A Mother’s Guide to feeding your family in Jerusalem.
If you are staying in an apartment and want to be able to enjoy your vacation, take advantage of the wonderful shabbat takeout options. The following is a list of the most popular take out places and some off the path grocery stores where you will feel right at home.
Taste of Talbieh Catering 02-535-7260 or 972-50-633-7462
Adina Mishkoff Kischel has an extensive and delicious menu of meat and pareve food including appetizers, soups, main dishes and desserts, that can be special ordered for the chagim and for regular shabboses. All orders must be placed in advance and delivery is available. I am a BIG fan of her Lemon Dream Loaf. Adina is shomeret shabbat and her catering is kosher Rabbanut Maale Adumim.
***Taste of Talbieh is offering Fun In Jerusalem readers a free 1/4 kilo bag of cookies with every order over 250 NIS. Make sure to mention Fun In Jerusalem***
Make sure to ask Adina about her Chocolate and Charity Tours during the chagim. It’s a kid’s dream!
Naomi Catering-12 Hataasia St, Talpiot 02-679-3052
Naomi Catering is famous for its chagim takeout. They have a diverse menu of soups, salads, mains and desserts and they are all very tasty. Naomi usually has special take out menus before the chagim and they offer a delivery service. Make sure to place your orders before their deadlines. On a regular shabbat you can go to their factory store in Talpiot. They have a great website with pictures and lots of menu options. Kashrut: Glatt/Mehadrin under the Rabbanut Yerushalayim.
La Guta Derech Beit Lechem 34, Baka 02-623-2322
La Guta, known for its delicious and expensive menu has a Shabbat Takeout Menu. The prices are reasonable and they have a variety of food options. Salads, Spreads and dressings, Main Dishes (Meat, Chicken and Fish), Side Dishes, Desserts and Challot. The restaurant is located on Derech Beit Lechem right next to the train tracks, across the street from the Yellow gas station.
Grill Plus-42 Hapalmach St, Katamon 02-563-8106 .
When you walk into Grill Plus you will feel like you are in a NY takeout shop. They have a large selection of salads, kugels, meat, fish and side dishes. Grill Plus is open throughout the week and a good place to supplement some home made food. Tell Elvis you heard about him on Fun In Jerusalem. Kashrut: Sheereet Israel
This is a Badatz Kosher takeout and shabbat catering website. You will find heimeshe food here and special packages for Fri Night and Shabbos Day.
Heimeshe Essen- The Mill, Rechavia 02-563-9845
This is a traditional Eastern European “the way Bubbe made it” restaurant and take out store. Located in the heart of Rechavia. Street parking is available but it is easier to walk there. Kashrut: Agudat Israel
This is the place to go for authentic Middle Eastern “al haesh”. Grilled meats, Flavored Rice, grilled chicken, and salatim. On Friday morning they are open for shabbat take out. Kashrut: Rabbanut Yerushalayim, Mehadrin Beit Yosef
Jerusalem is filled with Grocery stores and makolets. As a tourist I only knew about Supersol on Agron but there are actually a bunch of other grocery stores that are favorites among local anglos where you can find US, British, Australian and South African food items. The prices may be a little higher but the selection makes it a worthwhile visit. Make sure to remember your 10 shekel coin if you go to a regular grocery store in order to get a cart and remember that you will have to pack your bags by yourself. The following stores have free shopping carts and helpful packers.
Located at 43 Emek Refaim this is a small but well stocked grocery store. Parking is metered but it is in a good location for walking or catching the #4 or #4a bus. Shopping carts are free and there is also a large produce selection. Super Moshava offers delivery. If you have any questions go to the front and they are more than happy to help and best of all the staff speaks english.
This is a hidden gem. Super Deal is located off of Derech Hevron and has its own private parking lot. Shopping carts are free and they even have toddler size shopping carts for your kids to push. This is often how I get my kids to help me shop. The selection is great and they have a meat and produce section as well. Super Deal offers delivery. Superdeal recently started online grocery shopping at www.citydirect.co.il
Online Grocery Delivery Services: MyMakolet.com is a Mehadrin online grocery delivery service with a large selection of American products delivered to your door for only 20 NIS. Ask for Jason and let him know you heard about him on Fun In Jerusalem.
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