We are all sometimes craving for some chocolate, strawberry taste, or a creamy dessert. And it has been a few years that bakeries or sweet spots have popped here and there in Tel Aviv. The time when you could only find baklava, halva or cheap industrial croissant at the Carmel Market is definitely over! Discover our 5 favorite addresses where the calories are worth every single bite. We know you will burn them off later during your regular sport session!
HaMalabia: a place to taste Israeli desserts
With three branches all over the city, near the main markets – one is located two steps away from the Carmel Market, the second one in Rothschild-Allenby food market, the third one in Yafo’s flea market – you can be sure to fill your crave for malabi or sahlab, two desserts made out of milk and rose water. The first one is more compact like a pudding and served cold with syrup while the second one is more liquid and creamy. At HaMalabia, you can add different toppings such as coconut flakes, biscuit or peanut crumbs or cinnamon. Delicious!
Nola American Bakery
If you ever miss America, this is the place to go to. Nola American Bakery serves old-school treats such as creamy cheesecakes, chocolate balls on sticks, peppermint patties, or Nola’s Mud Pie, made out of chocolate fudge, pecans and chocolate. They also serve iconic American comfort food so, visit the place with an empty stomach!
Address: Dizengoff 197
Cream addict? It is about time you discovered Milk, located in Yafo’s flea market. You will find there the best creamy treats, from the amazing vanilla Millefeuille to the croissants filled with crème patissière and berries.
Address: Beit Eshel 5
La Crêperie Bretonne
This place is another French-style address in Tel Aviv but the first one of its kind. You can savor Breton crepes made out of buckwheat flour. Our all-time favorites are the salted caramel one, the Tatin with apple and crème fraîche, or the Tahini-silan-almonds one if you want to feel Israeli flavors. If you are mad about crepes, know that they also serve creative salty options.
Address: Ibn Gvirol 52
Sit, take time, live the present moment and relax in a peaceful atmosphere at Dallal Bakery. This spot, known for its magical tea-salon interior and delicious treats is the perfect combination between Israeli bakery and French elegancy.
Address: Shabazi 10
Enjoy! And don’t forget to move yourself afterwards!