So, yall know I am one heck of a picky eater, right?? Well traveling is hard for people with taste buds like mine. I don’t like tasting new things, I don’t like my foods to touch and I don’t like eating stuff that I cant figure out what it is. Conclusion: eating in foreign countries is hard.
As I have been to Israel before, I knew what to expect. Most of their foods are all fresh and look lovely, but I don’t like fish, only like a few cheeses and weird meats freak me out so that makes finding a well balanced meal difficult. Here is what I ate for almost every breakfast and dinner:
Tomato’s and Potato’s
Here is a typical Israeli lunch – Shwarma. It is basically meat off of a spit stuffed in a pita and filled with fries. Of course I just ordered a side of plain fries – hold the ketchup! Shwarma was CT3’s absolute favorite. He also liked the felafel’s, but not so much me!!
A Greek Salad
This, I liked – well minus the olives and onions!! It was that much more enjoyable given the fact that the day I ordered it was the day we were sitting on the beach at the Mediterranean. It seemed to be a very appropriate food given our location!
Tim Tams, Pizza and Coke
Who can resist a Coke a Cola?? Pizza in Israel is commonly found and is something I often had for lunch. I felt that I was safe with the cheese and bread, and coupled with a coke, made me right at home. We did have one issue when I was eating a pizza in the Shwarma place. As all places we ate were Jewish owned, they are Kosher, meaning they do not mix meat and dairy. In fact, they aren’t even in the same restaurant.
Having a cheese pizza in a place next to someone eating meat is not appropriate and I was half way through before I realized my mistake. I covered my pizza in hopes that people wouldn’t see it and shoveled it down as fast as I could. It probably wouldn’t have been a big deal, but earlier in the week, we were somewhere and someone from our group had made the same mistake and got chased out of the restaurant by the owners and other angry customers. Oops.
All in all, I have to say Israeli food is really good. I know I am picky, but there are always things I can find to eat, and those who partook in the ethnic foods really enjoyed them!