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Moving to Tel Aviv from Boston,USA...Looking for well priced delicious food

backbay464 Jul 5, 2010 07:01 AM

I am new to posting but would love any direction I can get, will be living near the Carmel Market...Restaurants, Nice bars, anything would be helpful. I am in my early 30's so not so interested in the clubbing scene any longer...Thanks in advance :)

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    MarkC RE: backbay464 Jul 5, 2010 07:27 AM

    Here's a useful link:


    Suggest you review some of the earlier threads - this subject has been extensively covered.

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      backbay464 RE: MarkC Jul 5, 2010 07:42 AM

      Thanks Mark, I have but was wondering if there were some new or other undiscovered places!

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        MarkC RE: backbay464 Jul 5, 2010 05:32 PM

        Oh, all right. Near the Carmel Market you have the following:

        Basta 4 Ha Shomer St. - a very fun wine bar with good food and tables scattered outside. Some complain that it is expensive, but I've always liked it.

        Pappa's - 12 Hillel Ha Zaken St. - great pizza

        Ha Mitbachon - Rabbi Akiva 18 - a tiny place and a favorite with locals. Simple home-cooked middle-eastern, speciality is meat couscous.

        Hummus Shlomo - in the nearby Yemenite quarter in an alley off Ishkon St. It may be one of the oldest places in Tel Aviv, reportedly existed during the British mandate. Knowing this place will definitely certify you as an insider.

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          MarkC RE: MarkC Jul 6, 2010 10:06 AM

          Small correction. Hummus Shlomo is now called "Shlomo and Doron", after the third generation to join the operation. It is now right on Ishkon St. The original was established by namesake Shlomo Cohen in 1937 (and who is now deceased).

          It is probably no better than any of the other hole-in-the wall eateries found throughout the Yemenite Quarter, but it does have the pedigree.

          If you want to practice your Hebrew for a good cause, the following link to a hummus website will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about where to eat hummus in Israel:


          There is an English version, but it is a very small fraction of the Hebrew site.

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            backbay464 RE: MarkC Jul 7, 2010 08:25 AM

            Mark, Thanks so much for your thoughtful replies...I plan on testing them out when I land in early August!

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