While there are many cultural, spiritual, and historical advantages to living in Israel, the warm Mediterranean climate is certainly at the top of the list. But beyond the ability to take a dip in the sea in winter, a Mediterranean climate means land and soil rich with nutrients which in turn bring about an abundance of healthy products. Israeli restaurants are incorporating these healthy foods into their menus, without forgoing flavor in the least. Check out the top healthy eating restaurants throughout Israel.
With the resurgence of vegan culture in Israel comes the resurgence of health food culture. Tel Aviv is getting in on the action, with restaurants boasting a healthy cuisine concept popping up all over the city. One location that promotes both healthy cuisine and veganism is Anastasia Café, the first specialized vegan café in the country. The cafe offers products made of raw materials with no white sugar, white flour, or distilled salts and oils in sight. Many of the dishes are gluten-free and other dishes are based raw foods. Coffee and coffee substitutes are available with almond milk along with four other milk types to choose from. Smoothies and vegan dishes are also on the menu, with local favorites such as grape leaves and unique combinations such as grits and azuki with glazed diced pumpkin stew. Anastasia Café promotes the vegan concept to its fullest and even has a small library where patrons can borrow books on nutrition, vegetarianism, philosophy and Buddhism.
Café Louise is one of the first chains of its kind, promoting healthy cuisine at 11 locations throughout Israel, including a kosher spot in Kiryat Motzkin and three different locations in Tel Aviv. But while a vegan-friendly atmosphere and healthy cuisine seem to be a Tel Aviv staple these days, the first Café Louise restaurant was actually founded on Mount Carmel in Haifa in 2007. Café Louise serves up breakfast, business lunch, and dinner with specialities such as seaweed shakes and the Mother Earth Salad featuring black lentils, goat cheese, beetroot, sunflower sprouts and more. Next to the café, the gourmet shop offers a variety of health and nature products, including coffee blends, exclusive breads baked on the spot, speciality spreads made by in-house chefs, and granola mixtures.
Café Louise, multiple locations throughout Israel, +972 1700-70-60-99
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