Local Shopping Centers/Restuarants
The following places are not within walking distance, but they are a short taxi ride away.
Shmonim is an Arab hummusiyya located directly on route 65. Looking for good kebab, chicken, hummus, or Arabic salad? Lots of Jewish Israelis go here on Shabbat when the Jewish restaurants are closed. Take a right out of the kibbutz and a left at the junction. Shmonim is located on your left, but you need to u-turn to get there.
To get to the Pardes Hanna Junction, take a right out of the kibbutz, a left at the junction, and you’ll see the Pardes Hanna Junction on your right. At the Pardes Hanna shopping center you’ll find a grocery store, an ice cream place, a pizza place, a paper store and much more. You can also go into the center of Pardes Hanna to find many more stores including dry cleaning, a bank, a larger grocery store, a pharmacy, and a paper store that has lots of good school supplies.
Gan Shmuel is located past Pardes Hanna on highway 65. Turn right into the 5th traffic light and take a left into the shopping center. Almost like a small mall, the Gan Shmuel Shopping Center has plenty of resturants, a grocery store, coffee shops, shoe stores, ice cream shops, and plenty more.
Baqa-Al-Gharbiyye has lots of good markets for meat, and stores with fresh fruits and vegetables. There are also many good hummusiyya restaurants, nargilah coffee shops, and falafel/shwarma places. Take a left out of the kibbutz and keep going until you enter into Baqa.
Caesarea is farther away than the other towns listed, but has many fantastic (although sometimes expensive) restaurants. Most of the Caesarea restaurants are open on Shabbat, so this can be a good place to go if you’re not observing. During the warmer months, many of the Caesarea bars and restaurants have wonderful outdoor seating where you can enjoy the view from the harbor.