Traditional East European home-style restaurants are hard to find in Jerusalem, but this neighborhood take-away place, with a few tables on the side, fits the bill. Not to be confused with a New York–style deli, Heimische Essen doesn’t do pastrami. Instead, it specializes in matzo ball soup, baked chicken, Sabbath cholent (casserole), potato kugel, gefilte fish, and other home-cooking classics. And there are days when an old-fashioned, nourishing meal of a bowl of soothing chicken soup can be a godsend. Luncheon specials drop the price for that meal; the take-away option can be useful on Friday before Shabbat.
19 Keren Kayemet St
Our Rating Neighborhood King George V Avenue Hours Sun–Thurs 11am–9pm, Fri 9am–2pm Phone 02/563-9845 Cuisine Type East European Jewish Other (Keren Kayemet St. is off King George, halfway between Ben-Yehuda and Aza [Gaza] sts.). Main courses NIS 40–NIS 60. Light Rail to King George St