Sandwich is perhaps the most common food type in the world, it is consumed by every culture with a flavor variation due to culinary taste preferences, and there lies the beauty of this type of food, it can actually be anything you want it to be.
It was indeed a long time ago that the English Lord Sandwich asked for a meat between two slices of bread in order to keep on playing his card game without getting the cards all greasy, it worked perfectly and the rest is history.
Sandwiches today serve the same purpose it’s a food you can take on the go, eat while talking on your phone, or working with your laptop or even in a business meeting, it’s all good, it’s just a sandwich.
Tel-aviv is a city that appreciate a good sandwich and because of the multiple cultural variations you will be able to find a large diversity in sandwiches across the city.
Here’s a small list that we came up with in order to help you get to the ultimate sandwich.
La Gaterie- Guilty pleasures
A sandwich is only a vessel for the filling? in La Gaterie they think differently hence serving all their sandwiches in big buttery French croissants. There are a few variations, ham and cheese, salami, French cheese. eggs and various meat options, in a word, delicious!
There are 2 branches of this restaurant in Tel aviv, in King George street and in Ben Yehuda street, both of them are open late.
Sherry Herring – Dutch fish Sandwich
Dutch Herring and Mattias are stuffed into a fresh baguette, made by the Le moulin French bakery (strongly recommended, Le moulin sandwiches are delicious and almost got into our list as well).
The fish are pickled and salted in-house and all pastes and sauces made by Sherry Herring stand which is located in the port market (farmers market).
Itzik And Ruthie – Childhood memories
Everyone has a taste that brings you back to a childhood memory, in Tel-aviv this taste is a sandwich sold in the Itzik And Ruthie small kiosk for the last 50 years and been feeding generations of Tel-avivians ever since.
The Kiosk has a small menu, a few buns filled with a divine egg salad, unique eggplant salad, carrot salad or shakshuka, all is packed and can be accompanied with Israeli soda called Gazoz.
The Kiosk opens at 4:00am and closes at noon, so if you’re out from a club, this is the place to go to.
Ruben- New York style deli
Ruben sandwich was brought to America by immigrant Jews in the last century. A huge amount of corned beef or smoked pastrami between two rye or whole wheat bread, a little mustard and cornichon on the side, it’s all you need for a meal.
Located in the lively Carmel market Chicho is a small Kiosk that sells soul food, Moroccan meatballs in a few variations tucked in a homemade Moroccan Frena bread which a soft focaccia, just the bread to absorb all the juices.
There are a few variations in the Chicho Kiosk, beef meatballs in tomato sauce, veal meatballs in tahini with spinach, fish meatballs and even vegan beet meatballs.
There are more than 20 kind of signature unique sandwiches with everything you can think of and a huge amount of bread options, each kind is matching its filling.
The atmosphere is has cool yuppie vibes, the welcoming staff will give you a blanket to sit on the boulevard’s grass and enjoy the Tel-aviv commotion in a picnic style.
Delicious- Homemade quality meat
Delicious has been a well appreciated delicatessen and butcher shop uptown for more than 50 years and only recently opened a few deli bars in the various Tel-aviv markets for us to enjoy their amazing sandwiches.
All meat kinds are aged and smoked in-house, you can find corned beef, smoked pastrami, seared sirloin, sausage, sloppy joe, and a daily special, all packed in a baguette or rye bread to create a heaven sandwich.