UNCOVER // TEL AVIV
Since the first time I visited, I quickly fell in love with Tel Aviv. There has always been something special about that place. No matter what you are looking for, Tel Aviv has it all..
Follow Ana Sacks as she explores the relaxed atmosphere, rich culture, amazing food, beautiful sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife that this bucket list destination has to offer.
Capturing the elegance of the 1920’s and nestled in the heart of the city, The Montefiore Boutique Hotel, is my ideal place to stay. With its warm orange facade and all green vegetation, it’s charming in every possible way.
I also won’t be able to miss the best breakfast of the city, delicately served on the terrace, and enjoy my morning with an unique atmosphere.
Eating in Israel is something to be especially excited about. Influenced by cuisine from all over the Mediterranean and Middle East, it’s a real culinary heritage.
Shlomo and Doron
Everyone knows that in Israel, hummus flows almost as freely as water… even dogs can’t resist, it’s a real obsession! My favorite one is “Shlomo and Doron” in the Kerem atemanim, the yeminite quarter.
Eating at “Julie” is like visiting a grand mother. Originally from Egypt, she cooks homemade authentic Egyptian-Jewish flavor. After choosing your plate in her kitchen, she serves it in the small dining area decorated with Egyptian family photographs. In addition to be delicious, it’s a real moment of love.
Zielinsky & Rozen
Scents are a powerful things. It’s impossible not to get lost in its intoxicating world. Make your own personalized perfume at “Zielinsky and Rozen”. They also have amazing hand-made soap.
“Best price in the market just today!” Be prepared to feast you senses on the the different smells and colors. Buy fresh food, flowers or try some local specialties as pressed juice (‘Tapu” which means orange-carrot is a famous one), falafel or hot borekas.
No visit to Tel Aviv is complete without a stroll through the Old Yafo, where ancient and bohemian mix in ever more authentic ways. Just imagine: Narrow arched alleys leading to a new secret place, old and colorful doors, an iconic flea market with everything and nothing, museums and art galleries, cute cats here and there, an old port with its restaurants and appetizing fishy smell … Just imagine …
I love getting myself lost in the arched alleys which are leading to the port of Yafo. There are so many galleries, restaurants and nice bars around there!
The Yemenite art museum, starting the visit with a traditional Yemeni coffee and fresh dates.
Shuk Hapishpeshim or the icon of Yafo. Here you can find so many (weird) things, it’s a clash between the old and the new.
What about strolling down the streets and discover the large number (around 4000!) of white Bauhaus buildings the city has to offer? I’ve also recently discovered the Bauhaus foundation Museum which has a nice collection of Bauhaus design.
Finishing my day on the beach along the promenade, where people jog, ride bikes, or sit on benches and fill their lungs with fresh air in front of the open view of blue horizon and white sand.
This city never sleeps. When the sun slips down on the Mediterranean sea, be ready for long night with drinks, lasers, beats and dances until dawn.
Layla Tov (Good night)