I’ve been back a while now and it’s taken me a fair bit of time to get round to doing this post but the memory of my holiday is still very fresh in my mind. I was lucky enough to visit Tel Aviv (for the first time since I was 16) last month for a family friend’s wedding and turned the trip into a culinary tour of the city. I won’t go into too much detail because the pictures speak for themselves but if you do ever find yourself in that part of the world then I definitely have a few recommendations:
1. Herbert Samuel – doesn’t look like much from the outside but the food is unbelievable and people queue all evening to get a table in this sensational restaurant
2. Old Jaffa – my favourite place we visited, it’s so cute and there are so many things to look at. I also wanted to buy everything I saw in every shop/market we went in to
3. Dr Shakshuka – in the heart of Old Jaffa, well worth a visit for the Israeli delicacy
4. Carmel Market – the most Instagrammable market I’ve ever seen, so many pretty colours!
5. The Social Club – great food, great atmosphere and right round the corner from Max Brenner
6. Max Brenner – don’t bother eating in but for warm melted white chocolate in a syringe you can’t not give it a visit
7. Neve Tzedek – the posher part of town and the area that I discovered Lotus Biscuit and Oreo frozen yoghurt (La Mamma Del Gelato Anita)
8. Mantaray – the best seafood, view of the beach and sweets (raid the bowl at reception) in the city and the place I broke all the Jew rules by eating bacon and shrimp in one dish!
There were loads of places we didn’t get to try out that people had recommended so I’d love to go back and sample everything else Tel Aviv has to offer but in the meantime, enjoy the photos….