Chef Meny Vaknin

Meny Vaknin, the owner and executive chef of Marcel and Mishmish Cafe, came to United States from Israel with the dream of becoming a professional chef. He set out to acquire a thorough knowledge of new and classic techniques, graduating with honors from the prestigious French Culinary Institute.

While he employs the skills and expertise acquired in his formal studies, in creating his dishes, he evokes the rich culinary legacy of Morocco that he was taught – with love – from his mother and grandmothers.


Sister Restaurant

Mishmish is a restaurant, cafe, and artisanal foods shop that offers healthy cuisine made with seasonal and locally sourced food and prepared with Mediterranean focus.

At Mishmish, we want you to feel at home. We believe that food is the universal language, ideally suited to conveying love and understanding. Our embrace of the Mediterranean culture will create an environment of home and hospitality where diners will feel a warm welcome. The culinary experience at Mishmish will include “home-y” food at affordable prices, expertly prepared and presented, made with the best ingredients available and brought to diners with personal and attentive service.

215 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
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