As the Tel Aviv restaurant scene continues to grow as a melting pot of every cuisine available under the sun, the local hunger pangs for nostalgic American food seem to strengthen. American joints are popping up all over Tel Aviv, serving up everything from authentic street food to the classic all-American breakfast. And the latest major addition is America, an entire complex dedicated to American eateries, giving Telavivians a bite of some wholesome all-American grub. From food trucks to milkshakes and everything in between, we've got a list of the best American-style eateries in Tel Aviv, adding a little patriotic red and blue to the already White City.
The most patriotic American restaurants in Tel Aviv
Located in Beit Tzionei, America on Ibn Gvirol Street, a cultural hotspot for theater and shows. America is spread over 1,200 meters with beautiful outside gardens and eateries, including ‘Merica (Soul Food), Gringos Tacos, Johnson for cocktails (opening soon) and America Coffee, a food truck and outside terrace serving up blueberry muffins and decadent cinnamon rolls. Sit down for lunch to inhale chicken wings by the bucket, six different types of sliders, creamy chowder with peas, corn and chili and Jambalaya (Louisiana stew of meat, sausages, rice and seafood), crack pie and more! America is merely one representation of a whole renaissance movement of American eateries studded across the city, from American style burgers to huge slices of New York pizza.
26 Ibn Gvirol (03-6884884)
North Tel Aviv’s Santa Rosa showcases Californian cuisine with a plethora of freshly-harvested ingredients, light flavors, colorful presentation and a fusion of styles ranging from classic American to Asian and French. Opt for Californian pizzas with ingredients like prosciutto, peppers and a sunny side up egg, or munch on the ever-popular fish and chips. Start your weekend mornings with the Californian brunch where you can get eggs Benedict, huge cobb salads and savory waffles topped with crispy bacon.
11 Kehilat Saloniki (03-9401011)
This welcoming diner on Allenby Street serves up huge, juicy burgers layered with bacon, sloppy joe sauce and of course, lots of cheese! For the ultimate crunch, get yourself some oversized fried pickles—all salty and crunchy—for an indulgent treat. Also on the menu at America Burger, the huge flower-shaped onion ring, soft serve ice cream and inventive cocktails. Locals can’t get enough this place!
112 Allenby St (03-5280281)
Located in South Tel Aviv’s Shuk Levinsky area, Sweet Box is the adorable local bakeshop that bakes up all the American favorites that you can think of. Pop in to pick up sticky buns with white chocolate toffee and nuts, red velvet cake, fluffy muffins, chocolaty brownies, Monster chocolate chip cookies and the New York crumb cake. They deliver too!
6 Hachaluzim St (03-6196030)
What started as a pop-up has finally found a home on Hayarkon Street, commanding a stunning view of the beach. Chef Yuval Faschler’s fine dining spot serves up cuisine from his past: a mix of California meet Mediterranean, it’s a creative journey using local ingredients letting his American roots shine. You’ll find mac & cheese with crab, banana bread French toast and more at Salva Vida.
88 Hayarkon St (03-7788996)
Step into French 57 and enjoy the jazzy New Orleans cocktail bar with comfort food bites and drinks to match. You’ll find authentic crab cakes, the famous fried shrimp Po’ Boy with crusted shrimp, housemade aioli and juicy bacon. There is also a vegan version with fried green tomatoes and portobello mushrooms. Pop up for the nighttime brunch served deep into the wee hours, where you can get creamy key lime pie and the crab beignets, mini doughnuts filled with crab meat and mascarpone cheese fried up in a beer batter.
2 Brenner (050-7347452)
For those missing a slice of oversized pizzas — 50 cm to be precise — the Brooklyn pizza that doesn’t fall apart also seems to have a never-ending selection of toppings like artichokes, ham and cornichons, all with some serious New York nostalgia. For a decadent ending to your meal, get the calzone filled with nutella alongside some luscious soft serve ice cream.