La Gaterie cafe 311.
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Judith S. Goldstein is the Co-Founder of TasteTLV. TasteTLV is the ultimate culinary guide for dining in Tel Aviv.
a long trip in France and an internship at a croissanterie in Lyon, Roey
and Adi perfected the art of making a flawless buttery and crisp
croissant. These delicious croissants come with slices of gourmet cheese
of your choice, exotic cold cuts, a runny poached egg, and a rich
truffle spread, leaving the taste of luxury in your mouth. Breakfast,
lunch or dinner, you’ll always crave this one of a kind Tel Aviv treat.
into La Gaterie and you'll feel as if you’re in a little croissant shop in
France. With sweet little knick-knacks such as ceramic birds and fresh
flowers spread around the restaurant by Adi and Roey’s mom, tall
ceilings, and a large wooden shelf filled with bottles of wine, La
Gaterie is just like any other authentic croissanterie.Ben Yehuda 184 (03) 522-4342, King George 97 (03) 525-0350Rubens
creating that impeccable pastrami sandwich, Ruben’s has hit the nail on
the head and brought the best of the kosher style American deli to
Tel Aviv. Steaming pieces of peppered pastrami, sliced fresh to
order, are placed atop a thick piece of fresh rye bread with tangy deli
mustard. A bite into this gargantuan sandwich and you might even feel
like you’re in New York.The Atmosphere:
Shelved walls are adorned
with large glass jars filled with pickles and bottles of mustard. The
smell of peppery pastrami and fresh baked bread wafts through the air,
and beers of overflowing from large chilled glasses. The atmosphere
instantly makes you crave their scrumptious delight.
Yehuda Halevi 112, Yermiyahu 32 077-490-8050Eat Meat
Simple and succulent, the folks at Eat Meat have got their approach to
sandwich making just right. Take a warm, rustic piece of foccacia bread,
grilled pieces of entrecote, garlicy chimichuri , fresh chopped tomato,
lettuce and mayo and you have yourself an out of this world dining
delight. Eat Meat serves a serious sandwich, only real food lovers need
Eat meat is as
simple as its menu. Black and white tiles are off set by a small simple
bar that seats only about five people while black chairs and tables
sit outside this small, fast paced sandwich bar. No frills
involved, simply good food!King George 68Miznoon
Superstar Chef Eyal Shani did what most chefs dream of when he opened
his very own sandwich bar in Tel Aviv.
He created a casual, playful
culinary arena, with a no fuss attitude. Here he can bounce around ideas
of flavor combinations without any formal rules or restrictions.
With jazz music blaring in the background, a menu scribbled on a
chalkboard as if it were written by a hyper active child, and people
buzzing around with a in an atmosphere of organized chaos, you feel the
vibrant energy in the food and in the space. Vegetarian options include
our favorite of fried culiflower, creme fraiche, and chopped vegetable
If you are a carnivore, like us, don’t leave without trying the steak
and egg sandwich, the runny egg with grilled steak and warm pita will
take you back to your favorite late night breakfast treat at a diner. The Atmosphere:
blares through restaurant, there is a big transparent kitchen and the
place is constantly packed- inside Miznoon you will taste the energy and get
every bit of it in every mouth watering bite.Ibn Gvirol 23 (03) 716-8977Buddha Burger
If you can make a vegetarian shwarma taste as good, if not better, than a
real one, then you’re a genius! Arie, the mastermind behind Buddha Burger, has found a way to make a vegetarian version of this Middle
Eastern favorite taste so good, you’ll never have to have to switch back
again. Arie’s passion for vegetarianism gives him the drive to find
alternatives to meat dishes that are full of flavor, spice, and make us
forget that we’re not eating meat.
Arie is a vegan
to the core and you can feel his passion from the moment you step into Buddha Burger. Sprawled all over the menu are quotes from Nelson Mandela
and Gandhi and Arie lives by the motto “live and let live.” His
eagerness to provide healthy alternatives to our favorite guilty
pleasures are illustrated through the zen yet urban atmosphere. Yehuda Halevi 21 (03) 510-1222, Ibn Gvirol 86 (03) 522-3040
Judith studied Middle Eastern Politics at the University of California
in Santa Barbara. She has worked in the hospitality and culinary
industry for 10 years.