Tel Aviv: 10 Things to Do

3. Ali Karavan

Ali Karavan Uriel Sinai / Getty Images for TIME
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Hummus is more than a mere meal for Tel Avivis — it's a way of life. And locals display an almost sacred loyalty to their favorite hummisiyah. But Arab-owned Ali Karavan, tel: (972-3) 682 0387, is the rare hummus spot whose popularity transcends traditional ethnic, cultural and culinary allegiances. Pop in for their ultra-fresh batches, served either as masabacha (still warm with chickpea chunks swimming in sesame paste) or with foul (stewed fava beans).

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