Restaurants & Cafés

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

Celebrity chef Asaf Granit just opened a new, highly-anticipated eatery
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Celebrity chef Asaf Granit just opened a new, highly-anticipated eatery

For loyal followers of hotspots Machneyuda, Yudale and HaSadna – get excited.  

Top Israeli Chefs Share Their Favorite Winter Soup Recipes
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Top Israeli Chefs Share Their Favorite Winter Soup Recipes

And no, we’re not talking about matzo ball soup! We’re not even talking about chicken-noodle.

Killin’ it on King George: where to hang out along Tel Aviv’s bohemian street
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Killin’ it on King George: where to hang out along Tel Aviv’s bohemian street

Running from the Carmel Market on Allenby all the way towards Kikar Rabin, King George Street is packed with local gems, each with its own unique bohemian flare. From the most raved about Tel Aviv street food establishment, Miznon, to the hipsterest of hipster bars this side of Florentin, to vegan cafés and even an awesome park, it’s impossible to get bored when wandering down King George. When in Tel Aviv, eat, drink, play, pay like the locals do. Heck, if you’re feeling adventurous, you might even think about getting a tattoo at Kipod, one of Tel Aviv’s top tattoo parlors.

From fine dining at Aria, to dirty dining with Nununu: an interview with chef Guy Gamzo
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From fine dining at Aria, to dirty dining with Nununu: an interview with chef Guy Gamzo

Chef Guy Gamzo has his hands in multiple culinary worlds – from fine dining at Aria, to dirty dining with Nununu and the new Haiku Skybar Guy Gamzo has managed to pull off one of the best fine dining experiences in the Tel Aviv, Aria, with a bar and nightlife scene downstairs that’s pumping every night. 

Buttery bliss: five Tel Aviv bakeries to find the freshest croissants
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Buttery bliss: five Tel Aviv bakeries to find the freshest croissants

While we are just a mere 5-hour jaunt from Paris, we have enough Frenchies up in Tel Aviv's mix who know how to hand-craft that perfect croissant: fluffy, layered dough on the inside, just enough buttery crunch on the outside.

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A new restaurant in Tel Aviv entirely dedicated to the blissful avocado
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A new restaurant in Tel Aviv entirely dedicated to the blissful avocado

Holy guacamole!

Tel Aviv foodies will either be frightened or intrigued by this eccentric culinary festival
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Tel Aviv foodies will either be frightened or intrigued by this eccentric culinary festival

Imagine a festival of food with elegant cocktails, mouthwatering burgers, decadent cakes, and so much more… but everything is black. © Vincent Boccara Culinary connoisseurs and Instagram foodies are in for a treat or two, or three, or four, with Tel Aviv’s Black Food Festival approaching. Dishing out samples of these dark delectables, the food festival celebrates not just the typical black-colored foods, but unconventional foods that normally possess more vibrant hues. © Regina Boros The festival will feature a feast from numerous top Tel Avivian chefs, bakers and bartenders, and it will also host a competition to name the best black food and drink of the year, so you’re sure to be tasting the best of the best. © Regina Boros Prior to Tel Aviv, the traveling festival has impressed international foodies in Budapest and Berlin, and is awaiting critiques from the foodies of The White City. So make sure to show up with an empty stomach and an open mind and give this alluring festival a go Tel Aviv Black Food Festival, Feb. 7 For more information: www.blackfoodfest.com

The best international bakeries in Tel Aviv
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The best international bakeries in Tel Aviv

Yes, yes we know you love The Cheesecake Factory, but there are plenty of other options to get your sugar fix in Tel Aviv that won’t leave you with clogged arteries (have you seen their nutrition facts)? A serving of the Oreo cheesecake has 1620 calories, 134g of sugar, and more saturated fat than you should be consuming in an entire day)! That doesn’t mean the below options are any less deliciously indulgent. Whether you’re into a pistachio croissant, a cream cheese frosted red velvet cupcake, a cronut, a Swedish cardamom cinnamon bun, and yes even cheesecake (or savory pastries!), we’ve got you covered with the best options in the city.

The Holy Grail: 6 Best Sundaes in Tel Aviv
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The Holy Grail: 6 Best Sundaes in Tel Aviv

Here are six places that serve extravagant sundaes that prove that this iconic dessert makes the world a happier place

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