Your exclusive guide to one of Tel Aviv’s hippest areas, Dizengoff Street.
Tel Aviv is home to some really great areas – Sarona, Rothschild Boulevard, the Carmel Market to name a few. But nothing quite compares to Dizengoff Street. Dizengoff Street is hands down one of the most fun places in the city and in our pick of must-see places of Tel Aviv. There’s always something going on here – the street is full of trendy boutiques, hip happy hour bars, and retro dessert joints. Keep reading for more info on some of the must-see places on Dizengoff Street.
Food: Table Talk
Located at one end of Dizengoff Street is Table Talk, a totally Instagram-worthy restaurant. With delicious and reasonably-priced food, this place is not to be missed! You have the choice to sit inside or outside on the shady patio. Meeting a friend for drinks? Try one of their House Cocktails, like the “Made in Russia” or the “Spicy Talk”. In terms of food, we recommend the lamb skewer (53 shekels and served with your choice of side) and the roast beef sandwich (52 shekels).
Get more details on Table Talk HERE.
Nestled on the corner of Dizengoff Street and Ben Gurion is a seafood lover’s paradise: GooCha. The food is the perfect combination of fresh and homey with hints of elegance and fine dining. We recommend the scallops and shrimp; prepared in a truffle cream sauce, this dish is filling but (miraculously) not too heavy. The atmosphere is very vibey, perfect for a birthday dinner or date. Forget dinner and a show, you can do them both at GooCha! Sit at the bar and watch the chefs prepare your food. Their swift and calculated movements in the kitchen will leave you mesmerized. Don’t be surprised if you happen to find yourself wandering in the direction of GooCha when you’re hungry… the food is just that good!
For more details on GooCha, click HERE.
Happy Hour: Spicehaus
Look out for the “East Jaffa Perfume Company” sign out front – when you see this, you’ll know you’re in the right place. Spicehaus is the perfect spot for your weekly happy hour! This concept cocktail bar looks like an old apothecary’s shop with its vintage decor. Drinks are served in beakers, test tubes, and antique bowls. Spicehaus has a 1+1 deal on a set list of cocktails and drinks, making sure you get the most bang for your buck during happy hour, which is from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Get a single serving for yourself, or choose from two sizes of sharing bowls for you and your crew. We recommend going with one of their signature cocktails, like “The Thing” or “The Test Tube”. Want to get some munchies to go with your drinks? Try their classic “Crack Toast” or the minute-steak sliders.
Get more details on Spicehaus HERE.
Happy Hour: Arale Bar & Chef Pizza
Just down the street from Spicehaus is Arale Bar & Chef Pizza, another fab spot for your weekly happy hour. This place has a great atmosphere – the bar is built into an old car, adding to Arale’s cool old-school vibes. Happy hour is from 5:30 – 8:30 PM, and they offer 50% off drinks (they have a variety of beers and wines available) and buy-one-get-one 50% off of their pizzas. Arale serves up the best thin crust pizza. Their pizzas come with a variety of toppings – try the “Garden Surprise” pizza (olive tapenade, tomatoes, and artichoke), or go for a more unique “Sabich” pizza. Order a round of shots for your table – they’ll come in a wooden pizza slice!
Get more details on Arale HERE.
This retro milkshake and smoothie bar is a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth. Making their own vanilla ice cream in the house, Shakeout serves up the best milkshakes in town! You can choose from one of their pre-concocted milkshake recipes, or create your own mix from the seemingly-endless amount of candy options. Top off your milkshake with chocolate sauce, sprinkles, marshmallows and caramel. What’s our favorite? The Yankee, with Reese’s peanut butter cups and marshmallow fluff…yum!
For more details on Shakeout, click HERE.
Looking for another Instagram-worthy bite? Check out Cookeez for ice cream sandwiches! With a location on Dizengoff Street and Allenby, you’ll never be too far from this delicious treat. Choose from a variety of different cookies (you can mix and match your flavors!) and fill your sandwich with a flavor of ice cream of your choosing. Trust us – no combination is too weird!
For more details on Cookeez, click HERE.
These are just a few of the best places that the Dizengoff area has to offer – a stroll down Dizengoff Street will open your eyes to so many more amazing options. Want more specific recommendations on new places to try? Chat with Gooster, your very own tourist buddy, on Facebook Messenger and get your personalized recommendations and tips for travelers today!
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