Jerusalem in the time of Corona!

Jerusalem in the time of Corona!

Jerusalem in the time of Corona is a special place! The streets and the shuk are emptier than they’ve ever been after last weeks announcement. If you missed BiBi’s update, here is the rundown.

We can no longer:
1. Gather in groups of more then 10 
2. Be closer than 6 feet from one another
3. Eat at restaurants
4. Go to the gym
5. See a movie
6. Be at work unless ESSENTIAL PERSONEL.
7. NEW 3/24: No longer allowed to walk further than 100 meters from our homes.

What can we do? The answer is plenty! 

What the world needs now is a little love and kindness and one way we can spread that is through shopping and supporting local small businesses. Here is a list of what is open and available in Jerusalem!

Take Away/ Delivery:

Mousseline Ice Cream (delivering across Jerusalem, gluten free cones!!)
Pepitos (Great for gluten free, just tell them!)
Hummus Shel Tachina
Sushiya (gluten free options), 02-6259055
Cafe Nocturno, great gluten free options, minimum order of 100 shekel and 20 shekel delivery fee. 077-7008510
Power Coffeeworks on Aggripas
Tap and Tail is delivering cocktails! Free delivery for orders over 100 shekel.
Coffee Market 050-6406400
Craft Pizza 02-6633847
Ishtabach 02-6232997
Culinary Market (baked goods) 055-533-557b

In Town:
Jahnun Bar
Etrog Man 03-5567706
Muffin Boutique
Holy Bagel
Chef Chaouen
1868/ JLM Sushi/ Zuta
Gourmandises delivers challah and pastries (and gluten free cakes!) for Shabbat! Call 02-5667222.
Zalmans, order via phone 0539368586 or on
Tacos Luis: Will be open for pop ups, check their social media or call 058-4040287 to find out when.
You Need Coffee, delivering coffee by the kilo 050-9557091.
Pergamon, 0506843988, order by 5pm for delivery the next day. They have delicious gluten free options.

Rehavia/ Talbiye:
Pizza Flora
Rachel’s Boulevard 0534661612
La Piedra
Burger Room JLM (gluten free buns!)
HaLechem Shel Tomer
Ofaimme is delivering cheese, wine, bread and more! Email
Tommy’s, WhatsApp 054-2624213.
P2, 02-5635555 (gluten free pizza)

Cafe Michael and Michaela in Katamon (Michaela has a store with all kinds of yummy packaged (gluten free) goodies!)
Red Pizza (has gluten free)
Cohens Deli Katamon (not Rehaviya), 02-5719050
Pizza May 02-563-9450

Baka/ Talpiot:
Bruno on Derech Beit Lechem
Sweet and Salt Gelato
Captain Burger in The First Station
Hummus Abu Shukri in The First Station
Sushi Rechavia (delivery)
New Deli
Burgers Bar
Bourekas Ima, baked goods as well as gluten free products.

Beit HaKerem:
Cafe Denya, gluten free options including pasta, 02-6485553

Ramat Eshkol:
Waffle Bar (delivering around all of Jerusalem)

The Katamon Kitchen does Shabbat catering and quarantine meals delivered to your door! DM her or check out her website.

Food for Thought Israel is delivering delicious, fresh home cooked meals! Message @foodforthoughtisrael on Instagram for this weeks menu!


Shimrat Keesing aka my personal favorite personal trainer in Jerusalem is offering classes via Facebook live for only 20 shekel. Text her to sign up, 0526109654.

The wonderful Mallory Hope is hosting FREE live fitness classes everyday at 12:30 on Instagram! Follow her on Instagram for more details! Also, check out these at home workouts.

Check out Or Yoga’s schedule for live Yoga classes here.

Esther Taub Fitness is running a special, 25% off her online fitness Program! Use the code ETF25 at checkout!

Local Jerusalem trainer Adam from GrossmanGainz is offering free at home workout plans! Message him on Instagram to sign up.


JClay Studio has take home paint your own ceramic kits! Find their contact info here.

Shiny Crumpets makes personalized printable coloring sheets! Find her on Instagram.

Hadara’s Hands on Studio is offering take home clay kits of different sizes! She will also fire the work for you once you’re done. Call her at 0506736643 to order! Prices range from 169-269 shekel.

DIY Paint Party is delivering canvas painting kits throughout Jerusalem! Host a fun little wine and paint night for you and your loved ones/ house mates/ just you. Email to order. Prices range 50- 100 shekel.

The Open Studio is offering “At Home Creativity Kits” that are great for kids! The can be picked up, shipped, or delivered to your home(Jerusalem only). All kits include what you need to do the projects with your children at home, instruction & resource sheets will be emailed separately after payment is received. Here is the order Form and you can call Avigayle with questions at 054-626-8496.

Workshops/ Courses:

English Speaking Networking is going online with nine incredible speakers over nine nights. ESN is offering all their videos to participants as well as the chance to network with a list of all attendees. This is an awesome chance to network with business owners from all over the world. Use the code “theisraelbites” for 10% off!

Nishmat and Matan, women’s Torah learning centers, have opened their zoom classes to the public! Find the schedules on Facebook.

Ivy League schools are offering hundreds of free online courses! I’m taking one on social enterprise, check out the list here.

Looking for support during this time? Ricki Silber is offering mindset /meditation /energy healing sessions via WhatsApp video at reduced rates for anyone who need some guidance. She is a Mindset Coach and you can get in touch with her via WhatsApp at 0537164189.

Both Indian Food in Nachlaot and Citrus and Salt are hosting online cooking courses! They will be live and offered at budget friendly prices. Check out their Facebook pages for more details.

Stores to support during Corona:

FeelBox on Azza street is open 24/6 with tons of snack foods, a decent produce selection, toilet paper and Tishbi wine 3 for 99 shek.

Teva Castel in the first station is open and stocked with Matzah, dried fruit, pasta, flours, cheeses and more.

Kos Shel Bracha, Evyatar will be open 1:30pm to 8pm daily and is offering free delivery in Jerusalem for orders over 150 shekel! Call or email him to order, or 0545375663.

The best cheese shop is still operating so don’t settle for supermarket cheese. Go get yourself some Basher to eat while you drink wine and watch movies! They even deliver, check out their site!

Busters Cider delivers! 100% gluten free, natural, and delish! Call 054-3386323.

Many wineries are offering delivery (some even free delivery) including Assaf Winery (min. is only 3 bottles!), Pelter, Domaine Herzberg, Domaine du Castel, Covenant Israel, Gush Etzion, Sadot, Drimia, Amphorae Wines, Soreq, and Tabor. I ordered Pelter’s new gin and it was a power move. (Minimum varies by winery, generally 6 bottles and you get free delivery)

Shoreshei Tzion is delivering health snack foods right to your door. Their products are gluten free (almost everything) and vegan. I love their flour blends and nut butters! Order online.

Looking to try new healthy snacks and don’t want to leave the house? How about getting a snack box delivered to you from Foxxy Box! They have all different kinds of boxes including gluten free and vegan options.

Love ice cream? What about ALCOHOLIC ice cream? Moran form Tipsy Scoop will be doing deliveries in Jerusalem on Friday. Put in your order now!

Instead of heading to your neighborhood chain supermarket, choose to shop local. Hit the makolet across from your house and pick up some stuff. The lines will be shorter and you’ll be helping out a neighbor in need.

Are you still in need of things to do? Check out this list I’m featured in of productive things to do while social distancing!

Stay well and check back for updates about Jerusalem in the time of Corona.

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I'm Jazzie, a 20 something wannabe globetrotter with Celiac Disease. Living in Israel and navigating being gluten free is no easy task, so I created TheIsraelBites to provide English speakers with information about surviving Celiac Disease in the Middle East.

2 thoughts on “Jerusalem in the time of Corona!

  1. Ephraim Shapiro
    Ephraim Shapiro says:

    Thanks for the list. Please note that Pizza May in Katamon (02-563-9450 45 Hapalmach) also does delivery

    1. theisraelbites

      I added it last night when I walked by and saw it! Thanks!

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