In honour of International Women’s Week, check out our six favourite Tel Aviv restaurants, all run by International Women of course!
Gordon 17 | Central Tel Aviv
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.
Cafe XoHo is the brainchild of superwoman Xoli Ormut Durbin. Xoli was born in Hong Kong to Canadian parents and lived in Australia before coming to Israel. XoHo was and is all about the community that has grown around it and the resulting family that they have built within the staff and amongst the regulars!
Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card Offer: Get a free cookie with your meal!
Mikve Israel 26 | South Tel Aviv
26 Hamburger Gourmet takes the standard American burger, and gives it a gourmet French twist – ooooh lala! Instead of a stale bun, the burger nestles between a soft brioche. Instead of greasy fries, the burger comes with crunchy sweet potato frites. And instead of a tomato on top, check out some juicy foie gras. C’est tres magnifique!
The amazing owners and founders behind 26 Hamburger Gourmet are French Olot Myriam Benarouche and Yaelle Baruchel.
Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card Offer: Get a free chaser with your meal!
Shuk HaCarmel | Central Tel Aviv
Bunny Chow was born out of the townships of South Africa, where the Indian workers didn’t have time for a long lunch. Their ingenious solution: stuff your delicious natural home-made curry in a white roll and eat with your hands. Bunny Chow even has the feel of a workers cafe, complete with cool graffiti and makeshift stools.
Emily Salgado came two years ago from her hometown London and, after over a decade in Executive Search, took the plunge and opened South African Street-Food joint Bunny Chow with hubby Allon, realising their life-long dream of being business owners and bringing something new, innovative and delicious to the city. In her spare time, she has also created a series of workshops ‘Breathe & Receive’ with co-founder Maxine Isaacs helping Women to make positive changes in their lives.”
Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card Offer: Get a refreshing soft drink to wash down the curry!
Nahalat Binyamin 11 | Central Tel Aviv
Arte Glideria is without doubt the best ice-cream in Tel Aviv. The Italian home-made ice-cream is creamy and tasty, with loads of traditional flavours. Located on the charming Nahalat Binyamin, be sure to check out the live jazz music on a Thursday evening.
Arte is founded by Italian Olah Sissi Pagani.
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!
Gordon 17 | Central Tel Aviv
Brew Shop is a specialty coffee bar in Central Tel Aviv, with an absolute focus on providing Tel Avivians with the most delicious and diverse selection of coffees. The selection changes daily, and is sourced from only the best coffee roasters around Europe and the States. Brew Shop also hosts regular tasting and home brewing workshops.
After working in specialty coffee in London for many years, Gemma Farshi moved to Tel Aviv three years ago. Keen to bring something new and different to the bustling Israeli café scene, she established Brew Shop in Summer 2015 with her partner Xoli Ormut Durbin (owner of Café Xoho).
Pancho Bar Y Grill (Closed now)
Pancho Bar Y Grill prides itself in being the only truly authentic Tex-Mex in Tel Aviv, combining the spices and flavours of Mexican food with the look, feel and service of the American South. Their bad ass burrito is killer, and so is their margarita.
Pancho is founded by Zohar Lyon Cantor, an Olah from Austin, Texas. She has grown up eating Tex Mex.
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