Fodor's Expert Review Deitsch

$ Center City Polish

Cholent is a dish that evolved from necessity: Jewish law forbids cooking on the Sabbath, and so observant Jews often start a stew on Friday that will be ready the following afternoon. Every Jewish community has its own recipe, but in Jerusalem the best place to try cholent is in the ultra-Orthodox quarter of Mea Shearim, where on Thursday nights locals crowd into Deitsch for a plate straight out of Poland. You'll be served a rich brown stew with a few vegetables and a dumpling. Dress modestly, and expect to be the only patrons not wearing black and white.

Polish Historical Casual Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $

Quick Facts

32 Mea Shearim St.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem  9522914, Israel

02-582–9529

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sat. No dinner Fri.

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