In the past few years, a new trend has hit Tel Aviv and is taking over the White City. Organic vegan food is the new “it” food in Tel Aviv. Even though there have been many vegan options available in Tel Aviv, only recently are we seeing this trend at its full force. Since the Mid 1980’s, Taam Hacahyim has been one of the trend setters in the vegan café scene in Tel Aviv.
Located on busy Ben Yehuda street right near the beach, the café is owned and managed by the Hebrew Israelite community. The restaurant is very spacious; it is divided between the restaurant itself and an intimate art gallery. They offer organic vegan food, low in sodium, which is made fresh daily. Their extensive menu of hot dishes include such delicious options as lasagna, tofu dishes, soups, salad combinations, raw dishes, veggie burgers and sandwiches.
There is a set meal option which I recommend, includes a main course (choosing between vegetarian shawarma, steak vegan, tofu teriyaki and others), rice or potatoes, salad and a roll. Try one of the pies – among my favorites are the tofu pie with is served with tomato sauce, and the spinach pie with fresh vegetables with your choice of garlic sauce, tofu, and mustard.
They offer some amazing vegan desserts that both healthy and delicious. Among them are soya ice cream, chocolate cake and their tasty smoothies.
What keeps bringing back people to this restaurant is the atmosphere. The staff is super friendly and helpful in every way possible, going out of their way to help “non-vegan” customers with their order.
The restaurant vibes works perfectly with the organic vegan food that they serve. Every Thursday night at 8PM, the restaurant host Jazz and Blues concerts.
Order: The Tofu Pie served with warm tomato sauce. This dish will have you coming back for more.
Average Price:50 NIS
Address: Ben Yehuda 43
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 10AM-9PM. Thursday 10AM-Midnight and Friday 10AM-2PM