You’re new to Tel Aviv and you want to blend into the local crowd?
It’s easy: you simply need to add a few things in your house, your fridge and in your life… Follow our list and faster than you think, you will be ready to become a real Tel Avivian!
Impossible to join Tel Aviv club without a dog! And don’t panic; you have the possibility to take your pet everywhere you go: to the beach, the park, and the bars. A dog in Tel Aviv is like a best friend but it also allows you to make new connections. Thanks to your dog, you will feel part of a special community!
One day or another, you will succumb to temptation. A bicycle is vital to move in Tel Aviv. Just know the rules and buy a helmet, you will be the king of the street!
A yoga mat
You might well do that yoga is not your thing; you will end up doing it. Don’t worry; you can use a yoga mat for fitness exercises and meditation/relaxing sessions. Then, find the studios around you or just join sunset yoga lessons in front of the sea.
A pot of tahini
You may not like the taste of this sesame paste at first, but after some time, you will get addicted to it. Be sure to always have some tahini at home to dress salads or to go with any dishes.
A bottle of arak
A party without some arak… is not properly a party! If you don’t like it pure, add grapefruit or lemon juice with it, for a fresh and delicious mix!
A smartphone with a good camera
You will find the beauty of Tel Aviv in its details. Capture them all with a good (smartphone) camera!
A gardening kit
You don’t have a green thumb? Well you gotta start to work! Every house in Tel Aviv needs plants whether they are inside your apartment or on your balcony. You will be pleased to sprinkle your salads with mint, basil and coriander from your garden or concoct hot infusions with sage, lemongrass and verbena on winter nights.
Even if you will just use them once or twice a year, you will be at least able to pretend that you are a sports enthusiast. Simply display them at the entrance of your apartment and be ready to talk about your “favorite” sport!
A functioning air conditioning
Otherwise, you won’t be able to survive summer… At your own risk!
The perfect beach bag
It contains a set of matkots (Israeli beach rackets), a hammock, a wicket mat, a swimsuit (you actually need more than one!), sunglasses, sunscreen, and an icebox!