The Arts And Crafts Market
One of the best treats that Nachalat Binyamin has to offer is its weekly arts and crafts market. Every Tuesday and Friday, local artists crowd the street and showcase their original handmade crafts. This arts market opened in 1988 and has been captivating audiences as the largest art market in Israel ever since. There is an array of creations available to buy, ranging from stained glass mezuzahs to copper leaf necklaces to wooden boxes made from tree trunks and many more goodies you will have to see for yourself. It is a cultural experience bound to liven up your day, no matter if you buy anything or not.
Mamot is a bustling authentic restaurant right off of Nahalat Binyamin. Mamot, meaning ‘mothers’ in Hebrew, explains the restaurant’s traditional home cooked dishes. This spot offers a variety ranging from brisket to lamb meatballs to chicken schnitzel and even eggplant dishes perfect for vegans. This is a great hidden gem restaurant that will give you a real Israeli dining experience with true authentic Moroccan and Israeli cuisine.
Stefania ‘Sissi’ Pagani and Marco Camorali moved to Israel last November after learning some ice cream making secrets in Tuscany and Sicily. Upon moving here, they decided to open up an ice cream shop located in central Tel Aviv, which they called Arte. Their ice cream has no artificial flavors or coloring dye added. With homemade cookies and cake added into their flavors, their treats are irresistible. Every week the shop adds new flavors, so you have an excuse to stop in once a week!
When exploring Tel Aviv’s rustic streets, be sure to head over to Rambam. You can’t miss the authentic white building which holds Beit Haamudim. Meaning ‘house of columns,’ it is clear why when you see this beautiful European-style columned building. During the day, the place functions as a cafe, and at night, it turns into a lively jazz bar. Almost ever night of the year, you can enjoy live jazz music while sipping on drinks and enjoying the Tel Aviv music vibe.
The Prince is a great evening spot for friends to gather at an always busy rooftop bar. Don’t be alarmed by the spiral staircase leading you up to the roof with funky murals painted on the wall. As soon as you enter, you will feel encapsulated by the beauty of this glowing rooftop treasure — it is a warm and inviting magical atmosphere with nice music to enjoy.
Bicicletta is located right off Nachalat Binyamin in a beautiful, 100 year old building. The restaurant has two floors and a charming secret garden out back. Bicicletta is a spot for everyone looking for a good time, with its relaxing, down to earth environment. This spot is ideal for night with friends or even a romantic meeting. The food is simple yet elegant and a true taste of Tel Aviv.
Located on the corner of Montefiore and Nahalat Binyamin is a lovely little wine and food bar, Brut. Five friends whose lives revolve around good food and awesome drinks opened up a place where they could serve their favorite treats. The food changes regularly, keeping it new and fresh — however, there is always a large selection of wine from around the world.
Shani Jacobi has a unique jewelry store showcasing urban and natural inspired designs. Shani is inspired by the city’s geometric lines and urban shapes. She will design and create each piece uniquely, with an emphasis on organic shapes. It’s fun and funky, and is certainly worth a look.
The Levinsky Market, spreading across Levinsky Street between HaAliyah Street and Herzl Street, is one of Tel Aviv’s most popular markets. The market is known for its range of spice shops and eateries specializing in Balkan cuisine. Stores line the streets and sell dried fruit, nuts, baked goods, and local delicacies. The market dates back to the 1930s, so it’s a place of history, culture, and bargains.