Welcome to the Arab neighbourhood of Haifa: the Wadi Nisnas.
A place filled with life, vibrant people, and of course, amazing eats.
Walk down to the Wadi to find the most delicious falafels, soul-warming baked goods, extravagant sweets, and an open air market containing the most amazing fruits and vegetables. Come breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there will always be some kind of food to satisfy your cravings.
Let’s start off with the falafels.
Make sure to grab some to eat while exploring the open air market. The falafels are crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside, making them the most perfect bite to take.
Of course, every meal needs to be topped off with some kind of dessert.
Make sure to hunt the Wadi for some baklava, pastries, or anything that will help satiate your sweet tooth cravings!
If you’ve never tried baklava (or even if you have), you most definitely need to give it a try here in Israel. This dessert, which originated in the Middle East, is made of phyllo pastry and is filled with chopped nuts and soaked in honey. Can it even get any better??
I guess we should be healthy too: grab some fruits and vegetables!
Make sure to grab some vegetables and fruits to bring back home! Not only are they reasonably priced, but they are fresh and delicious as well.
Even if you don’t plan to purchase any produce, walk into the markets to experience their atmosphere.
You’ll notice the locals getting vegetables to prepare for their next meal, you’ll witness the shopkeepers trying to make a sale and being bargained with, you’ll enjoy the smell of the fresh fruits, and who knows, you might come across some fruits and vegetables you’ve never seen before.
And don’t forget to stop for some refreshing freshly squeezed juice or slushy to cool yourself off on a warm summer day.
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