CITYbites: Middle Eastern flavors

Mahane Yehuda neighborhood is a microcosm of Israeli society, with local restaurant, Shipudei Hagefen, serving up the best in authentic Middle Eastern Food.

Shipudei Hagefen 311 (photo credit: courtesy/itraveljerusalem)
Shipudei Hagefen 311
(photo credit: courtesy/itraveljerusalem)
Shipudei Hagefen on Agrippas Street is famous for its mouth-watering shipudim (skewered meat) as well as stuffed vegetables and grape leaves, falafel, meat, kubeh soup and home-made Yemenite pitas. The restaurant serves an abundance of fresh salads, which include delicious hummus and tehina. Its rich and varied Kosher Mehadrin menu draws a varied clientele, from workers to famous politicians to large tourist groups.
Shipudei Hagefen, which means Grapevine Skewers, is run and owned by Tzion Anavim, who has 23 years of experience and expertise in the catering business.
The restaurant offers a vibrant, bustling, homey atmosphere with original wall murals and warm, friendly service. Shipudei Hagefen can accommodate groups of 150 people and offers buffet-style “all you can eat” with entertainment by an in-house singer.
Shipudei Hagefen is the perfect place to refuel, relax and enjoy when shopping at nearby Mahane Yehuda market or when exploring the neighborhood. is a new online international travel portal offering all the latest information on things to do, places to eat and places to stay in Jerusalem.