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Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market Kicks Its Summer Season
Jun 17, 2018

Eat, Meet, Greet and Treat yourself to the very best culinary experiences Lebanon has to offer! At Souk el Akel you'll find edible delights to suit all tastes and…


Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market Kicks Its Summer Season





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3rd Day Trip to Armenia (Extended Version Video)

Mechwar Videos

June 17, 2018 | Travel

NoGarlicNoOnions Trip to ArmeniaDay 3 (extended version video)Gyumri city, Parvana restaurant, Cherqezi Dzor fish restaurant, St. Vartanants Square, Black Fortress.

Domaine de Taanayel: A Piece of Heaven in the Bekaa

Mechwar Videos

June 17, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

In 2009 the Domaine de Taanayel and arcenciel signed a long-term partnership deal of which the mission is to enhance the environment for social work services. The objective is to make the Domaine an agricultural center and the main tourist…

2nd Day Trip to Armenia (Extended Version Video)

Mechwar Videos

June 12, 2018 | Travel

NoGarlicNoOnions Trip to Armenia:Day 2 (extended version video) Geghard Monastery, Garni Temple, Victory Park, staue of Mother Armenia, Megeryan Carpet Factory.  

1st Day Trip to Armenia (Extended Version Video)

Mechwar Videos

June 05, 2018 | Travel

Day 1 from NoGarlicNoOnions Trip to Armenia (extended version video)Dilijan, Goshavank Monastery, "Flying Ostrich" restaurant by Dolmama, Lake Sevan, Sevanavank Monastery, "3 Jugs" sand-fire coffee making. We would like to express our sincere…

Ramadan in Saida: Iftar and Suhour (An Exciting Video)

Mechwar Videos

May 27, 2018 | Popular | South Lebanon

Saida’s old town easily rivals its counterparts across the region. Extraordinarily well preserved, the cool, winding streets of the souk retain their ancient origins while functioning as an actual market where locals still go to buy household…

One Week in Armenia: Land of Great People and Endless Discoveries

Mechwar Videos

May 27, 2018 | News

After spending the week in Armenia, all I can tell you is that I’ll be coming back soon. Land of beauty, greenery and breathtaking sceneries, Armenia made me fall in love with its food and great people.  It started on the road... For…

Bourj Hammoud; Like You've Never Seen it Before...

Mechwar Videos

April 15, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

The city of Bourj Hammoud is located on Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast, 2 km east of central Beirut. Bourj Hammoud has been an independent municipality since 1952 and is a member of the Metn-North group of…

Rediscover Lebanon: Subscribe to our Youtube Channel

Mechwar Videos

April 10, 2018 | News

Be sure not to miss a single episode of Mechwar and our mouthwatering discoveries around Lebanon; Subscribe to our YouTube channel today. https://www.youtube.com/user/rahayel 

El Mina Tripoli; Traditional, Authentic and Vibrant

Mechwar Videos

April 01, 2018 | Popular | North Lebanon

El-Mina, is a coastal independent town in Tripoli Northern Lebanon. El-Mina occupies the location of the old Phoenician city of Tripoli. It acts as the harbor city for modern neighboring Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city, situated 5 km to…

When NoGarlicNoOnions Visits Dubai!

Mechwar Videos

February 17, 2018 | Travel | UAE

When we visited Dubai... 10 days, 30 restaurants visited, endless creative Lebanese concepts! Amazing stories to tell...

This is Akkar!

Mechwar Videos

December 24, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Akkar Governorate (Arabic: محافظة عكار‎) is the northernmost governorate of Lebanon. It comprises the single district of Akkar, which in turn is subdivided into 121 municipalities. The capital is at Halba. It covers an area of…

Visit Akkar; The Most Beautiful Sceneries in Lebanon

Mechwar Videos

December 24, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

Akkar District (Arabic: محافظة عكار‎) is the only district in Akkar Governorate, Lebanon. It is coextensive with the governorate and covers an area of 788 km2. The UNHCR estimated the population of the district to be 389,899 in…

Food Trucks in Lebanon... Go to Saida!

Mechwar Videos

December 21, 2017 | News | South Lebanon

Saida, Lebanon's only city to allow food trucks to date has already five of them. Follow me on a discovery tour...  

MECHWAR: Lebanon Through the Eyes of a Curious Foodie!

Mechwar Videos

December 21, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Lebanon through the eyes of a passionate and curious foodie! Mechwar: A popular television segment on MTV Lebanon, Mechwar takes the form of a 20-minute show that takes viewers across Lebanon. The audience delves into hidden gems, unknown…

A Day of Wisdom with an Apple Farmer in Bsharri... Save Lebanese Apples!

Mechwar Videos

October 24, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

Lebanese apple farmers have been in crisis. Before the war in Syria, the country was a major export market for Lebanese fruit, as well as serving as a transport route to other markets in the region. Travelling through Syria has become increasingly…

Mechwar to the Mountain City of Bickfaya: A Day to Remember (Watch the Video)

Mechwar Videos

October 01, 2017 | Travel | Mount Lebanon

Bikfaya (Arabic: بكفيا‎‎, also spelled Bickfaya, Beckfayya, or Bekfaya) is a town in the Matn District region of Mount Lebanon. Its stone houses with red-tiled roofs resting amidst pine and oak forests make Bikfaya one of the most…

The Lebanese Mezze Table: Much More Than Food, A Social Gathering!

Mechwar Videos

September 30, 2017 | News | Middle East

Meze or mezze is a selection of small dishes served to accompany alcoholic drinks in the Near East, the Balkans, and parts of Central Asia. In Levantine, Caucasian, and Balkan cuisines, meze is often served at the beginning of multi-course…

Mechwar to Hadath el Jebbeh

Mechwar Videos

September 26, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Hadath el Jebbeh, is a town located in Bsharri District in the North Governorate of Lebanon. It was originally settled in 400 A.D., and is situated on a hill at an altitude of 1500 meters, overlooking the Qannoubine valley, 'The Valley of…

Mechwar to Chmestar, Baalbeck

Mechwar Videos

September 19, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Shmustar, also spelled Shmistar or Chmistar (Arabic: شمسطار‎‎) is a Lebanese town located in Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, Lebanon between Baalbeck and Zahleh, on the eastern…

Mechwar to Halat: Food Discoveries and Beautiful Sceneries...

Mechwar Videos

September 18, 2017 | Travel

Halat (Arabic: حالات‎‎, also spelled Halate) is a municipality in the Jbeil District of Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon. It is located along the Mediterranean coast, 32 kilometers north…

This is LEBANON!

Mechwar Videos

September 17, 2017 | Mechwar Videos | Middle East

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus is west across…

The World Famous Lebanese Breakfast: A Love Story!

Mechwar Videos

September 16, 2017 | Mechwar Videos | Middle East

With endless choice and great flavors, you simply cannot skip breakfast in Lebanon. From Mankousheh to Foul and hummus.... Knefeh, kashta and Labneh, we have something to satisfy all cravings.... It’s a beautiful day out…

It's Not New York... It's Beirut!

Mechwar Videos

September 12, 2017 | Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

Beautiful Beirut as seen from above! Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. Population census of 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to slightly less than 2 million as part of Greater Beirut.…

Ice Cream: Grab a Cone on the Jounieh Highway

Mechwar Videos

August 19, 2017 | Mechwar Videos | Keserwan

Ice cream, the latest trend around Lebanon has invaded the Jounieh highway. Coming from the north, you will notice a dozen of ice cream shops open between Casino du Liban until Nahr el Kaleb's tunnel selling a variety of cold treats.…

Mechwar to The Beach City of Anfeh

Mechwar Videos

August 19, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Enfeh(Arabic: انفه) or Anfeh, is a town in the Koura district of the North Governorate of Lebanon. Enfeh borders the villages of Chekka, Al-Qalamoun, Barghoun and Zakroun. It is located 65…

مشوار في قرى لبنان

Mechwar Videos

August 07, 2017 | Travel | Middle East

Mechwar is a popular television segment on national television, and the country's only positive show showing the real Lebanon. Mechwar takes the form of a 20-minute report that takes viewers across Lebanon. The audience delves into hidden…

NoGarlicNoOnions' Youtube Channel: Showing Lebanon's Beauty to the World!

Mechwar Videos

August 03, 2017 | News | Middle East

Now that a new year is starting it's time for you to subscribe to our Youtube channel. This year we celebrated the expansion of our channel passing the 23,000 subscribers threshold and reaching a record of 6,500,000 views for 750 videos. Stay tuned,…

Mechwar to the Old City of Tyre (Sour)

Mechwar Videos

August 01, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Tyre boasts a proud Phoenician past, wonderful seaside location, Roman ruins and a medieval souq. Home to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), it also has good beaches and a decent array of hotels, making it a popular…

Yassouh el Malak: Christ Roi, Zouk (A Video at Sunset)

Mechwar Videos

July 10, 2017 | Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

Discover Lebanon; Between Kesserouan and the district of the Metn, a river runs down to the sea whose name is legendary – Nahr el-Kelb, the Dog River. It pours out of the caverns of Jeita and then meets the sea between two sharply rising…

Saida, A Trendy City: 25 Restaurants, One Long Day!

Mechwar Videos

March 31, 2017 | Travel | South Lebanon

Sidon or Saïda (Arabic: صيدا‎‎) is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon, on the Mediterranean coast, about 40 kilometres north…

Kobayat: Far from Beirut, Close to the Heart

Mechwar Videos

February 15, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Al Qoubaiyat is located at the northeast of the Lebanese republic. 95 km (59.03 mi) to the North of the Lebanese capital Beirut. It is limited at the west by the village "Akkar el Attika", at the East by the line which separates…

Rashaya: The Famous Fortress, The Longest Souk...

Mechwar Videos

February 12, 2017 | Lebanon

Rashaya, also known as Rashaya al-Wadi or Rachaya el-Wadi(and variations) is a town in Lebanon, situated in the Rashaya District and south of the Beqaa Governorate. It is situated at around 1,350 metres above…

Mechwar to Beit Chabeb: Village of Bells and Pottery

Mechwar Videos

February 11, 2017 | Mount Lebanon

Beit Chabab (بيت شباب‎‎) pronounced "Beit Chabéb" is a mountain village 24 km north of Beirut in Lebanon. It is the site of Lebanon's only bell foundry. The bells of Beit Chabab are sold to…

Mechwar to The Village of Bater el Chouf

Mechwar Videos

February 11, 2017 | Lebanon

Famous for its church, its old 19th and early 20th century houses, and for its old water mill which was still functioning until the early 1980s, Bater is also well known for its water springs such as the Ain el-Kamal, and for its two grottos Ain el…

Qartaba: Capital of the Mountains

Mechwar Videos

February 09, 2017 | Travel | Mount Lebanon

Qartaba (Arabic: قرطبا‎‎, also spelled Kartaba) is a village in the Jbeil District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon. It is located 54 kilometers north Beirut on the mountains…

Hasbaya: A Village with a Loaded History

Mechwar Videos

February 08, 2017 | Travel

Hasbaya is an attractive town full of history. A good deal of this history transpired at the huge citadel that is today Hasbaya’s chief claim to fame. Owned by the Chehab emirs, the citadel forms the major part of…

Chekka, Anfeh, Koura, Amioun, Kousba... Beautiful Cities After the Tunnel

Mechwar Videos

February 07, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

A handful of discoveries... Koura District (Arabic: الكورة‎‎, from Greek: χώρα, "country") is a district in the North Governorate, Lebanon. Koura is one of the 36 districts of…

Zahle: The Bride of the Bekaa

Mechwar Videos

February 06, 2017 | Bekaa

A red-roofed town set among the eastern foothills of Mount Sannine, Zahlé enjoys a prime location in the Beqaa valley. Snowcapped mountains tower above it in winter, while in summer its 945-meter elevation keeps the air light and dry.…

Mechwar to the Village of Hakel el Azimeh

Mechwar Videos

February 05, 2017 | Lebanon

Hakel el Azimeh, a village in Dinniyeh (known also as Addinniyeh, Al Dinniyeh, Al Danniyeh, Arabic: الضنية‎‎) is a region located in Miniyeh-Danniyeh District in the North…

Winter in Lebanon: The Ski Resorts, The White Mountains

Mechwar Videos

February 01, 2017 | News | Middle East

48 hours of adventure around the snowy mountains of Lebanon; a unique documentary showing this beautiful country called Lebanon! 48 hours of shooting, 4 cameras, 6 crew members, a high definition drone, 72 hours of editing and lots of Love... Enjoy…

Taste Lebanon: Five Gourmand Stopovers!

Mechwar Videos

October 19, 2016 | Popular

“Magazine” met Anthony Rahayel, the most gourmand among Lebanese, and the author of the blog NoGarlicNoOnions. Far from any cliché, he shows us another Lebanon, the one of delights. For him, the country of Cedars, and without…

BekaaKafra: The Highest Village in the Middle East

Mechwar Videos

August 02, 2016 | Travel | Lebanon

Bekaa Kafra (Arabic: بقاع كفرا‎‎) is a Lebanese village located in the Bsharri District in Northern Lebanon. Bekaa Kafra is located in front of the village of Bsharri across the Kadisha Valley. It is the birth town of Saint Charbel. Bekaa…

Khenchara: A Peaceful Village in Metn

Mechwar Videos

July 09, 2016 | Travel | Mount Lebanon

Khenchara is a village in Lebanon. It is situated in the Metn district. It is located between Bologna, Bteghrine and Dhour El Choueir - Ain el Sendianeh. The village is 30 kilometres north east of Beirut. The altitude of the village…

Preparing for Ramadan in Beirut; The Video!

Mechwar Videos

May 31, 2016 | Travel | Lebanon

Preparing for Iftar during Ramadan, we went on a tour for the best food out there.

Chanting for LEBANON!

Mechwar Videos

May 30, 2016 | News | Middle East

Today I was listening to old tunes sang by legends about Lebanon… I chanted along to the words that expressed love and passion towards our country… I felt goose bumps… What I felt was not something I ever thought I would…

Long Live Tripoli: NoGarlicNoOnions Food Trail

Mechwar Videos

May 29, 2016 | Travel | North Lebanon

This morning like every weekend for the last two months, we go to Tripoli; this tour is special because we are joined by a journalist from Reuters. The Foodie's trail, an initiative by NoGarlicNoOnions aims to showcase the living heart of Lebanon's…

Zgharta: The Village of Happiness!

Mechwar Videos

May 15, 2016 | Travel | Lebanon

On the day we visited Zgharta, I was surely not walking... Flying from happiness and excitement, a large smile wouldn't leave my face for a minute. On this day I discovered a beautiful village inhabited by lovely people living rich traditional…

My Heart Goes to Baalbek...

Mechwar Videos

May 11, 2016 | Travel | Lebanon

I've been here two times already shooting some of the best Mechwar episodes we've done to date, happiness couldn't leave my body, a smile I couldn't even control... I enjoy Baalbeck so much that we at NoGarlicNoOnions decided to start our tours…

Ersal: A Lebanese Village! Have a Look Inside...

Mechwar Videos

May 09, 2016 | Lebanon

'This is a view from inside Ersal" Arsal (also spelled Aarsal, Ersal or 'Irsal; Arabic: عرسال‎), is a town and municipality situated east of Labweh, 124 kilometres north east of Beirut, in the Baalbek District of theBeqaa Governorate in…

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