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For those who wish to experience Jerusalem through its street food, Hasabichiya on Shamai Street is a great option. Sabich is a traditional Iraqi food that consists of hard-boiled egg, eggplant and salad in a pita.

Yigal, the warm owner, is a true professional, making sabich at an industrial rate while working alone behind the counter. His unique technique is called "the layers method" and involves spreading hummus, adding a slice of fried eggplant, egg and salad, then more eggplant, half an egg, tehina, more salad, more hummus, more tehina, and finally some parsley to wrap it all up. Perfect.

Hasabichiya is closed on Fridays.

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  • Steven
    June 10, 2023

    Looking for a tasty Sabich in Jerusalem? THIS is the place. Incredibly tasty for a good price (27 NIS June 2023) and the owner is sweet man that always has a smile for you. There are some seats right around the stall

  • Eva Dunkan
    Eva Dunkan
    November 24, 2022

    I never had this amazing culinary experience! The taste of pita was very good and the vegetable ingredients that the owner used for fulfilling the pita was extremely generous and tasty. I strongly recommend.

  • Chrissie Hsu
    Chrissie Hsu
    May 8, 2023

    Be prepared to wait as the owner makes each pita sandwich himself one at a time. But so worth it! Delicious eggplant with different flavor sauces and textures. Pita is so fluffy.

  • Jeno Kim
    Jeno Kim
    August 28, 2022

    Fresh and flavorful Sabich -- one of the best I've tried. Loaded with lots of vegetables and sauces. The man who prepared it looked like an expert. Very fast and precise. Good service, too!

  • Ofir G
    Ofir G
    May 31, 2023

    Great vegetarian "Sabich" which is served in a big Pita bread with eggplant, tahini, egg, salad and more good stuff. There is a big line and sometimes the service is slow. Take out only

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