Every year, go some place you’ve never been before. Of course, we often go to the usual suspects, such as London, Paris and New York, and what I’ve seen in those cities in the past year is the enormous amount of cool restaurants inspired by Israel and Tel Aviv in particular. Often the whole team behind those restaurants are from Israel. Think of Yotam Ottolenghi, of Assit Granit, who recently opened a new restaurant together with Tom Dixon in London and of Neni. What started with one restaurant inside the 25Hours Hotel in Berlin has evolved into ten different restaurants throughout Europe.


Of course, we can be happy that those chefs take the Middle-Eastern kitchen and share it with the locals in cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, and London, but it makes me very curious about Tel Aviv itself. By doing my research I came across so many nice restaurants I really want to share them with you. And apart from the food, the interior is really nice too. Just like Cape Town, Barcelona, Sydney and Los Angeles, Tel Aviv has a beach. And architecture lovers can indulge in all Bauhaus influences.


Everything is in walking distance or you can bike there – it seems to be the Amsterdam of the Middle East. When this article is published I’m stepping on the plane to Israel and from tomorrow on I’m going to take you with me on Instagram and Facebook via photos (and videos on Instagram Stories). When I’m back I will share all my favorite discoveries with you!


L’hitraot! (meaning: see you soon!)




(Image of The Vera, the first hotel I’m gonna try for you)


  • José

    12.02.2019 at 13:40 Reply

    Tel AViv is really nice! It reminded me a bit of New Orleans, only in the Middle East.
    You have to try Beirut in Libanon sometime as well. Loved it even more!

    • Pauline Egge

      12.02.2019 at 16:18 Reply

      Hi Jose, thank you very much for your comment! Beirut is super high on my list too. Must be a beautiful city too! Warm wishes, Pauline

  • Tara Anbudaiyan

    12.02.2019 at 17:30 Reply

    How fun! I think you would love a visit to Maskit Fashion House, a beautiful space with timeless pieces, located in the artists’ quarter of the old port of Jaffa. Nearby is a lovely independent jewelry shop, Linda Friedrich, housed in the old stone walls. Farther north, located in what appears to be a slightly run-down hotel lies a secret cocktail bar called The Imperial, ranked as one of the best bars in the world. Reservations are essential as it’s tiny, but well worth a visit. In the city center, we loved hiring a bicycle to explore Ben Gurion Boulevard all the way to the beach. Finally, we loved people-watching and sampling all sorts of dishes at Sarona Market. Enjoy your trip!

    • Pauline Egge

      12.02.2019 at 16:17 Reply

      Hi Tara, thank you so much for your mail and all the recommendations. That’s great! People-watching in Tel Aviv is the best! 🙂

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