• Nutritious breakfasts and ample dinners are usual in tourist hotels, though hostels offer simpler meals.
  • Seasoned travelers usually eat a hearty breakfast, and perhaps take a piece of fruit or bread roll to eat at lunchtime (if lunch is not being provided).
  • Falafel, a fried ball or patty made from chickpeas or fava beans, is a common lunch small meal.
  • Outdoor markets may be tempting, but avoid uncooked, undercooked or reheated food; raw fruit or vegetables (unless they can be peeled or you wash them first); also and, ice cream (except for internationally packaged and labeled brands); dairy products; shellfish; food that has been exposed to flies; or dishes that require a lot of handling to prepare.
  • Regular intake of liquids is essential to avoid dehydration. While the tap water in hotels is somewhat safe, bottled water is sold everywhere, and should taste better (but check that the seal is unbroken). Canned drinks, including beer, are low-risk; but avoid ice in drinks.
  • If you are allergic to something or have a medical condition that prohibits you from eating or drinking something, please inform your waiter and your guide.