Tel Aviv, Israel - Yafo (Brunch at Ali Karavan)
The Lonely planet guide emphasizes that if you want to taste the real Hummus you have to visit Ali Karavan. To paraphrase them "If hummus is a religion then Ali Karavan is its Mecca". Now the dilemma was when to go there. Turns out that Ali Karavan opens at 7 a.m. and closes by 2 p.m. or until the hummus is over :) So we had to wait for a weekend. Saturday was out as they are not open. So Sunday was our only choice. We headed out the the Jaffa port and then got a map at the information center and found Ali Karavan. The guide was right there was a long line in front of it. There are only 5 tables so at any given time it can seat only about 10-15 people. Forget privacy, there is no such thing if your table has 2 extra seats anybody can sit there. It was awesome. The guide was right. Our taxi driver Joseph had told us that we would love it, and we did! I usually skip lunch but boy I binged :) Then we meandered along some streets in Yafo and then headed back.