Top 5: Doughnut delights in Jerusalem
By LOREN MINSKY/ TRAVELJERUSALEM.COM TEAM
As Hanukka reaches its halfway point, here are some great places to eat delicious holiday treats while you still can.
Even though the festival is already a few days old, it's hard not to
continue indulging this Hanukka with mouthwatering doughnuts of every
variation in Jerusalem. These are some of the more popular ones, but it
really depends on how you like them.
offers an array of tempting doughnuts that manage to get the texture
and balance of ingredients just right. Those who enjoy the traditional
sugar-coated doughnut with red jelly filling will love Marzipan's with
its generous well distributed filling – just how you remember it as a
kid but with a boutique bakery twist.
popular flavor is the chocolate and coconut, which has a gooey
chocolate center that contrasts well with the chocolate and toasted
coconut topping. The one with a meringue topping is something different
and very satisfying. Marzipan's doughnuts are competitively priced at
NIS 5 per doughnut.
Phone: (02) 623-2618
Address: 44 Agrippas Street (Original branch)
Bakeshop is the place to head to if you're looking for amazing
American-style doughnuts. The bakery moved a few months ago from Geula
to the heart of Mea Shearim taking its loyal largely American customer
base with it.
The doughnuts are made slowly and deliberately and
this comes through in their taste and texture. Available in around 30
delicious flavors, one of the best sellers this year is the Long John
doughnut with Bavarian cream on the inside and chocolate on the top.
Phone: (02) 538-0630
Address: 15 Mea Shearim Road
doughnuts from the esteemed European-style bakery Café Kadosh are as
fine and indulgent as you'd expect them to be. As ever, owners Izik and
Keren Kadosh have used the best of the best full dairy ingredients such
as real butter instead of margarine.
doughnuts are available in regular jam as well as a whole lot of other
gourmet and unique flavors such as nougat, pistachio and dulche de
leche. Made on site every two hours these doughnuts are fresh and as
hard to resist as it gets. The doughnuts range in price from NIS6
(regular) to NIS 10.
Phone: (02) 625-4210
Address: 6 Shlomtsion Hamalka Street
Beit Halechem Shel Chava
modest bakery store situated in the outdoor market on Jaffa Street can
easily be overlooked, but offers very tasty doughnuts. The best (or
worst) part is that they are fried right in front of you so you get to
see the vast quantities of sizzling oil that is used.
doughnuts are moderately priced at NIS3 or NIS4 per doughnut and come in
several flavors including a very simple one with just a scattering of
Phone: (02) 623-3379
Address: 119 Jaffa Road
doughnuts at Roladin Bakery score high on creativity and appearance and
are truly almost too beautiful and designer to eat. The recommended
doughnut of the season is the black forest variation - a cream-filled
doughnut coated in dark chocolate accompanied by a cherry chaser to
squirt into the doughnut for a burst of flavor as you require it.
special one is the tiramisu flavor with its rich mascarpone cheese
filling, white chocolate coating and café latte chaser that brings the
doughnut alive. They don’t come cheap, however, at a hefty NIS 8 – NIS
9.50 per doughnut.
Phone: (02) 622-2021
Address: 12 Hillel Street
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