Where to eat in Tel Aviv
One of the advantages of Tel Aviv is that here you can find delicious national food at affordable prices. Whether you will have lunch in a trendy restaurant or a simple diner – in both cases you are guaranteed true pleasure from the meal. The main thing is to choose a good place and decide what to order first of all. About how much it costs to eat in Tel Aviv, where the national delicacies are best prepared and which establishments are considered the best in their category, read our review. 10 budget eateries and cafes in Tel Aviv Falafel Hakosem (Shlomo hamelech, 1) – a place where you can eat the most delicious falafel in Tel Aviv, is able to offer tourists and other popular street food. Everything is very satisfying and tasty. Bar Ochel (Hacarmel Market, 38) – an atmospheric street cafe on the Karmel market treats with juicy kebabs and delicious shakshuka. In addition to the traditional street food, you can order a meat plate with grilled vegetables, beef skewers and a lot of other goodies. The price of a lunch with a glass of beer is about 100 NIS. Keter Hamizrach (115 Ib’n Gabirol) is one of the best places in Tel Aviv to eat tasty and cheap. The “trick” of this family café is the signature home-made brew with pistachios, turkey steak, chicken kebab. HaMalabia (28 Gedera) – A popular cafe with a masterly prepared, delicious Malabi dessert – it costs 10 NIS. Rest can be made even more pleasant if you take backgammon and immerse yourself in the game – here it is an integral part of the visit. Frishman Falafel & Frishman Sabich (44 Frishman) is one of the most iconic places in Tel Aviv. It is always lively here, and the reason for this is a delicious inexpensive Sabiha and absolutely incredible pita! It costs from 17 NIS (with falafel) to 35 NIS (with chicken). Michas Hummus (191 Ben Yehuda) – head here to eat the most delicious hummus in Tel Aviv. The cafe offers to try about 10 of its variations (20-27 NIS). To hummus, you can take lemonade, tea or coffee (wines and other alcohol are not served in the cafe). Shakshukia A small cafe in the very center of Tel Aviv, where it’s not a sin to go to have a hearty and inexpensive meal. The menu is simple and not particularly extensive: vegetarian and meat shakshuka, Israeli or chicken salad, hummus. But everything is prepared deliciously and with a soul, so that you definitely want to come back. The cafe has earned well-deserved fame and author’s dessert, which has been offered here for 5 years. This is a delicious pistachio ice cream with halva, baklava, nuts and sauce. The price of a small lunch is about 70-100 NIS. The institution is closed on Shabbat.
The House of Hummus A true Mecca for lovers of Israeli cuisine – an inexpensive cafe in the historical center of Tel Aviv, near the pedestrian street Nachalat Binyamin. First of all, people come here to eat hummus – it is prepared simply amazingly! There are about 20 offers in this cafe with this delicate snack. The portions are large and satisfying. On average, food costs 20-30 NIS.
Saluf and Sons The cuisine in this reasonably priced cafe is Israeli and Yemeni (signature chicken soup, malauah, hummus, meatballs in pita). Excellent draft beer will be a good addition to a hearty lunch or dinner. Food prices in this cafe in Tel Aviv are low, but if you want to eat even cheaper, then from 17 to 20 hours there is a 50% discount on most of the menu. Up to 17 hours for 45 NIS you can order a “trio”: a small portion of soup, salad and hummus with a soft drink.
Under the Tree A cozy corner in the center of Tel Aviv, where you can eat big tasty sandwiches (price – about 40 NIS). They are made on crisp bread, with meat, vegetables, fish and a variety of sauces. The best budget option to eat inexpensively and save time. No wonder students love to be in the Under the Tree. And the cafe serves a traditional Israeli breakfast: scrambled eggs, cheeses, jams, pastries. There is good coffee, including ice coffee – for especially hot days.
Places with average prices Santa Katarina The peculiarity of this restaurant, which is located in an alley immediately after the Great Synagogue, is its huge herd stove. It prepares many local and foreign dishes, including Italian cheese gnocchi and fresh vegetables. Jerusalem branded bread with olive oil and a special kind of hummus, masabha, is also baked in the oven. The restaurant’s map is small, but quite sufficient for you to get acquainted with the original Mediterranean cuisine and have a tasty meal. Spaghetti with calamari, blue crab meat on a brioche bun, oxtail tortellini – you can’t list all the delicacies. But there is also a simpler and more familiar pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, salami – by the way, it is also baked in the oven. It costs food within 40-100 NIS.