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Souk el Akel; Al Heri Summer Beach Festival 2018
Jul 12, 2018

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Ramadan in Saida: Iftar and Suhour (An Exciting Video)

Mechwar Videos | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

May 27, 2018

Ramadan in Saida: Iftar and Suhour (An Exciting Video)

Mechwar Videos

May 27, 2018 | Popular | South Lebanon

Saida’s old town easily rivals its counterparts across the region. Extraordinarily well preserved, the cool, winding streets of the souk retain their ancient origins while functioning as an actual market where locals still go to buy household…

Popeye’s; The Famous Chicken Franchise, Now Open in Saida

American | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

April 27, 2018

Popeye’s; The Famous Chicken Franchise, Now Open in Saida

American

April 27, 2018 | Restaurants | South Lebanon

Known to be the second biggest chicken franchise in the world, Popeye’s, coming straight from the states, has opened its first branch in Lebanon. Choosing Saida for their start, the chicken place sells boneless chicken strips and fried…

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

Breakfast & Coffee | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

January 15, 2018

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

Breakfast & Coffee

January 15, 2018 | Popular | South Lebanon

If you watch my shows or follow my stories on Instagram, you would know by now that Al Jardali Saida sells my favorite Knefeh in Lebanon. Thinner than all the rest, the knefeh is softer, less sweet and doesn't have a crunchy…

Food Trucks in Lebanon... Go to Saida!

Mechwar Videos | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

December 21, 2017

Food Trucks in Lebanon... Go to Saida!

Mechwar Videos

December 21, 2017 | News | South Lebanon

Saida, Lebanon's only city to allow food trucks to date has already five of them. Follow me on a discovery tour...  

Souk el Akel Comes to Saida!

Events | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

September 28, 2017

Souk el Akel Comes to Saida!

Events

September 28, 2017 | News | South Lebanon

Saida here we come! Souk el Akel will be celebrating food for a cause between the 6th and the 8th of October next to the football stadium. In collaboration with Rotaract Saida and with the support of the Municipality of…

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

Desserts & Sweets | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

September 17, 2017

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…

Asal: A Lebanese Restaurant Now Open in Saida

News | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

September 15, 2017

Asal: A Lebanese Restaurant Now Open in Saida

News

September 15, 2017 | Reviews | South Lebanon

Asal, a Lebanese restaurant proposing an international cuisine has opened its doors in Saida serving a variety of Kaak, Lebanese specialities and international dishes. Below are some photos of the restaurant and the breakfast menu while I plan a…

The Famous and Unique Sahlab Zoheir Hankir

Desserts & Sweets | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

June 10, 2017

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.…

Saida, A Trendy City: 25 Restaurants, One Long Day!

Mechwar Videos | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

March 31, 2017

Saida, A Trendy City: 25 Restaurants, One Long Day!

Mechwar Videos

March 31, 2017 | Travel | South Lebanon

Sidon or Saïda (Arabic: صيدا‎‎) is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon, on the Mediterranean coast, about 40 kilometres north…

Mido's: Saida's Tasty Sandwiches!

Sandwiches | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

February 16, 2017

Mido's: Saida's Tasty Sandwiches!

Sandwiches

February 16, 2017 | Street Food | South Lebanon

Mido's is a casual fast food eatery in Saida. It is a favorite at Souk el Akel and is famous for its roast beef sandwich and the special Anthony's Rosto! Fresh bread, a loaded sandwich, crunchy vegetables and melted cheese. Roast beef, turkey and…

Contact Info: Mido's Sandwiches

Phone Number: +961 7 727 672

Address: Saida, South Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 727 672

Address: Saida, South Lebanon [ view ]

Shawarma w Saj: Tasty Sandwiches in Saida

Reviews | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

February 14, 2017

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 ]

Il Padrino: Good Italian Food Served in a Cafe Style Ambiance

Italian | Lebanon

Lebanon

July 25, 2016

Il Padrino: Good Italian Food Served in a Cafe Style Ambiance

Italian

July 25, 2016 | Restaurants | Lebanon

A fashion boutique, a restaurant and a sweet shop all in one - welcome to Il Padrino, Al Baba's Italian eatery in Saida. It is much more than just Italian food, it's a shisha place, it's a fashion place where you can buy shoes and suits,  you…

Contact Info: il Padrino Saida

Phone Number: +961 7 721 373

Address: Al Said Center, Houssam El Din El Hariri Street, Saida, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 721 373

Address: Al Said Center, Houssam El Din El Hariri Street, Saida, Lebanon [ view ]

Abou Hassan Al Habash Saida: Maamoul-Mad is the Specialty!

Recommended | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

April 25, 2016

Abou Hassan Al Habash Saida: Maamoul-Mad is the Specialty!

Recommended

April 25, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | South Lebanon

This morning, a friend of mine from Saida, a local who has watched my shows about his beautiful city, told me that I forgot one major place and he was ready to take me there. It's called Abou Hassan, and he works from home with his wife and produces…

Il Padrino: Saida's Italian Social Hub

Italian | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

April 25, 2016

Il Padrino: Saida's Italian Social Hub

Italian

April 25, 2016 | Restaurants | South Lebanon

It's called Il Padrino and it's where the youth of Saida gather every weekend. Arriving from Beirut to prepare for Souk El Akel we were invited by the Rotaract Club to Il Padrino. The first impression is funny; The classy Al Baba sweets hosting a…

Contact Info: il Padrino Saida

Phone Number: +961 7 721 373

Address: Al Said Center, Houssam El Din El Hariri Street, Saida, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 721 373

Address: Al Said Center, Houssam El Din El Hariri Street, Saida, Lebanon [ view ]

Beautiful Saida: A Mysterious City!

Mechwar Videos | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

April 12, 2016

Beautiful Saida: A Mysterious City!

Mechwar Videos

April 12, 2016 | Travel | South Lebanon

Sidon, on the coast 48 kilometers south of Beirut, is one of the Famous names in ancient history. But of all of Lebanon's cities this is the most mysterious, for its past has been tragically scattered and plundered. In the 19th century,…

Mido's: Tasty Ciabatta Sandwiches in Saida

Recommended | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

April 08, 2016

Mido's: Tasty Ciabatta Sandwiches in Saida

Recommended

April 08, 2016 | Sandwiches | South Lebanon

Visiting Saida for the fifth time his year I was introduced to Mido's. Mido's has introduced himself to me and will be part of our next Souk... Tasting was a must. This morning I enjoyed some flavorful sandwiches made of fresh ciabatta bread and…

Contact Info: Mido's Sandwiches

Phone Number: +961 7 727 672

Address: Saida, South Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 727 672

Address: Saida, South Lebanon [ view ]

Saida Celebrates the Biggest Food Fiesta Ever: Joy at Khan el Franj!

News | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

April 03, 2016

Saida Celebrates the Biggest Food Fiesta Ever: Joy at Khan el Franj!

News

April 03, 2016 | Souk el Akel | South Lebanon

If the city could express its feelings... It would have been with a tear of Joy! Saida celebrates food and fun for a united Lebanon... The Khan's heart beats again!

Discover the Hidden Gems of Saida

Mechwar Videos | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

December 30, 2015

Discover the Hidden Gems of Saida

Mechwar Videos

December 30, 2015 | Popular | South Lebanon

For the passion of food, the belief in Lebanon, and the appreciation of life, came out two great episodes about a wondrous city called Saida (Sidon). This City makes you fall in love with its atmosphere, food and people. You step into it without any…

The Rest House Saida: Good Food, Chaotic Service

Fish & Seafood | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

April 30, 2015

The Rest House Saida: Good Food, Chaotic Service

Fish & Seafood

April 30, 2015 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | South Lebanon

Traditional places are a must, many of us often visit fancy restaurants but sometimes tourist locations should be visited so one knows what we locals are offering guests to our country. The Rest House Saida is a restaurant almost everyone has heard…

Contact Info: Rest House Saida

Phone Number: +961 7 751854

Address: [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 751854

Address: [ view ]

2014: Best Street Food in Lebanon

News | Middle East

Middle East

January 06, 2015

2014: Best Street Food in Lebanon

News

January 06, 2015 | Street Food | Middle East

Kalaa Chicken, Fransisco, and Chicken ShawarmaDuring our street food tour around Beirut, my friend Hasan suggested we visit Kalaa Chicken. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to have some chicken that day, since almost all chicken in the country is…

Street Fooding in Saida: Rosto, Shawarma and Oriental Sweets

Street Food | South Lebanon

South Lebanon

August 13, 2014

Street Fooding in Saida: Rosto, Shawarma and Oriental Sweets

Street Food

August 13, 2014 | South Lebanon

Last week, I decided to visit Saida. It wasn't a planned visit but I ended up trying a few interesting things. It was a great start for a next trip that will be planned properly and will be more extensive!  I decided to keep it simple and…

The Largest Buche de Noel in Lebanon at Al Baba Sweets

News

December 29, 2013

The Largest Buche de Noel in Lebanon at Al Baba Sweets

News

December 29, 2013

Al Baba Sweets, a prominent name in the Lebanese sweets industry brings together 40 children from Ajialouna for the holidays to engage in entertaining activities, at their Jal El Dib branch. The distinguished family business provided the children…

What's Greater than Lebanon...

Popular

July 06, 2013

What's Greater than Lebanon...

Popular

July 06, 2013 | Travel

"Lebnan ya Ot3it Sama"  I love my country, as much as I travel and experience the world's beauty and wonders, I crave coming back to my home town. Why? With all its chaos, drama, ups and downs, there are things you can't but miss... I will take…

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