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Street Food in Israel

I am captivated by street food and open food markets.  Sliding into already crowded streets, the colors, smells, and variety of the stalls are fantastic for exploring and getting to know a new destination.  Cities and regions can be defined by their offerings.  The character of the street food reveals something about a place and its culture.

falafel in Jerusalem

Making Falafel in Jerusalem. I’m pretty sure I ate the ones frying in this picture.

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Akko Drink Cart

Israel drink cart, oranges and pomegranates

I found this adorable drink stand along the harbor in Akko, an old Crusader port city in Northern Israel.  It’s not hard to find fresh-squeezed pomegranate and orange juice vendor in the markets and along pedestrian streets.  I’m not sure why but this one seems to have some unnaturally bright blue, red, and yellow slushies available too.

If you’re looking for a delicious afternoon drink, it seems like a pretty easy choice to me!  I’ll take fresh pomegranate juice any day!

Street Food – Turkish Stuffed Mussels

Midye Dolmasi beautiful street food stuffed mussels in Canakkale, Turkey

Unmanned delicious stuffed mussels along the pier in Canukkale

While art and history usually drives most of my travel choices, I do like to eat well while I’m on vacation.  The flavors become so linked to my memories that one good bowl of tzatziki sends me to the beach in the Southern Peloponnese or a perfectly crispy wienerschnitzel reminds me of the sunny little garden cafe filled with Viennese office workers out to lunch.  I dream of recreating these things.  I do my best to attempt them over the first month I’m home and then on other random weekends when I get a craving for proper Guinness stew.

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