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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…


Bourj Hammoud; Like You've Never Seen it Before...

Bourj Hammoud; Like You've Never Seen it Before...

Mechwar Videos

April 15, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

The city of Bourj Hammoud is located on Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast, 2 km east of central Beirut. Bourj Hammoud has been an independent municipality since 1952 and is a member of the Metn-North group of…

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...  

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…

Souk el Akel's "Sushi Burrito": A Personal Favorite!

Japanese & Sushi

September 12, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Middle East

Souk el Akel's Sushi Burrito is Lebanon's, the Middle East’s and probably the world's best: be proud! I've had many in my time; I’ve traveled to New York to taste what they offer, and I've come back to Lebanon proud of what we…

Lebanon Makes it on The World Atlas of Street Food


July 08, 2017 | Popular

Lebanon's Souk el Akel makes it on the cover of the World Atlas of Street Food. We are proud!  Street food is fresh, cheap, plentiful, varied and available in an increasing number of metropolitan locations. Food that was previously only…

The Milk Bar New York: The Famous Soft Serve Cereal

Street Food

April 10, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

I passed by it twice but it wasn't until I saw someone eating ice cream on the sidewalk that I noticed The Milk Bar, which has changed its location since the last time I was here. Momofuku is a company that has several restaurants, including this…

Shawarma w Saj: Tasty Sandwiches in Saida


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 ]

Last Exit E11: A Stunning Idea!


October 13, 2016 | Restaurants | UAE

Inspired by the famous Route 66 and the American street food truck culture, an innovative concept has recently opened on the highway that links Dubai to AbuDhabi. Although it is called Last Exist, this place is in fact on the first exist inside…

Souk el Mawasem: The Taste of Lebanon's Villages in the Heart of Beirut!


October 09, 2016 | News | Beirut

Forget about rolling your cart around a grocery store with artificial lights and elevator music… Instead come join us at Souk el Mawasem, a one of a kind farmers’ market where vibrant colors, smells and sights of our country’s…

McDonald's Seoul: Better than Any Big Mac I had Before


April 25, 2016 | Restaurants

One of the things I always try to do is visit McDonald's around the world. Each country has a different approach and a different menu. After three days of fried food and local specialties, we stopped at McDonald's for an overview of the…

Souk el Akel: The Brunch Edition at Zouk Mikael!


April 15, 2016 | Souk el Akel

We don't need an reason to meet up with friends and family to have a good time. But when we do it's always a plus... especially when it's an early morning meet up for breakfast/brunch.   The Brunch Edition of Souk El Akel at Zouk…

Chez Le Libanais: Proudly Lebanese and Tasty, in the Heart of Paris!


March 26, 2016 | Reviews | France

Nine years, nine long years here in Paris, Chez Le Libanais, is a small shop that serves the best wraps. I came across it by accident on Foursquare while looking for the best wraps in Paris. Walk in and let Elie and Gaby serve and entertain your…

Contact Info: Chez le Libanais

Phone Number: +33 1 40 46 07 39

Address: 35 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 40 46 07 39

Address: 35 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris, France [ view ]

The Good Note: Give Children on the Streets the Things they Need


December 30, 2015

What is the Good Note? The Good Note is a way to give children on the streets the things they need, without the risk of funding any unsavory trade or perpetuating an unfortunate cycle. Good Notes are worth the same amount as the 1000 Lebanese Lira…

Frank's Wurst Hotdogs: The Red and Yellow Kiosk

Street Food

December 28, 2015 | Mount Lebanon

Colored in red with a yellow logo, this kiosk is available everywhere around the country.   Inspiring cleanliness and professionalism, Frank's Wurst Hotdogs has clearly taken the hotdog concept to the next level and there are some…

Street Food Thursday: Berlin's Street Food Market

Street Food

December 28, 2015 | Travel | Europe

The best way to get to know a place is through its food – a saying that holds true around the world. When traveling, some of the most interesting meals you can find are those offered for immediate consumption at small stands: street food. Once…

Souk el Akel this Week in Aley


September 15, 2015 | Popular

This week, Souk el Akel will be taking over the city of Aley. Here's a chance to come enjoy Lebanon's beautiful mountain city while enjoying a good time with friends, nature…

Souk el Akel: Aley 2015


September 14, 2015 | Souk el Akel

After the success witnessed in Beirut, Brummana and Zouk, Souk el Akel will now be taking over the city of Aley. Here's a chance to come enjoy Lebanon's beautiful mountain city while enjoying a good time with friends, nature and definately…

Souk el Akel: Serving Street Food in Zouk Mikael


August 13, 2015 | Souk el Akel

"Layali el Souk Al Ateeq" | Zouk Mikael | August 20-23rd 2015 | 7pm-midnight "Layali el Souk Al Ateeq" Zouk Mikael will be inaugurated on Thursday August the 20th. Zouk Mikael Municipality has created a haven…

Street Food in JOUNIEH

Mechwar Videos

March 04, 2015 | Travel | Keserwan

Jounieh is a coastal city about 16 km north of Beirut, Lebanon and is part of Greater Beirut. Jounieh is known for its seaside resorts and bustling nightlife, as well as its old stone souk, ferry port, and gondola lift (le…

Gilgamesh Grill: Flavorful Sandwiches in Jeita


February 25, 2015 | Street Food | Lebanon

Clean and well designed, this restaurant welcomes you in for a quick sandwich or to enjoy a seated meal on the Jeita highway. Gilgamesh has opened a restaurant in Naccache for the last couple of years with a seating area and kids playground just…

2014: Best Street Food in Lebanon


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…

London Street Food: 10 Best Food Trucks

Spotted Stories

October 27, 2014 | UK

If it’s true that cities like L.A., New York, Miami and Chicago dominate the food truck scene for the States, then one of the top international contenders has to be London. What was seen as a mere trend a few years back has developed into a…

Em Bashir: The Famous Saj Bakery of Faraya

Street Food

October 25, 2014 | Lebanon

For the last thirty years I've been spending my summers around Faraya area and I never imagined that it had that many street food gems to discover. I came across Em Bashir, a lady who sits behind the window preparing saj sandwiches in a welcoming…

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…

Street Food Union: Soho, London

Street Food

April 28, 2014 | UK

One of London’s newest street food markets is on Rupert St in Soho, between Shaftesbury Avenue and Berwick St. On Fridays and Saturdays, street food traders line the whole area, offering a large selection of local and international creations…

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 ]

Cafe Nicola: Lisbon's Tourists Cafe

Fish & Seafood

April 11, 2014 | International Cuisine | Portugal

Nestled in the heart of Lisbon city center, facing the fountain of Praca Pedro, Nicola is as one of the most poplar tourist restaurants/cafe in Lisbon. There's no way you can miss it, especially that it's mentioned as one of the famous spots…

Contact Info: Nicola

Phone Number: +351 21 346 0579

Address: Praça Dom Pedro Iv 24-25, 1200-091 Lisboa, Portugal [ view ]

Phone Number: +351 21 346 0579

Address: Praça Dom Pedro Iv 24-25, 1200-091 Lisboa, Portugal [ view ]

2014: Best Burgers in Paris


February 05, 2014 | Recommended | France

2013, has been dubbed the year of the burger by many around the world. Everywhere we went, in any corner of the world a new burger joint opened serving burgers - one of the most popular American meals has become a worldwide icon. I have visited…

Kaiten Sushi Conveyor: Simple, Tasty and Enjoyable

Japanese & Sushi

January 24, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

At the end of Hamra street is a Japanese place called Kaiten. Red is the main color defining a place I really like. Walk in, sit at the conveyer belt and watch a sushi-tender prepare the rolls. I have been here three times already and enjoy the…

L'Atelier de L'Eclair: Sweet and Savory Delicacies

Desserts & Sweets

January 15, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | France

My journey to the French capital was a short one this time. But there was no way I was going to leave the city without finding yet another tasty discovery. My trip ended with style at L'Atelier de L'Eclair. This simple yet luxurious pastry shop in…

Meet Abou el Abed: Gemmayze's Famous Kaak and Picon Seller

Street Food

November 29, 2013 | Beirut

There are moments in life you just feel you want to let go, pull your sleeves up high and plunge into someone else's job, life, routine... and see how things are on the other side. Today was one of those days. I left the clinic and got into the…

PappaRoti: A Yummy Caramel-Coffee Glazed Bun

Tasty Discoveries

November 26, 2013 | Lebanon

We often crave to try something new. Haven't you had enough of donuts and croissants. I have!  I finally found an answer for the change I was looking for and it's right on Bliss street, Beirut. PappaRoti is an international franchise coffee…

Covent Garden, Real Food Market, London

Street Food

August 27, 2013 | UK

Here I am, in London. This is my second stop, after Moscow discovering the world further... Although I have been to London before, I decided that this time I must plunge into the heart of the city to experience what this capital has to offer in…

Visiting and Discovering the Algerian Capital


July 04, 2013 | Africa

Last month, I got invited to lecture in Algiers, the Algerian capital. I knew nothing about this country. I was truly intrigued to go discover it - the country, its people, its food... After visiting Tunisia, which I found resembles Lebanon even…

Crêperie Genia: A Little Piece of Heaven on St. Michel, Paris


June 12, 2013 | Street Food | France

In 2009, I came to Paris to continue my education, where I spent more than two weeks in the area of St. Michel, Quartier des Arts and Odeon, highly saturated with students. I discovered it all, its restaurants, cafes and especially their crepe…

Contact Info: Creperie Genia

Phone Number: +33 7 68 01 82 85

Address: 53 Rue de la Harpe, 75005, Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 7 68 01 82 85

Address: 53 Rue de la Harpe, 75005, Paris, France [ view ]

Discover Mar Mikhael: A Car Free Day


April 06, 2013

On Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm the Mar Mikhael area will be transformed into a pedestrian zone. Free entertainment involving, art, music, sports, and environmental activities, will be offered to adults and…

A Taste of Africa in Tripoli: Fresh Coconut

Street Food

January 28, 2013 | North Lebanon

Are you a coconut fan like me? Do you wait for the season year after year just to enjoy the taste of this bizarre crunchy fruit? I do and in between waiting, I often grab a bar of Bounty to satisfy my craves. Found throughout the tropic and…

Hilmi's Lemonade: A Zesty Stop in Batroun


November 10, 2012 | Reviews | Lebanon

For the last couple of decades, Chez Hilmi has been known for its famous lemonade drink. People would drive hours from all over Lebanon to visit Chez Hilmi and taste its renowned and tasty fresh juice. Staying tuned with the latest, Chez Hilmi…

Contact Info: Hilmi

Phone Number: +961 6 640068

Address: Daou Bldg., Main Road, Batroun [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 640068

Address: Daou Bldg., Main Road, Batroun [ view ]

Hamra’s Alleyway Welcomes Garage 78 St.

International Cuisine

October 29, 2012 | Restaurants | Beirut

If you’ve visited Hamra’s alleyway in recent months, you’ve probably noticed the slew of bars that have opened up such as Big Shot or February 30. Each of these bars seems to attract a particular clientele, which apart from the…

Contact Info: Garage 78st

Phone Number: +961 1 342 164

Address: Hamra Alleyway 78 St., Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 342 164

Address: Hamra Alleyway 78 St., Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

The Borough Food Market London: Everything Food...

Street Food

September 29, 2012 | UK

After visiting the Real Food Market, it was time to check out the second address where locals visit on the week-ends to buy their fresh foods and vegetables: The Borough Market is a great spot right next to the famous London Bridge. The Borough…

Food 101: Student's New Haven on Bliss Street


April 09, 2012 | Italian | Lebanon

Food 101 is the newest place on Bliss street. At a walking distance from AUB, this American Style Restaurant offers Live Stations of Pasta, Salads, Pizza, Sandwiches (Hot & Cold), Soups & Coffee Bar for the hungry students. They start with…

Contact Info: Food 101

Phone Number: +961-1-377871

Address: Bliss Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-377871

Address: Bliss Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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