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Pierre Hermé and Armen Petrossian: The Caviar Macaron

Desserts & Sweets

November 13, 2017 | Recommended | France

This November, Pierre Hermé and Armen Petrossian have created a unique masterpiece! When the king of macarons joins in a venture with the king of caviar expect something big! Together they gave birth to one of the world’s few - if not…

Patisserie Chidiac: The Best Karabeej in Lebanon

Desserts & Sweets

September 17, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

It's been a continuous mission of mine, to plunge into the vast amount of authentic and traditional bites this country has to offer. Whether sweet or savory, we have many places around and each establishment has something original to offer.…

A Taste of Your Hosroscope Sign

News

July 10, 2017

Inspired by horoscopes, Egyptian designer Yasmin Essam comes up with an amazing packaging idea for ‘Eight Chocolate‘. The packaging makes products more personalized – each highlighting a different zodiac sign, featuring the month…

High Sweet: The Signature Dessert Made in Moukhtara

Desserts & Sweets

June 26, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

In the village of Moukhtara is a small shop, a linen shop which sells premium sweets: yes, you heard right, a shop selling linen and home goods called "Optex" has one of the mountains best signature sweets...and one creation in particular left me…

Stacks: Delivering Mouthwatering Pancakes Around Beirut

Desserts & Sweets

June 24, 2017 | Reviews | Lebanon

She visited my office to offer a sample of her pancakes... I ended up having them at least once a week! Sara is indeed the princess of pancakes. Stacks! Yes, real pancakes, three of them, a stack covered with one of Sara's unique sauces. I love…

Tout Rond: A Fine Homemade Macaron

Desserts & Sweets

June 22, 2017 | Reviews

Spending the day at the clinic I had a surprise visit. Mrs. Solange Achkouty, a passionate and positive lady prepares macarons from home for her brand 'Tout Rond'. Mrs. Achkouty has learned the fine art of the macaron in Paris and thus has developed…

Tout de Sweet: Satisfy Your Sugar Rush in Batroun

Breakfast & Coffee

May 23, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | North Lebanon

Located at the entrance of Batroun's main souk is a place which specializes in desserts called "Tout de Sweet". It's about all things sweet. Specialities are prepared by a woman with the help of her husband and two daughters. While spending the…

Contact Info: Tout de Sweet

Phone Number: +961 6 642 412

Address: Main Street, Facing IBL Bank, Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 642 412

Address: Main Street, Facing IBL Bank, Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Al Daoukieh: A Dessert to Try Before you Die

Desserts & Sweets

May 03, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

Back again. The last time I went to Al Daouk, I had been craving Daoukieh, one of their specialty sweets that has seriously left a mark on my taste buds. I am here again to enjoy more of it... Yes, it's that good... Al Daoukieh's success has…

Rice to Riches: New York’s Bizarre Pudding Concept

Restaurants

April 06, 2017 | Reviews | USA

New food concepts keep popping up here and there. One such concept called 'Rice to Riches' serves rice puddings and just that. The name is intriguing, the place is filled with inspirational quotes and jokes all over the walls. But is the concept a…

Contact Info: Rice to Riches

Phone Number: +1 (212) 274-0008

Address: 37 Spring St, New York, NY 10012 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (212) 274-0008

Address: 37 Spring St, New York, NY 10012 [ view ]

Frooza: Your Unconventional Ice Cream Shop

Ice Cream & Gelato

January 30, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

Yes, you can now enjoy and experience Frooza everyday in Mar Mikhael. This new ice cream concept is inspired by the street food markets of Asia and is a concept that was first introduced at "Souk el Akel" more than a year ago by Elias and Lea.…

Contact Info: Frooza

Phone Number: +961 71 081 908

Address: Mar Mikhael, Facing the Trainstation lower gate, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 081 908

Address: Mar Mikhael, Facing the Trainstation lower gate, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Magic in a Cup: For the First Time in Lebanon at Dunkin' Donuts

Breakfast & Coffee

January 17, 2017 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks

I had the chance to be one of the first to try Dunkin' Donuts' "Magic in a Cup" drinks... Innovative indeed! Creative and sexy, the new collection of drinks will be launched round Lebanon starting January 19. Mocha tiramisu: an iced…

Al Hallab: Knefeh is Now Trendy!

Recommended

December 24, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | North Lebanon

Abdelrahman Hallab and Sons is now "Hallab", a new logo, a younger identity and with that a selection of innovative treats which started last year with the ice cream collection. Funky Knefeh or funky Bûches; a mouth-watering season of food has…

Qatayef: A Holiday Delicacy!

Tasty Discoveries

December 02, 2016

Qatayef or Katayef is an Arab dessert commonly served during the month of Ramadan, a sort of sweet dumpling filled with cream or nuts. Qatayef is of Fatimid origin. Qatayef was traditionally prepared…

Meet Oslo's Counterpart in the USA, Milk

Reviews

November 18, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

From the same people who brings us Oslo in Beirut, brings us Milk, an ice cream parlor and pastry shop in Los Angeles.  Drooling over their mouthwatering photos on Instagram, I always dreamt of visiting this place, until I finally did.…

Mr. Holmes: The Famous Chocolate Cruffin!

Chocolate

October 17, 2016 | Popular | California

When there’s a line of thirty people waiting to eat some sweet, you'll know that the place is worth trying. On a calm street, where nothing usually happens, is a pastry shop or more of a bakery called Mr. Holmes. Like everyone else this…

Contact Info: Mr. Holmes

Phone Number: +1 415-829-7700

Address: 1042 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 415-829-7700

Address: 1042 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109 [ view ]

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches: Baskin Robbins Collaborates with Dunkin Donuts

Ice Cream & Gelato

September 01, 2016 | News

Starting today, September 1, Baskin-Robbins will be adding Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches to their menu in collaboration with Dunkin' Donuts. Customers will be able to customize their own donut sandwiches with the breakfast cakes made by…

Swedish Fish-Flavored Oreos Are a Thing

News

August 18, 2016

Every year, food manufacturer Nabisco introduces seasonal and creative Oreo flavors. This fall, a new flavor released on the market is Swedish Fish-flavored Oreos, which is filled with red cream. Available for a limited time only, this new flavor…

Boo-terscotch: New M&M's Flavor

Chocolate

August 17, 2016 | News

M&M’s is releasing the ‘Boo-terscotch’, which is butterscotch flavor, this fall for a limited period.  he new candy combines “the scary good flavors of butterscotch and white chocolate for the perfect seasonal…

A New Thing: Ice Cream in the Clouds

Ice Cream & Gelato

August 11, 2016 | Spotted Stories

A new sweet treat is making "clouds" in London. A dessert cafe in London, Milk Train, has added a new dessert which consist of soft serve ice-cream served on a cloud of cotton candy, giving an illusion that the cone is floating... It is available…

Dominique Ansel Kitchen: The Unconventional Bakery

Reviews

August 02, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

Visiting Dominique Ansel's bakery is not enough to get the full experience of the place. This is why you have to check out what the kitchen has to offer that day. Innovative pastry items, croissant rolled in circles, unconventional cravings and the…

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…

PapaBubble: The Artisanal Customized Candy Store

News

April 12, 2016 | Shopping Mall | Lebanon

PapaBubble is a new place unique of its kind and now open in City Mall Dora. PappaBubble is the candy shop preparing those mini crunchy candies every kid craves for. Papabubble was born in Barcelona in 2004 out of a passion for reviving and…

Al Jawhari Sweets Baalbeck: Nammoura bel Kashta

Desserts & Sweets

March 13, 2016 | Recommended | Lebanon

Up in Baalbeck is a shop famous for their sweets, some specialities nobody else does in Lebanon. Nammoura bel Kashta, ghraybeh bel Kashta, warbet bel Kashta are unique of Baalbeck. Open in 1960, Al Jawahri has been offering a selection of sweets…

Maitre Choux: Their Eclairs are Wondrous Masterpieces

Recommended

January 26, 2016 | Reviews | UK

Maitre Choux enjoyed a beautiful façade. Enter and find a selection of colorful Eclairs lying majestically behind the window, decorated with dedication and style like they were gold jewels. Eclairs like you've never seen before, choux…

Contact Info: Maitre Choux

Phone Number: +44 20 3583 4561

Address: 15 HARRINGTON ROAD - SOUTH KENSINGTON - LONDON - SW7 3ES [ view ]

Phone Number: +44 20 3583 4561

Address: 15 HARRINGTON ROAD - SOUTH KENSINGTON - LONDON - SW7 3ES [ view ]

Furniture That Looks Like Giant Sweets

Desserts & Sweets

January 03, 2016 | News

Matthias Borowski, one half of studio Kollektiv Plus Zwei, designed the collection of candy-like objects that can be used as seats and tables for his thesis, titled The Importance of the Obvious. Borowski experimented with a range of materials…

Helado: A Hundred Flavors of Enjoyment in a New Location

Recommended

October 28, 2015 | Reviews | Keserwan

If one asks about the best ice cream shops in town, Helado surely comes in the Top 3. Helado, the local famous Helado has now moved to a new place, a bigger venue located in Sahel Alma near the United St. Georges Station. Helado never stops…

Contact Info: Helado

Phone Number: +961 3 406897

Address: Chevrolet Center, Near United Gas Station, Sahel Alma, Jounieh, Kesserwan [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 406897

Address: Chevrolet Center, Near United Gas Station, Sahel Alma, Jounieh, Kesserwan [ view ]

Curli-Q's Cinnamon Rolls

Tasty Discoveries

October 20, 2015 | Beirut

It's cylinder and it's tasty. It’s a cinnamon roll with a dozen layers one on top of the other that’s carefully baked in an innovative oven that makes unique tasty cinnamon rolls. Curli-Q is a new kind of pastry shop now open on Hamra…

Finger Biscuits: Some Innovations are Just Wow!

Chocolate

September 17, 2015 | Spotted Stories

How many times have you craved just opening a jar of Nutella and dig in with your fingers... I guess most of us have and this is why this 'urge' for all time favorite chocolate jar has led to the creation of innovative cookies designed by Paolo…

Spot Dessert Shoppe: The Chocolate Green Tea Lava Cake

Chocolate

July 25, 2015 | Desserts & Sweets | USA

A new spin on sweets: This is Spot, a dessert bar like no other that's home to a whole new world of taste. Here, traditional confections are reimagined and spiked with a healthy dose of Asian flare. Thanks to unique ingredients like green tea,…

Tic Tac Flavor-Changing Experience

News

July 04, 2015

Tic Tac is set to reinvigorate the market with the launch of a flavour-changing experience for consumers -Tic Tac Mixers. Available in two flavors – Cherry Cola and Peach Lemonade – the variants melt from their sweet fruit layer into…

Maguy Edde: A Mouthwatering Fruit Cake

Recommended

July 03, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Mount Lebanon

Every time someone arrives at the clinic with a package for me to taste, I prepare myself for a new adventure, not knowing what to expect, or where to start. Some things turn out to be good while others less so... but then I received this package, a…

Bocusini – Let's Print Something To Eat...

Appliances

June 04, 2015 | Food Gadgets

Just imagine... if you could choose what you wanted to eat on-screen and print it in just a few minutes time? Faster than ordering a delivery right? Bocusini is now making 3D printing more accessible to the masses - the world‘s first plug and…

Crepes, Waffles and Pancakes: 16 Spots Rated

Reviews

May 25, 2015 | Spotted Stories | Middle East

I've been touring around the country in search of the best crepes, waffles and pancakes to feed my sweet tooth. There are a lot of options out there and here I've tried to present a good range for you to check out. 16 spots each with a difference,…

Mars Cake Bar: Enjoy Same Flavor but in a Cake

News

May 02, 2015

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats (MCD&T) has extended its celebration cake range, with the introduction of the new Mars Bar Cake. Featuring the Mars confectionery brand, the Mars Bar Cake is designed to share at parties and celebrations with…

Crepico: Excellence in Taste!

Tasty Discoveries

April 09, 2015 | Mount Lebanon

I think it's no secret anymore that I'm preparing my favorite list of pancakes, crepes and waffles. The search started last month with Crepico, which left me happy… The beautifully decorated plates impressed me, as well as the fine chocolate,…

Contact Info: Crepico

Phone Number: +961 1 883 444

Address: Haroun Street, Next to Starbucks, Zalka Highway, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 883 444

Address: Haroun Street, Next to Starbucks, Zalka Highway, Lebanon [ view ]

Tahinov Hats: Armenian Wonders from Ichkhanian Bakery

Recommended

April 03, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

I remember trying a dessert at Batchig last year, something called Tahinov Hats - baked bread mixed with tahina (sesame paste), cinnamon and sugar. I didn't like it back then and considered it to be an Armenian creation that might not appeal to…

Contact Info: Ichkhanian

Phone Number: +961 1 375178

Address: Hussein Beyhum Street, Zoukak El Blate Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 375178

Address: Hussein Beyhum Street, Zoukak El Blate Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

It's Maamoul Season: let's Try the Ones from Aziz

Tasty Discoveries

March 31, 2015

Today we received a box of Mammoul from Aziz. As a first impression, I would say Aziz has to work on the packaging. Served in a cake box, the Mammoul lose their authenticity. Maamoul is better served on a round plate, with the nylon wrapping…

Faysalieh from Al Shareq Sweets: An Ultimate Pleasure

Desserts & Sweets

March 22, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

It is indeed a piece of wonder, a mouthwatering novelty, a sweet bite… it is a creation, which once you’ve tried, will make you drive all the way down to Nabatieh to have some. What am I talking about?  I am talking about…

Ci Gusta: Good Looking Plates...

Restaurants

March 07, 2015 | Reviews | Beirut

Down on Jeanne D'Arc Street in Hamra, next to my favorite Cupcakery, is a brightly lit cafe called Ci Gusta. Ci Gusta serves a large selection of crepes, waffles and pancakes, ice creams and frozen yogurt. The first impression is great, the place is…

Contact Info: Ci Gusta

Phone Number: +961 1 740 141

Address: Jeanne D'arc Street, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 740 141

Address: Jeanne D'arc Street, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Yeh! Waffles, Pancakes, Crepes and Frozen Yogurt

Restaurants

March 07, 2015 | Reviews | Beirut

Yeh! is not new to me considering my sisters used to tell me about this special concept that they enjoy in Montreal. They even wrote a Friends&Co review about it a while back describing the place to have good frozen yogurt cups as well…

Contact Info: Yeh

Phone Number: +961 1 375 040

Address: Next to Aziz, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 375 040

Address: Next to Aziz, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

DipnDip: Sweet Chocolate... Too Sweet In Fact

Chocolate

March 06, 2015 | Desserts & Sweets | Mount Lebanon

Three branches already, DipnDip seems to quickly be making a name for itself around town. Located on Bliss street, Le Mall Dbayeh and Kaslik area, this cafe serves chocolate and many other sweet related items. When I first started hunting the…

Contact Info: DipnDip

Phone Number: +961 4 444820

Address: Le Mall Dbayeh 2nd floor, Dbayeh highway, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 444820

Address: Le Mall Dbayeh 2nd floor, Dbayeh highway, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Paillettes et Confitures: Redefining the Meaning of Jam

Recommended

March 01, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries

Jam, and not just any jam, but something way too good for me to handle... I decided to follow my emotions and man was I right... I received a special package that included jam. I thought would be simply jam like any other jam sold around the…

Vinyl Toys Good Enough to Eat

Spotted Stories

February 24, 2015

Meet Zard Apuya a San Francisco-based artist who has created the cutes vinyl figurines that are look good enough to eat. Using well-known foods and snacks from around the world as his inspiration, Apuya has created a big collection of…

Bite-sized Decadence: The Most Expensive Chocolate Truffle Out There

Chocolate

February 17, 2015 | News

Valentine's may be over, but let's ponder over this for a second... La Madeline au Truffle – the world's most expensive chocolate truffle. This might just have been the ultimate seal of affection if money is no object for Valentine's or…

Ladurée Wears Pucci

News

February 17, 2015

Italian fashion meets macaron in style with this new collaboration between Pucci, the Florentine fashion house, and Ladurée, the Parisian pastry maker. Joining forces and expertise to offer a series of chic and scrumptious gift boxes,…

Warm Cake, Caramel and Crunchy Walnuts… A Must Share Experience!

Tasty Discoveries

February 02, 2015

The Pain Perdu at Gordon's Café is heavenly. It is just as good as the first time I tried it.  A round piece of bread, carefully and lightly slacked in milk, warm and fluffy and covered with a mountain of walnuts… with all…

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 ]

Sweet B: A Different Approach to Truffles - The Brazilian Brigadeiros

Desserts & Sweets

February 02, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries

Have you heard of the Brazilian chocolate truffles? If not, you have to order them today.  They're not only beautiful and pleasant to look at but they're tasty. Brigadeiro is a simple Brazilian chocolate bonbon, created…

All the Way to Tripoli for "Znoud el Set" from Abdelrahman Hallab

Tasty Discoveries

January 23, 2015 | North Lebanon

When I was a kid, I remember going all the way with my parents to Tripoli for Lebanese sweets, they used to say they were the best. Since then I’ve known that you can't visit or pass through Tripoli without a stopover at Abdelrahman for a…

Contact Info: Abdul Rahman Hallab, Tripoli

Phone Number: +961 6444555

Address: Riad El Solh Street, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6444555

Address: Riad El Solh Street, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

2014: Finest Desserts in Lebanon

Desserts & Sweets

January 10, 2015 | News

The Meringue Mountain at VILLA CLARA What made a superb last impression, making us forget about the small imperfections during dinner, was the giant mountain of meringue. Meringue is not the easiest of things to prepare sometimes gives off a bad,…

Print Your Own Chocolates

Chocolate

January 08, 2015 | Spotted Stories

Do you feel like having some chocolate but too lazy to get out for some... especially in this storm... Brrr. Here's why 3D Systems and The Hershey Company have teamed up to let you print your own chocolate at home. 3D Systems revealed…

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