Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

This Grandma-Run Tel Aviv Cafe Has No Set Hours and Serves Whatever It Wants

The cafe is on HaCarmel Street and has a bright blue door. There’s no name or address, but if you’re intrigued enough, you’ll find it.
Rachel Myerson

International Chefs Pull Support from Tel Aviv Food Festival After Widespread Protest

Over 90 industry professionals signed a letter asking chefs not to participate in the Israeli government–funded “Round Tables” festival next week.
Keia Mastrianni
Ice Cream

This Ice Cream Shop Is So Good that Israelis Sneak into Palestine to Eat There

"The ice cream is stretchy, like melted cheese. It makes me so sad that I may not have that ice cream ever again.”
Justin Fornal

Why This Spanish Chef Temporarily Turned Kosher

Can a Galician-style menu without octopus or pork still be called Galician? Rafael Centeno of Spain's Maruja Limón tried to answer that in Tel Aviv last week.
Ilan Ben Zion

No One Really Knows What’s in Israel’s Most Popular New Liquor

Tel Aviv is hooked on Tubi 60: a cloudy liquor originating from the northern city of Haifa. Despite being widely sold in bars and spawning its own appreciation group, nobody really knows what ingredients it contains.
Emilee Tombs

A Jewish Mom Fed an Entire Plane of Passengers in Montana

Billings has a Jewish population of only 0.09 percent, but the stranded passengers of a grounded flight to Tel Aviv were given kosher meals by friendly Montanans bearing, among other things, some much-needed hummus.
Alex Swerdloff

Banned in the US, Qat Juice Is Buzzing in Israel

The psychostimulant plant known as qat—which contains compounds that are chemically similar to ephedrine and amphetamines—is banned in the US and much of Europe. But in Israel, it's legal, prolific, and delicious to chew.
Ilan Ben Zion
middle east

Israel Likes Its Cheetos Without Cheese

Made with peanuts and puffed maize, Bamba came into existence when a factory south of Tel Aviv attempted to produce a snack similar to Cheetos. Except most Israelis don’t like Cheetos.
Claudia Prieto Piastro

The UK Khat Ban Is Impacting African Farmers

Last year, I had the chance to visit a khat farm in Kenya—a peaceful place most of the time—where the khat was bundled into high-speed pickup trucks and driven into Nairobi for international distribution. But at midnight last Tuesday, the edible herb...
Alex Chitty