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What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Street food is popular for lunch. Folks regularly eat falafel, chicken schnitzel, or big salads. Tel Aviv is becoming a food mecca, as "Israeli food" starts to become a globally-recognized and appreciated cuisine. There are tons of restaurants from basic to fancy (though it never gets too fancy, despite what you might think when you see the bill...). You won't be surprised to spend $75 per person regularly at dinner, with maybe one glass of wine. For me, food was one of the great highlights of this tour. I loved every meal. You can get Asian food, though it's not great. You can get American food, like McDonald's, fast food, burgers, pizza, and the like. - Aug 19, 2017
It's an excellent and growing foodie scene. They have basically everything, though it can be expensive. Delivery services are plentiful. I concur with others on here who say skip the few American joints and enjoy amazing produce and Middle Eastern places. Amazing, tasty options in the market, and Tel Aviv has also become something of a vegan/vegetarian haven. - Oct 24, 2016
The food is GOOD here, nothing has blown us away but nothing has been bad either. All kinds of cuisines are available here, but again nothing more then GOOD. You will see falafel stands on almost all streets some are okay and some are good. - Jul 25, 2016
McDonald's is here and a Burger King just opened, but why eat there when you can enjoy cheap and tasty falafel, hummus and schwarma at every street corner. Foodies will love many of the higher end options. - Apr 12, 2016
The American fast-food chains are present but who needs them when local fast food is abundant? Tel Aviv has a lively dining scene. Every Israeli has a favourite falafel place, but the best one is of course Dr. Saadya on 45 King George street. - Mar 23, 2016
Decent to good food. People rave and there are places to rave about but in general I am medium-whelmed. McDonald's is here but it's not that great. - Nov 18, 2014
All kinds. - Apr 10, 2013
It's mostly local fast food, falafel and humus pitas, pizza. Quite expensive however. - Aug 14, 2010
Decent is a stretch. The restaurant scene has gotten much better, but it is very expensive. And of course, many fast-food places are kosher, so they don't open on Saturdays or mix meat and dairy. Thankfully, TA has many non-kosher options available, and cafés are plentiful, even if they all serve the same kind of food. - Jul 26, 2010
There is excellent food here- Tel Aviv has a huge cafe-culture, and plenty of choices from casual to fancy. There are plenty of 'ethnic' food options, although if you're a huge fan of Mexican or Asian (aside from sushi) you'll be sorely disappointed. The usual McDonalds, KFC, Dominos are here. The price for eating out varies from dirt cheap (hummus, salads, pitas) to really expensive. The pace of a meal is much slower than what you're used to in the US- service can be slow and once you're at the table, if you want to sit there all night, you're welcome to it! - Feb 27, 2009
KFC, Burger King, Mcdonalds. But why bother with them when the local food is so good?Humus, falafel, schwarma, etc. - Sep 19, 2008
All of it! - Jul 2, 2008