Deliveries to benches, orders by phone – or by shouts. The current rules have proved to be the mother of invention for desperate eateries trying to survive
Tel Aviv restaurants
It's not only in the world of high-tech that you find Israeli innovation. The spirit of the "Start-up Nation" has spilled over into the culinary sphere and nowhere is that more apparent than in Tel Aviv, whose creative chefs and food entrepreneurs have earned the city international acclaim.
With so much top chow to be found in the city, you might understand why Tel Avivians feel compelled to do so much jogging.
Walk around any street and you're liable to hear languages from every corner of the earth. This diversity is well reflected in the heterogeneity of the food in the White City. Tel Aviv is a veritable Babel of cuisine.
Craving a little cuisine from eastern Asia? Skip on down to Neveh Sha'anan for dim sum that rivals China's best. Looking to bring back the cheesy taste of childhood? Stuff yourself with some mouth-watering "bikini toast" from the city's port. It’s not your mom's grilled cheese, but that's because she couldn't cook like this. There's candlelit Italian for the romantic in you, street food for the cheapskate, eastern European if you're in nostalgic need of grandma's classic matzah balls. Indian, South American, French … food from just about everywhere for just about everyone. And with so many international options it's easy to forget that Tel Aviv's best fare perhaps comes from the indomitable venders of the classic Middle Eastern food: hummus and shawarma.
As for working off those calories, don't forget to buy some good running shoes. You'll need them … well, as soon as you're done exploring the after-meal bar scene and nightlife. Jogging can always wait. Tel Aviv won't.
Chefs Eyal Shani and Einat Admony are full of praise for how city authorities are helping their eateries survive the pandemic, in contrast to what they say is a raw deal being served up to their counterparts in Israel
Another good reason to love Nazareth based tahini manufacturer Al-Arz: Their new creation isn’t halvah ice cream, which would be nothing new. This tastes like the true sesame paste, astrigency and all
Two new businesses that opened recently in Jaffa, despite the coronavirus odds, tell the story of the ancient-modern locale from an unusual viewpoint – that of the Arab women who established them
Check out the city's creative solution to shrinking dining areas due to the new coronavirus guidelines
As demand for takeout surges, firms have to get creative to limit the risk of contagion, and to keep their businesses alive
In Yehud, not far from Israel's international airport, a small diner couples terrible service with mouth-watering food and the best kebab in the country
Giveret Kuaitio, in the Carmel Market, Tel Aviv's street food mecca, seduces the eyes and conquers the stomach
New stands are replacing the stalls of yesteryear in Carmel Market, but this one is enjoyable for all the right reasons
Israeli chef Meir Adoni comes through again with flying colors when it comes to local restaurants included on the algorithm-based list of the world's best
The popular chain first opened in Israel in the 80's and last closed in 2012
Connecting in the Kitchen: Israeli Initiative Brings Asylum Seekers and Locals Together Through Cooking Sessions
The Kitchen Talks social enterprise offers workshops that showcase the cuisines of Israel’s transparent communities, the people behind them and their life stories
The city's leading trends: cocktails and chef restaurants
Taking what Jews and Arabs have cooked for generations and attaching the label 'Israeli' to it is culinary injustice
Gault & Millau, the second most-important food guide, after Michelin, has announced its picks for Tel Aviv's and Israel’s outstanding culinary and chefs of the year
Wolt's algorithm makes you feel like you’re in a computer game, and winning means running red lights with one hand on the wheel and against traffic. Why? Because the clock shows less than three minutes left for the delivery, and for some reason, that begins to matter to you
At L28, where the person ruling the kitchen rotates every half year, Naifa Mulla is remaking the menu in her own image
Once the delicacy was as pedestrian as it gets, now you might have to patiently await your turn for some salty-sweet succor
'Yalla Vermont' is what happens when an Israeli ends up in Brattleboro. The vegetarian restaurant is attracting New Englanders in droves with its organic hummus and plump pita
Despite relatively high prices, Nordinyo is the eatery of the moment
Bshara Hinnawi proves our palates can still learn a thing of two about grilled meats
The Health Ministry is planning to extend controversial red label reforms from packaged foods and drinks to big restaurants and cafe chains
Located in a boutique hotel on Rothschild Boulevard, Fontana offers light pre-dinner drinks and snacks – the Israeli version of an Italian tradition
Much more than hummus, watermelon with salty cheese, and beer – a new waterfront complex offers a variety of eating options, including creative Asian cuisine and cocktails at decent prices
Raj Mahal, an Indian workers’ restaurant, is in the heart of Tel Aviv’s sooty garage area, but the one-man show offers one thing you can’t find anywhere else
Hakatzav Hayarok, Tel Aviv's newest vegan restaurant, offers the classic American diner experience and aims to recreate the experience of eating meat as much as possible
Exposing the guts of Israeli society through its cuisine
Sure, the food is great, but what about the toilets? Haaretz recommends where to visit, where to avoid and where the restroom is an experience in itself
Where to eat in Tel Aviv: These best restaurants, bars, stands and markets will ensure that a stay in the city encompasses the full gamut of culinary experiences
There’s nothing like a long leisurely brunch, accompanied by a cocktail or two, to make for a great weekend