want on top and enjoy your dish.
Greg is a nice coffeehouse located in a few places in Haifa (the University , Kiryat Hayim , Carmel Center).
Since 1996 , open 24/7.
Nice place with good coffee.
Favorite Dish: I ordered cold white chocolate with cream and it was very good.
Cafe Cantare is a nice place in the middle of caesarea , you can sit and enjoy a good cup of coffee near the sea.
You can find here also Italian food.
For example - the prices here :
* Morning breakfast (eggs , salad , bread , butter , juice , jam , coffee) 36 NIS
* Morning breakfast for 2 people - 50 NIS
* Soup of the day - 24 NIS
* Pizza - 30 NIS
* Salad - 30-40 NIS
* Toast and sandwiches - 34-40 NIS
* deserts - 22-26 NIS
If you just want to buy a bottle of water or a popsicle and don't want to sit on the restaurants you can buy it in the Kiosk (refreshment stand) that is located right to the gallery.
A bottle of water cost 5 NIS
Abu Shaker is very small restaurant with 3 tables outside and 4 inside.
The food that they serve is mainly Humus.
During the day the place is full and a lot of local people come to eat here.
Favorite Dish: I ordered Humus with ful , Tehina and parsley.
They also gave us pitta bread , french fries , salad and Mejadra which is rice and lentil.
Very good food and after we ate it (16:30) we were full for the entire day !.
The Garden is a nice place in the middle of the German colony , Ben Gurion avenue and there is a great view of the Bahai shrine from here.
The place is mostly populated with local arabs and you can enjoy Nargile , good food and great atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: The dishes are very big and this is why it will look a little bit expensive but the dishes are really big.
Yotvata in the city (Yotvata ba'ir) is a place that you can eat things that are not meat but i will not call it a vegetrian restaurant.
You can drink milkshake , fruitshake , ice coffee and soft drinks.
You can eat cakes , pizza , pasta , i think fish , salads.
In Haifa the place is very close to the southern area.
When we came to sit here it was empty and very quiet , the service was good and the view was amazing.
Favorite Dish: I ordered Vanilla milkshake with cream and my wife ordered fruit shake with pineapple and melon.
Bat Ya'ar is a restauant that is located on a beautiful location very close to the Hula nature reserve.
The restaurant is very famous because of the great meat.
We went to the restaurant when we went to celebrate the birthday of my wife's grandfather and i can say that no one (we were 20 people) was disappointed from the food !
The height of the restaurant is 800m in the middle of Birrya forest with the great view to the Hula nature reserve , Mount hermon and the other settlements in the area.
Sorry i don't have a picture of this amazing restaurant - i left my camera in the car.
Favorite Dish: The food was AMAZING !!!
i ate a 300gr steak with french fries and salad and i must say that it was the BEST steak i ate in my life !
Knafe or knafa (you say the "K" and the "N" not the kn in knife for example and it sounds like ke'na'fe') is a sweet/salty desert.
It is made of cheese and a sweet sauce with pistachios.
This ia an arab desert and when you walk in the arab markets you can find a lot of places that sell knafe (Akko , Jaffa , Nezerth , Jerusalem , Haifa).
Pundak Ha'tsalbanim (The Crusaders Inn) is a nice sea food , fish and meat restaurant with great view.
Carmel Forest, PO 9000, Haifa, 31900, Israel
Good for: Business
Nes Ammim Village
Good for: Families
part 2 of my tip with more pictures around the hotel complex. The Golden Crown Hotel is the largest...more