Nazareth Village

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Biblical Meals

Get a flavour for the first century

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Immerse yourself fully in the first-century experience and celebrate your tour at Nazareth Village with a feast of Biblical proportions

Traditional first-century meal

Taste the soup that tempted Esau to give up his inheritance to Jacob. Delicious Lentil stew adds protein to a meal of salads, bread and dips. The traditional main meal of the day was served at noon or early afternoon when workers came for a break, hungry like Esau.

This meal includes: fresh fire-baked flat bread, lentil soup, za’atar dip (ground hyssop, sesame seeds, and olive oil), hummus dip (ground chickpeas with tahini), labneh dip (yogurt and ground wheat), olives, salad, apple slices with date spread and water.

45 NIS per person

Traditional meal with chicken

Adding meat to a meal in the first century was not common for the average person. It was only done on special occasions or celebrations, and they mostly used chicken. Make your visit at Nazareth Village a celebration and enjoy a one-of-a-kind meal.

This meal includes: fresh fire-baked flat bread, chicken, lentil soup, za’atar dip (ground hyssop, sesame seeds, and olive oil), hummus dip (ground chickpeas with tahini), labneh dip (yogurt and ground wheat), olives, salad, apple slices with date spread and water.

65 NIS per person

The kitchen is only open on days when groups of 15 or more visitors have arranged for a meal in advance. If your group is smaller than this, on days when meals are already being served, it is likely you can be accommodated, but advanced booking is recommended. Meals are served between 12:00 and 14:00.

Please allow two working days for your booking to be confirmed. You’re meal booking request is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from the Nazareth Village office.

Meals are only available for those touring the Nazareth Village. You can book your tour along with your meal using the link boxes above.