Tel Aviv, Israel’s financial and technological hub, is full of vim and vigor and is famous for its moderately priced international cuisines.
Young passionate chefs experiment with fine dining menus while keeping in mind the East Asian and Middle Eastern savory traditions. As Tel Aviv is located on the Mediterranean coast in central-west Israel, there are plenty of sea food options to try– with awe-inspiring views of the picturesque sea– Whatever you want to eat, Tel Aviv has it all.
Tel Aviv can be a little expensive but you will also find a vivid scene of affordable eating joints that portray the cultural and culinary traditions. These moderately priced restaurants and street food stalls let you savor a scrumptious square meal without burning a hole in your pocket.
Sunday-Thursday (until midnight), Friday (until an hour before Shabbat) and Saturday (opens an hour after Shabbat). Besides Falafel, Sabich is another fast food that Tel Avivi foodies love to munch. Sabich Frishman is one of the best places to try sabich. Instead of using fried chickpeas, Sabich Frishman uses cucumber, eggplant, egg, hummus, potato, tehina, tomato, onion, parsley and purple cabbage generously in the pita bread. The mango based spicy sauce called amba takes this dish to the next level. The combination of egg and hummus is very interesting and creates a satisfying interplay of flavors that will leave your taste buds yearning for another bite. The smooth hummus with crunchy eggplant tastes delightful and the cold cheese, salad and egg yolk leave the taste buds craving for the next bite. The tangy mango spicy sauce, Amba adds an addictive kick to each bite.
Located in the Jaffa Flea Market, Dr Shakshuka is a famous Tel Aviv budget restaurant that serves delicious yet simple Tripolitan food. Dr. Shakshuka is famous for the signature dish, shakshuka (a tomato stew, topped with fried egg, exclusively served in a battered frying pan. Couscous prepared in authentic Libyan style is delightful. You will love the topsy-turvy yet euphoric spirit of the restaurant. Make sure that you try the special doctor’s lemonade. Adjacent to Dr Shakshuka, resides the most delicious shawarma restaurant, Shawarma Bino. A huge lamb shawarma is served with tangy sauces and vegetables.
Feeli opened this year in Tel Aviv (January 2014), featuring freshly baked cylindrical tumbler shaped bread with the ingredients – aptly fabled “Feeli”. Located in the Nachla’at Binyamin and Ahad Ha’am Street corner, Feeli serves food all day from 8 am to 2 am. For breakfast, you can relish a Feeli of Scrambled eggs, for lunch, Israeli fast-food favorite of Turkey Shwarma, or tantalize your taste buds with the dinner of Chorizo a la Plancha or Short-Ribs with peppers. Feeli, indulges your sweet tooth with Feeli of stir-fried seasonal fruit and nuts with ice cream.
The restaurant has cheery colorful ambience with enough seating for food-on-the-go. Even if you want to hover around the market or go to work or meet your friends, the Feeli never safely holds the ingredients while you hustle and bustle. Enjoy Feeli’s feel good Feeli with zero spillage.
Tony Vespa is a leading pizza joint of Tel Aviv serving pizza to Tel Avivim priced by the weight. Tony Vespa works on the motto of pay according to what you eat, i.e. there is no standard pizza slice – but a rectangular shaped pizza with various toppings including tomatoes with feta cheese and basil, Bacon with smoked cheese and pepperoni. The dough is crispy and the whole combination is delectable. The pizza sells at less than 100 NIS per kilo which seems fair considering the excellent ingredients used. Tony Vespa has also opened a new branch in the Shenkin Area.
Olive Sandwich bar
Situated in one of the best nightlife locations in Tel Aviv, Olive Sandwich Bar serves delicious pastas, salads and sandwiches day and night Attending to the working executives by day and ravenous clubbers by night, Olive Sandwich Bar serves a wide variety of sandwiches, such as goat’s cheese sandwich, roast beef and smoked salmon etc. You can also choose pastas and salads alongside the sandwich. The prices are very reasonable, opening hours are quite convenient and the food is simply scrumptious.
This café, voted as one of the best breakfast options in Tel Aviv, is located at the Ben Yehuda and Nordeau Street corner. The ambience is quite relaxing. Campanello offers a large seating area and a big counter space for the officials working on their laptops. The breakfast menu includes The Delictesene Breakfast offering copa (prosciutto), Gouda, mortadella, ricotta, salami, smoked salmon or tuna, fresh vegetable salad and your choice of two eggs. The Basic Breakfast has eggs, salad, ricotta and Gouda cheese. There is a variety of cheese and meat sandwiches served in half and full plates.