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Horizontal-Spit Shwarma Joint Opening Multiple Restaurants Across Israel

Bandora’s horizontal shwarma fire pit
Bandora, a new shwarma joint, recently opened on Yafo st. in the heart of Jerusalem, is changing the way we consume shwarma. Bandora isn’t your run-of-the-mill shwarma joint, it’s a chain of kosher shwarma restaurants that are quickly spreading all over Israel, and has finally made it to Jerusalem.

Hummus Bandora
Bandora’s shwarma is very different, because of the cooking method they apply to the meat: it’s cooked over an open fire pit and cooked horizontally on a spit. The flavor is much deeper coming from the smoke of the pit. All of the side dishes are made in-house as well, making it an authentic yet unique shwarma joint.

According to Jpost:

“The place has a vibe closer to that of Chipotle (the hip yet fast tex-mex chain that Americans know well) than the grimey place on the corner hawking this mainstay middle eastern street food.”

In addition to the new Jerusalem location, other locations include:

  • Tel Aviv (6)
  • Kiryat Gat
  • Bnei Brak
  • Kiryat Ata
  • Herzliya Pituach
  • Raanana
  • Jaffa (2)
  • Haifa
  • Rosh Haayin
  • Rehovot
  • Rishon Letzion
  • Yavne
  • Ashdod
  • Yokneam
  • Afula
  • Beer Sheva
  • Kiryat Gat
  • Bet Shemesh (coming soon)
  • Jerusalem (coming soon)
  • Many more coming soon

Kashrut in every location is under the local Rabbanut

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Yehudah Jacobs

Yehudah Jacobs is a 30-year-old food fanatic who is in digital marketing. He is a classically trained chef, and a renowned carnivore. Yehudah made the switch from the kitchen to the digital world so he can find trendy places to write about and share his recipes. You can find him traveling around Israel, trying to find a good beer while sharing it with his friends on his Facebook group "Israeli Foodies" and Twitter: @yudajacobs.


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