Monday, April 08, 2013

Eating Out in "Village Green," Passover and The New Branch

It's funny.  I remember when Village Green was a new kosher, dairy, vegetarian, health food restaurant in Jerusalem.  Their salad bar was considered rather revolutionary at the time.  And well over fifteen years ago, when I worked as head of the ready-made sandwiches from a cart for offices for the now defunct Bagel House (bought by very successful Holy Bagel) we'd both deliver to the same offices in Har Hotzvim.  So, yes, I've known the Village Green for a very long time as a customer and even as a competitor.  Now I'm just a customer.

Village Green was one of the restaurants open Kosher for Passover, no kitniyot, in Jerusalem.  We ate there with cousins and enjoyed the food, though the prices add up when you're taking salad.  Their orange soup is delicious, with just the right amount of fresh ginger.  We ate at the Jaffa Road branch.

salad, vegetables and fantastic orange soup with ginger
quiche and salad
no complaints about the vegetable soup
Before Passover, I met a friend at the newly located Emek Refaim branch of Village Green.  They moved from Rachel Imenu Street. It's close to the bus stop near the zerRU florist.

It's nicely set up and sticks to the popular menu selections that has made it a Jerusalem favorite for decades. Yes, my friend and I have been meeting at their various locations for decades, ever since the Village Green first opened.

33 Jaffa St, Yoel House St. , Jerusalem.
Phone: 053-8094788
Fax: 02-6253062
Open Hours:
Sunday - Thursday 09:00 - 22:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00


Ruti Mizrachi said...

Always loved Village Green, and was heartbroken when they downsized their lovely restaurant in the Ben Yehuda area, turning into Mike's Place's tiny neighbor. Glad to hear they're branching out through the City. You're right about the salads adding up financially -- but we always looked to VG as a place to get a meal-in-a-bowl (of soup) very reasonably.

Batya said...

Ruti the entire place was too big for the income it produced. They had expected to use the lower level for dairy events/smachot.