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Where To Eat Delicious Shwarma In Jerusalem, Israel
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Where To Eat Delicious Shwarma In Jerusalem, Israel

Picture of Yehuda Jacobs
Updated: 17 October 2016
The Turks brought shawarma to Israel during the Ottoman rule of the Middle East. What makes shwarma one of Israel’s best-selling street foods is that it is always served in a fresh, piping hot pita pocket filled with homemade salads, wonderful flavors and textures. Shwarma is a great street food, here’s our guide to the best places to eat it.
Shwarma | © Yehudah Jacobs
Shwarma | © Yehudah Jacobs

Halo Teiman

Halo Teiman has some of the best shawarma. Choose from one of these four types of shawarma: lamb, beef, chicken or turkey or mix them all together! Add some juicy salads to the fresh pita, and you will have a delicious fast food.

Halo Teiman, Weizman Blvd 7, Jerusalem, Israel, +972 2 625 2525

Halo Teiman | © Yehudah Jacobs
Halo Teiman | © Yehudah Jacobs
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Arkadesh | © Yehudah Jacobs
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Hamarush

Located in the heart of the city center on Ben Yehuda Street, Hamarush is a very small hole-in-the-wall venue featuring some of the best tasting, fresh shwarma in the area. Hamarush sells two types of shwarma complemented by a side of hand-cut fries. Other Middle Eastern delights, including hummus and kibbeh in the winter, are also available.

Hamarush, Ben Yehuda 2, Jerusalem, Israel, +972 2 622 3663

Hamarush | © Yehudah Jacobs
Hamarush | © Yehudah Jacobs
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Mifgash Ha’esh

A popular eatery, Mifgash Ha’esh is often frequented by politicians and ministers of the Israeli government! The shwarma is made from 100% spring chicken meat with a drizzle of lamb fat Mifgash Ha’esh also serves a variety of fresh salads.

Mifgash Ha’esh, Yirmiyahu St 23, Jerusalem, Israel +972 2 648 0999

The Vegetarian Shwarma | © Yehudah Jacobs
The Vegetarian Shwarma | © Yehudah Jacobs
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The Vegetarian Shwarma

The Vegetarian Shwarma has taken this popular meat dish and turned it into a vegetarian’s delight. Expect all the same condiments to accompany it, just no meat.

The Vegetarian Shwarma, Hillel St 23, Jerusalem, Israel, +972 77 500 9330