Each summer at the food truck festival, Jerusalem restaurants show off their best dishes. During July and August, dozens of restaurants participate in a food truck festival in the city’s Ben Hinnom Valley Park on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The park is just outside the city walls, near the Cinematheque theater. Even for those who have already had dinner at The Inbal, it is worth a visit to enjoy music, the atmosphere, drinks and perhaps a late night snack.

For a Food Truck Festival, Jerusalem is the perfect place

Jerusalem has a thriving culinary scene. Throughout the city, but especially concentrated around the outdoor Mahane Yehuda market, there are dozens of innovative restaurants, many of them bringing together traditional recipes and cooking methods with newer culinary trends. The Inbal’s 02 chef restaurant is a great example of this delicious gourmet creativity.

When it comes to the food truck festival, Jerusalem restaurants set up trucks serving a few dishes, along with drinks and desserts. The restaurants rotate each week. In addition to food, there are some artisans selling crafts and wares, along with activity booths for children. The atmosphere is festive and fun, even for those who just join for a drink or to hear the music.

Those heading to the festival can also admire the illuminated city walls at night, stroll around the Ben Hinnom Valley park, or check out the newly-opened pedestrian bridge which spans this valley.

With the Food Truck Festival, Jerusalem joins a growing trend

In recent years, food trucks have grown in popularity around the world. 

They allow restaurants to serve great food, but in a more casual and fun environment, giving restaurants a chance to attract new diners and try out new dishes.

With the food truck festival, Jerusalem is also embracing this trend. But this festival is not the only presence of food trucks in Jerusalem. Burger restaurant Segev has a daily food truck in the Valley of the Cross, and the Galipette food truck serves up crepes in the garden of the city’s natural history museum. Just outside the city, the Mashav Food trucks also draw a crowd on nice days.

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