It's that time of year again, as we gather with friends to eat, drink and watch the battle of the voices across the globe, while shouting at the screen, disagreeing with the number of points being handed out. Yes, my friends, it's the Eurovision!
If you're lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket to watch the battle in the hosting country then this year, you will be heading to one of my favourite cities to explore
The pulsing heart of Tel Aviv. Here, hippies roam free, dogs walking, vegan loving foodies are laying in paradise as Tel Aviv is hosting the highest number of vegan based restaurants in the world, (or so I am told) you can also take a step back in time with a walk around the pale ancient stones of Jaffa.
The most charming part of the city is Neve Tzedek, I could spend all days roaming these old streets or sit drinking a beautiful glass of wine while watching the hippies roam free as the tourist glide by, on one of the pay-as-you-go scooters, which by the way those are a great way to travel around the city and are also super cheap.
I have spent many days over the last years in this city and always get asked for recommendation! With all Eurovision parties and the vast amount of drinking, a hearty typical Tel-Avivan meal is required :
If you want to dine like a Tel-Avivan, then look no further than Cafe noir, the causal laid-back but simply chic interior fits in perfect with its surroundings, soft lighting effects create the perfect dining atmosphere. The glass windows give it a wonderful sense of space, its slightly based off the main street of Rothschild Blvd., so you skip the hassle of everyday life in this fast pace, hummus-loving city of Tel-Aviv.
It's hearty warming food fills the soul, whenever I eat here, I can't help but gravitate towards the chicken Schnitzel with a side of mash, its super crispy texture just melts away in your mouth, knock it back with a cheeky cocktails or one of Israel's fine wines.
Welcome to Tel Aviv and for a moment be just like a Tel-Avivan!
Address: Ahad Ha'Am St 43, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Hours Opens 12PM -12AM
CUISINES European, Israeli
SPECIAL DIETS Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
MEALS Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
FEATURES Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service