Got the munchies at a funny hour? No problem. Tel Aviv is a champion of 24/7 eateries.
Take Mama’s Burekas. It’s a warm joint down on King George, not far from the Allenby intersection, where you can stop by any time, any day, and satisfy your cravings with a Mediterranean specialty – hot scrumptious burekas (börek).
Forget about your generic supermarket burekas. Mama’s serves huge freshly baked burekas served with tahini, crushed tomatoes, pickles, skhug, and the optional boiled egg on the side.
Choose your favorite filling from cheese, pizza, potatoes & mushrooms, or grab one that just came out of the oven. You can also try yemenite pastries such as malawach, jachnun, and ziva. Vegan options available.
Mama’s Burekas has a laid back diner kind of atmosphere. People from all walks of life sit at the bar and munch away at their luscious delights. The staff is chatty and the TV’s always on. It’s the perfect place to wind down after a crazy night. You can even have a nightcap.
Next vintage lover’s must visit spot is nothing else but Jaffa Flea Market, or how we kindly call it Pishpeshuk. We’ve already gave you advice where to shop for treasures in the city center in our Part 1 of Tel Aviv Vintage Digger’s Guide, so this time we are going down to Old Jaffa. To catch some through-time inspiration and endless fun, save the whole day for this la-la-land adventure, and I’d advice you to visit shuk-ha-pishpeshim during the week, if only you are not a fan of crowded places. Call me budget fashion adept, sales hunter, dusty retro-chic stuff digger. I adore flea markets and totally recommend this entertainment as a must when you travel, the local atmosphere is amazing, besides it’s never boring, and don’t forget – deeper you look – greater pieces you can find!
Generally, you can find here anything starting from cheap old books, someone’s old family photos, old fashioned furniture your grandparents might still have, some unique stuff like old street name signboards, stunning retro jewelry pieces and so. Besides cheap trash and some really weird items on the shelves of open market, this Pishpeshuk area is fully stuffed with trendy lil cafes and designer jewelry studios. Anyway, it’s impossible to keep your head concentrated in that mad old junk jumble without big green salad and cold limonana. Go to Puah (Rabi Yohanan str.3) to have your lunch – second hand furniture, retro dishes and beautiful atmosphere provided. Italkiya on the corner of Oley Zion is also pretty good, handmade pasta and red checkered table clothes can’t be bad:) Have fun and let us know about your findings!:)
“Effi Sabich” – Tel Aviv’s finest “Sabich”- is located at 2 Tshernichovsky st. (on the intersection of Tshernichovsky and Alenbi, opposite “The Carmel Market”).
Effi doesn’t simply make his famous “Sabich”. His work involves engineering and constructing the dish while using the “Tehina” in the same way a painter uses his palette. Standing bent, quiet and focused, Effi handles every order as if it was his first, planning how to reach the perfect balance between its ingredients.
After admiring Effi’s never-ending devotion, comes the tasting and the inevitable addiction.
“Effi’s Sabich” – start memorising.
Ingredients: Pita, fried eggplants, an egg (usually a brown one), Humus, Tehina, vegetables, purple cabbage, “Amba” (mango sauce), “Schuge” (hot sauce), pickles, cooked potato, fresh chopped parsley, fresh chopped onion, “Sumak” (Rhus coriaria sauce) and lemon sauce.
Tips to the newcomer’s:
A. If you are into spicy foods then treat yourself to extra “Schuge” (no extra charge).
B. The Humus and Tehina can be replaced with cheese.
C. Whole-Wheat Pita is also available.
D. Good old times’ “Gazoz” is highly recommended.
A small and intimate Boutique, that’s been open since 2007 and is located in the heart of Tel Aviv, Between Dizingoff Square and Dizingoff Center on Bar Kochkva Street.
The Boutique is designed in a romantic Atmosphere, like a small 1950’s living room and here you can find all the wide selection of clothing imported mainly from Shanghai, Hong Kong and Bangkok. In her Travels, the owner chooses the items carefully, with an emphasis on the quality of the fabric, sewing and pattern.
The collection is characterized by romantic and feminine lines and offers its customers a combination of comfortable casual wear made of cotton and tricot fabrics with an up to date twist, to evening dresses with a unique and up to date saying.In the boutique we also have a small department of high Standard Wedding dresses, some imported and some are designed by local designers.