McFalafel Comes to Israel! Only 499 Calories…

Food, Travel Tips, What's New — By Judy Lash Balint on January 20, 2011 at 10:34 am

The McDonald’s fast food chain introduced it’s new product geared to Israeli tastes a few days ago–known as the McFalafel, the meal consists of felafel balls, Israeli salad and techina, wrapped in an Iraqi pita and costs 10NIS (about $2.85) for the 3-felafel sandwich and 16.90 (about $4) for the 5-ball version.

McDonald’s has 160 restaurants in Israel, with 36 of them holding a kosher certification.  Up until now, they have served the regular McDonald’s fare available at the golden arches all over the world, although McDonald’s Israel CEO Omri Padan explains that cheeseburgers are not a huge seller here.

If you’d rather go for the REAL local version, the general consensus is that the best/freshest felafel in Jerusalem is to be had either at Abu Shukri in the Old City or at the nameless felafel stand at the edge of the Machane Yehuda shuk–on the Agrippas Street end of the open shuk.

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