Mr. Green Salad and Bagel Café on Jaffa Street: A Fresh Kosher Taste of Jerusalem, Israel
Kosher Dairy and Vegetarian Restaurant in Jerusalem, Israel ✈
My visit to Mr. Green Café in Jerusalem, Israel was a refreshing encounter with a budget-friendly kosher dairy and vegetarian cuisine. This café, with its sister location in Tel Aviv, prides itself on their salads and bagels, but their menu is actually very diverse.
Located in the city of the center on lively Jaffa Street, Mr. Green offers the perfect vantage point to enjoy a meal. You can soak in the street's energy at an outdoor table or enjoy the cozy tables indoors. The corner location of Mr. Green strikes a fine balance, providing a relaxed atmosphere amidst city life's frantic pace.
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“Mr. Green offers a budget-friendly and satisfying dining experience, especially for those looking for customizable, fresh, and healthy meal options in Jerusalem. The restaurant is open throughout the week, with varying hours, accommodating both early risers and late-night diners.”
What truly sets Mr. Green apart is its extensive and colorful salad bar. The variety of ingredients available allows for a highly personalized salad experience. Customers can create their own salads by choosing from a selection of seven items, plus a special addition. The salad comes with two dressings of choice, and additional toppings and bread are available for an extra charge.
The menu includes recommended special salads, such as the "Jerusalem Salad," which comprises tomatoes, cucumbers, purple onions, purple cabbage, chopped parsley, roasted eggplant, hard-boiled egg, artichoke, hummus, bagel chips, and green tahini dressed with olive oil and fresh lemon juice.
They also offer a popular Protein Salad which includes lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrot strips, beetroot, kohlrabi, black lentils, chia seeds, a mix of white and red quinoa, smoked salmon, and hard-boiled egg, dressed with olive oil and fresh lemon juice.
The culinary choices at Mr. Green extends beyond salads. The pastas and soups change regularly, offering a comforting and satisfying meal regardless of the season. Customers can choose from different pasta types like penne or fettuccine and select from a variety of sauces, including tomato, classic cream, rosa salsa, and cream pesto.
For those looking for a lighter bite, the vegetarian sandwiches and toasts are a great option. The sandwiches come with a choice of bread and cream (classic, olive, or garlic-dill), complemented by lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. Varieties include an omelet sandwich, hard-boiled egg sandwich, sunny-side-up egg sandwich, avocado sandwich, vegetable omelet sandwich, tuna sandwich, and cheese sandwich.
The side dishes, both hot and cold, are perfect accompaniments to the main courses. The menu offers a selection of quiches (mushroom, broccoli, onion, sweet potato) and other baked goods like croissants and bagels.
Mr. Green's beverage selection complements its food menu well. From fresh, vitamin-packed juices squeezed on order to a variety of soft drinks and flavored waters, there's a drink for every palate. If you're in the mood for something stronger, the café also offers a selection of alcohol.
One of the most appealing aspects of Mr. Green is its versatility. It's a place where mornings can be kick-started with a hearty breakfast and a good cup of coffee or fresh juice. Lunchtimes are bustling with hot meals, and evenings are perfect for sitting with friends over snacks and drinks.
The café's central location makes it an ideal spot for both locals and tourists. It's particularly convenient for city dwellers and office workers during weekdays. Despite its main street location, the café offers a sense of escapism, a place to unwind.
Mr. Green is open from Friday until the beginning of Shabbat and reopens on Saturday night. For those unable to visit, they offer a delivery service, bringing their menu to your home or office.
Mr. Green offers a budget-friendly and satisfying dining experience, especially for those looking for customizable, fresh, and healthy meal options in Jerusalem. The restaurant is open throughout the week, with varying hours, accommodating both early risers and late-night diners.
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