An Israeli specialty, try bourekas. A delicious, flaky pastry made from phyllo dough, it contains many different fillings that settled immigrants brought to Israel from their native countries. Bourekas come in many different shapes and sizes, with fillings such as salty cheese, mashed potatoes, mushrooms, and spinach. They are often sprinkled with seeds, or other toppings like pizza sauce and their shapes are usually indicative of their fillings: a square boureka is filled with potatoes, while a round one is filled with salty cheese.
At Bourekas Ramle you will find delicious Turkish-style bourekas with three types of fillings: cheese, potato with lots of black pepper, and fresh spinach. What makes this place unique is the shape of the pastry as well as the condiments that you can add to them – pickles, tahini sauce, a hard-boiled egg and a Yemenite hot pepper sauce called schug. Enjoy a cup of fresh lemonade to wash it down.
Bourkas Ramle, 44 Agrippas St, Jerusalem, Israel +972 5285 23188
Bourekas Ima, Rivka Street
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Bourekas Musa is a Jerusalem favorite. It is located under the Russian compound near the Jerusalem municipal building and here you can get a large assortment of bourekas that contain all types of fillings. All of the dough is made in-house.
Bourekas Musa, 30 Jaffa St, Jerusalem, Israel +972 2623 5273