I’ve really been into Israeli cuisine for quite a long time, even before visiting Tel-Aviv last spring. For most Muscovites, Israeli cuisine equals hummus and falafel, and those two things have been relatively popular during last three years. But there were not enough places to find it, despite Israeli cuisine having started to become extremely popular.
Finally, at the end of 2015, the “Dizengoff99” café was opened not too far away from the “Taganskaya” metro station. The title may seem unfamiliar at first sight – it refers to the legendary movie by the famous director Avi Nesher, an indisputable classic telling a story about friends who lived on Dizengoff Street in Tel-Aviv, a major one.
I discovered it while looking for another good place to eat hummus, and it’s a real gem – they have a great choice for Israeli food lovers like me. Shakshuka which resembles omelette, Israeli salad, different soups… all those dishes are really amazing there. But my personal favorite is the Israeli breakfast, a grand set of components which include two eggs, bread, carrot and walnut salad and tuna, among others. If you wish, they serve it with a glass of cider, which goes perfectly with all that.
After visiting Tel-Aviv, I can say that the dishes at Dizengoff99are are really authentic, and it’s normal that they call this place a “Tel-Aviv style café”. It’s one of my favorite places in Moscow, and if you love Israeli food like I do, come and taste it here!