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Abu Hassan
Abu Hassan
#About the Hummus Place that Became an Empire

Hummus Abu Hassan in Jaffa is considered one of the most popular hummus spots in Israel. The place, whose real name is Ali Karavan, has for many years had a large and loyal clientele, Jews and Arabs, waiting patiently for their long awaited hummus.

The small, simple restaurant is a kind of workers' restaurant, specializes in hummus only. As is the case with many working restaurants, you may find yourself sitting together with foreign guests around the same table.

The service is fast and efficient and the noise of the waiters is part of the business here.

#What are We Eating?

Abu Hassan serves only 4 dishes: hummus, masabacha, full and white. There is also a dish called "triangle" that includes hummus, full and maschaba, side by side.

Our recommendation is the wonderful masabacha, which many consider Abu Hassan's flagship dish. Like the hummus, it is also eaten with fresh pita and onion. The masabacha is prepared by order, so it arrives hot and fresh to your table.

#History of the Place

Abu Hassan is an empire, with history and everything. It was established as a hummus full cart, that Ali Karaven carried it around Jaffa in the late 1950's. At one point the owner decided to settle in a permanent place and in 1971 he opened the restaurant on Dolphin Street in Jaffa.

Without effort or publicity and without a secret recipe other than fresh products, the rumor of his hummus was passed and he succeeded. Suceeded very well. The place was named Abu Hassan, after Ali's eldest son. Many see it as the best hummus in Israel, and over the years, additional branches have opened on Shivtei Yisrael Street in the area. They are run by Ali's other sons.

Ali Karavan passed away in 2007. To his sons he left a legacy of hummus at a cheap price and excellent quality, without nonsense and without branding. Just good food, healthy and fast.

Enjoy your meal!


Do not be alarmed by the long line lurking in the entrance, it moves quickly.

Open from 8:00 am until the hummus ends, usually around the early afternoon.

Here strangers sit with other strangers at the same table. Do not panic - it can be really fun!

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Sabich Tchernichovsky
Sabich Tchernichovsky
#Great and Quality Sabich in Tel Aviv

If you are a vegetarian, you can start celebrating - Sabich Tchernichovsky is one of the best, most successful and beloved places in Tel Aviv. Many see it as the best place in Israel.

The Sabich is an Iraqi Jewish dish. In Israel it is sold in a full pita with eggplants and hard boiled eggs, along with a selection of salads and spices.

This place, Sabich Tchernichovsky, was known for years as the place of Effi, who was known as "the slowest Sabich in the Middle East." He used to fill the dish slowly and carefully, some would say with great love - what made Sabich Tchernichovsky the hottest place of its kind in town. Effi was also the person who founded Sabich Frishman, Tchernichovsky's Tel Aviv rival, and sold it long before.

But Effi left ... And Sabich Tchernichovsky remains one of the best houses in the country. Today, too, the custom is to pick up the pita slowly and add layer after layer the eggplants, eggs, salads and spices. There are not many such dishes in the universe!

The slogan here is: "No Sabich will be sold without eggplant." The question remains: Why would anyone want a Sabich without eggplant?

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Gan Meir
Meir Park
#About Tel Aviv's Favorite Garden

Between King George and Tchernichovsky Streets, in the center of Tel Aviv, lies a peaceful and charming garden called Meir Park (Gan Meir). The garden is a corner of silence in the bustle of the city. You will see mothers and caregivers with toddlers, old people resting in the sun, dogs and their owners coming to the dog garden, couples in a break and people sitting to read a book. The large trees in its expanses provide plenty of shade for those sitting on wooden benches, near picnic corners and ping pong tables. In its center is a large ornamental pond surrounded by greenery and decorated with spectacular water lilies.

Meir Park was named after Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv. It is located on an area donated by the Chelouche family for this purpose. The municipality planned to erect the park in honor of Dizengoff's 70th birthday, but its construction was not simple and it was delayed until shortly before he died, Dizengoff demanded angrily not to tie his name to this garden. Finally, more than a decade later and years after the man's death, the garden was inaugurated in 1944.

In 2004 a tradition was started in the Meir Park, of neighborhood childhood games being played at night. The participants, adults aged 20 and over, playing games from their childhood, such as dodgeball, hide and seek, and an Israeli game called "salty fish."

#About the Murder in Meir Park in the 1940's

Today it is hard to identify the tranquil garden where toddlers play, and couples walk hand in hand, with a violent crime scene, but in 1949 there was an affair that instigated the city's residents and is known as the murder in Meir Park. The affair, which was the first crime in the small Tel Aviv, cast a great shadow on the beautiful and innocent garden.

It was a rape and murder that horrified young Tel Aviv. It began in the summer of 1946, when two young people, Daniel Factory and Naomi Stein, met in Meir Park. The two discovered a few weeks earlier that they were half-brothers.

Suddenly, a stranger named David Jakubowicz approaches the two. He hit Daniel Factory with a stick on his head and raped Naomi, as it turned out that he had often done in the past. The dying Daniel managed to reach his mother's nearby house, where he collapsed. All night he was dying in the hospital and the next day he past away.

The odd thing is that Jakubowicz, a Greek Christian from Cyprus, whose name was actually Christos Nicolaides, who was only posing as Jewish, was one of those who reported to the police about "the young woman who was raped and found in the park." When it became clear that he had lied about his identity, he was suspected, and finally identified by Naomi. In the trial, which instigated the entire city, Jakubowicz was convicted of murder and rape and sentenced to death. This was the first time that an Israeli judge sentenced such a punishment.

The affair awoke international resonance, as the murderer arrived in Israel as part of his service in the British army and pretended to be Jewish.

However, the sentence was not carried out. The Supreme Court ruled that since Jakubowicz had killed Daniel Factory to prevent the latter from interfering with the rape, he did not murder him but killed him. Thus, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Jakubowicz was released from prison ten years later.

Due to the rape and murder in Meir Park, the garden's reputation was severely damaged. For years, Tel Aviv residents were afraid to go through the garden at night and what was a corner of happiness became a threatening shadow of terror.

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Falafel Ratzon
Falafel Ratzon
#Great Falafel for Cheap

Falafel Ratzon, on King George 17, between the Carmel Market and Dizengoff Center, sells a serving of falafel for only 6 NIS. For this price you can enjoy a good meal, of course after you wait in the line that is always winding here.

You can buy a nice falafel for a ridiculous price, on the only Tel Aviv street named after a British king, King George V. For this price, it's like we are all kings!

Tel Aviv Street Food Tour

Hashomer 1
Hashomer 1
#The Classic Deli with a Modern Edge at the Carmel Market

The Hashomer 1 is a stall that can be summed in 9 words, "When you are cheap and great, all is good!"

And there is nothing wrong about this popular place - from its location to its food, and the price - this is how an authentic food stall should operate in the Israeli market.

Hashomer 1 is run by the young chef Naor Cohen. The menu promises "food from the market" and is delivers successfully. There is a selection of excellent sandwiches in sweet Jewish challah and not too large. Inside the challah is a selection of popular Israeli dishes with Mediterranean roots, but with the care of a small, smart kitchen. Here the fun and tasteful versions of some of Israel's cuisine, which have been corrupted by quite a few unsuccessful kitchens, make a comeback here -small-kebabs, Shnitzel, a Jerusalem mix that upgrades a lot and is branded here as "mixed with Jerusalem workers," and other divine foods such as grilled eggplant, barbones and meat patties.

Want our recommendation? - We recommend the awesome sandwich with the Iraqi patties. Delicious!

Hashomer 1 is on the corner between the market and the Hashomer alleyway. Ensure you come here during you trip to Tel Aviv, and wait patiently in line - this is how you know what this place is worth...

The Hashomer 1, Carmel Market, Tel Aviv. Open: Sunday-Friday 8:30 am until the last customer.

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Humus Hacarmel
Hummus Hacarmel
#Great Hummus at a Great Price in the Carmel Market

Hummus Hacarmel is a self-service hummus restaurant, without wasting time and no waiters asking how you are. In a country that has so many great humus places, Hummus Hacarmel excels in an atmosphere that is pleasant and old synagogue that is still styled in a religious way. This popular spot, where you serve yourself humus, with a relaxed atmosphere and fair prices, the hummus is delicious, including the hummus full, masabacha, and more.

Thousands of tourists come here each month, fall in love with the hummus, and almost every guide or tour recommends stopping here. Religious Jews come here because the place is Kosher, and will continue coming here for the taste and cleanliness. Best hummus in the Carmel Market. Enjoy!

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Arte Glideria
Arte Italian Ice Cream
#About the Best Ice Cream Parlor in Tel Aviv

Ice cream with the perfect flavor and texture in Tel Aviv? - You have arrived in the right place. At Arte Italian Ice Cream there are no food colorings, or preservatives, which make the ice cream delicious and soft, a balance of flavors and impressive toppings.

Arte Italian Ice Cream is a Tel Avivian small place with high quality ice cream that was established by two experts, one is Marco Camorelli, originally from Milano.

At Arte the best Italian ice cream is offered, it is based on original recipes that Marco brought from Italy, some special for the regions of Sicily, Tuscany, and more.

On top of the fresh and hand made ice cream here, there are ice creams for everyone; gluten free, ice cream from organic fruits, vegan ice cream, and sugarless flavors.


Try the interesting flavor "Duchess Cake"

Every Thursday is a free jazz concert at the parlor.
Carmel Market
Carmel Market
#About the Most Popular Tel Aviv Market

Tourists, shouting vendors, hipsters in sunglasses and striped shirts, and tourists stunned by the variety of colorful vegetables and fruits - all these and many others gather every day in the most colorful and exciting market in Tel Aviv.

The Carmel Market is the most famous market in Tel Aviv and has become one of the largest food centers in Tel Aviv in recent years. It is a bustling market, colorful, fragrant, boisterous and full of good and Mediterranean energies. In recent years it has been filling up with excellent street food stalls, small and high quality restaurants, young hummus bars and stalls with special ethnic food products.

The Carmel Market is named after the Carmel Street in Tel Aviv. Over the years, it has expanded to nearby streets, in the neighborhoods of Kerem Hatemanim and Nahalat Binyamin. Today the market operates 6 days a week and you will find a variety of stores - food, clothing, home accessories, flowers, sweets, restaurants, delis and more.

#Market History

During the 1920's Russian Jewish merchants came to Israel who bought land in Tel Aviv for 1,000 rubles. They thought less about immigrating to Israel and living in these houses, but more about their children and the land they could bequeath to them. After the Bolshevik revolution took place in Russia in 1917, they had no choice but to travel to Israel. They had no property except the lots they had bought.

In addition to the economic difficulties, they also failed to integrate into the local labor market and therefore opened a small market in the Kerem Hatemanim area - "Hakerem". The purpose of the market was to provide work in trade in fruits and vegetables. Meir Dizengoff, who was mayor at the time, made the place official and in 1920 and called it "Carmel Market." At that time the market was well developed and contained fish and poultry stalls, fruit, vegetables and pastries.

The Arab merchants of Jaffa, who discovered the success of the local market, established a competitive market that was no less good than the original - a large, colorful, and lively market. Quite a few cases of violence occurred in the wake of the successful market competition, which somewhat clouded the local idyll.

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אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

העולם הוא צבעוני ומופלא, אאוריקה כאן בשביל שתגלו אותו...

אלפי נושאים, תמונות וסרטונים, מפתיעים, מסקרנים וממוקדים.

ניתן לנווט בין הפריטים במגע, בעכבר, בגלגלת, או במקשי המקלדת

בואו לגלות, לחקור, ולקבל השראה!

אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

נראה שכבר הכרתם את אאוריקה. בטח כבר גיליתם כאן דברים מדהימים, אולי כבר שאלתם שאלות וקיבלתם תשובות טובות.
נשמח לראות משהו מכם בספר האורחים שלנו: איזו מילה טובה, חוות דעת, עצה חכמה לשיפור או כל מה שיש לכם לספר לנו על אאוריקה, כפי שאתם חווים אותה.