The lockdowns during Coronavirus hurt a lot of restaurants. As a result, food trucks have become popular, and you can find them everywhere.
Note: I photographed all photos for this article in my favorite place – Shusha.
Today you can find food trucks all over Israel, and this table lists the best places in the Sharon area.
|Name||Address||Opening Hours||Open on Saturday||Rating on Google||Number of Reviews||Comments|
|Shusha||Ha-Mitspe Street 1, Tzofit||Sunday - Thursday: 7:30 - 20:30|
Friday: 7:30 - 14:30
|No||4.6||322||It is one of my favorite food trucks. Always tasty, plenty of shaded seating places, and there are restrooms.|
|MAMA - Coffee Cart Hofit||Ha-Ekaliptus Street 12, Hofit||Sunday - Friday: 7:00 - 14:00||No||4.5||404||Great fruit bowls.|
|Arthura Cafe||Rupin Campus||Sunday - Thursday: 7:30 - 19:30|
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 - 14:30
|Yes||4.4||139||Since there is no rating on Google, I took the rating from easy.co.il
This is a popular place, especially during bird migration season. For more info, see: Viker Lookout
|A cart of coffee||HaHaruv Street, Haniel||Sunday - Thursday: 7:30 - 12:00|
Friday: 7:30 - 13:00
|Cafe Parsa||Shafiim outdoor complex||Sunday - Thursday: 7:15 - 17:00|
Friday: 9:00 - 14:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 18:00
|Yes||4.6||56||There is Jehanon on Saturdays.|
|Coffee and Sea - Arsuf||Near Shefayim and Sharon Beach National Park||Friday and Saturday: 9:00 to sunset|
In the summer, they are also open during the week.
|Yes||4.5||617||It is a lovely place to see sea sunsets.|
|Lali pizza caffe||It located at Hod HaSharon Park.||Sunday - Thursday, and Saturday: 8:00 - 21:00|
Friday: 8:00 - 18:00
|Yes||4.2||109||You can combine it with a hike around the ecological lake.|
|Caffe Zippora||Road 6533, Aviel||Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00 - 13:00||Yes||4.2||405||You can combine it with a visit to the nearby Ein Aviel.|
|Yamin’s Coffee||Ha-Shlosha 3, Nitzanei Oz||Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: 7:00 - 13:30 and 16:30 - 20:00|
Monday, Thursday, and Friday: 7:00 - 13:30
|No||4.9||177||Near highway #6, thus suitable when driving to the north or center.|
|Petit Cafe||Ha-Khalutsim 5, Tzur Moshe||Sunday - Thursday: 7:30 - 13:00|
Friday: 7:30 - 13:30
|Chupchik Cafe||Harimon Street, Beit Yehoshua||Sunday - Thursday: 7:00 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 19:00|
Friday: 7:00 - 15:00
|Pazi Coffee||Mevo HaGefen, Yanuv||Sunday - Friday: 7:00 - 14:00||No||4.8||77|
|Coffee box outside||Pashosh 1, Ein Sarid||Sunday - Thursday: 7:00 - 19:00|
Friday: 7:00 - 15:00
|No||4.7||187||Located on the grass near the water tower.|
|Ramota||Beit ha-Am 15, Ramot HaShavim||Sunday - Thursday: 8:00 - 20:00|
Friday: 8:00 - 15:00
|No||4.6||248||We liked their cinnamon rolls.|
|In the shadow of the fig tree||Bat Hen||Sunday - Friday: 7:30 - 13:30||No||4.6||69|
|Babushcaffe||HaEshel Street 33, Caesarea||Sunday - Thursday: Caesarea|
Friday: The Orchard of grandpa Yossi – Market in Pardes Hanna-Karkur
|No||4.8||20||We ate at this coffee truck during our visit to The Orchard of grandpa Yossi . Everything was fresh and tasty.|
|Mellow Coffee Truck||Mish'ol HaPardesim, Kfar Vitkin||Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 6:30 - 13:00|
Friday, Saturday: 8:00 - 13:00
|Yes||4.4||109||There is Jehanon on Saturdays.|
|Nina Cafe Hagor||Ha-Iris 1, Hagor||Sunday - Thursday: 7:00 - 22:00|
Friday: 8:00 - 14:30
Saturday: 9:00 - 19:00
|Yes||4.3||175||During our visit, the line was very long, and they made several mistakes with our orders. Other than that, the food was tasty.|
|Hacabina Cafe||Merkaz ha yevulim, Kefar Hess||Sunday - Monday: 7:00 - 16:00|
Tuesday - Thursday: 7:00 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 19:30
Friday: 7:00 - 14:00
|No||4.6||156||You can combine it with a visit to the nearby Parrot Farm, Kfar Hess.|
|Cafe Am||Birkat Am, Givat Hen||Sunday - Thursday: 8:00 - 20:00|
Friday: 8:00 - 14:00
|No||4.5||87||The food was lovely, but there were many stinging bugs during our visit.|
|Coffee Hafuhot||Magshimim 4, Hibat Tzion||Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 - 14:00|
Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00 - 18:00
|No||4.8||36||There are many attractions nearby. For example Agamon Hefer and Turtle Bridge at Alexander River.|
|Cafe Liberal||HaHadarim 17, Kfar Netter||Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 - 14:00|
Monday, Wednesday: 8:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 22:00
|No||4.5||30||There are repeated complaints about the prices.|
|Tene Cafe||Even Yehuda||Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 15:00|
Friday: 9:00 - 14:00
|No||4.6||42||Tene Cafe is located inside a nursery. The food was tasty, but it took a long time to prepare. We enjoyed the nursery more.
- The table lists food trucks with ratings of four and above (however, I did not see any food trucks with ratings below 4.2). Moreover, each place should have at least 20 reviews.
- You can sort and filter the table.
- Opening hours may change over time (especially on season changes).
- I did not mention parking since most food trucks are located in areas with ample free parking places, and I always found parking within a several-hundred meters radius.
What Can You Usually Find in a Food Truck?
Most food trucks are usually located in urban nature – small parks with trees and not in city centers. Thus there is easier access and plenty of parking places.
At that location, they put tables, chairs, and sunshade umbrellas. Small playgrounds for kids are sometimes added (if no playgrounds are nearby).
When it comes to food, beyond coffee and other hot/cold drinks, there are usually sandwiches and pastries. Sometimes there are also pizzas, salads, and fruit bowls.
One crucial benefit of food trucks is their prices. Due to lower operating costs, usually, food trucks are cheaper than restaurants.
Which Food Truck Should I Visit?
My wife loves tasty food and follows all the food bloggers and influencers. Following various recommendations, we visited around ten food trucks last year. The food quality usually ranged from ok to excellent, but it was never poor. Moreover, many places offer unique dishes. Thus, whatever business you choose, you will not go too wrong.
But if you want to maximize your visit, consider the rating and number of reviews. However, I should mention that our experience sometimes differed from what one would expect after seeing the rating.
Have I missed someplace? What is your favorite food truck? Tell us in the comments below.
Additional ResourcesHere are several resources that I created to help travelers:
- Israel Trip Planner is the page that will help you to create your perfect travel route.
- National Parks And Nature Reserves page lists and put all national parks on the map. There is also a top list, information about ticket types and campsites.
- If you are looking for things to do, here are the pages for Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Sea Of Galilee, and Makhtesh Ramon.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.