Who is TheIsraelBites?

Who is TheIsraelBites?

Hey y'all I'm Jazzie...

I’m a 20 something year old wanna be globetrotter with Celiac disease currently living in northern Israel.

After living between Jerusalem and South Carolina for two years, in the fall of 2018 I packed my bags and got on a plane! I left America to start my adult life in Israel- wondering about that? You can read all about the big move on the blog!

I am a major foodie and after moving to Israel I quickly learned that navigating being gluten free here is no easy task. In 2018, there were no English resources for people with gluten intolerances or Celiac Disease. Thus, TheIsraelBites was born! 

Since then, TheIsraelBites has become so much more than just a resource for places to eat within the country. This page is also home to my favorite recipes, travel tips, and more!

Being Celiac

I found out I have Celiac Disease during my senior year of high school, just before heading off to college. It was after over a year of being constantly sick with no answers. I had lost 30 lbs in the process and my body had stopped functioning properly. Following my diagnosis, I battled disordered eating for many years and one of my goals is to use this platform to raise awareness about the power of our words and the importance of not commenting on other people’s bodies- even if you think it is a complement. 

Read more about my story here.

My Map

Find some of my favorite places around the world on my Gluten Free World Map! I’m always adding to it so be sure to bookmark this page.


Wondering what it is like to move across the world with only $200 in your bank account? Check out my Aliyah story and tips!