JOY of ISRAEL: The Best Rugelach in Jerusalem

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Where can you get the best rugelach in Jerusalem?  

We asked our loyal readers to help us find the best versions of everything Israel has to offer. We asked the people of Israel. We asked our friends. We asked tour guides. We asked foodies... And now the results are in! 

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The Best Rugelach in Jerusalem

Readers’ Choice Winner:

Marzipan Bakery  (Machane Yehuda Market, Nachlaot)

To prove that Israeli food is made with love, Marzipan showcases this first hand. Chocolatey and gooey little crescents of dough are revealed with this indulgent baked treat.

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Marzipan Rugelach photo courtesy of GoJerusalem

Marzipan bakery is a famous spot at the Machane Yehuda market, which produces the best Rugalech and other sweet and salt baked goods in town, they use super quality ingredients and the smell when you walk outside on the street is irresistible.    -Michael Weiss, Founder of Go Jerusalem

“Chocolate rugalach from Marzipan! Nothing else comes close”.                                        -Gale Nudelman, Facebook

"Marzipan beats Kadosh, but both are incredible!"                                                                -Beth Goldsammler, Facebook

“Marzipan's chocolate rugalach is THE best! Now I can't stop thinking about it.”         -Robert Levin, Facebook

“Most well-known is marzipan, they know how to get the right level of gooiness and freshness”.                                                                                                                                        -Mordecai Holtz, ItravelJerusalem, the city’s official tourism division. 

MORE: Get the Recipe for Marzipan Rugelach 

Tie for Second Place…

“The actual bakery has hand rolled rugelach and they are really really good. soft but not wet, excellent next glass of milk, coffee, or tea.”                                                               -Lieba Borensztejn , Facebook

“Not gooey, but still with a chocolate kick.”                                                                              -Amanda Elkohen , Facebook

“They have the freshest pastries, light and not heavy like other rugelach."                       -David Masri, Jerusalem area resident

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Runners Up....

  • Hevman (Strauss Street, Bukharian Neghborhood) 
  • “One of the oldest heimish bakeries in Jerusalem.”                                                                  - Estee Rosenbaum, Facebook

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If you can't come to Jerusalem, don't worry, we've got you covered! Here are our best rugelach recipes....Enjoy!

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