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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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NGNO Wishes You Eid Mubarak: Le2metna Btejma3na


June 15, 2018

Wishing all of my friends, readers, and readers all the best on this special day. Enjoy Eid Fitr with your family and make sure to tell us what you're eating... and remember always share...

Celebrate Eid El Fitr at Hona Beirut with Souk el Akel


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…

CNN's Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61


June 08, 2018 | Popular

Edition CNN: Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world, has died. He was 61. CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide. "It is with extraordinary sadness we…

One Pot Charcoal Grill Ideas


June 02, 2018

Charcoal Grills Are you looking to get creative with your charcoal grill? With less mess and big serving sizes, one pot camping meals are the key to outdoor cooking. Whether you’re using a charcoal grill for your backyard campout or…

Today is International Hummus Day! From Lebanon to the World


May 13, 2018

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. These essential ingredients have been…

Generosity, Love and Simplicity – Lebanese Blogger on Armenian Cuisine


May 09, 2018 | Popular

YEREVAN, MAY 5, ARMENPRESS. Generosity, passion, love and simplicity: this is how famous Lebanese blogger Anthony Rahayel, who is in Armenia during these days, describes the Armenian cuisine. The blogger arrived in Armenia to show to the…

Questions About Coffee, You are Afraid to Ask

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

April 29, 2018 | News

I love coffee: You drink coffee every day and you love coffee... but is there a question you always wondered, but you are too afraid to ask now? I am here for you to answer!

9 city skylines visualised inside their signature drinks

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

April 26, 2018 | News

The world’s great cities are associated with many things, but one of the best ways to enjoy them? Try their signature drink. From powerful and intoxicating concoctions to more laid-back cocktails, these drinks tend to reflect the culture and…

Beirut Restaurants Festival 2018


April 18, 2018

The Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafés, Night-Clubs & Pastries in Lebanon is thrilled to announce the third edition of Beirut Restaurants festival to be held from 28th till 30th September 2018 at the Train Station, Mar Mikhael. A…



April 14, 2018 | Popular

Visually experience the most popular cuisines from across the world. When you think of your favorite dish, you probably think of a particular taste: sweet, sour, savory or maybe spicy. But for people with synaesthesia – a perceptual…

Street Eats: Sausages, Tacos and Burgers, Now in Faraya


March 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Street Eats is the newest destination for street food lovers and an unconventional hub for mingling and chilling at the heart of Faraya!

Minimalist Travel Posters: 14 destinations in Five Seconds


January 23, 2018 | Travel

Planning your next vacation is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. Where do you go first, what should you eat and which photo spot should you definitely not miss? We’ve put together a whistlestop tour of 14 of the world’s most…

‘Pope of French Cooking’ Dies After Battle with Parkinson’s Disease


January 20, 2018 | Popular

The Sun; Bocuse died aged 91 at Collonges-au-Mont-d'or, the place where he was born and had his restaurant, French President Emmanuel Macron said. WORLD famous French master chef Paul Bocuse has died at 91, French officials announced. Bocuse is…

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


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…

Celebrate The Reopening of Nejmeh Square with the Municipality of Beirut


January 14, 2018 | Souk el Akel | Beirut

Celebrate the reopening of Nejmeh Square with the Municipality of Beirut this Sunday 21st. Street shows, bicycles, concerts, music, DJs and Souk el Akel. See you in Beirut! (12pm-11pm)  

For $8,000: Sleep Underwater with 65,000 Marine Animals


January 14, 2018 | News | UAE

Immerse yourself in wonder, and experience the intimate and romantic atmosphere of Poseidon and Neptune Underwater Suites. When in your life can you say that your hotel room had a floor to ceiling window looking directly into a Lagoon with 65,000…

Mark Your Calendars: Horeca, Beirut 20-23 March 2018


January 10, 2018

  Lebanon's unique location and culture have positioned it as the gatekeeper to the Arab world, while its temperate climate and the local devil may care attitude has rendered it an international destination.The country is also set to receive…

Château Ksara 1942 Vin D’Or raises £1,500 for Human Rights Watch in London

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

January 07, 2018 | News

Lebanon’s leading winery auctions rare vintage fortified sweet wine at NGO’s annual dinner in London Château Ksara, Lebanon’s leading winery, highlighted its proud heritage recently when a bottle of its Vin D’Or 1942…

Chayeb Bakery: Now Open in Jdeideh

Bread & Bakeries

December 31, 2017 | News | Mount Lebanon

My first encounter with Al Chayeb was two years ago when we chose to have their Stollen German cake added to our NGNO food box. After that, I started using their products at home, visited their factory and recommended their French bread to be used…

Happy New Year: Eat More, Enjoy Life and Keep Smiling


December 31, 2017 | Popular

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good…

10 Unique Ideas to Spend Time with Your Family During Christmas


December 23, 2017

Christmas is the biggest event of the year, and the best way to celebrate Christmas will be to spend some quality time with your family. But how can you do that in this age of smartphone and social media? Well, there are still some effective ways…

Hottest kitchen gadgets every home cook needs in 2018

Food Gadgets

December 21, 2017 | Kitchen

For many foodies, the only thing more exciting than discovering a great new restaurant is getting to flex their own culinary muscles in the kitchen. That means having an arsenal of pots, pans and kitchen tools to tackle any recipe that comes their…

Raja Nasri: A Giant of the Hospitality World Passes Away


December 20, 2017

Instrumental in the creation of several restaurant concepts     My dear and respected friend, leading hospitality consultant Raja G. Nasri passed away on December 17. Nasri had 38 years of experience in the international hotel…

Souk el Akel's Christmas Market: Naccache 2017


December 14, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Thank You For An Amazing Christmas Market In Naccache! Set around the beautiful fountain in Antelias, the first of many Christmas markets organized this year by Souk el Akel was a great success; it was visited by over 30,000 people.  Thanks…

20 Holiday Delicacies from Around the World


December 10, 2017

Amongst the endless, deep-rooted holiday traditions around the world, there is one common denominator: the food. Oftentimes some of the earliest childhood memories stem from moments spent in the kitchen preparing dishes that have been passed down…

They Open the first Restaurant of Human Meat in the World


December 10, 2017

But as far as the ambition and the aberration of the Japanese have come, to go so far as to eat their neighbor. In the city of Tokyo (Japan) the first restaurant in the world that legally offers Humana meat was inaugurated.A scary restaurant…

Celebrate Christmas in Style this Season! See you at Souk el Akel Naccach


December 02, 2017 | News | Mount Lebanon

It's Saturday, it's sunny... Grab the family and head down to enjoy one of Lebanon's biggest ever witnessed Christmas markets... Today and tomorrow you can come and enjoy the fun from 12pm to midnight... There's something for…

How to Make More Local Food Choices


December 01, 2017

Hundreds of years ago, the food most people ate typically came from their backyard, or that of a neighbor, or local farmer. Today, food travels across city and state lines, and often makes a lengthy trek overseas. Local food has become more of a…

Cascada: A New Giant Mall Opens in the Bekaa


November 11, 2017 | Lebanon

Cascada Mall is situated on a 220,000 sqm piece of land in the heart of the Bekaa valley featuring several synergistic hubs like the shopping center, Arcadia Wedding Venue, Medical center, Amphitheater, Hotel and the Cascada Park. Still at its…

November 3rd is Sandwich Day: Have a 3arous


November 03, 2017

Never underestimate the power of a good sandwich, there’s something special about the best of the worlds toppings slipped between two slices of bread. Mayonnaise as a sandwich dressing? You betcha, slices of pickle? Of course! French fries?…

Lebanon's Zaatar w Zeit Spreads the Love to Canada


November 02, 2017 | Popular

Eighteen years ago, it all started with two ingredients essential to any Lebanese: zaatar w zeit. With these ingredients came a dream that grew into a leading eatery, revolutionizing the classic Lebanese wrap, urbanizing it, and turning it into an…

Zaatar W Zeit: Taking Lebanese Knowhow to Vancouver, Canada


November 02, 2017

DAILY HIVE Vancouver: Zaatar W Zeit is set to open at 535 Granville Street in late 2017/2018  and we couldn’t be more pumped – because this spot is pop-u-lar in the Middle East. We wouldn’t be surprised if you…

Support Lebanon's Fouad Maksoud in Stars of Science


October 30, 2017

Stars of Science: Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too clearly hasn’t met Fouad. The Lebanese scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur coasts through life collecting as many engineering degrees as possible: two…

Think Pink... Get the Pair Checked Before it's Too Late!


October 24, 2017 | Popular

With #Pinktober coming to an end, I can't but urge all women to get checked. Early detection could protect your pair from surgical interventions and save your life. #BCAM #BreastCancerAwareness #ThinkPink October is Breast Cancer Awareness…

Tuthilltown: New York's First Whiskey Distillers

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

October 15, 2017 | Spotted Stories | USA

Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery is New York’s first whiskey distillery since prohibition, distilling some of America’s most prized spirits in the Hudson Valley. Before Prohibition more than 1,000 farm distillers produced alcohol…

Street Food Stepping Up: Food Trucks Continue to Drive Interest


October 10, 2017 | Spotted Stories

While food trucks were once reserved for pre-packaged frozen novelties and questionable street meat, they’ve significantly expanded their culinary horizons. Now you can find trucks dedicated to healthy, local, organic fare, trucks devoted to…

The Lebanese Mezze 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…

Street Food: The Latest Trend!


September 07, 2017

When you think of street food, do you think of greasy burgers from a battered van or Goan seafood from a modern trailer? We're witnessing a street food revolution and thefoodpeople have been keeping a close eye on this global food trend. The…

Save Our Drinking Water... Lebanon's Water is Contaminated with Plastic Fibers


September 07, 2017 | Popular

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals. Published in The Guardian on Wednesday 6th September 2017 Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found…

Drive through Food Kiosks on The Hazmieh Highway


August 29, 2017

On the Hazmieh highway coming from the Bekaa, five concepts have newly opened. Colorful and catchy, the outlets can be spotted under long palm trees. It's not a village but a small cluster by the highway. Tomatomatic, Wrap'n'Roll, Danyz Diner,…



August 27, 2017

Farmers' products, Artists and Craftsmen of Rashaya .... Yoga and Hiking at the foot of Mount Hermon. Freshly baked bread, with our traditional dishes refined by the talented chef Jad Simionedes (MTV ALIVE). Tour of the village, accompanied by our…

Bou Khalil Becomes Em Khalil for a Day


August 26, 2017 | Spotted Stories

Today, Saturday August 26, 2017, Bou Khalil supermarket in Baabda changed its store signage to Em Khalil for one day, as a sign of solidarity with women on Women’s Equality Day.

Digesting the Family Dinner Dynamic

Spotted Stories

August 26, 2017

The ritual of eating together as a family has always been at risk from one thing or another. It’s not just smartphones and television that have been disrupting our meals together recently, our changing lifestyles and diets have a huge impact…

Beirut Municipality Plans to Plant 7000 Trees in Beirut


August 25, 2017

In the framework of its policy aiming at improving, developing, and embellishing the capital, the Municipal Council of Beirut City approved in his ordinary session, held on 24/08/2017, to contract entities to rehabilitate plant pots and install new…

Beasts 2017: Lebanon's Biggest Festival to Date


August 19, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Beirut

Beirut Waterfront, 24th August - 3rd of September! Imagine a Lebanon where worries are replaced by ideas, where chaos is turned into art, where life is a daily celebration of a land’s rich culture. Imagine a Lebanon where faith is bigger than…

The Connoisseur’s Guide to Edible Insects


August 19, 2017 | Spotted Stories

Though not yet a common diet in the Western world, entomophagy, or the eating of insects, is a practice enjoyed by at least two billion people across the globe. With a growing population and increasing demand for meat, we’re facing a global…

UBER Ice Cream... In Beirut on the 22nd of August!


August 19, 2017

Consider this an invitation to chill out. Your office probably doesn’t have a slip n’ slide, and running through the sprinklers likely won’t go over well with your boss. Don’t sweat it — you can still feel like a…

Souk el Akel Ballouneh: The Summer Town Edition


August 13, 2017 | News

Ballouneh is a town and municipality in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon. It is located 18 kilometers north of Beirut. It has an approximate area of 3.93 square kilometers and an average elevation of 650 meters…

Castania Replaces Al Rifai at Beirut's Airport


August 13, 2017 | News | Lebanon

Now that Al Rifai got his share, became on everyone's mind, sold millions of kilograms of nuts and exported to the world... It was time for another company to take over. Welcome Castania to Beirut's International Airport coming in strong…

Lebanon's J2 Vodka Wins Silver in London

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

August 08, 2017 | News

Lebanon’s first vodka shines in two categories at the 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition J2, Lebanon’s first vodka, has won silver medals in the 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London, taking…

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