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Jerusalem- cheap and excellent places to eat

by Craig Winchell » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:03 pm

I have a daughter who is at seminary in Michlalah. She obviously just got there, and it will take her a while to become disenchanted with the meals they get there, but they get just 1 per day. She'll be looking for cheap. good places for the secondary meal, as well as substitutes for the primary meal. Any obvious choices?
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Re: Jerusalem- cheap and excellent places to eat

by Gabriel Geller » Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:32 pm

Hi Craig, I live a 15 minutes walk from the Michlala.

There's the Ramat Bet Hakerem outdoors shopping mall which is a 2 bus stations from the Michlala (about 20 min walk) where one can get the best falafel in town, Falafel Arba Te'amim (4 tastes falafel) which is IMHO the best in town for about 12 shekel ($ 3). There's there as well a branch of the Cafe Hillel chain, a bit like Coffe Bean but better ( :wink: ) where they have some nice salads and pasta dishes. Other options to be taken in consideration are available at the Jerusalem Mall which is also not far away but food and practically everything else comes there at a premium price-wise. As well the New Deli is a chain that delivers and makes some very good sandwiches though not quite as good as PKD, as a minimum order of 70 shekel is required for delivery she'll likely have to co-order with her roommates... For the cheap and good places for food one would be best advised to hit the Machane Yehuda shuk where plenty of options are available yet I assume she wont have enough time to get there more than once or twice a week. All these places are of course kosher.

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Re: Jerusalem- cheap and excellent places to eat

by Mark Lieser » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:37 pm

To add to Gabriel's thoughts on the shuk, a great place for no frills, but really tasty Iraqi style food in the shuk is Rachmo.

You grab a tray, stand on line with the masses and pick from menu on the wall. Never had anything bad there. And perfect if you're on a budget.

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