Tel Aviv is a lively city on the coast of the Mediterranean which is bursting with incredible food options. On a warm day, which extends far into the fall season, it’s always great to enjoy a scoop of delicious local ice cream. So where can you get some incredible ice cream in this non-stop city? Here are some of the best local ice cream shops that will have you tempted to get ice cream every single day that you’re here.
There’s a reason why Anita is the most beloved ice cream shop in Tel Aviv. The gelato is sweet and creamy, and the flavors available here range from the classics to innovative combinations like Lotus cookies and coffee. Anita is so good that they even opened up a branch in New York City!
Arte Italian Ice Cream
Arte Italian Ice Cream is home to the most authentic Italian gelato and Sicilian granita that you can find in Tel Aviv. The owners studied at Natural Gelato Academy in Tuscany, so you can trust that they know good gelato. They then traveled to Sicily to learn the secrets behind perfect granita, and they brought all of their knowledge back to Tel Aviv, where you can enjoy it all. You’ll find the classic Italian flavors as well as fun twists like vanilla cardamom as well as goat cheese, pear, and honey.
Tamara is the best place to go if you’re looking for the best frozen yogurt in the city. You can pile it high with any toppings your heart desires, from chocolate sauce, to fresh fruit, and yummy crunchy candy. It’s always so fun to customize your Tamara froyo.
Buza is an artisanal ice cream parlor with a Middle Eastern twist. Their unique flavors, such as pistachio and rosewater, capture the essence of the region. Buza’s commitment to sustainability and community engagement adds an extra layer of appeal. Originally from Haifa, the Tel Aviv branch also offers their delicious homemade waffle cones.
Pinoli is an Italian gelato parlor right on Dizengoff Square. There’s nothing quite like grabbing some pistachio gelato and relaxing by the water fountain in the square. Pinoli offers out of the box flavors like pine nuts (hence their name pinoli, which is Italian for pine nuts!), and charcoal black vanilla.
If you’re looking for a true indulgence, then head straight to Otello. Here you’ll find delicious hand crafted gelato options in a plethora of flavors, but the best part is the chocolate fountain. You can opt for melty chocolate to fill up your ice cream cone so that each bite of your ice cream experience will be extremely enjoyable.