Jerusalem is so much more than a travel destination, it’s a pilgrimage for the mind, soul, senses, and stomach! Jillian, the creator and author of Food, Folks, and Fun shared her top 10 things you must eat in Jerusalem!
Oh, the baklava! My favorite Baklava in Jerusalem is from Shawar Bakery & Patisserie. The bakery can be found at Harova Hanotzri 54 in the Christian quarter of the Old City. This bakery has been in the same family for over 300 years! All of the bread and pastries made in the bakery are amazing and baked according to traditional recipes. There’s a reason why this Shawar Bakery is still in business over 3 centuries later!
Eat them on their own, or dip them into olive oil, hummus, tahini, and za’atar. Jerusalem bagels are almost always covered in sesame seeds, and are never boiled like American bagels. They are easy to find all over the city. You can get some good deals on them at the shuk. You can find out more about the shuk in my post here.