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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…


Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market Kicks Its Summer Season





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Gansevoort Market, New York City


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


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…

New York’s Iconic Kellogg’s Cereals Store; For the Hidden Child in You

Breakfast & Coffee

March 21, 2018 | Popular | USA

I was walking union square when a signboard grabbed my attention. A Kellogg’s shop but not a store; there is something happening on the first floor. Not so exciting I said to myself, but let’s see what’s the Kellogg’s store…

Contact Info: Kellogg's NYC

Phone Number:

Address: 31 E 17th Street NY, NY, 10003 (elevator access at 36 E 18th Street) [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: 31 E 17th Street NY, NY, 10003 (elevator access at 36 E 18th Street) [ view ]

Visit Akkar; The Most Beautiful Sceneries in Lebanon

Mechwar Videos

December 24, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

Akkar District (Arabic: محافظة عكار‎) is the only district in Akkar Governorate, Lebanon. It is coextensive with the governorate and covers an area of 788 km2. The UNHCR estimated the population of the district to be 389,899 in…

Souk el Akel's Christmas Market: Live the Festive Spirit ...


November 13, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Rediscover the Christmas spirit in a unique manner at the Christmas Market organized by Souk el Akel... From cozy comfort foods to specially prepared bites, beautiful knick-knacks and fashion accessories, this is where you should be to start…

Souk el Akel at The Marathon Village 2017


October 28, 2017 | News | Beirut

You don’t have to be a marathoner or a sports lover to be involved in The Marathon Village, it is a hub for everyone that is either running the 2017 BLOM BANK Beirut Marathon or just curious about the sports industry and the latest trends…

Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary: Live the Magic


September 28, 2017 | Travel | France

Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary begins 26th March 2017 with new attractions, new parade and new shows plus enhanced classic attractions in year-long celebrations. In celebration of 25 magical years, the park has had a sparkling makeover and…

Playmobil Funpark: A Giant Playroom for Your Kids


September 24, 2017 | France

Traveling to Paris with your kids, this is an attraction you have to visit. My little ones spent three long hours roaming around, enjoying their time and feeling transported into this huge playroom every kid would dream to have at home. Tired of…

Sand-Witch: The Happy Sandwich Place


September 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

"Sand-Witch" is more than a restaurant; it's an experience... Sand-Witch is a positive place where great vibes and tasty food meet! I felt transported the minute I walked in and the second I met Joe; the owner who has moved from Canada to pursue his…

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 ]

30 Weirdly Fascinating Health and Body Facts


September 07, 2017

A human body is very fascinating. There are many things which we as humans do not know about our health as well as body. A human body is a mystery, a life form that is adaptable, and an ever evolving biological phenomenon. With every new generation,…

Pick a City and Let NoGarlicNoOnions' Reviews Guide You...


June 20, 2017 | Popular

On this date back in 2012, NoGarlicNoOnions, the restaurant reviews blog saw the light... five years later, The Discovery Box, Mechwar TV Show, The Foodies' Trail, Souk el Mawasem and Souk el Akel... thank you for believing in our mission! With more…

The Sea is Calling... The Biggest Beach Party is Happening in Chekka


June 19, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Lebanon

And our tour continues around Lebanon... The view of the sunset alone is enough to make you want to come...   Grab a bite from any of our endless choice freshly prepared by Souk el Akel's unique food vendors, and a drink of your choice from…

20 Ways to Spike Up Your Coffee


November 03, 2016

Cocktails and coffee... emm... How about combining these two favorite things in one... Coffee Cocktails are a great morning or evening pick-me-up and the choices are endeless... Here's an infographic that puts together ways to spike your…

Fanta Had its Share of Fun on Halloween

Spotted Stories

November 03, 2016

For Halloween Fanta unleashed some wickedly good fun through a series of spooky packaging designs created by noted illustrator Noma Bar. Bottles, cans and multi-packs featuring four ghoulish characters rendered in Bar’s signature style…

Souk El Akel: A Special Edition in Hazmieh!


September 24, 2016 | Popular

Just when you thought that the excitement of summer fun is over, "Souk El Akel" comes back to remind you that the entertainment and good food is still ongoing... Meet us on September 30 until October 2 from 5pm until midnight at Spinneys in…

Chin Chin, Celebrate International Beer Day


August 05, 2016

Thank God it's Friday right... time to take a break, chill and enjoy a glass of beer with friends... and a good place to do so is with us in Tannourine... We're having a blast and want you to join in the fun and nature. Celebrate Beer day,…

Don't Miss Out on the Biggest Event this Summer: Faraya on the Beach!


July 23, 2016 | Souk el Akel

If you're not with us in Faraya right now you're missing out big time on the hottest event of the season. So start your engines and head up to experience a one of a kind event: Faraya on the Beach, where Souk el Akel, fashion, music and so much…

Color Your Own Oreo Packaging this Holiday

Spotted Stories

November 12, 2015

If you weren't aware, coloring books for adults are enjoying a comeback for their playfulness, creativity and anxiety/stress reduction. But the reason we are mentioning it here is because food brands are picking up on the trend, more so…

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is a New York Must

Ice Cream & Gelato

October 31, 2015 | Recommended | USA

It's in the heart of Chinatown, an ice cream shop renowned to be one of the best in New York. Chinatown ice factory is worth a visit. The origins of ice cream are both mythical and abstract, including legends attributing the invention…

Time for THE BOX - The 7th Edition


October 13, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries

It’s that time of the month… and you know which time…  Time for ‘The BOX’. Has yours reached you yet? If it has you’ll notice that the 7thedition is extremely rich, colorful and very tasty to say the…

Souk El Akel: Aley's Adrenaline Goes Sky High


September 19, 2015 | News

The more time goes by the more I learn about the intense 'joy for life' that exists in us Lebanese... In its third area in Aley, Souk El Akel is on fire... Or should I say grilling fire...and deliciously smoking aromas ... If you're lost for…

Just Hanging Around Your Kitchen

Food Gadgets

May 30, 2015

These monkeys might look like they are fooling around in your kitchen but the Just Hanging Kitchen Hooks are here to make your kitchens look more organized. They consist of a pack of 3 hooks disguised as adorable monkeys in three colors (red,…

NoGarlicNoOnions's "The BOX": May Edition is Out!


May 06, 2015 | The Box

It’s the first Wednesday of the month and this means THE BOX has been dispatched. The first box was enormously successful, and we have had more orders placed this month, which means more deliveries… Exciting news, because…

Problem Solver: Drink Yourself to Your Creative Limit


January 08, 2015

The advertising agency CP+B Copenhagen wants to show that creative thinking can help solve any problem. So it brewed a beer that can help you think more creatively! And it will use the beer to solve problems for those who really need it. Have…

Deco Latte: Make Fun Art Pattern at Home

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

November 08, 2014 | Spotted Stories

You can be your own barista at home now and amaze your friends with artful adorned coffee. Known as Deco Latte, these cocoa-colored, flavorless sheets made with gelatin will dissolve into your hot beverage to reveal fun patterns, just like the latte…

Grey Goose's Taste by Appointment at Les Caves de Taillevent


September 17, 2014 | Spotted Stories | Beirut

A few nights ago, I was invited to an event organized by Grey Goose. A few lucky people came to savor some real drinks blended with good food. Our evening that night started with a welcome drink offered by Richard Irwin, Grey Goose’s Brand…

The 2014 Beirut Cooking Festival


September 15, 2014

The Beirut Food Festival will take place at Biel for 3 mouth-watering days of food and drink. This event brings together the very best in irresistible cuisine, magnificent wines, spirits, top celebrity chefs and fantastic shopping.  The show…

Doing the #ALSIceBucketChallenge For Centuries


September 03, 2014

We have been doing the Ice Bucket challenge ever since "Kebbe Naye" was invented... The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone's head…

Make Burger Patties In One Easy Step

Food Gadgets

August 17, 2014

It's BBQ time! Invite your friends over for a fun day and yummy burgers. Before anything make sure to invest in this Burger Master that will shape multiple burger patties in one easy step. Not only that you can also store the patties in a flat,…

Keep Your Tea Bag Firmly in Place

Food Gadgets

July 31, 2014

Now you can keep your tea bag firmly in place with these fun and useful Tea Buttons! They're as cute as... a button and very useful!  Reusable tea buttons to keep your tea bag secure Stick with strong suction cup Will stick to…

Have You Heard of Beer Pong aka "Beirut"?

Spotted Stories

July 02, 2014

We can also enjoy a tournament of our own. Why not? Let's play Beer Pong aka Beirut... and maybe you won't be winning the gold cup at end but you would definitely have some great fun... But make sure you're not driving after... Beer Pong, also…

Frozen Beer Slushies

Food Gadgets

June 22, 2014

Get a cold cap on your beer and enhance your thirst-quenching drinking experience with the Frozen Beer Slushie Maker by Kirin Ichiban. Created by Kirin, one of Japan's top drink manufacturers, this is part of a big recent trend in "cold" or…

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…

Get Your Shots Ready...and Cold

Food Gadgets

May 29, 2014

Keep the ice cubes but not the chill away from your liquor by incorporating this amazing set of Stainless Steel Freezable Shot Glasses. Since it comprises of a reusable freeze gel, it chills your drink to perfection every time without bothering you…

An Orange + Olive Oil= Oil Lamp

Spotted Stories

May 23, 2014

Who would have thought... an orange and some olive oil will help you make your own oil lamp at home? Watch the video and see how you can create your own lamp in case of a power outage with two basic household items... and how the stem of the…

NoGarlicNoOnions on Chowzter Chatter Newsletter


May 19, 2014

In this week’s edition, we announce the winner of the first Global Steak Symposium; take a photo journey through the world's best steakhouses; and showcase Anthony Rahayel, Chief Chowzter for Beirut and author of NoGarlicNoOnions.com. Yorkshire…

Add Some Fun in BBQ Flipping

Food Gadgets

May 14, 2014

With the GAMAGO Burger Flipper in hand, flipping your grilled food is going to be a real fun time. The stainless steel design etched in the shape of a cheeseburger makes this an absolute stunner for any kind of BBQ flipping. The wooden handle…

Cronutella: A Good Reason to Celebrate


May 14, 2014

Dominique Ansel's Cronut has teamed up with Nutella. Is this a match made in heaven? The two gigantic brand names are celebrating their birthday. While the Cronut is one this month, Nutella just turned 50. To celebrate, Nutella stuffed…

Street Food at The Broadway Market, London

Street Food

May 02, 2014 | UK

I could honestly spend my life discovering food markets around the world and London has a bunch of them that are really interesting. Some people like to go to museums, while others prefer nature walks, for me, discovering a market combines all…

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 ]

Lisbon 2014: A New Journey of Culinary Discoveries


April 25, 2014 | Portugal

It was 3am in Beirut as I sipped on a double espresso in MEA’s lounge. I was waiting for a plane to Lisbon, Portugal. My mind was working flat out, planning and organizing things to do the minute I landed in Lisbon, a city I'll be discovering for…

Vegetable-Flavored Ice Cream from Häagen-Dazs

Ice Cream & Gelato

April 24, 2014 | News

A new surprise from Häagen-Dazs: 'Tomato Cherry’ and ‘Carrot Orange’ flavors. Starting 12 May, the two new flavors which are part of the brand’s ‘Spoon Vege’ series, will roll out in Japan.  According…

Piece of 3D Cake Anyone?

Food Gadgets

April 24, 2014

Make cupcakes come alive with these 3-D Cake Molds, the Cake Creatures. After baking, these cake shapes can be made into any creature you can imagine. Fun on their own, the creatures can also be used as cake toppers to set a party theme. The next…

Let the Egg War Begin: Happy Easter From NoGarlicNoOnions


April 19, 2014

Be prepared to get your eggs smashed this Sunday... Easter games aren't just for children, and eggs aren't just for hunting. Following Easter lunch everyone plunges into the centerpiece of colored eggs to stage an Easter egg tapping fight...…

Hotel Banyan Tree, Al Wadi: Luxury at its Finest


April 14, 2014 | Recommended | UAE

A long day out in the desert majestically ended with a close encounter with luxury that can only be offered at Banyan Tree Al Wadi Hotel - one of the finest resorts I've visited to date. This hotel in Ras Al Khaima, UAE, offers extraordinary…

Contact Info: Banyan Tree, Al Wadi

Phone Number: +971 7 206 7777

Address: Al Mazraa P.O Box 35288 - Ras Al-Khaimah - United Arab Emirates [ view ]

Phone Number: +971 7 206 7777

Address: Al Mazraa P.O Box 35288 - Ras Al-Khaimah - United Arab Emirates [ view ]

Make Your Cookies Truly Yours

Food Gadgets

April 13, 2014

If you have an amazing cooking recipe and want to show off in front of your friends, these personalized rolling pins are just what you need.  Engraving those cookies with your own name is an amazing idea! You can now have your own…

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 ]

Breakfast at Gordon's Cafe: Try the Salmon and Eggs

Breakfast & Coffee

March 29, 2014 | Restaurants | Lebanon

I woke up one morning and felt like enjoying a good hefty breakfast. Between meetings in Beirut, I decided to spend some time at Gordon's Cafe at Le Gray Hotel.  My friend and I sat outside as the weather was sunny and beautiful and enjoyed a…

Contact Info: Gordon's Cafe

Phone Number: +961 1 971 111

Address: Martyrs' Square, Beirut Central District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 971 111

Address: Martyrs' Square, Beirut Central District, Lebanon [ view ]

Exceptionally Beautiful Food Packagings That Will Steal Your Heart

Spotted Stories

March 25, 2014

These product packagings are so innovative and creative that you won't believe your eyes. So gear up for a treat because these products are winners! Gnome Bread Packaging Caffeinated Energy Drink Anti-Theft Lunch…

You Will Soon Taste Your Food by Smelling It

Food Gadgets

March 23, 2014

“Taste” a variety of foods by smelling its scent - a new invention called The Aromafork by Molecule-R. You can now test out different food combinations before actually cooking and eating them. This fork mixes what you place on our tongue with…

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