Conde Nast Traveler: Tel Aviv has ‘world’s best vegetarian food’

“Spending a week going meatless in Tel Aviv isn’t just easy; it lets you sample the city’s best bites.”

By JTA
November 12, 2015 10:22
Dizengoff Square

Dizengoff Square. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Tel Aviv has the world’s best vegetarian food, according to a newly published article in Conde Nast Traveler.

The Nov. 10 article by Raphael Kadushin describes the Israeli city as an “herbivore smorgasbord.”

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“Spending a week going meatless in Tel Aviv isn’t just easy; it lets you sample the city’s best bites,” Kadushin writes.

The article lists several recommended vegan and “veg-friendly” restaurants in the White City, including one devoted to vegan Georgian food and an Ethiopian vegan cafe. Vegan diets omit not just meat but all animal products, including eggs and dairy.

According to the activist group Vegan-Friendly, Israel is home to approximately 300,000 vegans, the highest per capita vegan population anywhere in the world. A separate survey found that 8 percent of Israelis are vegetarian and nearly 5 percent are vegan.


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