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

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!!
Crave, order online for delivery or TA! Also delivers to surrounding areas not in central Jerusalem.
Pepitos (Great for gluten free, just tell them!) Takeaway and delivery, 053-6216596
Hummus Shel Tachina
Sushiya (gluten free options), pick up and delivery 02-6259055
Cafe Nocturno, great gluten free options, minimum order of 100 shekel and 20 shekel delivery fee. 077-7008510
Power Coffeeworks is open for take away and delivery.
Coffee Market 050-6406400
Craft Pizza 02-6633847
Ishtabach 02-6232997
Argento Empanadas, 02-9945755
Aricha Sabich, for delivery click here.
Ima Restaurant, order via tabit.
Others: Rachmo, Urbun, Azura, Golda (NEW!), Arias, Cookie Cream, FishnChips, Achim Levi, Marzipan, Tzemach, Yehudit, Roasters

In Town:

Cafe Nadi will be open starting May 3rd, call (02-6251737) or email to order.
Jahnun Bar
Etrog Man 03-5567706
Muffin Boutique, minimum of 150 shekel, 052-77 22 368
Holy Bagel
Chef Chaouen
1868, call 054-7244455 or order online, they are even doing ready-made Shabbat meals!
JLM Sushi, they also have cocktails for delivery! 02-6222312
Zuta Cocktails, delivering cocktails 4 for 100 shekels! 02-6222313
Gourmandises delivers challah and pastries (and gluten free cakes!) for Shabbat! Call 02-5667222.
Zalmans, order via phone 053-9368586 or on
Tacos Luis: Open 12-5 call 058-4040287 to order.
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.
Roladin, Order here.
Mian Noodles, 02-9944333
Metaphora Cafe, takeaway coffee and cookies, 10 am -2 pm, Yafo 31

Rehavia/ Talbiye:

Pizza Flora
Rachel’s Boulevard 0534661612
Burger Room, delivery and they have gluten free buns!
HaLechem Shel Tomer, take away
Ofaimme is delivering cheese, wine, bread and more! Email
Tommy’s, WhatsApp 054-2624213.
P2, 02-5635555 (gluten free pizza)
Aza L’Berlin
Cafe Yehoshua
Hummus Rehavia


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

Baka/ Talpiot:

Bruno on Derech Beit Lechem
Sweet and Salt Gelato
The First Station started a delivery/ pick up program including, Captain Burger, Hummus Abu Shukri, Tommys and more! Click here.
Sushi Rechavia 
New Deli
Burgers Bar
HaMakom Shel Itzik, 
Borekas Ima, baked goods as well as gluten free products.
Pompidou, deliveries, 02-6251111

Beit HaKerem:

Cafe Denya, gluten free options including gf pasta, delivery and takeaway 02-6485553

Ramat Eshkol:

Waffle Bar (delivering around all of Jerusalem)
Shmaltz Deli will be open for pick up and delivery starting May 3rd, call 058-7462589.


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

Deli Garden next door to the Botanical Gardens has take away and delivery! To order call 050-2600045.

Want to order pre-made Shabbat food and give back? Order from Simone and Yonatan- two top Israeli chefs with a wide range of Shabbat ready food options. They are donating 10% of the proceeds from all orders to support Yad Ezra! Call or WhatsApp 050-7709980 to order.

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.

Fitness queen Tatiana Hasson is offering a special deal for first time clients! Always wanted to try out having a personal trainer? You are sure to love her Zoom HIIT classes. Find her on Facebook.


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:

The Shuk, order using this new online site! You can get deliveries from multiple places within the shuk all at once with only one delivery fee. It is a really great way to stock up on produce, coffee, baked goods, cheese, spices, and more.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Alcohol Deliveries:

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.

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)

Love ice cream? What about ALCOHOLIC ice cream? Moran form Tipsy Scoop is doing deliveries to Jerusalem. Put in your order now!

Click here to find out how you can help local nonprofits that are suffering!

Stay well and follow me on instagram for regular 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.

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