TLV: Mmm Food

Puaa was our first stop when we arrived in Israel. Sitting in the Flea Market in Jaffa, this was the point when I realised Tel Aviv was one trendy place! The interior is shabby chic and you can purchase whatever's around you. We were greeted by mini kegs of hot cider and I chose aubergine with bread to start which was delicious.

One evening we went for drinks at HaMaoz. It's supposed to be like the inside of an apartment, and we sat and enjoyed drinks on the front porch. The staff were really friendly - and helped me figure out the currency when I tried to pay with the equivalent of 3p!

 The search for hummus was one of our main aim's for the trip. The Wallpaper City Guide recommended Aba Gil's for organic hummus (as well as Puaa). We were not disappointed, and felt happily stuffed after. But that didn't stop us from finding...

Max Brenner's chocolate emporium! Like stepping into Willy Wonka's factory, were just expecting a chocolate shop, however we were invited to sit down and choose from a seriously chocolatey menu. I had chocolate milk whilst Ben ate a jar full of chocolate goodies with hot sauce to pour over it. So good!

After a long day in Jerusalem, we went wandering into Tel Aviv and came across Rustico on Rothschilds. It was full to the brim. We sat at the bar over looking the kitchen and saw our dishes being made fresh -  I had cream, lemon and spinach pappardelle. Delicious!

On our final night we ate a Suzanna in Never Tzedek. They serve great traditional Israeli food and I had a baked filo pastry wrap with aubergine and goat's cheese.

All in all, Israel does good grub!

Images 1: Ice cream in Jaffa 2: Hot cider in Puaa 3: Ha Maoz commercial 4: Max Brenner chocolate 5: Aba Gil's organic hummus

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