Indeed, in the city, most of the restaurants are open all day long (for some of them, all night long also), and their kitchen never close. So that, you can have something to eat anytime you feel like.
Does that mean that Tel Avivis eat all the time then?
No way! Unlike the Europeans that generally have 3 meals a day, the regular foodie rhythm of an Israeli is to have two real meals a day.
First one is, like almost everywhere in the world, a breakfast.
But, the Israeli breakfast is surely not like everywhere else. Indeed, it consists in a whole meal, means big and perfectly mixing salty and sweet dishes. In such breakfast, you’ll then generally find some eggs, a complete set of salads (tomato and cucumber Israeli salad, tuna salad, marinated peppers, …) and spreads (avocado mix, tahini –Hebrew name for sesame spread–, butter, jams, cheese spreads like labne, cream cheese, etc), cheese plates, bread, muesli (yogurt and granola, topped with honey), coffee, fresh juices, …Well, huge!
The breakfast is generally taken early in the morning, but is also common at the (European) traditional lunch time.
You understood, a meal of this kind is a promise to stay all day long efficient.
So that Israelis don’t eat till their second meal of the day, in the (early) evening. This is more a traditional dinner (including almost every possibility, for Tel Aviv has a wide range of restaurants offering all specialities).
Two meals for Israelis then…and little snacks in between, in case the breakfast wasn’t sufficient (how possible, would you say?!).
Snacks consist in traditional Israeli food (falafel, borekas, humus on the go) or worldwide dishes (slices of pizza, ice-creams, etc…). Be reassured, healthy versions of snacks also exist: fresh fruits or fresh squeezed juices.
Snack is also convenient for starving partiers coming back from their night out, in case their dinner wasn’t (also) sufficient…
Eating, snacking, eating, snacking, then… So is the yummy foodie rhythm of a Tel Avivi.
After all, Tel Aviv never stops, and one should get his strength back to follow the crazy pace of the town, and fully appreciate it.
So, enjoy your meal and enjoy the city: you are in Tel Aviv!