Trends: Modern Israeli

Share-friendly and vegetable-heavy, healthy Israeli cuisine is in tune with today’s style of eating. Think beyond mainstays falafel, hummus, and tabbouleh and explore the wide range of ingredients in this melding of Middle Eastern-Mediterranean flavors.
  • Critically acclaimed restaurants like NOLA’s Shaya, L.A.’s Mh Zh, and Philly’s Zahav have elevated the cuisine’s profile above hand-helds and noshing.
  • The incredibly popular dip hummus kick-started the Israeli food craze. Differentiate yours by using scraps that typically go to waste or adding healthy, bright flavors like beets, carrots, turmeric, or za’atar.
  • Grilling cheese Halloumi is a hearty meat substitute that pairs well with grilled vegetables like red peppers, eggplant, and zucchini.