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A Unique Addition to Culinary Amsterdam: the International Indoor Street Food Market the ‘Foodhallen’

Street Food

May 12, 2018 | Street Food | Holland

Experience different food concepts and cuisines in a historical venue in Amsterdam The ‘Foodhallen’ opened in ‘De Hallen Amsterdam’ – a newly renovated tram depot – in October 2014. The concept was inspired by…

Kaslik’s Food Parking: Let’s Have a Burger at Dany'z

Street Food

April 30, 2018 | Reviews | Keserwan

I’m not sure what it’s called so I called it “Kaslik’s Food Parking”. Before Starbucks and behind The Lord of the Wings, stop at the famous parking serving food from nine different street food stands. Moreish, Meateor,…

Gansevoort Market, New York City

Street Food

April 01, 2018 | Street Food | USA

I lately discovered the existence of permanent market spaces, or it has become the trend. After the craze of street food markets all around the states, London and cities of Asia comes the permanent market spaces where a handful of food stands join…

Gotham West Market: A Food Haven in New York City

Street Food

April 01, 2018 | International Cuisine | USA

A permanent street food market welcomes you in a vast space where several restaurants occupy each a corner. I loved the vibes, the road signs, the fun advertising and the rich smell of food being prepared a-la-minute. From burgers to noodles, pizzas…

SALT: Dubai’s Famous Burger is a Must Try

Street Food

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | UAE

They say you can’t visit Dubai without having a burger at SALT! SALT is Dubai’s favorite burger as claimed by many, famous for a couple of years now. Located on Jumeirah public beach, SALT occupies a large area spread on two hundred…

My Favorite Street Crepe in Paris

Street Food

January 15, 2018 | Reviews | France

Expect to wait around 15 minutes for your crepe at Crêperie Genia, only because there is always a crowd waiting to get their hands on the yummiest crepe in Paris. What I love about this place is simple: Crêperie Genia's crepes are…

Contact Info: Creperie Genia

Phone Number: +33 7 68 01 82 85

Address: 53 Rue de la Harpe, 75005, Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 7 68 01 82 85

Address: 53 Rue de la Harpe, 75005, Paris, France [ view ]

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

Street Food

January 15, 2018 | Popular | South Lebanon

If you watch my shows or follow my stories on Instagram, you would know by now that Al Jardali Saida sells my favorite Knefeh in Lebanon. Thinner than all the rest, the knefeh is softer, less sweet and doesn't have a crunchy…

Hamburguru: A Street Food Burger in Jal el Dib

Street Food

December 31, 2017 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

Tiny but mighty, a small hamburger shop has been open for the last five months on the Jal el Dib-Jdeideh internal road. Operated by a smiley owner spreading happiness all around the place, Hamburguru is the address where having a smile on your face…

Kaak B Semsom: From Zahle to Jal el Dib

Street Food

December 30, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

My favorite Kaak parlor has come all the way from Zahle to Jal El Dib! A great Kaake is served here, light and airy, covered with sesame and loaded with a heart of premium ingredients. It’s not the place, not the location but the Kaaka itself,…

Sandwitch: Driven by Passion, The Happiest Sandwicheria in Lebanon!

Street Food

December 24, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Six customers sitting at the bar, a place loaded with hungry people, the owner and a manager handling delivery calls, five chefs working like a busy beehive handing sandwiches to the hungry crowd. What a place! A simple Lebanese food shack open for…

Contact Info: Sand-Witch

Phone Number: +9613878715

Address: Main Street, Behind Banque du Liban, Sakiet El Misk, Bikfaya, Mount Lebanon, Metn [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613878715

Address: Main Street, Behind Banque du Liban, Sakiet El Misk, Bikfaya, Mount Lebanon, Metn [ view ]

Food Trucks in Lebanon... Go to Saida!

Street Food

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...  

Al Rayess: Tasty Sandwiches in the Heart of Chtaura

Street Food

November 12, 2017 | Street Food | Lebanon

Last year while walking around Hamra, I discovered a funky place called Rayess. A red and yellow kiosk occupying the entrance of this historical street, Al Rayess from Chtaura is in fact an authentic sandwicheria with touches of modernism. Visiting…

Kaak B Semsom: Creative Kaak in Zahle

Street Food

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | Bekaa

When the Kaaka is passionately baked in-house, when this authentic creation is taken to another level, when the owner puts all his enthusiasm in to the business, you’ll get “Kaak b Semsom” creations. Been there, done that and still…

Contact Info: Kaak b Semsom

Phone Number: +9618801101

Address: Zahle [ view ]

Phone Number: +9618801101

Address: Zahle [ view ]

The Poke Spot: Tasty Bowls Hit New York

Street Food

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Newly opened, the Poke Spot is a trendy destination near union square New York. Choose your base: brown rice, lettuce, white rice or zucchini spaghetti then add further ingredients to your liking or take one of the pre-prepared bowls. Salmon,…

Sushirrito New York: I’ve Had Better Sushi Burrito in Lebanon

Street Food

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Many have copied the name, for its sexiness or since the food concept is so tasty. I went in to Sushirrito for two burritos. I felt so proud of Lebanon when I tried the Sushi Burrito from New York's Sushirrito! I can proudly say that in Lebanon,…

Krikor: The Famous Kawarma, Cheese, Butter and Ghee Manouche

Street Food

October 30, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon

At 3am, the dough is prepared and ready to enter the oven as and when the client asks for it. A layer of kashkawan cheese lies under the kawarma meat. Beef meets with lamb fat. Kashkawan, mozzarella and local cheese all together freshly shredded,…

Smorgasburg Street Food Market, Brooklyn, New York

Street Food

October 28, 2017 | USA

Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors—Saturdays on the Williamsburg waterfront. It launched May 21, 2011, as a spinoff of…

I've Tried the Raindrop Cake: Calorie Free, Hydrating and Tasty

Street Food

October 24, 2017 | Street Food | USA

The Raindrop Cake, a shiny, transparent dessert uses mineral water and agar, a vegan alternative to gelatin, to achieve a creation that basically looks like a silky gift from the heavens: It tastes closely to Jello yet being sexier…

Döner & Gyros: Tasty, Fresh, Juicy Sandwiches

Street Food

October 10, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut

From the streets of Berlin and Chicago comes a new kind of fast food joint called “Döner & Gyros”. Bringing you the Berlin Döner and Chicago Gyro, you can now discover what the Occidental version of the Shawarma is all…

Contact Info: Doner&Gyros

Phone Number: +961 1 444 800

Address: Mar mikhael , ibrahim bacha street., Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 444 800

Address: Mar mikhael , ibrahim bacha street., Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Em Bashir Faraya: One of the Country's Tastiest Saj Manakish

Street Food

September 18, 2017 | Street Food | Lebanon

I'm back for this superb Saj Mankouche... I came across Em Bashir back in 2014, a lady who sits behind the window preparing saj sandwiches with a welcoming attitude. To tell you the truth, I was never a big fan of markouk. I always…

Furn el Hayek Bickfaya: A New Approach to Kaak

Street Food

September 16, 2017 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

Located in the same building as Bickfaya's police station is Furn el Hayek, a bakery I visit on a weekly basis. This may be an average Lebanese bakery but what they offer is not so average... The Hayek family, Souad, Mounira and…

Souk el Akel's "Sushi Burrito": A Personal Favorite!

Street Food

September 12, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Middle East

Souk el Akel's Sushi Burrito is Lebanon's, the Middle East’s and probably the world's best: be proud! I've had many in my time; I’ve traveled to New York to taste what they offer, and I've come back to Lebanon proud of what we…

Mac n' Cheese: Macaroni Has Its Own Shop in Mar Mikhael

Street Food

August 28, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut

Mac n' Cheese, the famous street food stand of Souk el Akel, is now in Mar Mikhael. Proudly Lebanese, these macaroni cooked with saffron have impressed many making it one of the souk's most popular foods. Pasta and melted cheese lovingly cooked on…

Döner Joint Achrafieh: Long Live Shawarma...

Street Food

August 21, 2017 | Reviews | Beirut

To tell you the truth, I was never excited to have a doner kebab especially after trying the ones in Istanbul... but I heard that "Döner", imported from Germany, is different. Just when we've upgraded our shawarma to what I consider…

Breakfast in Tyre Has One Address: Mazraani!

Street Food

August 06, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Tyre, home of Lebanon's most beautiful beachfront and tastiest breakfast. I was back for the tasty local street breakfast and this time met Mr. Mazraani and his son, who have been producing these awesome plates since 1968. Ali, the founder, still…

Snack el Awedim: I Really Love it Here!

Street Food

July 10, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Back to Snack el Awedim... I still adore their sandwiches! The most light scrambled egg sandwich I've ever had, the freshest roast beef sandwich, an amazing makanek sandwich created differently to any other and much more... I love the branding…

Contact Info: Snack el Awedim

Phone Number: +961 70 496 664

Address: Jdeideh next to Bank Audi, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 496 664

Address: Jdeideh next to Bank Audi, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Pizza Pie: Lebanon's Best Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Street Food

June 26, 2017 | Reviews | Middle East

I was first introduced to Deep Dish Pizza in Dubai four years ago, and then I visited the city of Chicago last summer to understand what makes a Chicago deep dish world renowned. The real Chicago Deep Dish has made it to Lebanon... A high thin…

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon?

Street Food

June 20, 2017 | Sandwiches | Middle East

Where to have a tasty Shawarma in Lebanon: my personal favorites! Shawarma (Arabic: شاورما‎‎) is a Levantine meat preparation, where lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, veal, buffalo meat, or mixed meats are placed on a…

Steve's Bakehouse: Lebanon's Unique Bicolor Croissants and Exceptional Pizzas

Street Food

June 13, 2017 | Italian | Lebanon

Sometimes great things are found in unlikely places. In Tabarja, there's a bakery that sells unique croissants and a superb pizza really worth trying. Come here for the croissant and don't leave without having a pizza. Meet Charbel, a chef, a…

Contact Info: Steve's Bakehouse

Phone Number: +961 9 855 979

Address: Kfaryassine, Facing Supermarket Geo, Tabarja, Kesserwen, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 855 979

Address: Kfaryassine, Facing Supermarket Geo, Tabarja, Kesserwen, Lebanon [ view ]

Baalbaké: The Taste of Baalbeck in Jounieh

Street Food

June 13, 2017 | Grill&BBQ | Keserwan

Why go all the way to Baalbeck to enjoy a real "Sfi7a" when you can have it nearby... they even deliver. Just two months in business now, Baalbaké is a small butchery and bakery, serving the real taste of Baalbeck down in Sarba, on the…

Contact Info: Baalbake

Phone Number: +961 9 915 405

Address: Dahr Sarba, Behind Abdel Rahman Hallab, Jounieh, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 915 405

Address: Dahr Sarba, Behind Abdel Rahman Hallab, Jounieh, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

17 Favorite Bites to Look Out for This Summer at Souk el Akel

Street Food

May 02, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

Time has gone so fast since we first launched Lebanon's biggest street food market ‘Souk el Akel’ on the streets of Downtown Beirut two years ago. This one of a kind event has come a long way since it first started. Over fifty Souk el…

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Loved These Real Bagels!

Street Food

April 14, 2017 | Street Food | USA

I didn't for one moment think I'd be writing a review about a bagel place until I plunged into the first bite... I came in to have a cold Coke and ended up ordering three bagels. Einstein Bros is a simple bagel cafe inside the train terminal at…

Al Rayess Men Chtaura: A Kiosk on Hamra Street

Street Food

April 11, 2017 | Street Food | Beirut

Driving by Hamra street, a kiosk grabbed my attention: yellow and red, beautifully designed with wheels and heavy metal poles, AL RAYESS is all about dairy products and specialities from the Bekaa. I stopped the car and ordered two…

The Milk Bar New York: The Famous Soft Serve Cereal

Street Food

April 10, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

I passed by it twice but it wasn't until I saw someone eating ice cream on the sidewalk that I noticed The Milk Bar, which has changed its location since the last time I was here. Momofuku is a company that has several restaurants, including this…

Marky’s: Real Burgers, Canadian Poutine and Amazing Smoked Meat! (Restaurant Closed)

Street Food

March 30, 2017 | Burgers | Lebanon

Burgers, cheese steaks, Poutines and smoked meat sandwiches: Marky's made a name for itself with these since the shack first opened in 2013. Food here is different because of the secret recipes used to make Marky's the address for your sandwich…

Contact Info: Marky's

Phone Number: +961 1 511 801

Address: Sin el Fil, Mkalles Main Road, Near Rifai [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 511 801

Address: Sin el Fil, Mkalles Main Road, Near Rifai [ view ]

Snack El Awedim: Impressive and Amazing Sandwiches!

Street Food

March 29, 2017 | Popular | Mount Lebanon

My smile did not leave my face from start to finish... "Snack El Awadem" - a colorful and trendy space - welcomes you to enjoy tasty sandwiches. Food is prepared by the chef behind metallic panels separating the restaurant from the kitchen. "Snack…

Contact Info: Snack el Awedim

Phone Number: +961 70 496 664

Address: Jdeideh next to Bank Audi, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 496 664

Address: Jdeideh next to Bank Audi, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Brgrz & Fries: Good Quality Homey and Affordable Burgers

Street Food

March 19, 2017 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

Find a small grey kiosk on the Deek el Mehdi road facing the entrance of Champville school. Brgrz&Fries, which has been open for a while now, has recently been popping up all over social media. Of course intrigued, I headed there to check things…

Contact Info: Brgrz & Fries

Phone Number: +961 76 773 440

Address: Dik el Mehdi, Awkar road, Facing Champville entrance, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 76 773 440

Address: Dik el Mehdi, Awkar road, Facing Champville entrance, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Mido's: Saida's Tasty Sandwiches!

Street Food

February 16, 2017 | Street Food | South Lebanon

Mido's is a casual fast food eatery in Saida. It is a favorite at Souk el Akel and is famous for its roast beef sandwich and the special Anthony's Rosto! Fresh bread, a loaded sandwich, crunchy vegetables and melted cheese. Roast beef, turkey and…

Contact Info: Mido's Sandwiches

Phone Number: +961 7 727 672

Address: Saida, South Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 727 672

Address: Saida, South Lebanon [ view ]

Furn Emm Salim: Anfeh's Supreme Traditional Breakfast

Street Food

February 14, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

My latest discovery is a must try! Emm Salim’s bakery is one of the many places that have made Anfeh famous. Located in the old souk, the famous "Tahet el Rih" resort and surely the Phoenician sea fortress... Hidden in the old village with no…

Shawarma w Saj: Tasty Sandwiches in Saida

Street Food

February 14, 2017 | Sandwiches | South Lebanon

Shawarma at Shawarma w Saj has more than one meaning. This Lebanese diner is a place I have been too and enjoyed. I am here again to enjoy their sandwiches while listening to the soothing tunes of Fayruz. A selection of shawarma sandwiches…

Contact Info: Shawarma w Saj

Phone Number: +961 7 721767

Address: Iliya Street, Near BLF Bank, Saida, Saida District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 721767

Address: Iliya Street, Near BLF Bank, Saida, Saida District, Lebanon [ view ]

Freddy’s: The Hotdog Truck

Street Food

February 06, 2017 | Street Food | Lebanon

Before starting NoGarlicNoOnions I was in a nightlife project called BeirutNightLife which tried - for ten long years - to prove to the world that Lebanon is much more than what the West thinks it is. That it is instead full of life and ready…

Oasis Mar Charbel Annaya: Superb Saj Wraps!

Street Food

January 30, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

On a windy and cold Saturday morning, when the temperature was down to -1 degree in St. Charbel...  The place was all covered in white... calm and serene we walked into Oasis for breakfast. I have been before and have talked about their…

Contact Info: Oasis Saint Charbel

Phone Number: +961 9 760241

Address: St Charbel Convent, Mar Charbel Road, Aannaya, Jbeil District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 760241

Address: St Charbel Convent, Mar Charbel Road, Aannaya, Jbeil District, Lebanon [ view ]

The Bros: The Buffalo Chicken Burger, Now in Mar Mikhael!

Street Food

January 27, 2017 | Burgers | Beirut

It's the story of three brothers with a big passion for food. Known as the "hats" brothers, the boys started at Souk el Akel more than eighteen months ago, attracting thousands of clients to their stand asking for one item: the signature "Buffalo"…

Contact Info: The Bros

Phone Number: +961 1 570297

Address: Madrid street, between Prune and Marinella, Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 570297

Address: Madrid street, between Prune and Marinella, Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

Street Food

January 18, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

The Egyptian version of Chipotle or what is closer to Pret a Manger is a big spot on. I walked into a place where I felt transported to New York. Traditional Egyptian food revisited with style and modernism. Very good food, real flavors,…

Abul3ezz: An Amazing Shawarma

Street Food

January 16, 2017 | Sandwiches | Mount Lebanon

I love it! It's beautifully wrapped, fresh, juicy, loaded with flavors, generous and most importantly it comes without garlic! Meat shawarma: it is superb. To start with, the meat is different and not like any shawarma you have had before. A…

Contact Info: Abul3ezz Street Food

Phone Number: +961 70 833 877

Address: Slaf El Bawshriyeh road, Near Sibon, Dekwaneh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 833 877

Address: Slaf El Bawshriyeh road, Near Sibon, Dekwaneh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Jour: Your Fresh Eatery in Paris

Street Food

January 16, 2017 | Reviews | France

"Jour", or 'Day' in English, is a healthy eatery inspired from the United States "Chop't". Grab a ready made salad, a sandwich or walk to the bar and watch your salad being prepared a la minute out of 12 different preset options. It's so fresh and…

Quick Fish: Jbeil's Fish Sandwich Place (Restaurant Closed)

Street Food

December 01, 2016 | Restaurant Closed | Mount Lebanon

I am back in Byblos, the world's oldest and surely most authentic of cities. Known for its fresh fish, there's a shop I like called Quick Fish that offers a different, more modern approach to fish sandwiches and salads. Something the younger…

Contact Info: Quick Fish

Phone Number: +961 71 312 222

Address: Vote Romaine, Jbeil, Byblos, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 312 222

Address: Vote Romaine, Jbeil, Byblos, Lebanon [ view ]

The Hot Dog Faktory Beirut: Gourmet Hotdogs

Street Food

November 02, 2016 | Restaurants | Beirut

From Geneva to Lausanne and now Beirut, The Hot Dog Faktory is a Lebanese concept that first opened in Switzerland is now open for lunch and dinner on Jeanne D'arc Street. The Hot Dog Faktory’s sausages are something else. It’s a…

Sai Saki: Fast Food Sushi in Naccache

Street Food

November 01, 2016 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

In the most unlikely place to open a restaurant, on one of the country's less traveled roads, is a small sushi restaurant called "Sai Saki". Inside this 12 square meters  you'll find more chairs than the place can fit, the lights don't work and…

Last Exit E11: A Stunning Idea!

Street Food

October 13, 2016 | Restaurants | UAE

Inspired by the famous Route 66 and the American street food truck culture, an innovative concept has recently opened on the highway that links Dubai to AbuDhabi. Although it is called Last Exist, this place is in fact on the first exist inside…

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