About Delicious Israel
Delicious Israel offers foodies and culture-seekers a unique and adventurous way to vacation and connect with Israel - through their passion. We offer personalized culinary walking tours, food/wine travel tours (in Israel), food photography, cooking workshops as well as lifestyle experiences including “day in the life of a local” experiences, artist studio visits and private yoga classes.
Our culinary and boutique specialty tours are limited to small groups so that together we can veer off the beaten path to eat, explore, learn and experience the authentic “insider” scene of Israeli lifestyle, history and culture.
About the Founder
Inbal Baum is the founder and main culinary curator for Delicious Israel. She established Delicious Israel in 2011 as a way to express and share her love for Israeli food, wine and the indulgent and fun lifestyle throughout the country. After working as an attorney in New York City, years of Jewish and Israel-related organizational work, and consulting in the private and public sectors, Inbal left behind the desk jobs and immigrated to Israel in 2009 to follow her entrepreneurial heart and passion. As an amateur chef (with a specialized focus on ice cream-making) and yoga instructor, Inbal is always excited for her next food and yoga adventure - in Israel and around the globe.
David Cohen is a British/Australian/Israeli with Iraqi, Iranian and Indian heritage and whilst he can't decide where he is from, the one thing he is sure of is a love for all things food-related. Moving to Israel from London in 2012, David is a founder of Israel's first merchant bank and when not traveling around the world showing off the latest Israeli innovations he can be found in the Shuk, sharing his passion for Israeli food and fresh middle eastern ingredients.
Rebecca Kazhdan made her way to Israel in 2009 from the U.S. Having grown up in a Russian household and not being particularly keen on Russian food, her passion for everything culinary related came after arriving in Israel. An abundance of amazing produce and outstanding chefs sparked her interest. After uncovering this passion for food, Rebecca got introduced to Inbal through a friend and has been helping Delicious Israel since. One day she hopes to find a way combine her two favorite things – food and dogs, by opening a dog farm with a restaurant.
Tess Lehrich is Delicious Israel's sustainability expert. After pursuing her interest in community gardening and sustainable food systems for a number of years, Tess decided to get a fuller understanding of some of the pressing issues that were bothering her. She completed a Master's in Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University, focusing her research on the potential for urban agriculture in Israel. Selling vegetables in the Farmers' Market for over two years, Tess feels passionate about sustainable food systems and believes that direct producer to consumer relationships are the key to a long, healthy life for us and our planet.
Paloma Aelyon, Director of Delicious Development A recent San Francisco transplant, Paloma brings with her a voracious appetite to explore and document a culture linked closely to her Turkish Jewish heritage. Her passion for storytelling, matched with past experience in marketing for the travel and culinary industries, fuels her desire to share a behind-the-scenes peak into the colorfully complex reality that permeates Israel. Whether cultivating new business projects, executing marketing initiatives, or expanding the business' outreach, Paloma uses food as her medium to help Delicious Israel paint a panoramic picture of life in the holy land.