Enjoy the magical ambiance in the shaded courtyards of Neve Tzedek’s restaurants and cafes
Tucked inside one of Tel Aviv’s oldest districts, lies an architectural gem with a young, beating heart. Established in 1887, Neve Tzedek, the first Jewish neighborhood outside of the old port city of Jaffa, has recently become a trendy stomping ground for artists of all modalities, who fit in perfectly with the district’s restored quaint Oriental architecture.
A true oasis within bustling Tel Aviv
Whether you’re hunting for a handcrafted ceramic dish, a one-of-a-kind article of clothing, or jewelry made from traditional welding techniques, the countless boutiques, galleries, design ateliers and fashion shops within the Oriental-style buildings lining the narrow side passages and up Shabazi Street provide a unique and personal shopping experience. And with the cool sea breeze cooling you as you roam around the neighborhood, you will begin to feel alive and mirthful, just like the neighborhood’s whimsical spirit.
Enjoy the magical ambiance in the shaded courtyards of Neve Tzedek’s restaurants and cafes with a light, yet satisfying meal. The many eateries, housed in quaint, historic structures built around the neighborhood’s narrow alleyways, are true culinary treats. The yummy meals, married with the serene air experienced upon walking through the neighborhood streets, transport you to a uniquely bohemian reality.
Where creativity knows no bounds
Visiting Neve Tzedek would be incomplete without paying homage to Tel Aviv’s ultimate creator at the Nachum Gutman Museum of Art, where standing exhibits and interactive activities enhance the artsy feel exemplified by the serene neighborhood, driving you to visit other local galleries and ceramics studios.
Visit Tel Aviv’s Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater, where watching of one of the many performances and festivals the cultural center puts together - including ethnic song dance performances, fosters a true connection between Israeli performing arts and international displays.
Follow Shabazi Street to its summit and watch as the neighborhood’s creative juices continue to flow, spilling over into HaTachana, the old Jaffa railway station, recently transformed into yet another boutiquey hotspot, where shops and cafes emerge from a surprisingly historic-looking setting.