How to Be a Tel Avivian: An Unofficial Guide

  • Tel Aviv restaurants cafe
How to Be a Tel Avivian: An Unofficial Guide 2017-10-08T16:00:09+00:00

Project Description

Buy a second-hand bike that’s old enough to not get stolen, but new enough that it’s brakes are still intact.

Photo by @mayakorat


Set your watch 30 minutes early, so that you can also be late to all meetings and rendezvous.


Thinking about adopting a pet? Leave some cat food outside your door instead and adopt the first cat to take the bait.

Photo by @dantel94


Insist you’re not a hipster.

Photo by @tzvilevy


Always have a prepared salad, challah or bottle of wine on hand in case you get invited somewhere for Friday night dinner.


Sample all the local cafés, choose a favorite, then make it your home away from home.

Photo by @tlv.am


Then, sample all the local hummus joints, and claim you know where to find the best hummus in Tel Aviv.


Become friends with the ברמנים (bartenders) or owners at your favorite bar.

Photo by @sendi_osher


Buy all your produce at the שוק (market) and insist on choosing your own container of cherries.

Photo by @superdio

Do everyday activities at the beach … because you can.


Buy a שש בש (backgammon) board and practice at home until you are good enough to play in the big leagues at HaMalabya or Tepale.

Photo by @liorgrintz


Come to terms with the fact that everything tastes better inside a pita (including ice cream).

https://www.instagram.com/natalihi/

Photo by @natalihi


Become one with the sunsets. They never get old.

Photo by @harryehrlich


Most importantly: Be your weird, awesome, true self.

Photo by @elishiri