Exploring the unexpected food and wine trail in the Negev Desert.
If, like us, you can’t get enough of the Yom Tov Deli, you’re in for a treat — they have expanded! Their signature sandwiches made with a variety of fresh rolls, stuffed with their deli delights and wide selection of cheeses, fishes and meats have proven to be such a hit with the locals, that the Yom Tov team have opened a new sandwich bar, just up the road at Levinsky 31.
Shuk Rothschild Allenby is the newest kid on the block. Hot on the heels of the influx of ‘posh markets’ (we’re looking at you, Sarona and Shuk Hatzafon), that have popped up in Tel Aviv in recent years, Shuk Rothschild Allenby (Shuk RA? Shuk Meier? We still aren't certain what its nickname will be, it isn't exactly a Shuk after all) boasts a similarly sophisticated vibe. No shouting vendors, no piles of produce, and no feasting street cats to be found, but calm, orderly food stands with decent bathrooms to boot.
Where to buy your basics/groceries in the Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel) in Tel Aviv.
A round up of our top 5 Israeli breakfast spreads. For anyone following our Instagram, you know breakfast is our fave meal!
(1) Mashya - Fridays and Saturdays are a best time to hit up this well-stocked buffet as it is open until 3 pm. It is surprisingly rare in Tel Aviv to find this late of a brunch offering. You order an eggs dish from the regular menu and the chef's prepared buffet (high quality fresh salads, cheese, fish, granola, fresh baked pastries... not what you think of normally for a buffet) is included in the price.
(2) Claro - like Mashya, Fridays and Saturdays are the best bet for the late riser. We love the Israeli breakfast spread for two and the shakshukas.
(3) Hotel Montefiore - like everything coming out of this hotel, the breakfast feels elegant and in vogue. The Israeli breakfast features the basics, presented well - eggs to order, cherry tomato salad, cheeses, jams and pastries. Amp the meal up with smoked salmon or mushroom ragout on poached eggs.
(4) Rothschild Hotel - the small paintbrush in the olive oil is a simple creative touch that sold us to one of our favorite Israeli breakfasts in the city. Choices besides the Israeli breakfast are also winners here including the shakshuka and the french toast.
(5) Bucke Cafe - order the "country breakfast" and enjoy a hefty tray of daily chosen goodies fit for 2-3 people. You can let the wait staff know your preferences for the tray, and the best part is that you can get refills on whatever goes quickest.
In Jerusalem? Check out our fave spread there at Cafe Nadi.
In Tel Aviv it is hard to come by good kosher restaurants. It may be surprising that kosher food has not flourished along with the burgeoning foodie scene of Tel Aviv; however, the few kosher restaurants that we, at Delicious Israel, recommend are keeping up with the culinary renaissance of the area. Below is a list of kosher restaurants that will help you find the top spots to eat according to your dietary practices:
Fine Dining Restaurants
Blue Sky - Eliezer Peri St 10, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Lumina - Eliezer Peri St 10, Tel Aviv-Yafo
West Side - HaYarkon Street 19, Tel Aviv-Yafo
L'Entrecote - Ahad Ha'am St 28, Tel Aviv-Yafo
.... and a few more for the list
Deca - 10 HaTaasiya St., Tel Aviv-Yafo
Goshen - 37 Nachalat Binyamin St., Tel Aviv-Yafo
MEATOS - Weizmann St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Fish Market by MEATOS - Sderot Sha'ul HaMelech 33, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Nini Hachi - Ben Yehuda St 228, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Hungarian Blintzes - Yermiyahu St 35 , Tel Aviv
Salimi - Nahalat Binyamin St 80, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Schwarma Bino's - David Razi'el St 29, Tel Aviv-Yafo