Located in the heart of Tel Aviv steps away from the beach, Taste of Life is an unpretentious, 2-story vegan restaurant. Their dining room has a school cafeteria atmosphere, with its tables and chairs looking like they came from a classroom. Even with some booths and a fresh, green motif, the place felt a bit sterile.
Their menu is chockfull of salads and sandwiches, fresh juices and fruit shakes, and even some hot meals like quiche and casserole. We visited for lunch and had the BBQ Twister, a mock-meat sandwich wrapped in a flour tortilla with barbecue sauce and fresh veggies, and the Raw Tofu sandwich, which was quite similar but replaced the fake meat with uncooked, soft tofu.
We were also able to taste the vegan schwarma, served in a whole wheat pita. The “meat” was made from seitan, which had a very strong wheat flavor, and it may have benefited from being cooked a bit longer.
Overall, we were impressed with Taste of Life, as their food was good, their restaurant was clean and their service was friendly. We certainly weren’t blown away by their food, but if we ever find ourselves in Tel Aviv again, we’ll head back here to try a few other dishes on their menu, perhaps on a Thursday evening when they have live music.