Today's kosher cuisine scene in Jerusalem is thriving and growing constantly, and gourmet and kosher are no longer mutually exclusive in this town, though of course local common phenomena such as falafel, schwarma and pizza are easy to come by as well. Indeed, kosher restaurants of all stripes are ubiquitous in almost every area of the Holy City.
Kosher restaurants can be found in just about every neighborhood of the city. Main thoroughfares and central hotspots are rife with kosher options. These locations include the center of town - King George Street, Shlomtzion Hamalka, and Ben Yehuda Street, as well as Mamilla, the Old Train Station, Emek Refaim Street, and scattered throughout Talpiot. For those looking for a quieter meal, there are plenty of options tucked away throughout the city’s neighborhoods on quiet tree-lined side streets, including those in Katamon, the German Colony, Rehavia, Yemin Moshe, and even a couple in picturesque Ein Kerem. The Machane Yehuda market has its own respectable collection of Kosher restaurants both inside the market and on the surrounding streets.
Options in Jerusalem’s kosher dining scene offer something for everyone, with a wide range of culinary styles – dairy, meat, Middle-Eastern, Italian, French, fusion, and more, as well as prices and levels of Kashrut certification. Many of the kosher restaurants around town offer deliveries and business lunch specials as well.