Restaurants & Cafés

Your guide to dining out in Israel, including new restaurants, fabulous street food and glorious cafés

The Eyal Shani checklist - the Cauliflower King’s must-visit restaurants in Tel Aviv
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The Eyal Shani checklist - the Cauliflower King’s must-visit restaurants in Tel Aviv

The celebrity Israel chef that made cauliflower ‘cool again’ has developed a monopoly over the local Tel Aviv street food industry. Eyal Shani has mastered the art of taking simple Israeli ingredients and transforming them into little bites of heaven. 

The Very Best Vegan Pizza in Tel Aviv
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The Very Best Vegan Pizza in Tel Aviv

"How am I supposed to give up pizza?" This is one of the first questions that those who take the vegan plunge ask themselves. Well, we're about to answer that question with our taste-test approved list of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv featuring show stopping, veggie loaded vegan pizzas. 

6 Restaurants in Tel Aviv to Share Tapas
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6 Restaurants in Tel Aviv to Share Tapas

Besides slurping a single strand of spaghetti until your lips meet in the middle like they do in Lady and the Tramp, there’s nothing more romantic than a night out with fine European and Israeli wines and Spanish sharing bites. 

Must-visit Jerusalem restaurants at The First Station
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Must-visit Jerusalem restaurants at The First Station

Stop by to fill your stomach and feast your eyes on years of history.

The best shakshuka in Tel Aviv
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The best shakshuka in Tel Aviv

Israel has some of the finest tomatoes in the world, so it’s no wonder they are a daily dietary staple. 

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The Inside Scoop on Tel Aviv’s best vegan ice cream
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The Inside Scoop on Tel Aviv’s best vegan ice cream

Long gone are the days when vegans wandered into Tel Aviv ice cream shops, only to find a few basic sorbets. Quality ice cream is practically a basic human right during the balmy days of a Tel Aviv summer, and the city’s growing number of vegans aren’t going without.

Five restaurants in Tel Aviv with a seaside view
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Five restaurants in Tel Aviv with a seaside view

If there’s one thing tourists and locals alike can agree on, it’s that the beaches in Tel Aviv are one of the White City’s top attractions, and for good reason. 

Grub City: The Best Restaurants in Tel Aviv's Culinary Scene
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Grub City: The Best Restaurants in Tel Aviv's Culinary Scene

Tel Aviv's culinary landscape has undergone a major facelift in recent years and the result has the city tasting finer than fine. Unexpected combinations, a bounty of raw ingredients, innovative chefs and a pure love of food make up the city's gastro-scene. 

These Tel Aviv restaurants will satisfy your post-partying hunger
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These Tel Aviv restaurants will satisfy your post-partying hunger

These ‘drunk munch’ Tel Aviv restaurants have been taste-tested by your very own Time Out team who guarantee that they’re foolproof. Enjoy!

The best Tel Aviv restaurants & cafes

The best Tel Aviv restaurants
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The best Tel Aviv restaurants

These Tel Aviv restaurants will satisfy your hunger and much more... 

Coffee talk: the best Tel Aviv cafés
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Coffee talk: the best Tel Aviv cafés

Tel Avivians take their coffee very seriously. While everyone thinks the French make the best latté and the Italians, the best espresso, we know better.

The best Israeli breakfast in Tel Aviv
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The best Israeli breakfast in Tel Aviv

Israeli breakfast is a rite of passage for those visiting Tel Aviv and whether you head to a place that sticks to the classics (eggs, chopped cucumber and tomato salad with a range of house-made spreads) or veers away from the norm with options like shakshuka, bourekas or jachnun, we guarantee you'll be tied over for the rest of the day. So, If you’re looking for some serious a.m. fuel to charge up before a day of activities and shopping in the White City, turn to these Tel Aviv restaurants and you will not be disappointed.

The best Japanese restaurants in Tel Aviv
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The best Japanese restaurants in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has jumped on the Japanese bandwagon with some authentic Asian offerings

A chocoholic’s guide to Tel Aviv
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A chocoholic’s guide to Tel Aviv

CALLING ALL CHOCOHOLICS! For those of you in need of a chocolate fix after every meal, or better yet, as your main meal, then it’s time to listen up because this article is for you. Tel Aviv is stuffed with some of the sweetest, chocolatiest, most decadent desserts out there. After all, the country did give birth to Max Brenner–the internationally recognized chocolate restaurant and retail brand. Opt for milk, white, dark, or all of the above with our chocoholic's guide to Tel Aviv. "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt" - Charles M. Schulz

The best eats in Israel

The best shakshuka in Tel Aviv
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The best shakshuka in Tel Aviv

Israel has some of the finest tomatoes in the world, so it’s no wonder they are a daily dietary staple. From raw to slow cooked, Israelis have mastered making the most of their abundance of this fresh produce, which explains the ease with which they've accepted the vegan trends.

A food-lover's guide to Middle Eastern cuisine
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A food-lover's guide to Middle Eastern cuisine

The best falafel, sabich, shawarma, kebab, jachnun, shakshuka, and of course, hummus in Israel

The best Jaffa restaurants
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The best Jaffa restaurants

Of all the things to do in Israel, be sure to take a visit to Tel Aviv’s humble little sister who is growing up to be something special.

Blissful bakeries in Tel Aviv
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Blissful bakeries in Tel Aviv

In a city best known for hummus and falafel, you might be surprised to learn that Tel Avivians have access to some seriously great baked goods.

The best restaurants in Israel to take out-of-towners for...
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The best restaurants in Israel to take out-of-towners for...

Whether it’s your parents, siblings, or friends coming to visit Israel, no one can hide from that inevitable need to be the hostess with the mostest or the best tour guide in town.

Authentic cuisine in Israel

The most authentic hummus restaurants in Tel Aviv
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The most authentic hummus restaurants in Tel Aviv

These Middle Eastern hot spots separate the strong from the weak

The most authentic Jerusalem restaurants
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The most authentic Jerusalem restaurants

Take a bite out of Jerusalem’s authentic food scene

Authentic Jaffa street food
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Authentic Jaffa street food

Let Jaffa be your food court as you explore the city’s culinary scene using this list

The best restaurants in Tel Aviv for authentic Greek cuisine
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The best restaurants in Tel Aviv for authentic Greek cuisine

Take your palates on a tantalizing trip across the Mediterranean with these Greek eateries

The best restaurants in Tel Aviv for authentic Italian cuisine
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The best restaurants in Tel Aviv for authentic Italian cuisine

Surprise! Despite the myths of cold pizza-by-the-slice being the extent of Tel Aviv’s Italian cuisine scene, Israel’s top chefs have finally put the rumours to rest. Their handmade tagliatelle, homemade puttanesca and oven-baked thin crust pizzas are all a sweet symphony in your mouth. Throw in perfectly grilled seafood from the Mediterranean and tiramisus worth every calorie and it’s no wonder so many of these Tel Aviv restaurants were nominated for Time Out Tel Aviv's Eating and Drinking Awards. With so many delectable options though, how do you choose? We’ve lessened the load by mapping out the best restaurants in Tel Aviv for Italian cuisine.

The best restaurants in Jerusalem

Rooftop
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Rooftop

Take in the beautiful view of the Old City while you dine on the best seasonal ingredients

Eucalyptus
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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus revives biblical cuisine; tasting menus are not be missed

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Mantra
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Mantra

A restaurant and wine bar that transforms into a tapas bar at night

Piccolino
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Piccolino

Piccolino is a kosher ‘mehadrin’ eatery that serves simple Italian food with a lot of heart