Your guide to Neve Tzedek: Tel Aviv's first neighborhood
The gorgeous building housing Numéro 13 is more than 100 years old, housed in two apartments connected by a shared patio, showering the space with light. Elise, the shop’s owner and a respected figure in the local retail world, also owns Boutique Elise, located just down the street. The huge space gives way to a curated mix (there’s even a hairdresser in one of the open spaces).The wares are dripping with European chic and artful taste, but expect to spend a pretty shekel.
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.
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.
For the uninitiated, Fine Lab is the local label from neighbors, friends, and partners-in-crime and design Rinat Gabi Abromovich and Li-Mor Moraver. You won’t find any color here that’s outside the holy trinity of black-white-gray, but you’ll get fun graphics and decorative accents. The shop is situated in an enchanting private house far from the street and the brand has recently added a clothing line made from 100% organic cotton, including blouses, dresses and knitted hooded scarves, plus furniture – sofas, easy chairs, and dining chairs with removable and washable covers. The bed linens are especially covetable.
Fittingly located in Neve Tzedek, the most romantic and quaint neighborhood in Tel Aviv, lies a lovely little authentic Italian restaurant named Beccafico. The menu here changes often, as they serve only the freshest produce that’s in season. It can be a challenge to find a truly well-made pizza in Israel, but take solace in the fact that Beccafico lovingly creates other-worldly homemade pies with thin and crispy crust. And don’t forget to put on some decadent toppings such as goat cheese, sweet potato, and smoked goose. They also offer other authentic Italian dishes such as melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi, a variety of seasonal pasta dishes, and creamy burrata cheese and tomato salad. For dessert? Try the heavenly tiramisu.
The Nahum Gutman Museum of Art showcases the versatile Israeli artist’s vast oeuvre of paintings, illustrations, and writings. The enchanting little museum, housed in the historical Writers House, also has an arts and crafts section for children.
Bellini is a charming restaurant that’s been a part of the breathtaking Suzanne Dellal courtyard for over two decades. At this strictly Tel Avivian take on rustic Italian cuisine, you’ll find red-and-white checkered tablecloths and a massive stone fireplace wafting the fragrance of toasted focaccia. Bellini’s menu combines classic cuisine with exciting culinary updates. Discover luscious handmade pastas, fresh seafood and pizza made with seasonal ingredient combinations that sing together in perfect harmony.
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.