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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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Wafels and Dinges; Cravings on the Go in New York

Desserts & Sweets

June 18, 2018 | Recommended | USA

Wow... I screamed wow! A waffle that took five minutes to prepare transformed my mood! An exceptional waffle having the needed crunch to it and covered with a mountain of sweet delights. The liege waffle with dulce de lèche offers a…

New Territories: The Explosive Colorful Drinks

Desserts & Sweets

June 17, 2018 | Ice Cream & Gelato | USA

Made famous by their egg waffle cones and big sized milkshakes inspired by Blacktap, New Territories sells “instagramable drinks.” Bubble waffle and artisan ice cream, milkshakes and specialty cones. Served in a carton cup, the colorful…

Haagen-Dazs Mouthwatering Creations in a Cup

Desserts & Sweets

June 12, 2018 | Ice Cream & Gelato | USA

It’s a food stand, probably like any other food stand selling ice cream; More than 22 choices of the creamiest ice cream on earth served in plastic cups for a grab-and-go experience. Transparent, showing the rich content, these cups are made…

Il Vigneto: A Mouthwatering Lemon Sorbet in a jar

Italian

June 05, 2018 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

On Antelias highway, facing Aishti, next to Diwan Beirut, Il Vigneto is a casual Italian restaurant welcoming you in a relaxed ambiance. Known to have eight choices of pasta, at Il Vigneto you can enjoy everything Italian from pasta to pizzas…

Moria: Bravo Chef... You Made My Day! Amazing Food in Jounieh

Fish & Seafood

June 03, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan

Moria, or the old olive tree, a restaurant open on Jounieh’s old souk, serves a Lebanese and middle eastern cuisine with a gentle touch of freshness. A vast space welcomes you for lunch or dinner taking you on a journey around the Lebanese…

Contact Info: Moria

Phone Number: +961 /'9 832 632

Address: El Chir, Costal Road, Jounieh Old Souk, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 /'9 832 632

Address: El Chir, Costal Road, Jounieh Old Souk, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

La Creperie: The View and the Unique Sweet Crepe!

French

May 27, 2018 | International Cuisine | Keserwan

The best time to visit famous establishments and enjoy the experience is in the afternoon; when the parking is empty, the staff is relaxed, the ambiance is calm and the kitchen ready to take its time to prepare your plate. It starts when you walk…

Stroopwaffle at Hans Egstorf in Amsterdam

Desserts & Sweets

May 16, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | Holland

One of the major things to eat when visiting Amsterdam is the circular waffle called Stroopwaffle. A round shaped, very thin waffle is cut in the middle and spread with creamy caramel syrup then lightly toasted in the oven. A lady, facing the…

Incanto: A Fine Italian in Amsterdam

Italian

May 12, 2018 | Recommended | Holland

Facing the famous De L’Europe hotel, Incanto is an Italian restaurant that opens for lunch and dinner. Located on the first floor with a view of the canal and busy streets, the restaurant proposes a romantic and classy setup with nine windows…

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…

The Doughnut Project New York

Desserts & Sweets

March 30, 2018 | Restaurants | USA

With two of their locations visited in the last week, I enjoyed the Donut Project’s big-sized donuts and innovative flavors. Loved the bacon and maple, the olive oil and black pepper Donut, Prosecco Italian sparkling wine, the everything with…

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…

Magnolia Bakery, Dubai Festival City: The Dream Banana Pudding

Desserts & Sweets

March 13, 2018 | Reviews | UAE

Now that Magnolia Bakery has closed in Lebanon, I started searching for it around the world especially to enjoy their carrot cake and banana pudding. Open in Dubai inside the festival city mall; Magnolia Bakery occupies a big area in the heart of…

Eileen’s Cheesecakes of New York City

Desserts & Sweets

March 07, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

Because Google considers Eileen’s cheesecakes as being the best in New York and because I’ve been already here in 2015, I was back to have a cheesecake near little Italy. Eileen is famous for its strawberry cheesecake, the lemon -one of…

A Fine-Dining Culinary Experience at the Airport in Beirut

Airports

December 30, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon

Pure amazement is what’s being offered at the airport. Beautifully designed cakes the way Alain Ducasse decorates them, filled croissants like I’ve had them in the states, multi-layered creations premium pastries of Beirut never did.…

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 ]

At The Airport: Lebanon’s First Red Velvet Cream Cheese Croissant

Airports

December 30, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

Discovering a one-of-a-kind red velvet croissant in New York, I asked chef Charles Azar, one of the country’s finest pastry chefs to try and replicate it in his own way; today, I was invited at the airport to try this unique creation and…

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 ]

Carette Paris: A Happy Ambiance, Amazing Food, Extravagant Desserts

Bread & Bakeries

December 20, 2017 | French | France

Open since 1927, Carette has been the Meeting point for locals and travelers coming here to see and be seen. A cafe trottoir with an internal dining space set in front of a lavish display of viennoiseries and desserts. Looking like a calmer yet…

My Latest Discovery: "Maakroun Hobeiche"

Desserts & Sweets

December 15, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

They look like any Lebanese sweets, covered with powdered sugar but in fact they are not. A tradition of the Hobeiche family of Keserwan, these amazing delicacies are a must try. My friend Fady, coming tonight for dinner, got them with…

Popelini; Paris' Best Choux a la Creme

Desserts & Sweets

December 04, 2017 | Recommended | France

Been here in 2014 and still remember the sumptuous flavors of Popelini's great Choux. The best in Paris for sure, Popelini is about the simplicity of a choux a la creme that will make you dream. Aromatic, flavorful, tender and…

Pierre Hermé Paris: Because Macaron Making is a Fine Art

Desserts & Sweets

November 13, 2017 | Recommended | France

When you savor something exceptionally tasty, when a sweet bite costs 2€, when it melts in the tongue and activates all your senses in a fraction of a second... you know it’s a Pierre Hermé! Every macaron is unique, every macaron…

Pierre Hermé and Armen Petrossian: The Caviar Macaron

Desserts & Sweets

November 13, 2017 | Recommended | France

This November, Pierre Hermé and Armen Petrossian have created a unique masterpiece! When the king of macarons joins in a venture with the king of caviar expect something big! Together they gave birth to one of the world’s few - if not…

Babas a L’Arak: Love, Passion and Patriotism in a Jar

Desserts & Sweets

November 06, 2017 | Recommended | Bekaa

I wish sometimes you could watch me scream when I eat a mouth-watering creation... This isn’t a normal Baba au rhum, this is happiness in a jar. From the same creator of Lebanon’s one-and-only “Baba in a jar” comes a new…

Contact Info: Clement, Chasseurs de Saveurs

Phone Number: +961 3 753 563

Address: Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 753 563

Address: Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Daily Provisions: Home of The Cinnamon Cruller

Breakfast & Coffee

November 04, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

It’s small, a bar, two high tables and a cashier. The ambiance is heavy, people don’t seem happy around here... stand in line to order, try to find a place to sit, which is not easy to do, and wait for someone to shout your name from…

"Cold Stone Creamery": Soon in Lebanon

Ice Cream & Gelato

September 28, 2017 | News

Ice cream lovers in Lebanon will soon have a new confectionery option, as Cold Stone Creamery has announced plans to open multiple locations throughout the country over the next few years, beginning with the capital city of…

Patisserie Chidiac: The Best Karabeej in Lebanon

Desserts & Sweets

September 17, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

It's been a continuous mission of mine, to plunge into the vast amount of authentic and traditional bites this country has to offer. Whether sweet or savory, we have many places around and each establishment has something original to offer.…

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

Desserts & Sweets

September 17, 2017 | Recommended | South Lebanon

Searching for the best Maacroun, Mchabbak and Ouwaymat in town? There's only one address! Visit Nassab Sweets in Saida. They're different to any others I've previously tried. The Maacroun are soft, full bodied and most importantly…

Al Fata Ice Cream: The Merry Cream of Our Childhood

Ice Cream & Gelato

September 16, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Mount Lebanon

I've always asked myself why we call it Merry Cream....still none the wiser... Merry Cream is only in Lebanon and Wikipedia confirms it. Better known as Soft Serve, this kind of creamy ice cream is dispensed from a machine and usually enjoyed…

What Happened to Noura?

Desserts & Sweets

August 19, 2017 | Reviews | Beirut

While others are improving and new names are opening, one long-established brand is getting it wrong! Let's get straight to the point... I've been trying to fall in love with Noura again but in vain. Even without writing a review, the photos…

Caramelized Banana Fritters: A Mouthwatering Dessert

Desserts & Sweets

July 10, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

Visiting Urbanista I discovered by pure coincidence they've launched a new menu... after having a couple bites, the manager offered us a dessert he says we have to try! OMG he was right. I've rarely written a review about a single plate without…

Contact Info: Urbanista Gemmayze

Phone Number: +961 1 567 811

Address: Yanni bldg. Gouraud street - Gemayzeh - 3 Mdawar Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 567 811

Address: Yanni bldg. Gouraud street - Gemayzeh - 3 Mdawar Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Stacks: Delivering Mouthwatering Pancakes Around Beirut

Desserts & Sweets

June 24, 2017 | Reviews | Lebanon

She visited my office to offer a sample of her pancakes... I ended up having them at least once a week! Sara is indeed the princess of pancakes. Stacks! Yes, real pancakes, three of them, a stack covered with one of Sara's unique sauces. I love…

Tout Rond: A Fine Homemade Macaron

Desserts & Sweets

June 22, 2017 | Reviews

Spending the day at the clinic I had a surprise visit. Mrs. Solange Achkouty, a passionate and positive lady prepares macarons from home for her brand 'Tout Rond'. Mrs. Achkouty has learned the fine art of the macaron in Paris and thus has developed…

The Famous and Unique Sahlab Zoheir Hankir

Desserts & Sweets

June 10, 2017 | Recommended | South Lebanon

The king of Sahlab, the master of milk related desserts and sweets: Meet Zoheir Hankir who's know-how has been handed down from generation to generation. His authentic shop in Saida welcomes you to enjoy the true meaning of milk related sweets.…

La Patisserie Cyril Lignac: Mouthwateringly Fine Cakes

Desserts & Sweets

June 09, 2017 | Reviews | France

The pastry era is well and truly upon us and becoming trendier than ever around Paris... I took a challenge to try as many pastries as I could from some of the new pastry shops in the French capital. One of the new players around Paris is Cyril…

Tout de Sweet: Satisfy Your Sugar Rush in Batroun

Breakfast & Coffee

May 23, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | North Lebanon

Located at the entrance of Batroun's main souk is a place which specializes in desserts called "Tout de Sweet". It's about all things sweet. Specialities are prepared by a woman with the help of her husband and two daughters. While spending the…

Contact Info: Tout de Sweet

Phone Number: +961 6 642 412

Address: Main Street, Facing IBL Bank, Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 642 412

Address: Main Street, Facing IBL Bank, Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Sundaes and Cones: Colorful Ice Cream Flavors

Ice Cream & Gelato

May 16, 2017 | Recommended | USA

The best part of New York's Sundaes and Cones is the first impression you get as you walk in. The delicious smell welcomes you the second you set foot inside. The big space enjoys simple decor, and today a long queue of kids wait with big smiles on…

I Had a Mouthwatering Cronut in Beirut!

Desserts & Sweets

April 29, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Cronuts have made it to Beirut! And they're awesome! Created by Dominique Ansel in New York, they can now be found in Beirut at Le Kronut. Half Croissant, half Doughnut, this masterpiece is a must try. Non oily, fluffy inside out, generously…

Breakfast at The Smith New York

Breakfast & Coffee

April 24, 2017 | Recommended | USA

I like it here, I like their food, the mood, the vibes, the smooth decor and loud music. I've been here for dinner and now am back to experience breakfast at one of New York's famous eateries, The Smith. Under a wooden ceiling and with a view onto…

Contact Info: The Smith

Phone Number: +1 212 420 9800

Address: 55 Third Avenue NYC (Between 10th/11th), New York, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212 420 9800

Address: 55 Third Avenue NYC (Between 10th/11th), New York, United States [ view ]

Zuma New York: Much More than a Restaurant

Fusion Cuisine

April 19, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | USA

It's much more than a restaurant or a bar, Zuma is an experience, a journey into an amazing concept, where some of this city's most innovative drinks are blended and great food is served. The vibes at Zuma New York are outstanding. This iconic…

Contact Info: Zuma, New York

Phone Number: +1 212-544-9862

Address: 261 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-544-9862

Address: 261 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 [ view ]

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…

Shake Shack Custard is Not to be Tried!

Ice Cream & Gelato

April 07, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

During my visit to New York, I had a sudden craving for some sugar. I stopped by to try Shake Shack's frozen custard. And I wish I hadn't. It was way below my expectations. Bluntly: it was disgusting. I was confused. I expected one thing and got…

Rice to Riches: New York’s Bizarre Pudding Concept

Restaurants

April 06, 2017 | Reviews | USA

New food concepts keep popping up here and there. One such concept called 'Rice to Riches' serves rice puddings and just that. The name is intriguing, the place is filled with inspirational quotes and jokes all over the walls. But is the concept a…

Contact Info: Rice to Riches

Phone Number: +1 (212) 274-0008

Address: 37 Spring St, New York, NY 10012 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (212) 274-0008

Address: 37 Spring St, New York, NY 10012 [ view ]

eCafe: A Lovely Place on Sursock Street

French

March 24, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut

éCafe, a restaurant on Sursock street, is inspired by its original location in Jbeil's old souk, where the brand first became popular. Looking into the smallest of details, I enjoyed the interesting vibes this place gives out... Some details…

Contact Info: eCafe Sursock

Phone Number: +961 1 333 240

Address: 198, Sursock, St Nicolas Stairs, Achrafieh, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 333 240

Address: 198, Sursock, St Nicolas Stairs, Achrafieh, Lebanon [ view ]

Tartinades: Spread the Love

Tasty Discoveries

March 02, 2017

Meticulously prepared with love by two mums, Rania and Pascale, Tartinades is a collection of spreads sold in small jars. Each jar comes with white paper where the content is written. This morning, I'm tasting a selection of some of what they…

Abou'l Ward: A Sandwich Kiosk in Jounieh

Sandwiches

February 16, 2017 | Keserwan

On my way up to the North, I felt hungry and decided to stop by Abou'l Ward. I have been here before and enjoyed their sandwiches. Abou'l Ward is a small kiosk on Jounieh’s highway after Joson's, facing La Cité. A traditional Lebanese…

Shawarma w Saj: Tasty Sandwiches in Saida

Reviews

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 ]

Crepico Zalka: Dessert Madness!

Desserts & Sweets

February 14, 2017 | French | Mount Lebanon

When I heard Crepico is moving from its famous location on Zalka's highway, I didn't understand how they could leave such a perfect spot so beautifully decorated and built to welcome guests on two levels. Today, visiting their new space on…

Contact Info: Crepico

Phone Number: +961 1 883 444

Address: Haroun Street, Next to Starbucks, Zalka Highway, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 883 444

Address: Haroun Street, Next to Starbucks, Zalka Highway, Lebanon [ view ]

Lola: Your Address for Good Meat!

French

February 05, 2017 | Grill&BBQ | Lebanon

I have been here several times and I am back again to enjoy what Lola has to offer: great quality meat! I left my phone behind and enjoyed my dinner. Check out the photos below and read my previous review. Even though no detail is left…

Contact Info: Lola

Phone Number: +961-4-983440

Address: Naas, Bickfaya, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-4-983440

Address: Naas, Bickfaya, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

George's New York: American Style Diner Food

Breakfast & Coffee

January 31, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Whilst researching online for a place to have a good breakfast, I found George's. Down in the Financial District it's typically American with a bakery at the entrance. Spread across two floors, George's serves everything you could dream of to enjoy…

Barbizon: Good Food is Served Here

French

January 29, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

This is my second time at Barbizon and this time, the experience was way better. The Beiruti fine dining address managed by Georges Batal, the man behind Au Vieux Quartier, Lutecia and Alésia, is located in Achrafieh where La Posta used…

Contact Info: Barbizon

Phone Number: +961 1 320 444

Address: Trabaud street, Liza Restaurant, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 320 444

Address: Trabaud street, Liza Restaurant, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

La PizzAria: Enjoy Their Good Pizzas Now in Metn

Italian

January 27, 2017 | Pizza | Mount Lebanon

It's one of Lebanon's most popular pizzerias. Fady Abou Naoum, the owner, makes the pizzas himself, using the technical skills he learned from his adventures with real Italian culinary traditions. La PizzAria received huge success in its Gemmayze…

Contact Info: La Pizzaria Naccach

Phone Number: +961 81 386386

Address: Gardens, Beneath Naccache Bridge, Facing Spinney's Parking, Naccache, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 81 386386

Address: Gardens, Beneath Naccache Bridge, Facing Spinney's Parking, Naccache, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

VanLeeuwen: Mouthwatering Ice Cream in New York

Ice Cream & Gelato

January 26, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

Google led me to VanLeeuwen; the name made me want to try their ice cream. It was 2 degrees outside on a cold winter day but that didn't stop me from trying a generous Christmas ice cream made with local produce and organic eggs.  A glass…

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