Chocolate chip cookie sandwich half dipped in fudge and sprinkles. [Courtesy of Red Velvet]
‘Decadent’ and ‘dessert’ are two words that should always be paired together, because let’s be real — if you’re looking to treat your sweet tooth, you want whatever you get to be ridiculously delicious. It’s not surprising that Tel Aviv a city that is full of energetic and innovative individuals, has an overload of outrageous dessert spots to visit. Here are 7 of the best.
Situated inside one of the newest hot spots in Tel Aviv, Sarona Market, Gulis has the most satisfying choices to build the most decadent dessert. Whether you choose Belgium waffles or doughnut balls as your base, the final product, sprinkled with hot fudge or dulce de leche and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, is bound to bring you pure joy. Rainbow sprinkles, crushed Oreo’s, M&M’s, marshmallows, or peanuts – the choice is yours at this luxurious dessert spot, so get in touch with your creative side by choosing which toppings to finish off your one-of-a-kind masterpiece with.
It’s hard not to miss this establishment, since its baby pink exterior and purple neon signs brighten up all of Vital Street in Florentin. Shakeout is a new gourmet dessert spot that deserves recognition for its outrageously rich and thick American style milkshakes, which are, of course, topped with lots of whipped cream. Inspiration will flow within you when you see their wall of candies, chocolates and cookies on display. After choosing your components, the staff will blend your creation into their homemade ice-cream, giving each and every customer a truly original milkshake oozing with flavor.
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Multi flavored ice cream scoops topped with chocolate fudge and whipped cream. | Courtesy of Choco Lulu
This hidden gem in South Tel Aviv not only offers great food, but even greater desserts. Choco Lulu has an NYC SoHo feel to it, with its chic and lively atmosphere. You can also add any ice cream dessert from their plethora of mouthwatering options to your meal for a low price — talk about incentive. If you’re looking for a spot with top notch dessert choices complete with enchanting presentations, this is the place for you. There is an abundant sweets menu here, with a wide variety of savory tastes and flavors from chocolate to berries to caramel apple.
Red Velvet specializes in big, beautiful, and insanely scrumptious cupcakes. Each of these creations has a divine flavor and looks beautiful, guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face. While these cupcakes also make wonderful gifts, they are also the best personal treat to indulge in. This cute little shop switches up their flavors often, but never fails to impress with their extravagant classics, like Cookie Monster, Reese’s, Red Velvet, Tiramisu and Lotus Cookie along with their massive, U.S. inspired Whoopie Pies!
You are cordially invited to step out of Tel Aviv and into a beautiful version of cookie heaven, where possibilities are endless and things can get extremely fun. At Cookeez, you can combine two different fresh out of the oven cookies (or brownies) with any flavor creamy gelato you’d like in the middle. Upon taking the first bite of your warm and chewy cookie sandwich, ice cream gushes out from the sides. Of course, you can top your crazy creation with some hot caramel or fudge sauce, making it that much more rich and outrageously amazing.
Cookie ice cream sandwich with hot caramel and a side of whipped cream. [Courtesy of Cookeez]
Bar, Restaurant, Dessert, $$$
Pancakes topped with Halva, strawberries and fudge with a side of ice cream. | [Courtesy of Waffle Bar]
Although Waffle Bar is a restaurant, it also has an extensive dessert menu — hence its name. Here, you can quench your cravings by ordering a hot waffle and cold ice cream draped with chocolate drizzled on top and whipped cream. This spot features quite the assortment of cool sweets and delightful dishes, such as French crepes, fondue and even banana splits. These delicacies are served on large platters, so you can savor them by yourself or share with others if you’re feeling generous.
Market, Bar, Bakery, Restaurant, Israeli, French, Middle Eastern, Coffee
Waffle Skewers with dark, white and milk chocolate drizzle. [Courtesy of Frost]
Experience true ‘coolness’ inside of this vibrant and geometric styled froyo joint. Also located inside of Sarona’s foodie Market, Frost embraces a truly original concept by offering a skewer – or tower – of waffle cubes and every candy topping you can imagine to pair with their fresh fruit and yogurt selection. Don’t forget to go a little overboard and get some white, milk or dark chocolate drizzle from their special chocolate taps — we all deserve to splurge sometimes, and this is an awesome place to do so.