We had less than a day in Tel Aviv so had to make the most of our time there. We stayed at Abraham Hostel again (the Tel Aviv one is much newer than Jerusalem). When we woke in the morning it was pouring with rain. We waited it out a bit and then went out and walked around. My best friend put me in touch with one of her friends who is South African but married an Israeli and now lives in kibbutz in Israel with her husband and children. She recommended a walking route with lots of food stops which we did and enjoyed:
- Walk along King George Street - find the mall and go south from there.
- You can go right up Bograshoff street for a looksee, then back down, and continue back down King George.
- Stop at Falafel Ratzon on your right, 6 shekel falafel - yummy
- Continue until you get to a big intersection with burger ranch on one corner and Aroma on the other. (From the intersection Shenkin Street and Allenby Street are cool for shopping and good fruit shakes).
- Go straight through the intersection and through the market (Shoek ha Carmel). In the market is a brilliant little South African cafe called Bunny Chow
- After the market keep leftish, toward Neved Tzedek - a most gorgeous old school and boutique neighbourhood
- You will then reach Jaffa, the old town with its quaint buildings and market - Shoek Ha Pishpashim. Shakshuka (baked tomato, onion eggs) at Dr Shakshuka is a must.
- Make your way back to Tel Aviv via the beach/promenade.