Normally, vegans and vegetarians often have trouble finding good places to eat. In Tel Aviv, however, the opposite is true. There are so many incredible options that you are even undecided between which place to visit. Having many international influences, Israel’s cuisine is surprising, with super pleasant flavors and different combinations.
If you are planning to travel to Tel Aviv and are vegan / vegetarian, rest assured! Even other restaurants that are not focused on this type of evaluation have options for those who do not eat meat or anything of animal origin. In this little list I put incredible places, most of them completely vegan 😉
Tel Aviv is a more modern and trendy city, you know? For this reason, several restaurants have this cooler style. Bana, recently opened, is one of those places. It has a completely vegan menu, but it appeals to all tastes. The dishes have flavors that resemble homemade food!
The use of the ingredients is super creative, with a few daring touches that make all the difference in the final result. The purple potato gnocchi with mushrooms and the roasted eggplant with peas and tahini are good examples of what you’ll find there.
With a charming atmosphere, full of plants and hanging lights, 416 is one of the most recommended vegan restaurants in the city. Their main proposal is to serve classic dishes without any harm to animals, so it is interesting to know their reinterpretation of more traditional dishes.
If you are curious to know what a vegan fried squid would be like, just go to 416! Xauarma has also gained its vegan version and is served with typical Arabic pita bread. Besides them, the star of the house is the seitan steak made in an iron pan and served with roasted potatoes, fried onions and vegetables.
After reading so many compliments about Meshek Barzilay, I couldn’t stop talking about him here. It is always super busy and the menu is excellent, with a huge variety of both savory dishes and desserts.
All the ingredients used by the chef are organic, so you will really have the opportunity to taste very fresh and full of flavor foods. Their tofu, lentil and steamed mushroom burger is one of the favorite dishes of the house’s customers. For those who enjoy taking brunch, it is also worth taking a stroll through it!
Nanuchka has always been considered one of the best restaurants in the city, but it only became vegan after a while. It is known mainly for serving Georgian cuisine and also for the busiest atmosphere at night, especially for people who are looking for a cooler place to have a drink.
Among the dishes on the menu are khinkali dumplings and khachapuri (a type of bread stuffed with cheese. In the case of dumplings, they are usually stuffed with spinach or tofu, in addition to the seasoning of the house. Even those who are not vegetarian / vegan usually like the dishes of this place 😉
For selling street food, there are those who avoid going to the Dosa Bar. I think it is important to taste all kinds of food during trips, from the most refined to the simplest ones. The place is very modest, but offers wonderful alternatives of vegan and vegetarian dishes.
They specialize in Indian food with touches of Israeli cuisine, forming surprising flavors. The Indian pancake, made with masala potatoes, spinach and beets is a hit. Desserts are also highly praised – it costs nothing to taste, right?
From street food to fast food, now I’m going to talk about Goodness. They serve vegan options of hamburgers, pizza and xauarma. They take care of every detail of the food, so the result is wonderful, with a delicious mixture of flavors and textures. His atmosphere is very small and cozy, perfect for those who enjoy more intimate spaces. Because it is smaller, it is worth going on non-peak times!
Being a mix of coffee and restaurant, Anastasia is undoubtedly one of the most recommended vegan restaurants in Tel Aviv. His environment is all clean and with outdoor tables around several plants that transform the space. Best of all, he also sells a variety of vegan products. You can buy a snack and save it for another moment of the trip.
Regarding food, they are highly praised for the almond milkshake with cocoa and banana. Many people usually go there to have breakfast, so they offer a super different menu. The corn omelet with hummus is a favorite of regulars 🙂
I confess that Zakaim does not have the most beautiful environment in the world, but their food makes up for everything! One of the main things that differentiates it from other restaurants in the city is the leg touch in the cuisine, using many vegetables, herbs, nuts and fruits that change according to the time of year.
The place is 100% vegan, so you don’t have to worry about not finding good dishes. The vegan pizzas and the chickpea waffle are delicious and their output is huge. For the drink, I recommend the Persian tea! So you get to know a little of the gastronomy of Iran, where the chef spent part of his childhood.
Café XoHo is a more hipster and trendy space in the city. It is more geared towards vegetarians, but still serve some vegan dishes, such as the black bean burger with carrot and chia bread. All ingredients are natural, so it is a good option for those looking for a healthier meal.
It works more like a coffee, so it is a more interesting option for breakfast, brunch, or any meal that combines lunch and dinner. A good idea, for example, is to walk around the city in the afternoon and stop at the cafe for coffee!
There are some vegan hamburgers that leave you in doubt if it really is not made of meat, you know? Rainbow Pita’s are like that! Vegan “meats” look like red meats, but in fact they are all plant-based. They also make vegan and vegetarian versions of kebab and offer a variety of gluten-free dishes. It is a true paradise for those who follow this style of eating 😉
At the time we met Tel Aviv, I was not yet a vegetarian. For this reason, we went to several different restaurants, as you can see in the channel’s vlogs. It is worth taking a look at them to get to know a little about the city and other parts of Israel!