not many food options: not many food options
Later in the evening we ate at the SARA hostel, the main restaurant was full of people, we bought our vouchers earlier (I’m not sure if they are available for someone that doesn’t really stay there). For 58nis(about 12euros) we were pleasantly surprised of the amount of food we found at the buffet. There were various different salads but also meats, fish and many others, there was nothing to do in Ein Gedi after sunset so we spent a lot of time there and I think I ate much more than usual. Free soft drinks and water but I had to use my own alcohol drink :)
After all, this is the only choice for food in the area unless you want to eat just a sandwich from the store next to the Park’s entrance, there are a lot of picnic type tables there (pic 4) or whatever else you have with you (otherwise you may want to walk 2km to the kibbutz where they told me is a normal restaurant). Have in mind that the store next to the park is closed after 17.00 when the park closes so plan accordingly if you need supplies. We actually bought an Iced Coffee there (15nis) which was a great idea before we go inside the park (there’s also a water cooler at the entrance to refill your water bottle)
Ein Gedi Restaurant: Plain but substantial food
This restaurant is directly off the parking lot in Ein Gedi. We had a set lunch here for 45 Israeli Shekels, which comprised main course, bread, salad and a drink. It's a buffet and you can choose what you like as you go along the hot counter. I chose a turkey dish which was quite tasty and some potatoes because Irish people can never pass by a potato.
The food here won't ever get any Michelin stars but it's adequate , filling and reasonably priced
Favorite Dish: The salad bar was good here with a large variety of leaf based, rice and vegetable salads. The couscous was tasty.
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Mcdonalds: If you miss fast food near the dead sea
If you miss the taste of fast food you can always go to the mall on En Boqeq (called petra mall) and enjoy Mcdonalds.
Favorite Dish: I dont like Mcdonalds but they dont have a variety of choices so i guess you can eat their hamburger.
En gedi Inn - Pundak En gedi: En gedi Inn - Pundak En gedi
The En gedi Inn is a nice restaurant with air conditioning on the road for families or groups.
When we came it was passover (a jewish holiday) so we didnt came to eat here and brought our own kosher food.
You can't find restaurants...
You can't find restaurants here. You can only eat at your hostel/hotel/kibbutz/guesthouse. In hostels you don't have much choice by the way. There is a buffet with some things, but usually you have got to eat what the cook has made that day...
En Gedi Fastfood: Fastfood
Heres a kind of "kibbutz food". Its cheap and looks good.
We didnt actually have any of it but just replenished our stocks of beer and chips as well as ahava creams and mud masks
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