You can eat falafel, a delicious dish made from ground chickpeas, almost anywhere in the world now. However, according to food experts and falafel enthusiasts, you didn’t actually have falafel until you’ve tried it in Israel. This shouldn’t be a surprise since falafel is actually considered the country’s national dish.
There are many falafel places where you can enjoy a great meal in Israel, but many believe the offering in Tel Aviv is second to none. If you want to put that to the test, here are the top food joints to get the best falafel in this beautiful city.
Falafel Hakosem is probably the most iconic falafel joint in Tel Aviv, so it had to be on the list despite being pricier than other places. However, according to reviews, you’ll get your money’s worth, that’s for sure, as the ingredients are fresh and the taste is unparalleled. This is especially true if you opt for falafel balls with hummus, veggies, and tahini in pita bread.
Location: Shlomo HaMelekh St 1
Opening Hours: 11 am – 10 pm
The great thing about Falafel Gabay is that it offers a self-service veggie and sauce bar. This means you can customize the dish any way you want and create the perfect falafel for yourself. The place is also lauded for its pleasant atmosphere and kind staff.
Location: Bograshov St 25
Opening Hours: 10:30 am – 10:30 pm
We’ll finish the list with a lesser-known food joint that has been building up a reputation of a hidden gem lately. The customers laud Falafel Gina for its tasty falafel and pita bread that is baked in-house and always fresh. In addition, the place distinguishes itself from the competition by offering small and bite-size portions, which come in handy if you are not that hungry.
Location: several locations in the city.
Opening Hours: 09:00 am – 8:00 pm