Looking for the best vegan food in Tel Aviv? As any vegan knows, it can be difficult when traveling to find vegan-friendly options, but in Tel Aviv, this is not the case. In fact, there is an overabundance of vegan options in Tel Aviv making it a haven for both local and visiting vegans. Israel is the second highest ranking country for vegetarianism and veganism, with 13% of the population following a vegetarian diet. Tel Aviv continues to gain popularity and is recognized among the global vegan community as a favorite destination specifically for vegan travelers. Although there are over 400 restaurants that accommodate vegans, here are a few of our favorites. Check out the best vegan food in Tel Aviv.
A fan-favorite among locals, Meshek Barzilay is located in the Tel Aviv neighborhood of Neve Tzedek, filled with quaint shops, bakeries and beautiful architecture. The extensive all-vegetarian and mostly vegan menu at Meshek Barzilay is inventive, flavorful and comforting. Known for their breakfast menu offering dishes like a vegan shakshuka, a savory frittata topped with vegan cheese and homemade granola served with soy yogurt, the dishes are fresh, filling and it is a lovely place to sit while the morning sun shines in through both the inside of the restaurant and the large outdoor terrace. Meshek also serves lunch and dinner with creative dishes taking recipes and flavors from traditional Israeli dishes, and incorporating Indian, Thai and Italian elements. The Tel Aviv restaurant now also offers a delicatessen, which is attached to the main building, that offers buffet-style options of fresh vegan dishes which can be packed to take away or eaten in the more laid back environment. If you are looking for some of the best vegan food in Tel Aviv, look no further than Meshek Barzilay.
Ahad Ha’Am St 6, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Another well-known vegan hub, Anastasia is a casual dining atmosphere, with both a cozy indoor restaurant and large outdoor patio that serves an all-vegan menu. Conveniently located on Frishman Street in Tel Aviv, Anastasia is very close to the beach and shopping on Dizengoff Street and easily offers some of the best vegan food in Tel Aviv. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the dishes are all generous portions and well executed. Their “open table” breakfast is great for sharing, and a perfect way to enjoy a famous “Israeli Breakfast” – in a vegan way. The open table breakfast comes with a variety of creative dips including sunflower aioli and hazelnut butter, salad, a vegan omelet, bread, and coffee. Another notable dish is their vegan cheese board which has even non-vegan eaters impressed with the quality of the nut-made cheeses served with bread and vegetables.
Frishman St 54, Tel Aviv-Yafo
A very laid-back and chill vegan hangout, the Green Cat is an all-vegan pizzeria located in South Tel Aviv. Each pizza is made fresh to order with a variety of toppings including the standards like olives and onions, but there are more inventive toppings like sweet potato and seitan. Each vegan pizza is topped with a home-made cashew cheese that gets baked to perfection in the large pizza oven and comes out piping hot. The pizza pairs perfectly with an ice cold Goldstar beer. Pizza can also be purchased by the slice, rather than ordering an entire pie. The pizza is appealing not only for vegan eaters, but meat and dairy eaters will also be impressed with the crispy pizza coming out of the Green Cat. If you are looking for a casual setting that is no muss, no fuss and some of the best vegan food in Tel Aviv, be sure to visit the Green Cat. You can also order the pizza for takeaway in Tel Aviv and enjoy it at home.
Levontin St 7, Tel Aviv-Yafo
One of the newer vegan establishments in Tel Aviv, Bana quickly became a favorite with lineups out the door within its first week of opening. An ambient setting, the design of Bana is unique and modern. Upon walking into the restaurant there is an open concept bar showcasing the fresh produce used in the kitchen which immediately makes you want to eat all the delicious plates they are serving. The dishes are simple and beautifully plated, showcasing the produce in exciting ways. Eating at Bana is a culinary experience which can be enjoyed both for vegan and non-vegan diners. The menu changes with the season to ensure the vegetables are ripe and in season which adds to their flavor profile. Tucked in on Nachmani Street just of well-known Rothschild Boulevard, Bana is a popular place among the locals so try to make a reservation online or come early to get a table, it’s worth it!
Nachmani St 36, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Goodness is one of the best things to happen to Tel Aviv over the last few years. The vegan diner offers a variety of homemade burgers like a mushroom burger, shawarma, pizza, and onion rings. Their vegan milkshakes are on another level.
King George St 41, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Four One Six is a chef restaurant, offering vegans the chance for fine dining. Diners can feast on dishes like shawarma, polenta fries, steak, and cheesecake, all vegan of course.
HaArba’a St 16, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Rainbow Burgers has quickly become one of the best places to eat a vegan burger. Owned by the Green Cat, the small fast-food eatery serves burgers, kebabs, and shawarma made of soy and mushrooms.
Shlomo Ibn Gabirol St 88, Tel Aviv-Yafo
This quaint southern Indian restaurant serves some of the best Indian food in all of Israel. It is also one of the most photogenic restaurants. The most popular items on the menu are the dosas, gluten-free pancakes filled with all sorts of things like potato and sweet potato. Another popular item on the menu is the thali, which is a platter of Indian specialties like dal, rice, and curry. Other items on the menu include malai kofta, palak paneer, and uttapam. It’s the perfect place for a relaxed evening with some good company and spiced chai.
Ben Yehuda St 188, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Found just off Allenby Street, Zakaim has a vintage quirky feel but is instantly comforting upon walking in. The menu is constantly changing and adapting, utilizing fresh, local and organic ingredients. The dishes are creative and often incorporate Middle Eastern flavors but take notes from other types of cuisine creating many fusion dishes. From homemade vegan cheese to smoky, flame cooked eggplant and some of the best crispy fries you’ve ever tasted, the food is always delicious. Zakaim also offers the Beyond Meat Burger, a meat alternative appearing around the world pleasing both vegan and meat eaters. Zakaim is well established in the vegan community and known in the city as some of the best vegan food in Tel Aviv.
Simtat Beit HaSho’eva 20, Tel Aviv-Yafo
You can also read more about being vegetarian in Israel or join a vegan tour in Tel Aviv.