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Hard to digest: after the price increases on street food - how much will a dish cost you? | Israel today


Not just apartments and electrical appliances: the jump in prices does not miss our favorite street food either • Have you ever imagined that you would pay more than NIS 80 for a pizza tray or almost NIS 50 for a shawarma order?

Shawarma and pizza are probably the dishes that are considered the flagship dishes for the general public, but it may not surprise you to hear that their price, which is supposed to be street food - is breaking records in the last year.

The national sport of Israelis on social media is to cry, of course, how expensive everything is here.

They have just returned from a music festival in Barcelona, ​​a family trip to Budapest or a romantic weekend in Prague.

And they had cheap.

They ate and drank, and it cost them half the price it would cost them in Israel.

The fact that they ate in countries with poor economies, that they were the tourists who came en masse while the world was still licking the corona wounds, that the world was going through a rolling economic crisis and they rolled the casino roulette with the free buffet, it has nothing to do of course.

The easiest is demagoguery.

On the one hand, the price of street food in Israel is among the highest in the world, there is no arguing about that.

In fact, you can not call a lunch for 60 shekels street food, it's a regular meal.

Borax, pizza, hamburger - everything is terribly expensive, and a family can end an evening at a burger joint for more than 300 shekels.

Indeed quite high.

On the other hand, what choice do small business owners have?

Product prices - basic as they are - are rising rapidly, electricity is rising, water is priced in this country as if it were champagne, and we have not yet talked about the shortage of manpower.

And in the end who does it fall on, you think?

About us, of course.

For years we have been told that cooking at home is cheaper and healthier, and the restaurants are still booming: from the best restaurants in Israel, where a meal will cost 350 shekels per diner, through sushi and skewers, to unloaded falafel that launches 200 pitas a day.

Have you been trying to book a restaurant lately?

Good luck with that.

The profession in demand in Israel for a doctor is a courier at Walt.

Israelis are dying for street food, and they have fallen in love with it again in Corona.

Because when the restaurants were closed, no one missed the red tuna sashimi, but mostly the shawarma dish with lots of tehini and spicy.

Street food is the only food we have passion and longing for.

Have you ever missed the only Michelin star restaurant you ate at?

Bottom line, expensive Israel does not allow for cheaper options than street food, no matter if it is the classic or the modern one based on American dishes.

Give us a sabih in the morning, a hamburger for lunch or some water borax, and we fly to the sky.

In the end, this country is mostly interested in food, food and again food.

So bring us bread and amusement, and bring with you some small saucer of pickles we'll take to the table, what have you started skimping on us?

Were we wrong?


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Source: israelhayom

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