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.
Moran Broza was trained as a chef in South Africa and has since been traveling the world and feeding people through the kitchen and with her passion for food. Having worked as a chef, business manager and consultant in South Africa, Europe and Israel, Moran is excited to be back home. Moran loves Israeli cuisine (its origins, history, and flavors) and is excited and proud to share her foodie knowledge with anyone who will listen. She is looking eagerly forward to meeting you so that she can share her favorite local spots with you!
Olivia Hayo moved to Israel five years ago, setting off a chain reaction of culinary inspiration. She embraced her true passion and left her career in accounting to earn a Masters Degree in Food Culture and Communications at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. After tasting her way through Italy, she spent 3 months in San Francisco organizing social dining events and educational food workshops before returning to Israel. Olivia is currently part of the talented team at Cafe Xoho in Tel Aviv. When she’s not in the cafe’s kitchen she’s in her own, developing recipes for her blog Olive Oil Sweet Pea.
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.