Blissful bakeries in Tel Aviv

From croissants and macarons to cookies and other irresistible treats, these are the best bakeries in Tel Aviv
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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. Although you won’t find the insane levels of sugar and fat that you’ll find in the bakeries in American cities like New York, Israeli dessert is still indulgent, meaning you should plan your calorie expenditure wisely. Let us make it easy for you. While bargaining for baklava and halava in Shuk HaCarmel is one tasty option, here are the best bakeries in Tel Aviv, all of which are overflowing with worth-every-calorie bites. You can burn them off later with a run along the beach, a bike ride in Park HaYarkon or while exploring Florentine or Tel Aviv's first neighborhood.

The best bakeries in Tel Aviv

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Dallal Bakery
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Dallal Bakery

icon-location-pin Neve Tzedek

Located in the enchanting Neve Tsedek neighborhood, this cozy bakery is known as one of the very best in town. Incredible French pastries with Israeli twists line the vitrine, boasting a selection of perfectly shaped eclairs, mini-size cakes and colorful sandwiches. Opt for savory quiches or the fluffy croissants—this place is the ultimate destination for quality hand-made pastries and classic cakes made to perfection.

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Urban Bakery
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Urban Bakery

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Urban Bakery stands out for the quality of the pastries, made in-house from the best butter available. Try the classic croissants, yeast cakes with chocolate or poppy seeds, chocolate chip cookies, or macarons. This is a warm and inviting meeting place for locals, especially on Thursdays when neighbors from Noga bring a bottle of wine and everyone sits back to enjoy it together.

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Margoza Bakery

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With buttery breads and pastries as well as a stellar Israeli breakfast, Margoza Bakery is The place for a filling and super delicious meal. With an awesome “two drinks and food” meal deal for only 50 NIS, it comes as no surprise that people love this special spot. Your taste buds will be satisfied, and your stomachs will be full. Come to the Margoza Bakery and start you day off with a bang.

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Shemo
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Shemo

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Step into Shemo (named after the famous celebrity chef Miki Shemo and his family) and pick up just about any of their beautiful pastries: bourekas, rugelachs, booyikos or quiches. Choose from an assortment of breads: olive, nut or the ultimate focaccia. Croissants are also popular, especially the almond flavor. Locals love the showstopping carrot cake, the alfajores, dulce de leche sandwiched between two soft cookies, the brownies and the chocolate Babka. The trick is to get a selection of the single-serving cakes like the custardy fruit pie and share amongst friends.  

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Milk
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Milk

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All of the city is talking about Milk’s ‘Mille-feuille’ (vanilla/custard slice) and the other incredible decadent treats that can be found here. Peek inside this swanky bakery in Jaffa’s Flea Market and you’ll find Adi Kihan working her magic with dough and chocolate. You’ll find croissants with crème pâtissière and berries, brioche challahs, candied orange peels, cream puffs bursting with deliciousness, and flourless cakes. For vegans, beet rolls are perfect to go. Don’t miss out on the New York cheesecake or the Plaisir Sucré, a hazelnut meringue with milk chocolate ganache.

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La Bonne Patisserie
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La Bonne Patisserie

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This classic French patisserie offers a wide selection of melt-in-your-mouth buttery croissants, chocolate eclairs, lemon meringues and savory quiches in addition to aromatic coffee. The next best thing to eating in Paris, the pastry chefs behind La Bonne Patisserie are skilled in the fine art of baking. Take it from the multitude of French expats who rave on La Bonne Patisserie's social media pages about their tasty treats. Known for having some of the best sufganiyot come Channukah time, it’s worth stopping in to sample all their seasonal fares. Treat your taste buds right and come in for a quick bite or a box of joy to bring home to your family.

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NOLA American Bakery

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Nola is an adorable American bakery and cafe on Dizengoff Street known for its nostalgic treats, including chewy chocolate chip cookies, homemade peppermint patties and Nola’s signature Mud Pie—made of Graham cracker crust and filled with chocolate fudge, cream, pecans and chocolate. They have a nice selection of breakfasts, sandwiches and American comfort food classics too.

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Roladin
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Roladin

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You may be bombarded with the name "Roladin" come Hanukkah every year, but don't be fooled. Roladin is a time honored Tel Aviv tradition, with its inception coming in 1987, as the brainchild of brothers Kobi Hakak and Avi Keinan. While sufganiyot are what the bakery is best known for today, there are plenty of delights to keep you coming back throughout the rest of the year. Roladin boasts gorgeous cakes that will force you to break your post-holiday diet, as well as delicious pastries that go hand-in-hand with a cup of coffee that you can enjoy in-house. If sweets aren't your thing (though we will never understand your lifestyle choices), fear not. Roladin also offers a wide selection of savory baked goods, such as fresh loaves of bread and challah.

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lehem and shut
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Lehem vShut (Bread & co)

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This French bakery and Israeli delicatessen perched on the corner of Ben Gurion and Ben Yehuda is every bread-lovers fantasy. With a stylish and trendy interior that matches the patrons and staff, you might find yourself sitting here for longer than your stomach requires. From pizza to Shakshuka, challah bread bowls and quiches, Lehem vShut is a one-stop shop for home-style fresh food. If you’re after breakfast for lunch and past the Benedict craze, then you’re in luck, because they serve theirs until 17:00. Just try not taking all the baked pastries home, will ya?

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Lehamim Bakery

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Working throughout the night, the staff of Lehamim Bakery starts to create their delicious and precisely made breads when all of us still dream. With three separate locations in Tel Aviv (Sarona Market, the Carmel Market, and the Tel Aviv Port), these elegantly designed bakeries are the perfect place to pick up the latest fresh items while also stopping and sipping a fresh and well made cup of coffee. Featuring loaves of bread casually sitting on simple white shelves, it's like walking into a closet full of heavenly gluten glory.

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