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Celebrate Armenian Culture in Bourj Hammoud
Apr 10, 2018

Celebrate Armenian culture this Sunday in Bourj Hammoud. Street food, kids entertainment, Fun, superb Armenian food and much more to satisfy everyone. A premiere for…

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Plastificio Di Martino; Antica Pasta Di Gragnano at Fico Food World, Italy

Italian

March 20, 2018 | Recommended | Europe

An open kitchen, chefs preparing gigantic marmites of Pasta, a place loaded with people and brightly lit in white, the restaurant grabbed my attention as I walked the alleys of Fico. I’ve already had lunch but didn’t mind having another…

Contact Info: FICO Eataly World

Phone Number: +39 051 002 9001

Address: Via Paolo Canali, 8, 40127 Bologna BO, Italy [ view ]

Phone Number: +39 051 002 9001

Address: Via Paolo Canali, 8, 40127 Bologna BO, Italy [ view ]

Akiki's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: My Personal Choice

Recommended

November 14, 2017 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

Today and after four long years of not writing a review about my favorite fruit destination, I come back to "AKIKI Fruits & Vegetables" nestled on Antelias' internal road. As we all know the place sells fresh marvels from across our land and…

Contact Info: Akiki Freres

Phone Number: +961 4 444 227

Address: Antelias main road, Naccach roundabout, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 444 227

Address: Antelias main road, Naccach roundabout, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

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 ]

Ginger: A Healthy and Happy Place in Rome but Average Food

Breakfast & Coffee

August 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Italy

It feels good from the minute you walk in; an enclosed garden with a high ceiling, an air conditioned space, open kitchens throughout, a trip to the Italian countryside where all kinds of fresh fruits, cured ham, local cheese and vegetables are…

Em Georges: Food from Home, Delivered to the Office

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

June 22, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

It started as a delivery review and now I order from Em Georges every other week when I feel like eating healthy homemade preparations. With guaranteed satisfaction every time you feel hungry, Em Georges is about the flavors of your home when…

Contact Info: Em Georges

Phone Number: +961 1 885 185

Address: Nahr El Mot, Roumieh Main Road, CIC Center Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 885 185

Address: Nahr El Mot, Roumieh Main Road, CIC Center Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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

Bread & Bakeries

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 ]

Häagen-Dazs Gets a Fresh New Look

News

May 22, 2017

After more than 50 years, Häagen-Dazs gets a whole new fresh look. This ice cream brand colourful new image, illustrated by Love Creative, aims to be more “modern” and “vibrant” and to appeal to the younger…

Popcity: Ice Pops Like No Other!

Ice Cream & Gelato

May 03, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

Popcity are not your regular ice pops. Popcity are not like any ice pops you find at your local grocery store, not the usual “bouza talej” you have enjoyed since childhood. It's a whole new approach to ice cream.  The Popcity stand…

Georges Maalouf: Fresh and Simple Seafood Sandwiches in Batroun

Fish & Seafood

April 10, 2017 | Reviews | North Lebanon

Occupying the corner street of Batroun's old souk is a place I like - a sandwicheria owned and operated by Georges Maalouf. Consider it a snack or seafood joint, where the chef himself rolls one sandwich at a time. There's no menu but a…

Contact Info: Georges Maalouf

Phone Number: +961 3 743 524

Address: Old souk Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 743 524

Address: Old souk Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Juice Generation: The Trending Acai Bowls

Breakfast & Coffee

April 10, 2017 | Recommended | USA

I might not be a fan of juices and healthy mixes but the latest "Acai" trend has caught my attention, and while in NYC I have visited "Juice Revolution" and "Pure Greens" every time I've had the chance. Inside this haven of vegetables - Juice…

Cocteau: A Beautiful Restaurant Serving Good Food!

French

November 29, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut

One of Beirut's most popular restaurants is still going strong. My last experience there, almost 4 years ago, was shockingly bad, but I am back for the food everyone is still talking about.  Awarded with the "2012 Restaurant and Bar…

Contact Info: Cocteau

Phone Number: +961 1 970 707

Address: Palladium Building, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 970 707

Address: Palladium Building, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Smitten: Nitrogen Ice Cream and Crunchy Waffles

Desserts & Sweets

October 06, 2016 | Ice Cream & Gelato | California

Smitten, in San Francisco, looks like a chemistry lab where nitrogen flows around the place in pipes, machines rolling and producing ice cream à la minute, actually a la minute and a half bit using fresh seasonal ingredients, organic milk and…

Abou Arab: The Famous Tasty "Kaaka Asrouniya"

Breakfast & Coffee

March 28, 2016 | Street Food | Lebanon

Today, like once every other month, I stop at Abou Arab. The place has become very famous lately with dozens of shops around the country. Cleaner and sharper, this Kaak place is still the best Lebanon has to offer. The positive…

La Petite Maison: My Favorite Restaurant is Back!

French

February 28, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut

I love it, simply love it. La Petite Maison is a coup de coeur I've been following around the world wherever I travel. La Petite Maison Beirut is back with a new location, a new staff, but the same amazing menu. It's a classy space filled with…

Contact Info: La Petite Maison, Beirut

Phone Number: + 961 1 999 380

Address: M1 Building, Minet El Hosn, Omar Daouk Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: + 961 1 999 380

Address: M1 Building, Minet El Hosn, Omar Daouk Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Story Deli: The Pizza with a Soul

Pizza

February 02, 2016 | Recommended | UK

It's the world we're living in, the world of beautiful things and wondrous people, it's a beautiful life and I'm enjoying every single second of it... I'm even more satisfied confirming the magic of life when I meet people like Lee, owner of Story…

Contact Info: Story Deli

Phone Number: +44 7918 197352

Address: 123 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG, United Kingdom [ view ]

Phone Number: +44 7918 197352

Address: 123 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG, United Kingdom [ view ]

Booza: Lebanese Flavors in Dubai

Tasty Discoveries

December 28, 2015 | UAE

Booza, which means ice cream in Arabic, is a Lebanese ice cream parlor in Dubai. Opened just a couple of months ago, Booza, located in Souk el Bahar, is a small shop beautifully decorated with colorful wallpapers, white tables and wooden…

Contact Info: Booza

Phone Number: +97144533131

Address: 8 Boulevard walk, Boulevard, Downtown, Dubai, UAE [ view ]

Phone Number: +97144533131

Address: 8 Boulevard walk, Boulevard, Downtown, Dubai, UAE [ view ]

Home Vacuum Sealing: Keep your Food Fresh

Appliances

March 28, 2015

The FoodSaver fully automatic vacuum sealing kit is full of features and benefits you're going to love. Its stainless steel finish, user-friendly controls with seal button in the middle, and fully automatic operation make this new unit a must have…

Toscana 21: A Homey Italian Experience...

Italian

February 14, 2015 | Restaurants | Europe

They say that when you hear people speaking the same language of the restaurant's food that means that the locals trust it's good. Here we are at Toscana 21, located near the central district of Brussels, a small place that just exudes "Italy".…

Contact Info: Toscana21

Phone Number: +32 2 502 36 21

Address: Rue de Rollebeek 21, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium [ view ]

Phone Number: +32 2 502 36 21

Address: Rue de Rollebeek 21, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium [ view ]

Samket Gerge al Dayaa: Anfe's "Supposedly" Famous Fish Place

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 25, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Samket Gergy el Day3a or the Fish of Georges from the Village is a place which became known through an article posted in the Middle East Airline magazine, Cedars Wings, or at least it was for me. A restaurant down in Anfeh by the shore, where…

Contact Info: Samket Gerge Dayaa

Phone Number: +961 3 127693

Address: Anfeh main road afger Las Salinas, Anfeh, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 127693

Address: Anfeh main road afger Las Salinas, Anfeh, North Lebanon [ view ]

Fresh... and Healthy for a Guilt-Free Morning

Breakfast & Coffee

November 25, 2014 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Have you heard of Fresh, the healthy cafe? Newly opened on  Zalka highway, next to Kouyoumji Center, is a new spot that offers a large selection of morning treats, lunch and dinner with a choice of juices, and it’s all healthy. I…

Contact Info: Fresh Healthy Cafe

Phone Number: +961 4 722 950

Address: Jal El Dib Highway, Midtown Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 722 950

Address: Jal El Dib Highway, Midtown Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Kusmi Tea: Now in Lebanon

Spotted Stories

October 12, 2014 | Beirut

Although I am not a big fan of tea... I am surely a fan of Kusmi tea, a brand that dates back to the late eighteen hundreds. My love story with the colorful concept first started when I walked into their store on Champs Elysees Avenue, Paris... The…

2014: Finest Italian Pizzas in Lebanon

Italian

July 21, 2014 | Pizza | Middle East

Pizza, who doesn’t love pizza? This Italian classic is the second most popular food in the world, after burgers. From Italy to France, the United States to the Middle East, pizzas come in many shapes and sizes, but the end result is the…

Subway: Why Lebanon Hasn’t Taken to Subway... I Like It

Street Food

July 20, 2014 | Beirut

I'm not sure why our country hasn’t taken to Subway. The restaurant’s food is fresh, fulfilling and relatively healthy, surely healthier then all other fast food ideas.   My Subway story started back during my university…

Make Some Fresh and Giant Popsicles at Home

Food Gadgets

July 17, 2014

It's hot and you want some popsicles to cool down so how about you makes some at home.These cool new FRIOPOP Popsicle Making Bags let you make giant popsicles at home using your own healthier ingredients without much of a hassle. These…

The French Bakery: A Compilation of Rich Aromas and Flavors

Spotted Stories

July 08, 2014 | Middle East

Twenty-one years ago, only three years after the Lebanese Civil War ended, a woman had an idea... There was a need in Lebanon for some high-end quality French bread, when Mrs. Rita Hoayek went searching for the finest French bakers around the…

Bouzat el Berdawni: Zahle's Living Tradition

Ice Cream & Gelato

July 04, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Bekaa

Berdawni isn't only about Casino Arabi and Casino Mhanna, it’s also about the tastiest ice cream in Zahle and the famous Semsmieh. Visiting Zahle for a food discovery, specifically some sweet treats.   Located in the heart of Zahle's…

Afran el Sharek: Tripoli's Local Kaak Provider

Street Food

June 12, 2014 | North Lebanon

Up the street from Zakaria ice cream, which I believe is called Chare3 el Ramel, I came across, Afran el Share2  "?????". The smell coming out of this bakery was mesmerizing... we found ourselves right in front of it. It may not be the finest…

Sanayeh Garden: Enjoy a Green Haven in Beirut

Spotted Stories

June 04, 2014 | Beirut

We all know that Beirut, and much of Lebanon, has a serious issue with a lack of green space. There are few places you can take your kids, our cities and towns often resemble concrete jungles. Thankfully, and I really am thankful, one small, or…

Let's Indulge in Some "Daoukieh"... Orgasmic Oriental Sweets!

Desserts & Sweets

June 03, 2014 | Recommended | Lebanon

An NGNO reader sent me a request to try "Al Daoukieh" at Daouk in Tarik Jdideh, next to the Cola Roundabout. This Lebanese pastry shop has created a unique dessert that has made it to all four corners of the world.…

San Pellegrino: Sparkling Fruit Beverages

Spotted Stories

June 03, 2014

While walking the isles of The Garden Show, a large colorful stand caught my attention. My favorite drink, San Pellegrino, is now sold in different flavors. A beautiful can covered with aluminum foil and imprinted with fresh colors, I couldn’t…

Taste & Flavors: 12 Ice Cream Places to Enjoy

Ice Cream & Gelato

May 30, 2014 | News

Get your issue of Taste&Flavors Magazine today (May-June issue 2014) Ice Cream and Gelato Parlors in Lebanon Here comes summer along with its intense heat, a beautiful season eagerly awaited in our fresh country. Beaches, mountain trails,…

L’UniVert de Leah: Planted with Love, Watered by Passion

Popular

May 22, 2014 | Spotted Stories | Lebanon

Seriously, this country holds wonders created by passionate people around... I came across a young woman, Leah, who has started a small business far from the city's chaos, that she has called L'Univert de Leah. Leah, a fresh graduate in Agriculture…

Varouj: Not Bad... But Not Great

Armenian

May 09, 2014 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Varouj's fame is second to none and visiting it was crucial to understanding the hype behind it. To tell you the truth, I was expecting to reach a large restaurant. After a long hour of searching, we finally found the place. It's easy: go to the…

Contact Info: Varouj

Phone Number: +961 3 882933

Address: Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 882933

Address: Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon [ view ]

My Latest Discovery: Thin and Mouthwatering Sablés

Tasty Discoveries

May 09, 2014

Last week we were planning to meet up some friends for breakfast. There was also a little more to it than that, because I had been promised a gift, something tasty they told me. Joe, with a share the passion for good things, had called the week…

First-ever Greek Frozen Yogurt from Baskin-Robbins

Spotted Stories

May 08, 2014

If you remember I mentioned in my predictions for 2014 that frozen yogurt will be on the rise and now big names are going down that line. Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream speciality shops, has introduced its first-ever Greek…

L'Abeille D'Or: Chocolate Knefeh or Croissant Knefeh?

Chocolate

May 08, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries

This morning, my first patient walked in with a bag in hand: "Did you ever try chocolate Knefeh?" they asked. Yes, you heard right, a chocolate Knefeh, the latest innovation and possibly trend, to take Lebanon by storm within the next months. My…

Urbanista: Let's Enjoy Some Urban Bliss

Breakfast & Coffee

April 26, 2014 | International Cuisine | Beirut

I've been a fan of Urbanista since they first opened in Gemmayze a few years back. Serving tasty food in a unique ambiance filled with positivity and joy, Urbanista is the perfect way to start your day, stop by for a quick lunch or spend hours…

Contact Info: Urbanista Bliss

Phone Number: +961 1 367871

Address: Hamra, Bliss Street, AUB Main Gate, Beirut [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 367871

Address: Hamra, Bliss Street, AUB Main Gate, Beirut [ view ]

LUX: A Tasty Fresh Organic Gourmet

International Cuisine

April 22, 2014 | Recommended | Lebanon

I've been hearing a lot about Lux since it first opened but never had the chance to visit before. Meeting for a business lunch, it was the best of opportunities to discover this place inside out and enjoy its many details with the calmness of the…

Contact Info: LUX

Phone Number: +961 1 444 311

Address: Al Jamarek str., Port District, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 444 311

Address: Al Jamarek str., Port District, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Reconfirming: The Best Breakfast You Can Have in Lebanon

Breakfast & Coffee

April 12, 2014 | Recommended | Lebanon

What a beautiful day. It was 9am on an awesome sunny morning when we reached The Four Seasons hotel. With a big smile on her face, the hostess welcomed us in... "Good morning sir, the weather is beautiful, would you like to sit on the terrace?" It…

Contact Info: Four Seasons Hotel, Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 761000

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, 1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Avenue 2020 4107 Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 761000

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, 1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Avenue 2020 4107 Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Tsunami Achrafieh: My Second Visit, My Second Enjoyment

Japanese & Sushi

April 11, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

Some say the food experience and taste vary between Tsunami in Antelias and Tsunami in Achrafieh, to those I say, I had the same experience at both locations - same food, same quality, same freshness and same generosity. It was excellent. Should I…

Contact Info: Tsunami, Achrafieh

Phone Number: +961 3 662 794

Address: Abdel Wahab el Englizi Street, Abou Rizk Bldg, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 662 794

Address: Abdel Wahab el Englizi Street, Abou Rizk Bldg, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Snack Camera Lens Caps

Spotted Stories

April 07, 2014

I think these were made for me... Snack caps for my camera? Just came across these cute burger and donuts camera caps... After a long day of zooming around and constantly shifting focus from one thing to another your camera lens is beat! Give it…

Easy To Read Ingredients...

Spotted Stories

March 18, 2014

In today's fast world, we often grab a quick sandwich for lunch and leave, with that in mind BVD a Swedish agency created a new way to design labels. “More and more we choose a quick sandwich, wrap or salad for lunch. But if you are in a hurry,…

Pret a Manger: Now in Paris... And I Simply Love it

International Cuisine

February 25, 2014 | Recommended | France

What a lovely concept - I love Pret a Manger. I first came across Pret last year during a visit to London. In my opinion, this place has changed the way we view fast food. You can walk in grab a healthy sandwich, juice, some fruits and walk out...…

Contact Info: Pret A Manger, Paris

Phone Number:

Address: [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: [ view ]

Toto: A Special Italian Experience from Start to End

Italian

February 13, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

I'm back to Toto, the Italian spot on Mar Mikhael, a special a 50?s ambiance in a trendy modern setup within a preserved authentic Lebanese house - original to say the least. Celebrating a family reunion, we decided to visit Toto again and this…

Rod's Burgers: Homemade with Style and Perfection

Street Food

February 11, 2014 | Beirut

I'm going to start this review by welcoming the first entry to my TOP10 burgers list of 2014... Yes, already... Rod's Burgers are to die for... Imagine a simple yet innovative burger prepared with love, passion and dedication; a burger that's tasty,…

Contact Info: Rod's Burger

Phone Number: +961 76 837 323

Address: Gemmayze main street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 76 837 323

Address: Gemmayze main street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Slicing Cherry Tomatoes in Half is Easier than You Think

Spotted Stories

February 03, 2014

Slicing cherry tomatoes individually can be kind of time consuming. While we're never opposed to just eating them whole, sometimes you've got to slice into them. Here's a quick tip for halving handfuls of cherry tomatoes at a time, using a few…

February Goes Pink at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery

News

January 26, 2014

In less than a week, February starts and with it comes a new flavor for cronut at Dominique Ansel’s bakery. The genius behind the breakfast hybrid usually features a unique cronut flavor that changes each month, this week he announced that…

The Original Authentic "Ghazl el Banet": How it's Made...

Popular

November 26, 2013 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

I've been searching all morning for a detailed description or article about white cotton candy and all I could find are pictures of modern spinning machines that produce the synthetic pink cotton candy on a stick. What you are going to see below is…

A Microwave Cooler? 45 Seconds for a Chilled Drink

Spotted Stories

November 12, 2013

Surely it has happened to you... you open the fridge to discover that you haven't set aside any canned beverage/juice/beer ... op to chill. Even if you were to put some in the freezer, it would still be at least 10 or 15 minutes before it was good…

Qi Juices: Time for a Body Cleansing

Contributors

November 03, 2013 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

I love this country and how people are always on the go, coming up with new ideas and new concepts to introduce... Some work some don't, but I think when passion and know-how meet, nothing fails. The girls behind Qi Juice prove that. Hana Alireza…

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