Tel Aviv Is World's Vegetarian Food Capital, Says Conde Nast Traveler

The White City is described as an 'herbivore smorgasbord' in a newly published Conde Nast Traveler article.

A waiter carries plates of food at Georgian restaurant Nanuchka in Tel Aviv.
A waiter carries plates of food at Georgian restaurant Nanuchka in Tel Aviv. Reuters

Tel Aviv has the world’s best vegetarian food, according to a newly published article in Conde Nast Traveler.

The Israeli city is described as an “herbivore smorgasbord” in the article written by Raphael Kadushin on November 10th. “Spending a week going meatless in Tel Aviv isn’t just easy; it lets you sample the city’s best bites,” Kadushin writes.

The article lists several recommended vegan and “veg-friendly” restaurants in the White City, including one devoted to vegan Georgian food and an Ethiopian vegan cafe. Vegan diets omit not just meat but all animal products, including eggs and dairy.

According to the activist group Vegan-Friendly, Israel is home to approximately 300,000 vegans, the highest per capita vegan population anywhere in the world. A separate survey found that 8 percent of Israelis are vegetarian and nearly 5 percent are vegan.