Tel Aviv Port has long stopped acting as such, and several years ago it became a popular place for recreation and entertainment. It is divided in 2 parts – huge docks and wooden embankment. In the docks there are cafes, shops, restaurants and bars, while the embankment stretches along the sea and makes the site so attractive. It’s best to come here during midweek because at weekends the port is full of people – its cafes, shops and market are open even on Shabbat.
Spacious and well-lit, Ella Yoga center offers classes for yoga activists of all levels and types, including kundalini, iyengar, ashtanga, and others. Ella Yoga is considered one of the best in Israel and it holds 80 classes per week. If you are a yoga fan, you will appreciate this place, and if not – well, it is a good chance to try, especially given that you can see the sea from all corners of the studio
Farmers' Market in the port
The Farmers' Market was started by Michal Ansky, a famous local gastronomist who was the first one to promote organic food in Israel. The market boasts a variety of cheeses, organic fruits, vegetables and wines, as well as olives, tahini and khalva. Have you ever seen a purple carrot? The farmers' market offers carrots in four different colours! If you happen to be near the port on Friday, do visit the market - it gets twice as big!
This café offers organic coffee and large selection of salads and sandwiches. The chef uses only seasonal local fruits and vegetables. After you’re done with your meal, grab your coffee and move to the library, separated from the café only by a bookcase. You will see rare books and photography albums on the shelves, modern Israeli art on the walls, and of course, sea behind the window.
Comme il Faut
Comme il Faut is an independend brand selling women's clothes and accessories invented by two friends back in 1988. The shop's raison d'être is promoting feminism and expanding women's rights and opportunities. The company currently employs 60 women and just 4 men. Apart from clothes and accessories, you will find a women-friendly sexshop called Sisters and eco cosmetics. The prices are rather high since the shop owners are against consumerism and guarantee that all their clothes will serve you for a long time. Besides, you can return your old clothes to the shop – it occasionally hosts second-hand sales.
Ze ze ze (or “This, This, This”) gallery is a small space created for exhibitions, lectures and seminars by architects, designers and artists. The events are usually in Hebrew, but it’s still worth a visit because of its temporary exhibitions, not necessarily related to architecture, and the neighboring shop with the best selection of books on architecture and design in Israel.
The only Israeli place that made it to Grandes Tables du Monde top 120 and was praised by Gault Millau restaurant guide. Every day fresh fish and seafood from all over the world, including Australia, is shipped to the place, which is actually quite prices – 500 NIS for a diner but it's more than worth it. You can eat cheaper during the day – lunches start from NIS 130. They have a menu in Russian and nice selection of wine.