As the cultural and liberal capital of Israel, Tel Aviv is a very advanced city in many fields, one of them is the culinary scene.
Besides being home to the best restaurants in the country, Tel Aviv is also the capital of vegan cuisine. That’s why it was not a big surprise when the city was recently named as “one of the 10 friendliest vegan cities in the world”, by the British Guardian.
Let’s check out the best vegan restaurants in town:
Nanuchka – Owned by the famous Nana Shraier, the “Nanuchka” is a great Georgian restaurant that proudly presents amazing vegan food with an authentic Georgian atmosphere. For you that don’t fully understand what it means, come by every Sunday evening and see for yourself the live Georgian singer dancing on the bar and the plate breaking ritual.
Where? 30 Lilenblum st
Goodness – “Goodness” is an alternative diner that serves delicious vegan food that you will hardly believe is vegan. Among the house specialties you can find a cheeseburger made from mushrooms, a Shawarma made of Zukini and other American based dishes including original desserts.
Where? 41 King George st
Rainbow Pita – Maybe the best vegan burger in Tel Aviv. The “Rainbow” is a charming little spot that is all about food and love. Besides the delicious burger, made by a secret recipe, you can also find in “Rainbow” other delicacies like Kebab and Shawarma. All the dishes are served with super thin slices of crispy fries.
Where? 88 Ibn Gavirol st
Bana – Recently opened by a team of nightlife and culinary experts, “Bana” offers a slightly different concept to conventional vegan restaurants. Instead of trying to find substitutes for non-vegan ingredients they choose to focus on 3 main principles: style, the use of fresh local vegetables and creativity.
Following these principles creates a unique dining experience starting with the lovely location and continuing with the food.
Where? 36 Nahmani st
The Green Cat pizza – The first vegan pizza place in Israel was opened in 2014 and offers a delicious pizza with cashew nuts based cheese.
You can choose from a range of toppings like fresh Calamata olives, baked yams or portabello mushrooms. If you ask us, the crust of the pizza is the real deal in the “Green Cat”.
Where? 7 Levontine st
The dynamic vegan scene keeps growing so we promise to keep you updated soon. Beteavon.