NoGarlicNoOnions.com (NGNO) is Lebanon’s leading hospitality and travel portal and is the result of passion, passion for food, passion for people, passion for travel, passion for experiences and, above all, passion for Lebanon.
NGNO provides honest, clear reviews and unbiased advice on restaurants, bars, cafes and more. From food to hotel stays, service and products, NGNO aims to be the ultimate reference for hospitality services within Lebanon and further afield.
The site, founded by Anthony Rahayel in 2012, contains over 2500 detailed reviews of local and international restaurants, gadgets, food, airlines and more. NGNO helps people to discover great new experiences and provides insights into local and international culinary trends while helping local and international foodies find the right spots to enjoy good food, new innovations and more…From fine dining restaurants to street food vendors and everything in between.
Over a hundred thousand lovers of food and all things food-related follow NGNO’s detailed reviews on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and NoGarlicNoOnions.com is a vibrant place that is always full of discussions.
In addition to food and hospitality, NGNO also highlights wonderful experiences for travellers in Lebanon and abroad. NGNO’s short videos spotlight the very best Lebanon has to offer and helps people discover new places and fresh experiences.
In addition to the reviews, which make up the majority of NGNO’s activities, the team has also created or collaborated with a number of projects that form part of the NGNO experience:
An extremely popular television segment on MTV Lebanon, Meshwar takes the form of a 20-minute show that takes viewers across Lebanon. The audience delves into hidden gems, unknown areas and places they might not have visited in years to rediscover the secret delights in Lebanon and their love of the country. Seen through NGNO’s eyes, Meshwar is an insider’s guide to Lebanon like no other.
A monthly box of goodness, The Box is a handpicked selection of the finest food, goodies and gadgets from across Lebanon. Subscribers will discover local treats, little-known regional delicacies, innovative creations and more every time The Box lands on their doorstep. A culinary journey around Lebanon, The Box takes people into the mountains or far down South to discover all sorts of edible delights, delights that might not appear on their radar otherwise. Hand chosen by NGNO, each edition of The Box is sure to inspire.
Souk El Akel is a travelling culinary feast that journeys across Lebanon spreading a love of local products, providing a platform for local producers and inspiring local cooks and chefs. Having visited Beirut, Jbeil, Broumana and Aley, Souk El Akel is set to tour the country, bringing the very best edible experiences to people from all walks of life. Souk El Akel’s mission is simple: To bring people together through a shared love of great food and a sense of pride in their community.
Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of special tours around the country. Unlike anything on the market these tours allow the participants a chance to discover Lebanon through the eyes of NGNO.
Discover great food, hidden culinary geniuses, innovative dishes and local traditional plates. The result of years of experience, NGNO’s tours handcrafted by a team of experienced guides will take you to the very best Lebanon has to offer. Discovering places and experiences that are totally off the radar, NGNO tours are the perfect opportunity to uncover Lebanon’s hidden treasures in the company of knowledgeable, local guides.
If a personal experience is more intriguing, NGNO tours can also be undertaken alone, without a guide. Discover Lebanon on your own, or with a group of friends for the best, intimate experience. Take advantage of all the NGNO experience, but on your terms and at your own pace.
The first tour will take adventurers to the northern city of Tripoli. Famed for one of the best, authentic souks in Lebanon, Tripoli is as authentic as it gets. Discover great street food and hidden restaurants in the winding streets of this ancient city.
Above and beyond these special initiatives, NGNO’s main focus is, of course, food and the NGNO team is going to continue to highlight the best restaurants and cafes while making sure to tell visitors about awful service or horrible experiences.
The one thing NGNO can promise is that we will always be honest.