Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tel Aviv

Bayern
The first Bavarian brasserie in Israel, Bayern serves up sausages, schnitzel and beer in its sleek, two-level space in Tel Aviv.
Hashoftim
This fierce staple on the Tel Aviv bar scene has gained a dedicated, local following for its classic drinks selection, rock soundtrack and relaxed atmosphere.
Odelia
The cuisine of a typical family kitchen, conveniently open to the public.
Chandra
Healthy thalis in simplistic surroundings cater to local workers and recovering backpackers.
Melody Hotel
Provisions are plentiful at this 'work and play'-themed familial pad.
Bialik Street
Take a quiet architectural-led stroll down this historic strip.
Sex Boutique
An alternative option on gentrified Dizengoff Street, Sex Boutique's seamless extension from the sex shop below attracts artists and students alike.
Abulafia Desserts
Founded in 1879, Abulafia is a long-standing family business serves a wide range of traditional sweet and savoury baked Middle Eastern desserts.
Dizengoff Center Food Fair
Offering every type of Israeli cuisine, the Dizengoff Center Food Fair is a buzzing hub of locals and tourists exploring the array of typical dishes.
Bugsy
Tucked neatly into the arty, ripped jeans attire of the trendy Florentin neighbourhood, Bugsy (named after a famed Jewish gangster) flourishes with its simple menu and quaint tree-lined views.
Margoza Bar
A local pub, for local people and any unsuspecting tourist looking to escape the hubbub of Jaffa's legendary flea market.
Ashtanga Yoga Tel Aviv
Keep up with your yoga at these daily Mysore style Ashtanga classes.
Frida Kahlo
Grab a quick Latin-infused starter before delving into another long night along Lilienblum and Rothschild Boulevard...
City Hotel
More standard in style when compared to its sister hotels but the central location more than makes up for it.
Jaffa Flea Market
Crusaders, Ottomans and today's modern tourist all add to the diverse past of this ancient market site in Jaffa.
Roni Kantor
Vintage threads get a modern makeover at this Rothschild Boulevard boutique.
Leonardo Boutique
Business-minded fellows are pulled here for its proximity to the high-tech canton of Ramat Ha'chayal.
Mashousha
Mashousha offers a simplistic menu of Galilean inspired delights, highlighted by the eponymous mashousha, a bowl of thick hummus topped with soft chickpeas, the freshest olive oil and a finely-chopped basil spread.
Prima
Breakfasts and panoramic Mediterranean views are the draw at this no-frills Israeli chain.
Art+ Hotel
The owner of this arty boutique is none other than Tel Aviv's Museum of Art chairman - so you can imagine the distinguished visuals on offer..
Dr. Shakshuka
With a specialty omelet that is irresistible, Dr. Shakshuska offers a Tunisian dining experience for every traveller.
Tamara Yogurt
If you take milk, add honey and make it really cool, you're looking at a fabulously modern Israeli dessert: frozen yoghurt. Experience it here, at one of the city's favoured dispensaries.
Cycle TLV
All types of two-wheeler demands are met at this full service bike rental centre.
Buddha Burgers
Buddha Burgers offers a unique vegan fast food chain that provides a variety of tasty vegan-tailored meals.
Leonardo Basel
Frugal business-heads love this place for its chic, minimalist and cost-effective provisions.
Bauhaus Center
Did you know that Tel Aviv is UNESCO-listed as a site of Bauhaus preservation?
Nachalat Binyamin
Art meets architecture at this popular street fair.
Tal Hotel
A port-side location pulls the punters at this simple Atlas site.
Cinema Hotel
Homage to the city's former, legendary Cinema Esther, many original features remain, including the proprietor's children.
Frank
With a variety of upmarket gourmet sausages to choose from, Frank offers Sausages with pride"."
Michatronix
Hidden from sight behind a used electronics store front, this retro-fit den was the first port of call Tel Aviv's own hipster scene.
Hudna
Live acts, DJs and local drinks come as standard at this vast offering in the alternative Florentin neighbourhood...
Hummus Abu Dhabi
This reggae-influenced cafe offers all things reggae, including its hummus.
Abu Hassan
Overlooking Jaffa Port, Abu Hassan has become a site of culinary pilgrimages for customers throughout the country.
Center Chic Hotel
This '30s-themed abode has an extensive collection of books and films - adding to its crown as the home-from-home king of Dizengof's restoration..
Farmers’ Market
The freshest produce is offered in a traditional outdoor setting, while the ‘land milk & honey’ epithet comes to life among the stalls lining Hangar 12. 
Soda-Bar
Hot on the heels of another Berlin-inspired bar, this house music hideaway is a must for any alternative dance fan.
Performance Rock
Climbing, bouldering and yoga are the focus for this dedicated fitness centre.
Pappa’s
The Yemenite quarter keeps its own unique pace, and Pappa's Italiano is the perfect perch to take it all in.
Misadat Achim
Traditional kebabs and arak (anise-based) drinks have evolved into fine-dining at this 'Brother's Restaurant).

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