Jewish Dishes

7 Jewish Dishes You Have To Try

Jewish cuisine is often thought of as being simply the latkes and pastrami dishes that stem from Eastern Europe, but the cuisine has such a varied and rich history. Jewish dishes range from falafel and hummus of Israeli cuisine, couscous and vegetables in Sephardic (Mediterranean) cuisine, gelfite fish from Ashkenazic (Eastern Europe) cuisine and the Jewish-American style dishes that’s a mix of different regions and traditions.

For thousands of years, Jews created their own take on local cuisine where they lived, incorporating kosher laws into cooking techniques and switching out ingredients. This has resulted in a wide variety of ‘Jewish foods’ – all delicious! We’ve rounded up some of the best dishes that you can recreate at home.

These aren’t just any recipes either. They come from some of the world’s best food bloggers who have recreated the dishes meticulously so as you can make them at home. Make sure to bookmark and follow their blogs for more great foodie treats.

The Best Jewish Dishes

1. Turmeric Challah Rolls

The turmeric gives an almost earthy savoury flavour to the bread, as well as a majestic colour. You can serve these at the table with meats or salads.

Recipe created by Mango And Tomato.

2. Matzo Balls

One of the most classic Jewish recipes, with everybody having their own version of the classic dish. This one is wholesome and utterly delicious.

Recipe created by Jane.

3. Spinach Artichoke Latkes

These oil-free Spinach Artichoke Latkes are so good that you might just have to eat them when it’s not Chanukah, too.

Recipe created by Liz.

4. Sweet Noodle Kugel

Noodle Kugel is a Jewish casserole, made with egg noodles and a creamy custard (consisting of eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and a combination of cottage cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream.)

Recipe created by Amy.

5. New York Style Everything Bagel

The best bagels in New York come from the Jewish bakeries, but this home cooked version is every bit as good.

Recipe created by Andrea.

Jewish Dishes

6. Beet Borscht

This vegan version of borscht certainly isn’t your Bubbe’s soup. It’s even brighter than the traditional version, puréed with a sweet swirl of coconut milk and topped with pickled red onions.

Recipe by What Jew Wanna Eat.


7. Tahini Coffee Sufganiyot Doughnut

What goes better with doughnuts than coffee, tahini and rainbow sprinkles? You will be absolutely drooling as you get stuck into this recipe.

Recipe created by Amy.

Jewish Dishes


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