Off-campus dining (for in-campus check Eating Places at Facilities in Campus) Most of the restaurants in Jerusalem are kosher, and they are mainly located in the city center, near the market and at Emek Refaim St. (German Colony). There are also a few restaurants that are not kosher, which open on Saturday (Menza, Link, Chakra, Focaccia, Zuni, YMCA, etc. and some restaurants in the old city and East Jerusalem). Most of them are located at the city center. Be aware that they get crowded on Friday evenings, so it is recommended to make a reservation in advance. Zuni and Aroma at Hillel St. are open 24 hours, including SaturdaySaturday. On Hillel Street in the city center. there are many other non-kosher food options, like pizzas and burgers.
Most of the Jerusalem residents buy food from supermarkets as well as the market (Mahane Yehuda, or “Shuk”). The fresh vegetables and fruits in the market are highly recommended (Thursday evenings, Fridays and holiday eves, the market is packed to bursting with vendors loudly hawking their wares over the buzz of shoppers and bargain-hunters). There are also a few Russian and Asian shops selling non-kosher ethnic food at the market area, for example at Agripas Street.
Sushi, pizzas and burgers can be ordered online or through phone, and they will be delivered to your lab/office or home. Some of them, like the listed below, work also on Saturdays: Chilli Pizza (English friendly): 02-6254040 (www.pizzachili.co.il); Domino’s Pizza: www.dominos.co.il; Iwo’s Burgers: 02-6222513 (http://www.iwos.co.il/).
When cooking, keep in mind that meat is made kosher by salting – so add less than you normally would.