Tel Aviv is a metropolitan center and multicultural hub with an unrivaled nightlife that welcomes all. You can easily walk or bike — use the citywide Tel-O-Fun rentals — across the entire city, from its beachfront boardwalks to its grittier neighborhoods, experiencing Tel Aviv through its kaleidoscope of eateries.
Yemenite, Moroccan, Tunisian, Spanish, and homegrown Israeli food can all be relished here, from hole-in-the-wall food joints to a groundswell of fine dining, and everything in between, while fresh produce can be picked up for a song in one of the city's many bustling open-air markets.
January 2017 Update
As always, some places must leave the list to make room for others. Here are a few of the highlights:
- Due to closures in 2016, Han Manuli, Miss Kaplan, and Mizlala have been replaced by Yaffo-Tel Aviv, HaBasta, and Vitrina, respectively.
- Shuk Levinski, the browse-worthy cluster of streets studded with nuts, spices, and deli foods to take home, and Shuk HaNamal, another treasured market, will forever be favorite spots, but we took them off to make room for more restaurants.
- Shuk HaPishpeshim has been hip for a long time, but it seems to get hipper by the minute, thanks to the Bohemian vibe and the bona fide eateries like Al-Ashi (contemporary Arabic cuisine) and Onza (a modish nightspot that recently added a Turkish twist to the menu), both added to the list.
- Bellboy is still a hot and fun cocktail destination, but we are letting it go to make room for Jasper, a super-late night spot with vibes to spare.
- Both Miss Kaplan (see above) and Meshek Barzilay are off, but vegans need not worry: You can find meat-free options in almost every single restaurant.