Last updated September 4th 2017

Tel Aviv is one of the most vegan friendly cities in the world! Almost in every restaurant in the heart of the city you will be able to find innovative, delicious and nutritious vegan options, from the basic salads and sandwiches to more elaborate dishes, the days when vegan food meant a bowl of greens are over!

So whether you are a vegan, a vegetarian, or just love trying new things, you have to check out the restaurants in our guide to the Best Vegan Restaurants in Tel Aviv, based on the answers of over 400 food lovers of the Secret Tel Aviv Community.

Check out how the voting went!


Anasatasia

Vegan cafe | Frishman 54

Anastasia is a great vegan cafe to meet friends. They have a delicious and nutritious breakfast with loads of tasty dips, good salads, and incredible cakes. They treat every dish like it is a multi-layered experience, they take all the senses into account. Read full review here

Written by guest reviewer Scott D. Renwick


Café XoHo

Vegan friendly cafe | Gordon 17

Cafe XoHo is your home away from home in Tel Aviv – a relaxed and cozy cafe where you can meet friends or plugin your computer to do some work – the deco is cool artsy urban, the food is delicious (all natural, mostly vegetarian and home-made), and the service is always with a smile.

Word from the Group:

  • “Cafe XoHo, hands down the best vegetarian restaurant in Tel Aviv”

This restaurant is also included in:

*** Get a free cookie with your meal at Cafe XoHo with the Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card ***


Meshek Barzilay

Good healthy Veggie food in a fancy restaurant setting | Ahad Haam 6

A delicious ORGANIC VEGETARIAN restaurant located just near Neve Tzedek, with an emphasis on freshness and seasonality. The menu changes according to the seasons, and each dish is meticulously built to deliver fine taste and maximum nutritional value. The restaurant offers breakfasts, lunch, and dinner, as well as coffee and cake.

Word from the Group:

  • “Meshek Barzilai is great if you are looking for something more fancy”
  • “Meshek barlizay in Neve Tzedek – swoon worthy

Nanuchka

Georgian inspired vegan restaurant | Lilenblum 30

Super-fun Georgian-inspired vegan restaurant that turns into a bar later in the evening. As they say on their menu: “Georgians believe that every meal begins with the right company and lots of drinks, the food comes second”.

Word from the Group:

  • “Nanutchka for sure – get the mushroom pastry, and the chocolate finger dessert. You can decide what else, but you must get the mushroom pastry”
  • “Nanuchka! Vegan Georgian food in a lovely atmosphere”

Green Cat (Chatul Yarok)

Vegan Pizzeria | Levontin Street 7

The Green Cat, has all the vibrancy, hustle and unique charm that you only get with a local restaurant. The pizza is undoubtedly fresh, the texture is perfect, not too soft and not to crispy. Forget about this being good VEGAN pizza this is just great pizza full stop – This is pizza that can go up against anything Tel Aviv has to offer – This is vegan pizza gone mainstream. Read full review

Written by guest reviewer Scott D. Renwick


Zakaim

Persian inspired vegan cafe | Simtat Beit HaSho’eva 20 (corner of Allenby 98)

Consistently rated one of the best Vegan restaurants in Tel Aviv. The menu has a Persian twist, using only fresh ingredients of vegetables, herbs, nuts, and fruit, and changes every day. The decor is an eclectic shabby chic style (shanti shanti as they say in Israel), the kitchen is open, and even the chairs are second hand.

Word from the Group:

  • “Zakaim – vegan Persian food that has this carnivore’s stamp of approval”
  • “Try Zakaim they have good food there and it’s a quirky restaurant; try their mushroom dish”

This restaurant is also included in ‘Best Restaurants in Tel Aviv’ Secret Tel Aviv Guide.


24 Rupee

Veggie Indian restaurant | Shoken 16

Fun vegetarian Indian restaurant in South Tel Aviv. Familiar to the thousands of Israeli backpackers who have travelled around India, the restaurant serves thalis, a small tray filled with little dishes of rice, lentils, vegetable stew, and bread. The atmosphere is fun and hippy, shoes aren’t allowed inside and you sit on the floor – “shanti shanti” as they say in Hebrew.

Word from the Group:

  • “Indian place 24 Rupee, is peculiar, great food, you have to take your shoes off, and has the best chai ever. I love it!”
  • “24 Rupee down in Florentin for some indian… also a really chilled place with nice ambience – something different”
  • “24 Rupee is mostly vegan (there are a few dairy items) and also delicious”

Tenat

Ethiopian vegan restaurant | Tchelnov 27a

Ethiopian restaurant in South Tel Aviv – the owner Yitzchak is a great host, and the food is all vegan and gluten free – and very reasonable too.


Rainbow Burgers

Vegan burgers | Ibn Gabirol 88

Truly, Rainbow Burger is the perfect pit stop for born-again vegans who loved meat in a past life, and need that feeling of meaty satisfaction in the pit of their belly (minus the actual meat of course). For that, Rainbow Burger has definitely got you covered! […] One juicy bite of Rainbow Burger later and it *almost* had me convinced that this was the real deal. The texture, look and taste are darn near identical to meat. Not to mention, the soy and mushroom burger blend gave me the same warm, fuzzy, happy-tummy feeling I get from eating meat. Read full review

Written by guest reviewer Vanessa Perplies

This restaurant is also included in the ‘Best Burgers in Tel Aviv’ Secret Tel Aviv Guide.


416

NY Style | HaArba’a 16

416 is probably the coolest dining experience in Tel Aviv at the moment. This New York style restaurant has a creative menu and an inspiring setting perfect for groups or even if you want to go on a hot date and zip trendy cocktails at the bar.

Written by guest reviewer Scott D. Renwick


Alegria

Healthy vegan food | Ibn Gbirol 165

Alegria is slightly out of the way on Ibn Gbirol Street, in Tel Aviv. But it’s totally worth the detour. Everything on their menu is surprising and only in the best possible way. They are a bounty of taste sensations that are unique and packed with goodness. If you visit, it will not be your last time.

Written by guest reviewer Scott D. Renwick


HaShwarma HaTivonit

Vegan fast-food joint | King George 81

Come here for your vegan fill of fried fast food – vegan burgers, vegan hot dogs, and of course vegan shwarma!


Shuffle Bar

Vegan friendly | Florentin 19

We have created a place that will be fun to work in, a place you’ll feel just like home. A place to mingle with new and old people, listen to varied music. Drink, eat and play table games just like before. Read more


Goodness

Vegan burgers and more | King George 41

Goodness have done for burgers what every other restaurant in Tel Aviv offering a vegan burger has failed to do. They paid attention to the details and not only got the flavor right but also the texture, so their burgers are really something you can bite into. Their double burger can satisfy the biggest of appetites and their range of other offerings includes an array of sauces which makes for the complete fast food vegan dining experience.

Written by guest reviewer Scott D. Renwick


Market

Homemade vegan | King George 31 (vegan friendly), Dizengoff 140 (vegan)

Most vegan places usually are either healthy, homemade, cheap or serve comfort food, Market is an incredible combination of the four. They have delicious stews that remind you of a cold winter night in your grandma’s house but with a healthy twist, and you can choose whether you want it served on rice (white or brown) or noodles and add toppings like sweet potato and other veggies. The stews change every day, so it’s a good thing you can try them all before deciding! They have two branches, one on King George that is usually very crowded (they have some non-vegan toppings) and a bigger, 100% vegan one on Dizengoff.


Check out some other vegan places we love!

Dosa Bar

Vegan indian | Ben Yehuda 188

South Indian Street Food joint on Ben Yehuda near Jabotinski. Full of flavors, happy, delicious, healthy,VEGAN, and GLUTEN-FREE. Chef Chen Weinstein spent two years in South India learning local cooking, and has been perfecting her skills in pop-ups and cooking from home since returning to Tel Aviv.


Cafe Birenbaum

Buffet style vegan cafe with over 40 dishes | Nahalat Binyamin 31

Café Birenbaum is a vegetarian buffet restaurant open till 4pm every day. It serves daily over 30 different hot vegetarian/vegan dishes in addition to more than 30 types of salads. All dishes served are of freshly made from local, high-quality and carefully picked ingredients.

*** Get a free hot or cold herbal tea or coffee with your meal at Cafe Birenbaum with the Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card ***


Caffe Kaymak

Delicious healthy vegan cafe | Levinski 49

Super-laid-back vegan bar/ cafe/ restaurant in South Tel Aviv. During the day and evening the restaurant serves fresh delicious home-made vegan food, with the menu changing each day. It’s also a great place to meet up with friends for a drink and they often have live music.

Word from the Group:

  • “Any vegetarians out there… here’s a little Secret for you… Cafe Kaymark on Levinski 49… it’s sooo good I could almost become a vegetarian!”

Herzog

Vegan tapas | Ibn Gvirol 48

Herzog is a new place that recently opened on Ibn Gvirol, by the chef Roey Hertzog of the Eyal Shani line of chefs. It is a cozy place with many well priced vegan tapas and a famous mountain dish, which changes every day, filled with lots of vegan goodies. No way will you come out hungry!


Newly opened Vegan Restaurants we love

Bana

Plant Based Cafe | Nachmani Street 36

A new vegan restaurant taking plant based eating to the next level.


Thanks to the amazing guest writers Hillel Raz and Scott D. Renwick for their inputs!


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