Summer is knocking on the door and it’s the perfect excuse to eat our favourite desert of all time… ICE CREAM. So here it is: the Best Ice Cream places in Tel Aviv…

Written by Fernanda Melo, a world-leading ice-cream expert!


ARTE GLIDERIA – Best Traditional Ice Cream

Nachalat Byniamin 11, near the shuk | Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card – Get a Medium for the price of a Small

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On the very top of the list we have Arte, this unique place has very authentic Italian ice cream made by Italian chefs.  They make Natural Gelato with only natural ingredients and the result is out of this world! The old style cream tastes just like in Italy! Every night is a great night to go, but Thursday is especially good as they have live jazz. They also have vegan options.

And best of all, we have a Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card Offer: Upgrade your small ice cream to a medium for free, because a small ice-cream this good is never enough!


SHAKEOUT – Best Ice Cream Milkshake

Chayim Vital St 2, Florentine and Dizengoff 95, Central Tel Aviv (between Frishman and Dizengoff Square) | Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card – Get a Medium for the price of a Small

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Shakeout has the most amazing ice-cream milkshake in town – and for all you Brits out there it also sells old styles 99 ice-creams with a proper flake on top! The place looks like a back-to-the-future candy shop and if you have munchies this is definitely your place! Choose a topping or multiple and go wild!

And best of all, we have a Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card Offer: Upgrade your small ice cream milkshake to a medium for free, because a small ice-cream milkshake this good is never enough!


ANITA – Best Atmosphere

Shabazi 42, Neve Tzedek

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If you are looking for a lively atmosphere this place has got it! Usually packed on the weekends, it has very good ice cream, including hard to find flavours like my favourite, mint chocolate chip! They also make delicious frozen yogurt, and have lovely tables outside in the best area of Tel Aviv, Neve Tzedek.


COOKEEZ – Best Ice Cream Sandwich

Dizengoff 116 and Allenby 99 near Rothschild

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Are you an ice cream sandwich fan?  Whenever you pass the stores, you can’t avoid the amazing freshly-baked cookies smell in the air! Cookees have 15 different flavours of cookies to mix and match with your favourite ice cream. And if you are in for a treat you can even choose a topping, or pimp with loads of toppings and sauces.


GELATO FACTORY – Best in Sarona

Sarona Food Market

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My secret pleasure in Sarona Food Market, and one of the best ice creams in Tel Aviv. The shop has a unique vintage-looking fully-fuctioning ice cream making machine on the wall, and their ice cream is delish! They also serve vegan ice cream, frozen yogurt and several ice cream deserts! Worth saving a bit of space for when in having a meal in Sarona.


TAMARA YOGURT – Best Frozen Yogurt

Ben Yehuda 96 and Rothschild 19

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Part of the super healthy, super delicious Tamara group of frozen yogurt shops and fruit juice stands. This Ben Yehuda frozen yogurt shop is a Tel Aviv institution, serving heavenly frozen yogurt with oozings of sauces and toppings – I like chocolate with chocolate, but they have great fruit options also. They even have swings inside the shop to bring back you back to your childhood.


ICEBERG

Branches across Tel Aviv | Facebook Page

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Iceberg has branches all across Tel Aviv, and also a few outside Tel Aviv. They are one of the oldest ice cream chains in the country, and make ‘100% low tech Ice Cream’, using only natural and raw locally sourced ingredients. They have a great selection of flavours, and I like to try something new every time I go. I recommend black forest (cherry and chocolate ) and salty caramel with caramel bites inside!


VANIGLIA

Branches across Tel Aviv | Facebook Page

Vaniglia

Vaniglia has quite a few branches in Tel Aviv to choose from, and is definitely one of the best ice cream places. They have as many as 45 flavours to indulge yourself, my favourites are chocolate orange and vanilla ginger.


Enjoy summer and delight yourself !


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