Prestigious American magazine Conde Nast Traveler has named Tel Aviv as one of the top 15 culinary cities in the world. The magazine’s list comprises major cultural giants like London, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Sydney and Singapore.
This is not the first time the top travel publication has lauded the Tel Aviv food scene. In November 2015, it ran an article titled “Why the World’s Best Vegetarian Food Is in Tel Aviv,” which called the city an “herbivore smorgasbord” and cited the mix of gastronomic influences from all over the world that “can coax a world of flavors out of the most humble potato.”
According to 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.
Conde Nast Traveler magazine also has featured a “Chef’s Pick” overview of some of the best places to eat and drink in Tel Aviv.
Over the last few years, Tel Aviv has become the most exciting dining destination in the Middle East (and, arguably, in the Mediterranean) where young chefs explore a wide spectrum of culinary traditions and add a unique slant.
Tel Aviv is also one of the coolest cities on earth and is being touted as a top destination for young hedonists, families, singles, honeymooners, gay tourists, entrepreneurs and history buffs all at once.
The city is known for his famous nightlife, a non-stop party place, a foodie heaven, a beach paradise, a smart tourism model, a sports metropolis and a startup hub, to name a few.
Sarona Market is one of the city’s most popular leisure centers. While Tel Aviv Port, Jaffa Port and Shuk Hatzafon all offer a smorgasbord of delectable Israeli foodstuffs, this 8,700-square-meter marketplace is deemed “the heartbeat of Israeli culinary art.”
This complex takes inspiration from Borough Market in London, Chelsea Market in New York, La Boqueria in Barcelona, and the global Eataly chain. This is the place to taste contemporary Israel whether you like boutique beer, award-winning chocolates, Mediterranean fish, fresh produce, local wines or baked goods– many of them coming from Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem,
Rothschild Boulevard is probably one of the best people-watching spots in the city where people go for a stroll along this city boulevard, sit on a bench or at one of the many café-kiosks.
It is one of Tel Aviv’s oldest and most iconic streets, and is located in the heart of the White City Bauhaus area where dog walkers, bikers, hipsters, businesspeople, startup entrepreneurs, families and tourists enjoying this thorough fare – day and night.