It was a great week for this Israeli herring lover. My buddy Isaac Perelmuter has been offering to take me to some places he knows well in Bnei Brak. The city of Bnei Brak, east of Tel Aviv, is a heavily haredi community and has the country's highest population density. We were on the main drag:
The first place we hit was Leibele's, on Rabbi Akiva Street:
This small shop had an outstanding selection of herrings and salads. We stocked up and polished it all off with the guys on shabbat morning. There were several different matjes herrings to choose from and every one was a winner:
Our second stop was Landau's Fish House. They had quite a bit of herring to offer, served up by some pretty grumpy Russian women. We picked up two more really nice matjes varieties and I scored a bottle of Nemiroff Ukrainian vodka recommended to me by my friend Yishai.