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The best places to wine and dine in Neve Tzedek

These restaurants and wine bars are a perfect match for the ever-enchanting Neve Tzedek atmosphere

By Time Out Israel Writers
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There is something absolutely enchanting about Neve Tzedek. Perhaps it’s the natural Parisian charm, enhanced by French tourists on every cobblestoned street corner; perhaps it’s the ancient Israel feel, being Tel Aviv’s first ever neighborhood, or the notion that the top Israeli dance company hides at its center. For us, it’s the top quality Tel Aviv restaurants and romantic wine bars sprinkled along and around Shabazi Street. Whether you’re looking for sustenance before heading to the newest Naharin creation or simply into a change of pace, these Neve Tzedek establishments are tailor made for your enjoyment. Plus, don't forget to grab gelato after the show at Anita's, Tel Aviv's best ice cream parlour.

Neve Tzedek's top restaurants and wine bars

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1. Dallal

Restaurants Mediterranean Neve Tzedek

Dallal is a classic spot that never goes out of style. Find this beautiful hideaway in the enchanting Neve Tsedek neighborhood, next to the Suzanne Dallal cultural center. The menu reflects the area around it: Tel Aviv, right in the point where it connects with Jaffa. Enjoy the season’s best vegetables, top quality fish and meats, fresh pastas and risottos and a romantic atmosphere unique to the area. For to-go treats, stop at the Dallal Bakery.

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2. Anita

Restaurants Ice cream parlors Neve Tzedek

Anita’s world-famous boutique serves up 100% hand-made ice cream, made from natural ingredients. With over 150 flavours of frozen yogurts, sorbets and organic sugar-free, fat-free, soy-based and real-cream options, Anita has something for everyone. With mouth-watering toppings, such as fresh fruit, syrups, premium chocolates and homemade jams, Anita’s is a treat that can’t be beat! Anita’s locally sourced ingredients ensure the freshest, highest quality desserts. 

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Popina
Popina
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3. Popina

Restaurants French White City

If you like surprises and multiple flavor contrasts in every dish, then head to Popina, a beautiful gem in the romantic Neve Tzedek neighborhood. Popina brings creative food to a higher level with artful masterpieces, outstanding seafood and an awe-inspiring attention to detail. The open kitchen lets you peek behind the scenes at the craftsmanship of chef Orel Kimchi and his team.

Meshek Barzilay
Meshek Barzilay
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4. Meshek Barzilay

Restaurants Vegan White City

Located in the middle of the beautiful Neve Tzedek neighborhood, this organic vegetarian and vegan bistro feels like a secret vegan hideaway. The bright, welcoming restaurant overflows with garden-fresh ingredients which celebrate Israel’s bounty: overflowing salads, homemade cashew cheeses, impressive breakfasts, and a diverse, cultured menu.

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5. Vicky Cristina

Restaurants Spanish Hatachana

Evoking the 2008 film, the name Vicky Cristina is only missing Barcelona — though that’s exactly what you’ll get when you make your way to the sensuous tapas and wine bar located on a beautiful patio under a lush, ancient ficus tree — the oldest in the city, in fact. 

Suzanna
Suzanna
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6. Suzanna

Bars Café bars Neve Tzedek

If you’re after a spot to meet up with your mates, or go on a first date – Suzanna is the perfect little haven for any occasion. Famed for its Pumpkin kubbeh soup, with a rich broth that will soothe any stress, there’s enough hearty dishes to keep you coming back for more. Tantalizing shrimp, falafel and apple tart get those taste buds sizzling in a one of a kind establishment.

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7. Cordero

Restaurants Neve Tzedek

The 140-seat restaurant, in the back courtyard of the celebrated Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance, offers a menu of fine Southern European gastronomy, pulling from the seafood restaurants of France, the tapas bars of Spain and the trattorias of Italy. And the restaurant itself is suited up in the tradition of timeless European interior design with 20th-century Belgian chairs and French lamps from the 1930’s exuding intimate lighting, as well as plush chairs and lounge sofas, large velvet banquettes and the close quarters of bar seating. 

Dallal Bakery
Dallal Bakery
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8. Dallal Bakery

Restaurants Cafés 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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9. Ewa Safi

Restaurants Moroccan White City

The concept behind this North African treasure was to bring together two worlds—connecting the east with the west, music with food, and luxury with hominess. The menu is built on traditional flavors from the boys’ upbringing, “just like Mom used to make.” An aromatic combination of spicy and sweet comes to life in dishes that utilize regional ingredients like cumin and carrots, sweet beets and fresh herbs and roasted hot peppers. Not only is the establishment a Moroccan Mecca of home-style food, the dining room is accompanied by electronic music. 

Lorentz and Mintz
Lorentz and Mintz
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10. Lorenz and Mintz

Restaurants Cafés Neve Tzedek

Located in the beautiful Neve Tzedek is Lorentz and Mintz. This Kosher cafe serves up mouthwatering fresh baked goods, including lemon meringue cheesecake, tartlets filled with pastry cream and homemade strawberry jam, among other delicacies. The menu has unique dishes such as the Fisherman’s Croissant, a fresh, handmade croissant filled with smoked tuna fish, picked lemons, sour cream, fried potatoes, kalamata olives and a soft boiled egg.

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