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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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Semsom Oman: A Lebanese Escape in Muscat!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 10, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

I’ve been to Semsom Oman many times already, enjoying the experience and feeling like walking home! Today, I am trying the Muscat Grand Mall Branch. Located on the first floor, next to other casual restaurants, the restaurant’s main…

Contact Info: Semsom Muscat

Phone Number: +968 24 398718

Address: Muscat Grand Mall, 1st floor, Muscat, Oman [ view ]

Phone Number: +968 24 398718

Address: Muscat Grand Mall, 1st floor, Muscat, Oman [ view ]

Breakfast at Freehand New York; The Taste of Love and Touch of Innovation

Breakfast & Coffee

April 01, 2018 | Hotels | USA

When New York is on a storm alert, and you wake up at four excited to see it... a great day has to start with a hefty breakfast. Walking the empty streets of this marvelous city before anyone even woke up, I arrived at Freehand, a trendy hotel near…

Tik Tak Abou Rami: Foul, Hummus, Fatteh and Positive Vibes in El Mina, Tripoli

Breakfast & Coffee

January 29, 2018 | Recommended | North Lebanon

I was recently indulging in an early morning tour around the tight streets of Tripoli and Mina. Foul and hummus is a daily ritual for all of us, and some of its cooked well, other times it's not. I've been to some places where the flavors don't show…

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 ]

The Lebanese Meze Table: Much More Than Food, A Social Gathering!

Mechwar Videos

September 30, 2017 | News | Middle East

Meze or mezze is a selection of small dishes served to accompany alcoholic drinks in the Near East, the Balkans, and parts of Central Asia. In Levantine, Caucasian, and Balkan cuisines, meze is often served at the beginning of multi-course…

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 ]

Living Abroad, An Easy Way to Remember the Flavors of Lebanon

News

September 08, 2017

Discover the taste of home with some of Lebanon’s most famous dishes.

Semsom: Tasty Flavors of Lebanon... With an Enjoyable Twist

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

August 28, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

I've been a big fan of Semsom since I first discovered it in Achrafieh back in 2008. I love their signature twist on Lebanese cuisine, the colors in their dishes and above all their flavors! Especially their signature hummus. I've been to Semsom…

Contact Info: Semsom Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 796 240

Address: ABC Verdun Shopping Mall, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 796 240

Address: ABC Verdun Shopping Mall, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Fouad Khalil's Lebanese Restaurant: It's Happiness Guaranteed

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

August 21, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Fouad is a small restaurant in Nabe3 el Mghara, Hrajel located far away from the tourists and the main road. I love it here and have been visiting since I was a kid. It's just 'It'! The best authentically Lebanese restaurant serving…

Contact Info: Fouad Khalil

Phone Number: +9613 216 639

Address: Hrajel, Faraya and Ain el Rihani. Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613 216 639

Address: Hrajel, Faraya and Ain el Rihani. Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Breakfast in Tyre Has One Address: Mazraani!

Breakfast & Coffee

August 06, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Tyre, home of Lebanon's most beautiful beachfront and tastiest breakfast. I was back for the tasty local street breakfast and this time met Mr. Mazraani and his son, who have been producing these awesome plates since 1968. Ali, the founder, still…

Diwan Beirut: A Memorable Experience from Start to Finish

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 10, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

This place looks so refreshing and happy... Now open on Zalka's main highway, welcome to Diwan Beirut, a concept by the same people who created the unique Sultan Brahim. Diwan Beirut is your fresh, casual yet upscale Lebanese restaurant where decor…

Contact Info: Diwan Beirut

Phone Number: 04 414474

Address: Antelias main highway after Charcutier Aoun, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: 04 414474

Address: Antelias main highway after Charcutier Aoun, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

10 Favorite Spots: Lebanon's Best Hummus!

News

July 01, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

The hummus comprises nothing more than what it should: pummeled chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt and olive oil. Yet Lebanon's hummus has brought food critics, amateur locals and foreign globe-trotters to their literary knees. It has…

Memorize: A Terrace and Restaurant in Anfeh

International Cuisine

June 15, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon

Located on the second floor of an old house in Anfeh, Memorize serves guests with a selection of international and Lebanese dishes. Lebanese music plays in the background giving atmosphere through to the bar and terrace. Indeed Memorize is a lounge…

Contact Info: Memorize

Phone Number: +961 6 543 470

Address: Anfeh seaside road, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 543 470

Address: Anfeh seaside road, North Lebanon [ view ]

Bayrut Street Food: Great Food, Great Service! A Transformation

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

June 12, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

I have a new favorite Lebanese eatery in Beirut, it's called Bayrut Street Food. The last time I was here, I left unsatisfied with the experience. I wanted to come back to try the place again and see if anything has changed. I was happy I did…

Contact Info: Bayrut Street Food

Phone Number: +961 1 990 011

Address: Gemmayze Entrance, Facing Paul, Saifi, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 990 011

Address: Gemmayze Entrance, Facing Paul, Saifi, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Woodbees: Fresh Sandwiches You Must Try!

Recommended

May 15, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Located on Zalka's highway, Woodbees is a casual restaurant by Wooden Bakery. Woodbees offers a selection of international sandwiches, Lebanese sandwiches rolled with flat-bread and salads picked from four corners of the world. Woodbees have…

Contact Info: Woodbees

Phone Number: +961 1 886 600

Address: Zalka Highway next to Wooden Bakery, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 886 600

Address: Zalka Highway next to Wooden Bakery, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Hummus: Mix Chickpeas with Tahina, Lemon and Olive Oil...

Kitchen

May 13, 2017 | News

Simple but glorious, Hummus has become the darling dip for vast populations of foodies throughout Europe, America and Canada. It has long been a staple dish in Lebanese cuisine and is iconic of the healthy-yet-yummy essence of Lebanese…

Hummus Day Happens on May 13th: Let's Celebrate, 4 Ways to Eat Hummus

News

May 13, 2017 | Popular

Simple but glorious, Hummus has become the darling dip for vast populations of foodies throughout Europe, America and Canada. It has long been a staple dish in Lebanese cuisine and is iconic of the healthy-yet-yummy essence of Lebanese…

13th of May is Hummus Day: Let's Celebrate Our Local Heritage

News

May 12, 2017

International Hummus Day – May 13 The world recognizes the delicious flavors of blended chickpeas, olive oil and spices on International Hummus Day. The world appreciates the delicious flavors of blended chickpeas on International Hummus Day.…

Semsom Eatery: Delicious Lebanese Flavors in New York!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 08, 2017 | Recommended | USA

Taking the Hop-on-Hop-off bus around New York City, I spotted Semsom on Astor and Broadway. The Lebanese eatery now has four locations in NYC. I waited eagerly for the next stop to get off the bus and enter a Lebanese haven. Semsom is a…

Contact Info: Semsom Eatery

Phone Number: +1 212 979 2363

Address: 2 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212 979 2363

Address: 2 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003, United States [ view ]

Kahwet el Mandaloun: Good Food, Great Vibes!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

March 17, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

It was one of the few times when writing a review was not even planned. One of the few times when I sat planning to relax and enjoy the moment... but the experience was way too good not to be documented! Tonight's dinner was close to perfect. Not…

Contact Info: Al Mandaloun Beach Club

Phone Number: +961 3 405060

Address: Seaside road, facing Zess Restaurant, Behind the Fishermen Port, Dbayeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 405060

Address: Seaside road, facing Zess Restaurant, Behind the Fishermen Port, Dbayeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Challal: A Lebanese Restaurant in Jezzine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

February 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Lebanon

We chose Al Challal to have lunch while shooting an episode of Mechwar on Jezzine. Al Challal is a Lebanese restaurant nestled on a cliff right by the water fall. A simple table set with the conventional Lebanese mezze. Hummus, Moutabbal, Labneh,…

Mazarine Coffee: The Tartines of San Francisco

Breakfast & Coffee

February 02, 2017 | Recommended | California

Walking down the streets of San Francisco, a coffee shop grabbed my attention. Mazarine Coffee looks fresh with a traditional feel. A wide space, ceramic tiles, an industrial ceiling, wooden tables and leather benches follow the walls. Soft…

Contact Info: Mazarine

Phone Number: +1 (415) 398-7700

Address: 720 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (415) 398-7700

Address: 720 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States [ view ]

Restaurant Fawzi: Back for Some Good Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 16, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

It has been two years since I last visited Fawzi up in Faqra... I remember the food  as being good and most importantly full of life and passion. During the week we were filming "48 hours in winter around Lebanon", I made sure to visit…

Contact Info: Restaurant Fawzi, Rabaet Tilal el Assal

Phone Number: +9613406575

Address: Faqra Main Road towards Mzaar, Kfardebian, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613406575

Address: Faqra Main Road towards Mzaar, Kfardebian, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Chez Sami: Good Food... Unacceptable Service!

Fish & Seafood

November 13, 2016 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan

Last time I was at Chez Sami was in 2012 and even though I haven't visited since, the reputation of this famous restaurant precedes it. Known to be one of the country's best fish restaurants, Chez Sami deserves another visit, new photos and a new…

Contact Info: Chez Sami

Phone Number: +961 9 910520

Address: Maameltein, Jounieh Old Road, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 910520

Address: Maameltein, Jounieh Old Road, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Can't Sleep? Hummus Among Other Foods Can Help

News

September 24, 2016

Tossing and turning when it’s time for bed? Tried every sleep-inducing tactic you know?  You may want to look at what you eat. Sleepy People compiles a list of snacks and drinks that can give you a better night’s rest. These foods…

Abou Jihad: Enjoy a Delicious Lebanese Lunch

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 11, 2016 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

You enter into a clean and neat restaurant where fresh aromas welcome you into Abou Jihad, a Lebanese restaurant like none you are used to... I have been here before and every time I enjoy Abou Jihad's food in Jal el Dib. A must try! I love this…

Contact Info: Abou Jihad

Phone Number: +961 4 711 861

Address: Jal El Dib, Mar Takla Street, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 711 861

Address: Jal El Dib, Mar Takla Street, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Fouad: An Enjoyable Lebanese Gathering

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

August 31, 2016 | Recommended | Lebanon

I would call it a my Coup de Coeur, a dream place, a home away from home… Fouad is a small restaurant nestled on top of the river in Hrajel and serves some of Lebanon’s tastiest traditional bites prepared with love and dedication by the…

Contact Info: Fouad Khalil

Phone Number: +9613 216 639

Address: Hrajel, Faraya and Ain el Rihani. Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613 216 639

Address: Hrajel, Faraya and Ain el Rihani. Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Create More Memories with Dad: NGNO's Ideas

News

June 19, 2016 | Popular | Middle East

Father's Day is on June 21, but how about you plan some fun things to do with your dad this whole coming week... If you both enjoy a good bite let's take you on a food tour to enjoy - no dieting is allowed this week... and if you can't do the whole…

Al Sultan Brahim: Lebanese Seafood at its Finest

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

February 28, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut

It's a restaurant with a rich history, a restaurant I used to visit on Jal el Dib highway before it opened its iconic location in Maameltein. Al Sultan Brahim has taken it even further by opening its latest baby in downtown Beirut. A landmark, a…

Contact Info: Al-Sultan Brahim, Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 989989

Address: Beirut Souks, Downtown Beirut, Facing Biel Entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 989989

Address: Beirut Souks, Downtown Beirut, Facing Biel Entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Halabi: The Real Flavors of Lebanese Mezze

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 22, 2016 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

This isn't just any restaurant. It's a place that serves the finest Lebanese food in Lebanon and probably in the world. It's a restaurant where details are taken care of...table napkins made of fine fabric, two big plates, salted nuts, termoss and…

Contact Info: Al Halabi

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

The Hummus Games at Semsom, Oman

Events

November 29, 2015 | News | GCC

After witnessing the Hummus games of Lebanon where more than 25 bloggers competed to produce the best hummus, I was invited by Semsom to attend the Hummus Games of Oman and I'm happy to have attended the event. Local bloggers and journalists…

Cedar's Hummus: Lebanese Quality in America

Tasty Discoveries

October 31, 2015 | USA

Here’s a Lebanese product with American roots – Cedar’s Hummus, produced in Boston, makes traditional hummus that comes in many flavors and varieties. Showcasing the best traditions of our country, Cedar’s Hummus are freshly…

Matar: Homey Breakfast and Lunch in Aley

Breakfast & Coffee

September 18, 2015 | Street Food | Lebanon

Open for the last 30 years, Matar is a small place with three tables and a counter handled by Bahij Matar.  Touring around Aley, we were informed that foul is best enjoyed at Matar, a place that moved from Beirut, three decades ago.…

Al Mashhour: Delicious Food Up in Rashaya el Wadi

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

August 25, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

In the region of Rashaya el Wadi, is a restaurant, a Lebanese restaurant called Mashhour. Mashhour, or "famous" in English, comes from the owner's name and isn't a case of pretentious management. On the Dahr el Ahmar main road, in this village…

Esclapio: The Lebanese Restaurant of Douma

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

August 03, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

I have been dreaming of visiting Douma for a long while now, a village we learned about in history books - its stones and red tiles, authenticity and tradition... I knew I was going to see something amazing, but was definitely not expecting to fall…

Contact Info: Esclapio

Phone Number: +961 6 520 520

Address: Douma main street, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 520 520

Address: Douma main street, North Lebanon [ view ]

Abou Rabih: A Non Touristic Breakfast Place in Tripoli

Breakfast & Coffee

July 17, 2015 | Street Food | North Lebanon

Hidden inside the streets of Zahriyyeh, Tripoli is a place called Abou Rabih. Far from tourists’ eyes, Abou Rabih sells his old style preparations for the accustomed clientele. Al Zahrieyh is a calm neighborhood in Tripoli where you need a…

Hummus and Muhammara: How It's Made

Tasty Discoveries

July 17, 2015

Chef Simsum, a new homey atelier in Mazraat Yachouh, opened its door for us to see for ourselves how hummus and muhammara are made, the traditional way. Love and passion are felt all the way, reflected in their product…

TicTac Abou Rami: Al Mina's Favorite Foul

Breakfast & Coffee

June 25, 2015 | Recommended | North Lebanon

I was recently indulging in an early morning tour around the tight streets of Tripoli and Mina. Foul and hummus is a daily ritual for all of us, and some of its cooked well, other times it's not. I've been to some places where the flavors don't show…

Naya Mezze and Grill: The Lebanese Restaurant of 2nd Avenue New York

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

June 18, 2015 | Recommended | USA

On 2nd avenue is a Lebanese restaurant decorated with a unique touch. A long corridor with tables on the sides, two seats on the left side and four on the right each separated from the other by a glass. Wooden tables, grey leather chairs and an…

Recommended: Ready Made Hummus, Baba Ghannouj and Muhammara

Recommended

May 19, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries

Before starting this review, I just want to say how happy I am that friends around me believe in what I am doing and are helping discover some of the country's best products...  This is what happened…I was in Scotland, touring around the…

Al Sakhra: A Breathtaking View, Tasty Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 16, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Finishing our tour of Aley and after visiting the villages of Wadi Shahrour, Houmal, Bdadoun, Bsous, Souk el Ghareb and Aley here we are in Chemlan for lunch. Chemlan is a village up the mountain facing the airport and offering one of Lebanon's…

Contact Info: Al Sakhra (The Cliff House)

Phone Number: +961 5 270 369

Address: Chemlan, Aley, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 5 270 369

Address: Chemlan, Aley, Lebanon [ view ]

Lekmeh Zghertewiyeh: Authenticity in Zghorta has an Address

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 16, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Famous all over the world, Zghorta is known for its goat meat, amazing Arak and the Kebbeh bakeries only found in this village. I'd wanted to visit for so long and here I was not to shoot an episode, but to get an overview for my upcoming…

Happy Hummus Day: Travel Around Lebanon and Taste Some of the Finest Hummos

News

May 13, 2015 | Spotted Stories

Happy Hummos Day NGNO'ers.. Hope you're enjoying one of Lebanon's favorite dishes today and everyday... May 13 marks this special day worldwide as this delicious dish gets international recognition... Delicious to say the least... travel with me…

Al Soussi: Expertise and Knowhow Poured into an Authentic Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

April 01, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

Been here, done that, but I didn't have enough time to enjoy my food while shooting an episode on Beirut street food. After visiting Soussi a couple of months back, Lebanon went viral and hundreds of you visited this amazing place to meet the men…

Contact Info: El Soussi

Phone Number: +961 1 312145

Address: Zeidaniyeh street, Mar Elias, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 312145

Address: Zeidaniyeh street, Mar Elias, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Abou Hassan, Karakas: An Authentic Beiruti Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

March 31, 2015 | Street Food | Lebanon

I love discovering new places around Beirut city. Most places are not new to their neighborhood, but for me, they definitely are… Meet Abou Hassan in Caracas, Beirut., which has been around for 38 years making delicious foul and…

Al Halabi: A Restaurant to Make You Fall in Love with Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

March 18, 2015 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

It starts when you leave your car with the valet, which Al Halabi has had for the last decade, it continues when you're welcomed by Maitre Michel who has been here for the last 35 years, it ends when you are served by waiters who have served my…

Contact Info: Al Halabi

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

2014: Best Foul, Hummus and Eggs with Kawarma in Lebanon

Breakfast & Coffee

January 06, 2015 | News | Middle East

Fouad Massaad: The Authentic Breakfast of ZahleIn Zahle, when you say Foul and Hummos for breakfast, Georges Massaad is the only place to visit. Georges Massaad is located on the main Zahle highway, few meters after the Saraya. Pass the Saraya and…

Al Halabi: As Good as Always

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 22, 2014 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

One of my favorite restaurants is Al Halabi. The place where I have been going to enjoy some tasty Lebanese food. Been there dozens of times and every time I go the same quality and taste are guaranteed without any surprises.  Al Halabi is…

Contact Info: Al Halabi

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Restaurant Fawzi: Surprisingly Some Good Lebanese Food is Served Here

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 03, 2014 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Unfortunately, there aren’t many restaurants in Kfardebian, today, where you can enjoy some good traditional Lebanese food. Some places make you pay for the rent or chair you're sitting on, while others think tourists are imbeciles and have no…

Contact Info: Restaurant Fawzi, Rabaet Tilal el Assal

Phone Number: +9613406575

Address: Faqra Main Road towards Mzaar, Kfardebian, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613406575

Address: Faqra Main Road towards Mzaar, Kfardebian, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Soussi Beirut: Voted the World’s Best Breakfast

Street Food

October 31, 2014 | Lebanon

You could never imagine that a place like this, hidden a dead end in Mar Elias, could be even close to serving not only good food, but some of the finest dishes the world has ever talked about… The restaurant’s first location in…

Contact Info: El Soussi

Phone Number: +961 1 312145

Address: Zeidaniyeh street, Mar Elias, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 312145

Address: Zeidaniyeh street, Mar Elias, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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