Photo by Noam Priesman

The Unsung Workers’ Restaurants of Tel Aviv

Filipino kare-kare, Vietnamese pho, Chinese baozi, Sudanese kisra and Eritrean injera — these are just a few delightful dishes served at the restaurants owned by and for Tel Aviv’s foreign workers. Over the last decade, dozens of restaurants offering generous portions of delicious home-made food at accessible prices opened in the south of Tel Aviv. So how come few people outside of the communities they serve have heard of them?

Photo by Dan Perez

Workers’ Meals

As part of the exhibition “Home Away from Home Away From Home: A Tribute to Workers’ Restaurants,” the photographers Dan Perez and Ilya Markus set out to document workers in Israel during their lunch break.

Photo by Dan Perez, Styling by Nurit Kariv

The Journey of Bourekas

We traced the flakey pastry’s many transformations and fascinating voyage from the meals of nomads to royal tables, and from street stands to hot restaurants.