The Israeli Way Of Breakfast: Here’s What To Include

One of the best ways to start the day is with an Israeli breakfast, as anybody who has been to Israel or eaten it before will attest. This popular and beloved Israeli dish has its roots in traditional kibbutz cuisine, which was characterised by a large breakfast spread with plenty of variety that was ideal for communal living and eating. As an alternative to the same old pancakes and sandwich breakfast, it's a great option. These recipes are perfect for those lazy mornings when you want something fancier than cereal or eggs, but you're still in need of a new weekend breakfast idea. Indeed, a pita filled with hummus, cucumbers, and tomatoes is an excellent breakfast option. 

Classic Hummus 

A staple of Middle Eastern cuisine is hummus, the beloved, unassuming chickpea dip. It is famously offered all day long in Israel, including breakfast, lunch, supper, and snacks. 

Pita Bread 

Pita is the traditional bread of the Middle East. It resembles flatbread and naan and is soft and gently leavened. Making your own oven-fresh pita breads (pitot in Hebrew) is a simple with a Israeli recipe. You may prepare these in advance and keep them fresh in the freezer. Just reheat them up before serving. 

Israeli Salad 

Chopped tomato and cucumber salad, also known as "Israeli salad," is a staple in Israeli cuisine and may be found at every meal of the day, including morning. There's no way you could eat freshly made pita and hummus or load a falafel sandwich without it. 

Baba Ghanoush 

It is a dip or spread that is composed of roasted aubergine and tahini, and it is known as Baba Ghanoush, Baba Ghanouj, and Babaganoush. It is popular across the Middle East. 

Chocolate Spread 

Consider chocolate spread as the Israeli equivalent of Nutella, minus the hazelnuts. Since its introduction in the mid-1940s, Israeli chocolate spread—much like its beloved Italian counterpart—has been a favourite dessert, snack, and breakfast option for many. 


The baked pastry known as bouekas or burekas is a prominent item in Israeli cuisine. Freshly baked bourekas stuffed with various ingredients are a staple in Israeli bakeries, while frozen versions are available in stores for those times when you need a quick snack. 


If you're looking for a thick and sour strained yoghurt, try labneh. It goes well with cucumber and tomato salad, olive oil drizzled on top, and za'atar sprinkled on top. Or, spread it over pita or morning bread. You can whip up a batch using only plain yoghurt and salt. The yoghurt can be strained and then combined with spices. Roll into little balls and set in olive oil to keep for up to two months, or use as is. 


The Israeli breakfast menu isn't complete without eggs. An Israeli speciality that is gaining popularity across the world is shakshouka, which consists of eggs fried in a fragrant tomato sauce. Although this recipe yields individual servings of shakshouka, it may easily be doubled or tripled to accommodate a larger gathering. 


Olives are no different from the other locally grown vegetables that is a staple in Israeli mornings. In addition, savoury foods like eggs, cheese, and hummus go well with them. Green and black olives are easy to get in the grocery store's olive bar, and it's even easier to carry home a jar. 

Fruit Juices 

Everyone in Israel loves a glass of mitz (juice) at breakfast, but it's a popular drink throughout the day. People love their orange, grapefruit, and mango juices. 


Turkish coffee has long been a staple in Israel's robust coffee culture. However, beverages made with espresso have also become more popular. Espresso, steamed milk, and occasionally foamed milk make up the base of the "cafe hafuch," or "upside-down coffee," a popular latte-like beverage.