Around 2.5 Hours
Shalma Road 163, Tel Aviv
Yisra'el mi-Salant St 35, Tel Aviv
Only available for private groups at the moment, contact us for more information
Shapira neighborhood is an urban roller coaster that has known some crazy loops in its days: from a quiet neighborhood, to one suffering from neglect and marginalization, then flushed by tides of immigrants, and now, a blossoming young renaissance movement with colors of gentrification. All over the background, like the villain in an old kid's book, lies the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station. If you want to understand how this story works together, if you smile at the thought of eating the delicious food that was brought here from all over the world and drink (perhaps) too much wine while doing so - you have got to come with us to an unfiltered tour in Shapira.
Our tour strolls among the noise, the eclectic buildings, refugees from shores near and far, and by the old folks catching some sun on the bench for punctuation. We will look, ask questions, debate and try to understand the place, the people and the food.
You will taste Chinese cooking with strong Vietnamese influences, Doner that is hard to find even in Istanbul or Berlin, Biyaynit from Eritrea, and Central-Asian pastries -and these are just a part of what we’ll eat in this tour. You know it’s going to be really interesting.
So...Who are the Tour Guides?
Thought you’d never ask. Bhuka’s guides are our number one asset: a group of professionals who know how to connect a random list of places to a story and an experience. They are crazy about food, drink wine like they’re from Bordeaux and absolutely love people. Come and meet them.