About Delicious Israel
Delicious Israel’s personalized walking, travel and cooking tours bring together travelling foodies and culture-seekers with authentic Israeli lifestyle. On our tantalizingly tasty adventures we talk to the brothers running a Turkish family-owned deli on Levinsky Street. We taste shakshuka at a private Yemenite home nestled next to Shuk HaCarmel. We learn about the origins of different spices from the immigrants who brought them to Israel. We introduce travelers to Israel at its purest. Israel fresh squeezed. Israel newly baked. Israel raw.
About the Founder
Founded in 2011 by former attorney and yoga instructor, Inbal Baum, Delicious Israel’s intimate culinary crusades have since taken the lead as one of the country’s most enticing ways to explore what it truly means to be an Israeli by engaging with those who call the holy land home.
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.
Ronnie Tal is a food traveler: as a gastronome, she dedicates her life to explore new foods and examining the relationships between different foods and cultures. After years of consulting businesses all over the world in building their research and development projects, she became a researcher herself; a food researcher, while studying for her Master's degree at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. Her bread and butter is actually... Bread and butter, and she is says Israeli Tahini and Za'atar are simply the best. That's her professional opinion of course.
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.
Merav Levkowitz loves all things food-related, including cooking, eating, and talking and writing about food. After living in Washington, DC, for seven years, during which she spent a lot of time daydreaming about Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market and beaches, she finally moved here in 2014. Merav studied international relations at Georgetown University and is currently pursuing an MBA at the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology. She works as a writer, editor, and content strategist. The daughter of a Colombian and an Israeli, she speaks six languages. At any given moment she is planning her next meal or her next trip—or both.
Becca Berland is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a degree in Linguistics. As Editor-in-Chief of Spoon University Pitt, she loves editing, reading, and writing articles about food hacks, restaurants, and recipes. Her grandmother was a caterer and her great-grandfather a baker, so Becca follows in their footsteps with her love of pastries and all things sweet. She considers herself a smoothie snob and stops for fresh juice every chance she gets.
Lindsay Stein is an adventure seeking, yoga doing, wine loving, foodie from New York who started a blog about her passion for food and travel while studying abroad in Prague and traveling all over Europe. After graduating from Towson University in 2015, where she studied Public Relations, she decided to be spontaneous and intern in her favorite city, Tel Aviv, with Delicious Israel. Her dream is to continue to travel the globe, consume endless amounts of sushi, and get paid to take photos of all her fascinating meals.
Anabelle Kaplan is a rising junior at Emory University. Although she is studying finance, her true passion is anything food - its cultivation [gardening], its preparation [cooking], and of course, its consumption [eating]! Anabelle is spending the summer in Israel so that she can delve into Israel’s vibrant food culture, and at the same time, build a foundation for a future career in food-related business.