Taste of Israel
An Israeli culinary tour. No passport required.
Israeli food is so much more than hummus and falafel.
This melting pot of diverse cuisines – Moroccan, Yemenite, French, Bukharan, Russian, Iraqi, Ethiopian, Druze, and many others – contributes to the diverse Israeli culinary landscape. It is this delicious diversity that may well explain why Israeli food is having its current burst in popularity. In 2019, JArts created Taste of Israel, Boston’s first Israeli restaurant week, as an opportunity for Boston-area diners to sample Israeli culinary culture without paying for airfare.
While there are a handful of Israeli restaurants already in Boston, Taste of Israel features restaurants from all culinary persuasions presenting their unique take on Israeli cuisine – and in so doing, educating us about facets of Israeli life with every bite. Each restaurant creates 3-5 special dishes that will be on the menu for the duration of the week.
An estimated 5,000 diners took part in the first two years of the programs.
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