5 POINTS JAFFA
A stark contrast to the modern Tel Aviv, the old neighbourhood of Jaffa or Yafo has an ancient port around which are very inviting, local stores and restaurant.
→ At Abu Hassan (1 Ha’ Dolfi n Street; +972-3/682-0387), a simple, no-frills restaurant, you may have to wait to be seated, but their masabacha, hummus, and ful, more than make up for it.
→ Buy authentic Roman glass jewellery by Israeli designer Rachel Arbel (rachelarbel.com) at her shop next to Jaffa’s clock tower.
→ For great seafood, head to The Old Man and The Sea (86 Kedem, Hangar 1; +972- 3/544-8820); follow it up with sambuska and pastries at Abu Elaifa (Yafo 4, Yefet;+972-3/682-8544), a historic bakery owned by an Arab-Israeli family.
→ Stroll through the Jaffa Flea Market that brims with eclectic knick-knacks, a furniture market, and restaurants.
→ Art junkies can head to Zadik Gallery (Shim’on Ha’tsadik St 16; +972/774-956-981) to pick up quick souvenirs.