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
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
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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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
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 best Tel Aviv restaurants & cafes
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.
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
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.
Authentic cuisine in Israel
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.