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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…

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Beirut Souks Celebrates Eid el Fitr with Souk el Akel Across 4 Locations

Events

June 12, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

Across 4 locations and for the first time, Beirut Souks in partnership with Souk el Akel celebrates Eid el Fitr in style. Join us at the souks where street shows, food, and events will be happening across four…

Celebrate Eid El Fitr at Hona Beirut with Souk el Akel

Events

June 12, 2018 | News | Lebanon

Celebrate Eid el Fitr June 16 and 17 Hona Beirut NGO 5pm-Midnight Hona Beirut comes after the huge success of MARCH’s Kahwetna in Tripoli. What started as a cafe staffed and run by former fighters in Beb El Tebenneh and Jabal…

Breakfast and Beyond; Colorful, Tasty and Healthy in the Heart of Achrafieh

Breakfast & Coffee

June 04, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

Breakfast Barn or as far as I'm concerned 'A dream come true' is the first restaurant in Lebanon dedicated to the day's most important meal: "breakfast"! It's called Breakfast Barn and it encourages you to eat better, healthier and happier. Soothing…

Contact Info: Breakfast Barn

Phone Number: +961 1 333 532

Address: Debbas Street, Charles Malek Avenue, Tabaris, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 333 532

Address: Debbas Street, Charles Malek Avenue, Tabaris, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Croissant Al Sheikh; Good Value For Money

Bread & Bakeries

June 04, 2018 | Beirut

Famous for its low priced croissants, Al-Sheikh serves a good quality while speaking the local language. Buttery and fluffy at the same time, the croissants have become Beirut's reference when walking the busy streets of Hamra. I got myself a box to…

Paname: Simple, Fresh and Enjoyable in the Heart of Beirut

Restaurants

June 03, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut

A Gourmet Bistro bringing you “Almost French” cuisine with high-quality food to the heart of Saifi Village. I've been here two times already enjoying Lebanon's best bread, some sumptuous entrees and innovative main dishes. My latest…

Contact Info: Paname Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 986 686

Address: Said Akel street, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 986 686

Address: Said Akel street, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, Beirut

Travel

June 03, 2018 | Beirut

The Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque', also referred to as the Blue Mosque, is a Sunni Muslim mosque located in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. In the 19th century, a zawiya (prayer corner) was built on this site. Decades of preparation to obtain sufficient…

Legends of Lebanon: Mr. Jamil Mansour, Founder of Crown Mills

News

May 27, 2018

What began in 1952 as a modest mill capable of milling 40 tons of wheat per day is now one of the most modern and competitive mills in the Middle East with a capacity of more than 15,000 tons of wheat per month. We started out with the…

Assaha Village: A Luxuriously Detailed Hotel Minutes Away from Beirut Airport

Hotels

April 30, 2018 | Reviews | Lebanon

More than 70 rooms, each room is different than the other but all built with great attention to design, finesse and luxury. The hotel is somehow a hidden treasure in Beirut as not many of us know or have heard about it. I had the chance to go in…

Contact Info: Assaha Village

Phone Number: +961-1-450909

Address: Beirut - Airport Street - Behind Al Aytam Station, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-450909

Address: Beirut - Airport Street - Behind Al Aytam Station, Lebanon [ view ]

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…

Kempinski Summerland Hosts Michelin Star Chef at Candelabra

Events

April 13, 2018 | News | Lebanon

In line with Kempinski commitment to bring exceptional experiences from all over the world to its guests in Lebanon, Kempinski Summerland hosts the French Michelin Star Chef Frederic Chabbert, owner of The Dôme in Belgium and one of…

Maamoul this Season: Les Delices de B.B

Desserts & Sweets

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

They are different on all fronts and probably one of the country's best: They don’t look like all the other Maamoul because of their simplicity, light color and non-existing white powdered sugar on top. The first impression keeps you…

Superjumbo A380 Lands for the First Time in Beirut: Photos from Inside the Plane

Airlines

March 30, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

Edition 100, of The world's largest plane, Airbus A380, landed at Rafik Hariri International airport on Thursday arriving from Dubai. The one-off Emirates Airbus A380 flight from Dubai was an acknowledgment of the substantial passenger traffic…

MAG Gelato: From Italy to Lebanon, The Authentic Italian Tradition

Desserts & Sweets

March 20, 2018 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Lebanon

Very, very good ice cream can be found at MAG, the newest gelato shop to open in Hazmieh next to Tiger’s Diner. MAG is an Italian franchise with a recipe imported all the way from Italy. Very good quality ice cream with a reasonable quantity…

Celebrate Earth Hour 2018 with Souk el Akel

Events

March 20, 2018 | News

Come and enjoy a green day of fun at Beirut waterfront; the biggest green event in Lebanon. Games and competitions for all ages, free entertainment, crafts, special Souk al Akel edition, the green exhibition and SDG mega structures to decorate. This…

Zekrayat Beirut: Souk el Akel Remembers the Icons of Lebanon's Capital

Events

March 13, 2018 | News

Beirut ya Beirut Sunday, March 18th A beautiful day of amazing things! Meet iconic people: Diwan Ammar  - Antiques Hilwayat al Daouk - Sweets Hilwayat Safsouf - Sweets Falafel Sahyoun - Falafel Hilwayat Makari & Sharkawi -…

Giant Airbus A380 to Land in Beirut for the First Time

Airlines

March 05, 2018 | Airports | Lebanon

29th of March: Historic one-off flight to test airport’s A380 operations and readiness! For the first time in Rafic Al Hariri International Airport’s history, Emirates will operate a special one-off A380 service to Beirut on 29 March.…

Paname: Enjoying the Finesse of Simple Things

French

February 12, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

In the heart of Saifi, the chic quarters of Beirut, comes Paname, a French bistro or almost as they like to call it. Paname is a newborn from the people behind “Burgundy,” Lebanon’s best restaurant. Simpler and less…

Contact Info: Paname Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 986 686

Address: Said Akel street, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 986 686

Address: Said Akel street, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

With a New Fresh Look: The Beirut Cedar Lounge is Now Open

Airports

February 12, 2018 | Travel | Lebanon

It’s been closed for a very long period for renovation, months of waiting to upscale this lounge which was in fact very wide but not classy enough. Now open for public, Beirut’s biggest lounge is the proof of a country continuously…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Lily’s: Feel Beirut While Enjoying Lunch

French

February 11, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

On a beautiful Friday, down in Beirut, sitting on the sidewalk, enjoying fresh sunny spells and a refreshing sea breathe, I felt transported into another dimension, like if I traveled to the St. Germain Street in Paris and back. A busy city, people…

Contact Info: Lily's

Phone Number: +961 3 786 858

Address: François Al Hajj Street, Minet El Hosn, Beirut District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 786 858

Address: François Al Hajj Street, Minet El Hosn, Beirut District, Lebanon [ view ]

LE GRAY, BEIRUT AMONG TOP 25 LUXURY HOTELS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Hotels

February 03, 2018 | News | Lebanon

Le Gray, Beirut has made it to the 25 top luxury hotels in the Middle East to win TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice Award. The Travellers' Choice award is the result of millions of reviews and opinions collected during the year from…

Osaka Beirut: One of the Best Sushi Places in Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi

January 27, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

Considered in the top three best Japanese restaurants in Lebanon, Osaka has been on my to-do list for a long time now. Since the last time I visited, everything has changed for the better... Today's dinner was exceptional. One of the best…

Contact Info: Osaka

Phone Number: +961 1 360630

Address: Minat el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 360630

Address: Minat el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Getting Special Food Delivered to Work: I’m Using Toters!

News

January 18, 2018 | Reviews | Lebanon

Craving a crepe, Mathieu was the obvious choice so why not get one to work. I’ve got introduced to Mathieu this summer while walking through the alleys of The Restaurant Festival and here comes a kiosk, like any other kiosk, pretending to…

Beirut, Nejmeh Square: A Sunday Like No Other

Events

January 15, 2018 | News | Beirut

Join us this Sunday the 21st of January for the reopening of Nejmeh Square, a unique event organized by the Municipality of Beirut. From Noon till 11 pm, enjoy a rich and varied program of entertainment for the whole family. Kids entertainment,…

Breakfast at Paul in Downtown Beirut: Good Food, Bad Service

French

January 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

Probably the worst service ever; slow waiters running all over the place, dirty tables and an unprofessional attitude not up to the standard of a French brand. Come for breakfast; Ask for the order while the waiter continues his walk, receive an old…

Luxurious and Upscale: Breakfast Perfection at the Kempinski Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

January 07, 2018 | Hotels | Lebanon

One of Lebanon’s most elegant, upscale and elite hotels, managed professionally and operated in style, The Kempinski Beirut never seized to amaze me with its luxury feel and finesse. I’ve been here several times already, and grabbing my…

Contact Info: Kempinski Summerland

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Cold Stone Creamery, Now Open in Lebanon: The First Pictures

Ice Cream & Gelato

December 23, 2017 | News | Beirut

Founded in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery delivers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience through a community of franchisees who are passionate about ice cream. Cold Stone Creamery is now open in the M1 building downtown Beirut. Loved…

Al Falamanki, Now Open in Raouche; The Views are Breathtaking!

News

December 20, 2017 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Designed to take you back to the village you grew up in, Al Falamanki is the perfect venue for one to sit and play a game of cards or backgammon, while listening to artists such as Fairuz playing in the background. Offering a wide selection of…

Badaro Farmer's Market: Creating a Green Neighborhood in Beirut

Events

December 20, 2017 | News | Beirut

The Badaro Urban Farmers and the Comité des Commerçants de Badaro, are pleased to invite you to their weekly Badaro Farmers Market, taking place in the parking lot on the left, on the street that leads from Bank Audi to the Military…

Dbate.de: My Beirut, City of Contrast

News

December 15, 2017 | Popular

Translated from German: "Paris of the Middle East" - so Beirut is often called the capital of Lebanon. And rightly so: Beirut is one of the most modern cities in the Middle East. And yet the city looks back on a hard past. Despite the civil war,…

Beirut’s Airport LAT Lounge Introduces a New Menu

Airports

December 04, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Previously reviews on NoGarlicNoOnions, the LAT lounge, located on the first floor at Beirut International Airport welcomes you if traveling on one of the following airlines; British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Tarom, Fly Dubai,…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Pampered at Phoenicia for a Night: Relaxation, Spa and Great Food!

Hotels

December 04, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Sitting on the sofa after an hour of intense Indian massage, enjoying the sunset from my room up on the 12th floor, I laid back cherishing the moment, to share with you a long yet beautiful day of enjoyment at The Phoenicia Intercontinental Beirut.…

Contact Info: Hotel Phoenicia Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 369 100

Address: Waterfront Downtown, Zaitunay Bay, Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 369 100

Address: Waterfront Downtown, Zaitunay Bay, Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Dinner at Liza Beirut: Good Food in a Beautiful Setup

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 16, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

In an old Lebanese house nestled in the heart of Achrafieh, delicious upmarket Lebanese food is served. It’s happening up the stairs, a celebration of Lebanese cuisine approached differently... don’t expect a bright restaurant, loud…

Contact Info: Liza Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 208 108

Address: Metropolitan Club Street, Doumani, Trabaud, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 208 108

Address: Metropolitan Club Street, Doumani, Trabaud, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Restaurant Loris: The Lebanese Fusion Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 14, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut

In the heart of Gemmayze, on Rue Pasteur, is a Lebanese-Armenian, Aleppo fusion - if my description is accurate - restaurant called Loris. An old Lebanese house decorated in blue with fresh touches of color. A bar area, central dining space and…

Contact Info: Loris

Phone Number: +961 1 567 568

Address: Gemayze rue Pasteur Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 567 568

Address: Gemayze rue Pasteur Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Special Chocolate Sculpture Event to Debut at Salon du Chocolat Beirut

Events

November 13, 2017 | News

Gathering more than 10,000 visitors, the Salon du Chocolat Beirut returns to BIEL from 16-18 November for its fourth edition. The one-of-a-kind effect dedicates itself to showcasing the latest in chocolate, pastry, and confectionery, and hosts a…

Lunch with the Kids at Casper ABC Dbayeh

International Cuisine

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

I never imagined that one day I could actually be enjoying lunch with three kids in the heart of a mall on a busy Sunday. Arrive early, secure a table and have yourself guided through the experience. At Casper, they have a kids menu and a placemat…

Contact Info: Casper & Gambini's

Phone Number: +961250888

Address: Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961250888

Address: Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Souk el Akel at The Beirut Marathon Finish Line, An Open Food Event

Souk el Akel

November 11, 2017

Join Souk el Akel in Beirut this Sunday as of 6 am! Sunday November 12th, cooking until 4pm 

“There is a Beautiful Story in This Book, a Story of People who Loved a City …” BEIRUT

News

October 30, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

“There is a Beautiful Story in This Book, a Story of People who Loved a City …” BEIRUT, Paris of the Middle East... "Swissra el Share2"

Sydney's is Back: Meeting Chef Rabih Fouany and the Team

French

October 29, 2017 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Sydney’s, or 'the place of endless memories' as I like to call it. At Sydney’s people meet, fall in love, enjoy, come after parties, have breakfast, lunch and dinner, enjoy sunset and great music. Sydney’s is where my wife and I…

Contact Info: Sydney's

Phone Number: +961 1 368 800

Address: [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 368 800

Address: [ view ]

Rock The Line: Connecting Raouche Rocks

News

October 21, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

Red Bull recently flew in Alex Mason, a 20-year-old American daredevil to Beirut to tightrope-walk the city’s iconic “Pigeon Rock” in Raouché. Linking the two sides of Raouché at 40m above the sea, Mason chose Beirut…

Salt: A Gourmet Experience at the Airport

Airports

October 18, 2017 | International Cuisine | Lebanon

One would never imagine eating gourmet food at an airport especially in Beirut. How great would it be to enjoy a real airy croissant made from real butter, a crunchy sandwich baked the same morning and stuffed with the finest of ingredients, a piece…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

The New State of the Art Beirut Cedar Lounge is Now Open: The First Pictures

Airports

October 13, 2017 | News | Lebanon

After months of waiting, a new state of the art lounge now opens at Beirut's International Airport. The New Cedar Lounge, one of the world's biggest, extends over an area of 3000sq.m with a capacity of 300 seated passengers. It is divided into a…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Festival de la Gastronomie Française, Beirut 2017

Events

October 13, 2017 | News

Under the patronage of the French Ambassador in Lebanon Bruno Foucher, Hotel Albergo organizes the 16th edition of the Festival de la Gastronomie Française that will take place from October 31st till November 5th at the Al Dente restaurant,…

BOSHIES: Fashion with a Purpose, The Modern Unisex Tarboosh

Events

October 12, 2017 | News

"More than just a clothing line, BOSHIES is fashion with a purpose : To re-inspire the Lebanese and Arab youth with modern takes on their cultural heritage. Starting off with a fresh take on the iconic tarboosh hat." SUPPORT THE…

Where to Eat in Beirut: 13 great Spots for Your Weekend Trip

News

September 28, 2017 | Spotted Stories | Middle East

Spotted an interesting and detailed article about hot spots to eat and drinks in Beirut published by Petter Bäcklund from Stockholm. Peter recommended 13 places. Check out his review. Beirut has a vivid food scene and…

The 8 Must-Try Cheap Eats in Beirut, Lebanon

News

September 28, 2017 | Spotted Stories | Middle East

Eater: With a complex history bequeathing Ottoman, Syrian, and French influences on its food, Lebanon boasts one of the most exciting dining scenes in the region. Street food is limited in Beirut — you might spot a guy pushing a cart of…

Cafe Mondo: Memories that Live On and Good Food

International Cuisine

September 28, 2017 | Italian | Lebanon

A cafe with a view, occupying the ground floor of the prestigious Beirut Phoenicia hotel. I've been here dozens of times for their salad bar, tasty pasta and Italian pizzas. Meeting with my friends, we had lunch at Cafe Mondo, a restaurant I've…

Contact Info: Mondo Cafe, Phoenicia

Phone Number: +961 1 357357

Address: Phoenicia Hotel, Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 357357

Address: Phoenicia Hotel, Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Ummi: Lunch Left Me Lost for Words...

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 19, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

Ummi: Where Traditional and Authentic Lebanese Food Will Surely Make you Happier... The work of a master who has managed to blend together the charm of an old Lebanese house and the authenticity of a stylish kitchen... breathtaking modern decor…

Contact Info: Ummi

Phone Number: +961 1 999739

Address: Beirut Souks, Patriarch Howayek Street, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 999739

Address: Beirut Souks, Patriarch Howayek Street, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

The 2017 Friendliest Cities in the World: Beirut Takes the 9th Place

News

September 16, 2017 | Spotted Stories

Conde Nast Traveler: For years, we've asked our readers to rate a city's "friendliness" in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey, focusing on where you felt welcome. Did an outgoing local show you the way? Was the city easy to navigate? Hundreds…

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

A7la Balad Bel 3alam

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.…

Casablanca: Redefining the Simplicity of Tasty Food

International Cuisine

September 11, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Casablanca has been serving a loyal clientele for the last twenty years or so. In a traditional Lebanese house with a view onto Beirut's busiest waterfront avenue, it's a lively space where colorful walls blend with old traditional tiles to create…

Contact Info: Casablanca

Phone Number: +961 1 369334

Address: Dar Al Mreisseh Street, Beirut, Ain EL Mreisseh, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 369334

Address: Dar Al Mreisseh Street, Beirut, Ain EL Mreisseh, Lebanon [ view ]

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