The part of travelling I enjoy the most is the food and the people. The Machane Yehuda Market is a great place to start with food options and soak up the busyness of the different cultural ways. Oh and get ready for the haggle when it comes to paying for the groceries.
When you don’t know what to eat, Hummus is the way to go. There is this restaurant, called the Arbes and within walking distance from the Yehuda market. They have mainly just hummus options such as chickpea hummus, lemon and herb, mushroom and even a breakfast hummus with boiled egg!
Picture yourself in the middle of Jerusalem enjoying this wonderful food, watching the people push their food trolleys coming past and listening to the religious music playing in the background. It’s all happening in bursts of times.
People of the Jewish culture start their weekdays on Sundays and when they have their holy days the shops and restaurants close their doors.
Depending on the time of the year, there can be many of these “holi-days” so just take note of when and where this happens. The last thing you want is to walk long distances only to find out the shop is closed and leaving you hungry and miserable.
It is a bit of a diet change in the beginning but once you get the hang of how things are then you can relax.