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Aug 2, 2010 12:55 AM

Cheapest Food in Jerusalem

I'm a graduate student studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and for the last 6 months, I've been feeding myself on 50 NIS a week. I'd like to change up my food routine a little bit and was hoping for some great suggestions on the best food deals in Jerusalem ... every shekel counts!


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  1. I would like to know how you manage on 50 NIS per week. Where are the outside dining places that one can do that, unless you are speaking of eating at home.

    1. On that budget, I presume that you're mostly eating at home. As a former HU student, my first advice would be to avoid the Mr Zol's in French Hill and shop mostly at the shuk - either Machene Yehuda or even cheaper would be the vendors outside of Damascus gate. Once you get inside the Old City the price does go up a bit.

      Also, outside of Damascus gate on Fridays and Saturdays, there are street vendors selling kebabs for 10 NIS. They're amazing, and possibly the cheapest prepared food I know of in the city.

      1. The cheapest Jewish grocery stores are in Mea Shearim, to be sure. Try the Vol Vbgadol just down the street from Manny's new location In Mea Shearim. Cheap grocery items and good sales.