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 Post subject: Isreal.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:12 am 
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House sitting for five weeks two Labrador dogs in March in Northern Israel, Haifa area.
Can anyone please let me know if items such as Nutritional Yeast, Gluten Wheat Flour, Vegan stock powders etc are readily available in the supermarkets or health stores.

I'm quite sure that Tempeh, Soy Milks and Tofus will be easy to find.

Also if taking these items into Israel is legal when declared on arrival.

Cheers and many thanks from Australia.


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 Post subject: Re: Israel. oops.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:04 am 
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Sorry, Post Subject spelt incorrectly. Sorry.


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 Post subject: Re: Isreal.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:42 am 
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I would expect that vegan stock powder would be readily available, but probably not the rest of your list.


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 Post subject: Re: Isreal.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:59 am 
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Happy Cow lists a number of organic/health food stores in Haifa, but the websites I found were all in Hebrew with no English option. Don't know if you speak/read Hebrew or has someone around who does, but that might give you an idea of what's available.

The last time I was in Israel was when I was 13 and not vegan, so I never paid attention to this stuff. (Not to mention, that was over three decades ago and the landscape has likely changed since then.) But I do remember that Israeli food was very very veg friendly. (My sister was vegetarian at the time.) Lots of incredibly fresh fruit and veg, lots of legumes. I think that even if you don't find specialty items like nooch and gluten, you can eat there really well on what is available. Plus, amazing falafel everywhere you go!

(Nooch tip: if you find out what to look for, check the nutritional supplement aisles and not just the food aisles. That's where they hide it here, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's hidden there too.)

ETA: Just googled "nutritional yeast Israel" and found out that it's put out there by a company called "Tvuot" and that it should be available at the Eden Teva Market which has a store in Haifa. That might be your best bet for finding the other stuff on your list too.

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 Post subject: Re: Isreal.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:20 pm 
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Thanks Larisa and lepelaar for your replies, most appreciated.

I've also found a wonderful Israeli Vegan site called

Tablet Magazine and it's full of the latest Vegan info within Israel.

Again thanks and Happy Silvester / New Year.


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 Post subject: Re: Isreal.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Ohh man. Do yourself a favor and take a short trip to Akko (also spelled Acre), it is about 20-25 minutes from Haifa. In the middle of the shouk is a place called Hummus Saiid. Hands down the best best best food i have ever eaten. Best hummus in the world. They only have about 5 items on the menu, all of it is hummus and it comes with freshly made pita and a veggie/olive plate. I dream about this place and have contemplated visiting just to eat there again. You won't be disappointed. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Isreal.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:54 am 
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Thanks so much xstartxtodayx for the info.

We will think of you as we work our way through their menu, can't wait.

Please if you have any other tips on Vegan travel and eateries in Israel we will be grateful if you could share them with us.

Having five weeks in the Haifa area allows us plenty of time to taste and explore.

Cheers.


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 Post subject: Re: Isreal.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:19 pm 
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Go to Dimona.


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 Post subject: Re: Isreal.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Thank you theque, another eatery added to our list.
We are so lucky having a full kitchen available to us and the local produce is certainly getting a heap of recommendations.
Cheers.


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