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My name is Sahar Sam Hoffbrand (@saharhoff), I’m 26-years-old and from Tel Aviv. I live in Kerem Hatemanim which is a cool neighbourhood near the beach. I love this neighbourhood as there’s a market (called Shock Hacarmel) and some amazing coffee shops!
The typical Israeli breakfast includes eggs with a side salad, cheese platter and a fresh juice. My favourite breakfast is at Cafe Cucu, it’s in a small boutique hotel near Dizengoff circle and it’s well priced.
If I want a sit-down meal and I’m feeling hungry, Ha’Achim is the best. It’s a typical Israeli food, suitable for vegans/veg as well and you can never go wrong if you go there!
In the summer hanging on the beach until sunset with a beer or two is ideal. In winter time there’s a lot of happy hours; My favourites are in the same street called Nahalat Binyamin: Nordinyo , Bushwick and Bicicletta.
Tel Aviv is known for its high-end restaurants. The best one in Tel Aviv is Taizu, a Southeast Asian restaurant with the best sharing menu. Pronto has the best Italian food in the city and also Claro if you want to try some local but sophisticated food, I love this place.
Like most major cities you can take a bicycle or a scooter and travel all over the city, and the roads are very comfortable to use.
There’s a lot of pubs and dance bars in Tel Aviv, if I just want to grab a beer with a friend, I’ll go to Dizengoff street or Ibn Gabirol street. If I want to go clubbing, I’ll go to Drama Club or The Radio near Rothschild Boulevard.
If you want to be in a walking distance from all the great thing you have in Tel Aviv, I’d recommend to stay in Abraham Hostel or basically anywhere near Rothschild Boulevard which is a great location to stay in an Airbnb or nice Boutique Hotel.
The greatest time to be in Tel Aviv is the Summer! So, between May and September, where you’ll have the best weather, you can enjoy the beach and the rooftop parties Tel Aviv has to offer.
I think Tel Aviv has a young vibe. So, couples and groups of friends will enjoy it best.