The Mediterranean Sea inspires Akko’s delicious dishes
Akko’s Middle Eastern cuisine is inspired by its location and people, a combination of Mediterranean & Middle Eastern roots, with various ethnic influences from Arab, North African and European countries. Restaurants pride themselves on the freshness of their fish from local fisherman, as well as local meats and produce. Like so many of Akko’s establishments, family restaurants abound, with traditions that have been passed from generation to generation. Some establishments began small and have grown over the years, while others have stayed exactly the same for decades. You can often feel the long-standing tradition of each restaurant in their warm and inviting servers and staff.
It’s hard to choose a Middle Eastern restaurant in Akko, there are so many excellent ones. The unique views are part of the experience, whether by the sea or in an old city alleyway. Expect generous appetizer ‘mezzes’ that include a variety of fresh and cooked salads, like cauliflower dipped in tahini, eggplant salad, taboule, labane, tehina, hummus, falafel before delving into main dishes that include cooked or grilled catches of the day like sea bream or Mediterranean sea bass, along with shrimp and calamari dishes. Meat lovers will find kebab and various grilled meats in most restaurants while Vegetarians and Vegans can enjoy a plethora of starters, salads, grilled vegetables and more. The sheer number of restaurants makes it very hard to choose!