Updated 28th March 2016

Whether you are a vegan, a vegetarian, or just want some super-healthy food, check out Secret Tel Aviv’s guide to the best Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants in Tel Aviv (based on the answers from the Secret Tel Aviv Community):


Zakaim

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

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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.


Nanuchka

Georgian inspired vegan restaurant | Lilenblum 30

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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:

  • “Nanuchka – yum & fun!”
  • “Nanuchka – it’s a Georgian restaurant with an awesome atmosphere, order the Picalli for starters”
  • “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”

Meshek Barzilay 

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

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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 Brazilai on Ehad HaAm 6. Friggen delicious”
  • “Meshek barlizay in Neve Tzedek – swoon worthy”

Café XoHo

VEGETARIAN café and internationals’ hangout | Gordon 17

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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, 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 ***


Cafe Birenbaum

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

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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

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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!”

Miss Kaplan

Vegan restaurant | Eliezer Kaplan Street 18

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Isn’t it about time for Tel Aviv to get a nice sit down vegan place? Well Miss Kaplan is out for the task in the middle of the Sarona compound, Ori Shavit, the writer of ‘Vegans On Top’ turned chef puts out unique blend of flavours on modern dishes and some of her own – such as the Jack Daniel-ed carrot hot dog (pictured above)! Delicious! (opens at 7pm).

Word from the Group:

  • “Miss Kaplan in sarona is a happening place – completely vegan headed by the awesome chef/blogger of vegans on top, Ori Shavit”

24 Rupee

VEGETARIAN Indian restaurant | Shoken 16

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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”

Anasatasia

Vegan cafe | Frishman 54

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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. Located 3 minutes walk off Dizengoff, down Frishman.

Word from the Group:

  • “Anastasia. Entirely vegan. No junk food. Really nice breakfast. Make their own almond milk. Great smoothies and sweets as well. Skip coffee for once and take the house drink with your breakfast- its delicious!”
  • “Anastasia. Dishes are great! I’m addicted.”

Herzog

Vegan tapas | Ibn Gvirol 48

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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!


Tenat

Ethiopian vegan restaurant | Tchelnov 27a

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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.


HaShwarma HaTivonit

Vegan fast-food joint | King George 81

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


Green Cat (Chatul Yarok)

Vegan Pizzeria | Levontin Street 7

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Delicious vegan pizza… all the good stuff minus the cheese!


Thanks to Guest Food Blogger Hillel Raz for his inputs!


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