Yotam Agam: Insider’s Guide to Tel Aviv
Yotam Agam, producer, Mysore practitioner, musician and surfer born and raised in the desert, shares his favourite places in his vibrant home town Tel Aviv.
Name: Yotam Agam
Occupation: Producer, musician, yoga teacher. Constantly involved in creative projects around the world.
Your connection to Tel Aviv: I am from Israel, and Tel Aviv is our main vain. It’s a place we all share at one point in our life, a melting pot of all things Israel.
Why go to Tel Aviv? The people, the food, the neighbourhoods… Tel Aviv is not beautiful, it’s not about architecture. It’s about the people who make Tel Aviv.
Favourite places: The markets, Levinsky and Carmel – the hustle and bustle of the Middle East. Mediterranean colours, smells, noises and tastes… Also the Neve Tzedek neighbourhood – here old Tel Aviv meets new Tel Aviv, it’s the capital of fringe dance and art.
Yotam’s favourite places in Tel Aviv for…
COFFEE: Everywhere! Specific: a small kiosk at the beginning of Rotchild Boulevard called Espresso Bar.
FOOD: Everywhere! Specific: Port Said, on Har Sinai 5 is a great place to hang out, have a drink and a small bite. Very special vibe and always full of beautiful people. Abu Hasan / Ali Karavan in Jaffa has the best hummus in Tel Aviv! Israel is a pita culture and Miznon in Alenby, has re-invented the concept! Shila by Chef Sharon Cohen on Ben Yehuda St 182.
CULTURE: Suzanne Dellal Center for dance arts, live music at Barby Club and the street art of the Florentin neighborhood. The Rothschild boulevard in the afternoon, the beach promenade at sunset and Jaffa Flea Market at night. The sculptures of artist Chen Ziv or one the many galleries of Tel Aviv.
INSPIRATION: People on the streets living their life, expressing their art and freedom. The warm air of urban Middle East.
PEACE: Sunrise walk on the promenade north of Tel Aviv Port and Yarkon Park in the afternoons.