The Cost of Eating in Israel / Tel Aviv Table Podcast

Not a week goes by on the Tel Aviv Table without one persistent theme coming up: The cost of eating in Israel — which, you may have guessed, is exorbitant.

Tomer Appelbaum

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Hunting for grocery deals in Berlin
Journalist Uri Berkowitz started a blog called Zol Sham (‘Cheap There’) to compare the cost of groceries in Israel and Germany. He explains what he found.

Asher Schechter on why Israeli food costs are so high
Business and economics journalist Asher Shechter explains about the monopolies, lobbies, import duties and kashrut regulations that drive Israeli food prices through the roof.

Stretching Shekels for Dinner
Louise Summers is a single mom with a disability, raising a child in Tel Aviv. She describes some methods for stretching her shekels in the kitchen.

Social Food, Sane Prices
Assaf Ben Ezra is taking a jab at the high profits of traditional restaurants with Havruta, a coffee shop where customers decide how much to pay above the ‘actual cost’ price. I go to Havruta to chat to Assaf.

Gil Hovav on eating great restaurant fare for cheap
Chef and culinary journalist Gil Hovav has made finding delicious and inexpensive meals his specialty. He gives his top three recommendations for affordable sit-down eating in Israel.

PriceZ: The Waze of supermarket shopping
Boaz Yahav wanted to help Israelis get the cheapest goods possible at the supermarket, so he and his wife started a price comparison app called Pricez.

Food News: Cheap beer on tap!
We talk about new, cheap alcohol chain ‘Beer Drop'; a new Italian neighborhood bar; and Israel’s upcoming food festivals.