40 Little Ways to Be a Tel Avivian

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Yonatan Engler
Yonatan Engler

Tel Aviv has the most eclectic bunch of people, including Israelis and internationals. Here’s a list of things that make Tel Avivians who they are. How many of these have you done?

  1. Say ampam instead of AM-PM.
  2. Complain about the lack of public transit on the weekends. (Trying shared transport options instead).
  3. Complain about the cost of living.
  4. Buy your groceries from Shuk HaCarmel.
  5. Buy a grocery cart for the shuk.
  6. Do yoga.
  7. Go vegetarian.
  8. Go vegan.
  9. Watch a sunset on the beach.
  10. People-watch on Rothschild Boulevard.
  11. Start your Friday mornings at Shuk HaPishpeshim in Yafo.
  12. Buy gifts at the Artist’s Fair on Nahalat Binyamin on Friday afternoon.
  13. Curse the architect of Dizengoff Center.
  14. Eat authentic foods in the Dizengoff Center at the Friday food market.
  15. Get your Mediterranean spices at Shuk Levinsky.
  16. Argue about which coffee shop is best to work from.
  17. Argue about where to find the best hummus.
  18. Argue about which beach is the best.
  19. Eat at Miznon.
  20. Eat at Tony Vespa after midnight.
  21. Spend your whole weekend at the beach.
  22. Ride an electric scooter.
  23. Ride a Mobike by the beach.
  24. Sit at the park in Habima Square and marvel at Tel Aviv’s urban beauty.
  25. Work at a shared workspace, like Mindspace.
  26. Join a protest at Kikar Rabin.
  27. Have a heart-to-heart with a taxi driver.
  28. Stay out late enough to watch the sunrise.
  29. Learn to love the unbearable humidity in the summer.
  30. Take a graffiti tour in Florentine.
  31. Buy 5-shekel coffee from Cofix.
  32. Buy 6-shekel falafel on King George.
  33. Party at the Pride Parade in June.
  34. Complain that the Pride Parade closes the streets and you can’t get anywhere.
  35. Complain about parking, even if you don’t have a car.
  36. Complain about the two weeks of annual rain.
  37. Get a dog.
  38. Be a dog-walker as a full-time job.
  39. Bartend at one of Tel Aviv’s endless bars.
  40. Help someone on the street when they ask you how to get somewhere — in Hebrew.
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