A deliciously creative culinary scene and famed nightlife are two major draws for those visiting Israel from far and wide. Tel Aviv, the ‘vegan capital of the world,’ alongside Jerusalem, are cities with exemplary chefs and the finest dining experiences. Dining spots around the country are stacking up the World Luxury Restaurant Awards and making their way onto highly acclaimed food guides, as an ensemble of young budding and established chefs lead a Read More
A deliciously creative culinary scene and famed nightlife are two major draws for those visiting Israel from far and wide. Tel Aviv, the ‘vegan capital of the world,’ alongside Jerusalem, are cities with exemplary chefs and the finest dining experiences. Dining spots around the country are stacking up the World Luxury Restaurant Awards and making their way onto highly acclaimed food guides, as an ensemble of young budding and established chefs lead a new-wave of culinary excellence. The choice is simply outstanding, regardless of taste and budget.
Foods indigenous to Jews of the Diaspora has inspired a foodie revolution, where Middle Eastern staples continuously reinvent themselves, with a twist. And with such a colorful variety of cultures influencing the mix, the Israeli food scene extends far beyond the much-loved falafel and shawarma.
The Other Tel Aviv – Food, Culture, People is one for those in search of new tasting experiences; an exploration into the stories of south Tel Aviv’s residents who sought refuge in Israel, bringing with them a taste of home. This is a unique glimpse into the struggles and complex stories so integral to the fabric of this societal segment, who are grasping at their heritage through food and community.
In Jerusalem, a visit to Mahane Yehuda, the city’s crown jewel of markets, is a must-see. An experience for all the senses, the Culinary Market Experience is a journey through the old and new, the traditions and innovations, its history and hip status today. From the famous Jerusalem bagel, specialty dishes, dried fruits, and nuts, to healthy juices and desserts of halva (a sesame based sweet) and more, this is the chance to immerse in a rich cultural melting pot and to meet the next generation of vendors carrying on the family business.
Many are still surprised to discover that Israel is home to the highest percentage of vegans, per capita, from anywhere else in the world. It’s no wonder the country reigns as the ‘vegan nation’. Hundreds of vegan restaurants, alongside quality produce stocking the supermarket shelves, has revolutionized the culinary scene from north to south, and in Tel Aviv especially. Sample the delights for yourself on the Vegan Tasting Tour in Tel Aviv across four eateries, discussing how and why the vegan philosophy is spearheading the growing movement in Israel.
Inspired to cultivate new dishes and master new skills in the kitchen? Our pick of cooking workshops will provide you with all the tools and knowledge you need to show off your cooking talents back home. Learn how to make hummus, have a go at Israeli cooking or even sign up to a traditional cooking workshop in Nazareth to learn from the experts in how to conjure the traditional Arabic dish of Freekeh.
As the sun sets and evening draws, there’s no better way to immerse in the buzzing nightlife of the nonstop city than on Abraham’s famous pub crawl. The unrivaled city of cool, Tel Aviv is a free-spirited land influxed with bars, mega clubs and all-night party venues, experienced as a VIP on our crawl – a night where the fun never ends. In Jerusalem, a thriving nightlife, frequented by the locals, remains untapped by tourists. Discover the hidden secrets of the capital city and prepare to be amazed by the effervescent and immersive bar, club and music scene in the heart of Jerusalem.
Oh and for the beer enthusiasts? We have you covered with our tasting of 10 or more types of craft beer, made exclusively by Israeli breweries. An opportunity to learn from the experts, Abraham’s Israeli Craft Beer Tasting experience will ensure you know your away around the beer menu at any bar in Israel.