Tel Aviv’s Environmentally Friendly Food Festival

nachalat binyamin street Nachalat Binyamin Street in Tel Aviv is famous for its weekly market of local, handmade arts and crafts – a market that is very environmentally friendly.

But it is also home to some of Tel Aviv’s hippest bars and restaurants.

For the sixth time, these restaurants and bars are getting together for the annual Nachalat Binyamin Food Festival which will take place from May 13-22 and offer gourmet dishes and special cocktails at discount prices.  Diners will be able to enjoy entrees for 35 NIS, boutique wines for 25 NIS, and refills and tapas galore.

They can also enjoy their guilt free conscience, because this year the festival is going green.

There is a lot of potential environmental damage associated with eating out, due to disposable utensils and dishes, excessive packaging, and environmentally unfriendly garbage practices.

This year the festival organizers have teamed up with Dovaleh for the Environment – an organization whose mascot, a teddy bear with green overalls, makes environmental awareness inviting to children – in order to add a green component to the fun.

dovaleh environmental bear In addition to publishing eco tips and advice at each of the restaurants participating in the festival, Dovaleh for the Environment will also be responsible for providing biodegradable utensils, creating separate trash containers for glass, paper, aluminum, etc., using solar powered energy to power the lights outside of the participating restaurants, and for disposing of the garbage in a green way.

Green overall wearing Dovaleh will also make a special guest appearance on Friday (May 16th) at noon and hold a special activity for parents and kids.  His message will be that living green does not mean reducing the quality of your life – it actually means improving it.

Organic gourmet cooking workshops will also be available at some of the restaurants.

Yum.

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One thought on “Tel Aviv’s Environmentally Friendly Food Festival

  1. Karin Kloosterman

    Other fairs in Israel:

    Baby Teva (04-8244288) is hosting a ‘Green Fair’ at their Haifa Branch on Friday 23rd of May, between 10.00-14.00. You will be able to find natural and organic baby items including Tinok Yarok’s organic cotton baby clothes as well as organic cotton towels, female hygiene, cloth nappies, eco cleaning products wooden toys and more. Healthy living for baby & mum. The address is: 6 Hahorev Street (Mitham Hatzir)

    Caesarea Green Spring Fair – Saturday 17th May, at 11:00 am. The event will be held at the Caesarea sports club in the centre of town

    The Baron Gardens, Rosh Pina – Cinema, Nature and Future is the theme of the Eco-Cinema Festival in Rosh Pina (22-24th May). As part of this event, on the Saturday 24th of May, there will be a Green Fair with stalls and guided walks through the area. Activities for children and adults alike. Tinok Yarok will be there with a sales stall. From 10am

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