Van Leeuwen: One of New York’s Best Ice Cream Shops, The Black Sesame

Ice Cream & Gelato | USA

USA

July 16, 2018

Van Leeuwen: One of New York’s Best Ice Cream Shops, The Black Sesame

Ice Cream & Gelato

July 16, 2018 | Reviews | USA

After touring five ice cream concepts around the neighborhood in east village I stopped at Van Leeuwen. Coming here for…

Lebanon’s All-Time Favorite: The Famous Spiel Mozzarella Burger

American | Middle East

Middle East

June 08, 2018

Lebanon’s All-Time Favorite: The Famous Spiel Mozzarella Burger

American

June 08, 2018 | Burgers | Middle East

Crepaway's Spiel Mozzarella Burger: (The legendary all-star burger! Spiel burger with a thick chunk of deep-fried…

Contact Info: Crepaway

Phone Number: +961 9 637638

Address: Sahel Alma, Jounieh Highway, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 637638

Address: Sahel Alma, Jounieh Highway, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Stroopwaffle at Hans Egstorf in Amsterdam

Desserts & Sweets | Holland

Holland

May 16, 2018

Stroopwaffle at Hans Egstorf in Amsterdam

Desserts & Sweets

May 16, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | Holland

One of the major things to eat when visiting Amsterdam is the circular waffle called Stroopwaffle. A round shaped,…

Joelle’s Dream Maamouls; Delicious and Light

Desserts & Sweets

March 30, 2018

Joelle’s Dream Maamouls; Delicious and Light

Desserts & Sweets

March 30, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries

Take a maamoul, close your eyes and lay it on your tongue... feel its sandy envelop and prepare yourself to press it up…

My Latest Discovery: "Maakroun Hobeiche"

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon

Lebanon

December 15, 2017

My Latest Discovery: "Maakroun Hobeiche"

Desserts & Sweets

December 15, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

They look like any Lebanese sweets, covered with powdered sugar but in fact they are not. A tradition of the Hobeiche…

Popelini; Paris' Best Choux a la Creme

Desserts & Sweets | France

France

December 04, 2017

Popelini; Paris' Best Choux a la Creme

Desserts & Sweets

December 04, 2017 | Recommended | France

Been here in 2014 and still remember the sumptuous flavors of Popelini's great Choux. The best in Paris for sure,…

Patisserie Chidiac: The Best Karabeej in Lebanon

Desserts & Sweets | Middle East

Middle East

September 17, 2017

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…

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…

Angelina's Famous Mont Blanc: A Beirut Favorite!

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut

Beirut

August 22, 2017

Angelina's Famous Mont Blanc: A Beirut Favorite!

Desserts & Sweets

August 22, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

One of my favorite desserts is Angelina's Mont Blanc, a creation that can't be described in just a few words but must…

Contact Info: Angelina, Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 990992

Address: Foch Area, Saad Zaghloul Street, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 990992

Address: Foch Area, Saad Zaghloul Street, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Le Greche: A Good Gelateria in Athens

Ice Cream & Gelato | Greece

Greece

August 21, 2017

Le Greche: A Good Gelateria in Athens

Ice Cream & Gelato

August 21, 2017 | Recommended | Greece

In Athens, there's a shop that sells real gelato, enjoyable to the last mouthful. Classy and inviting, this Gelateria…

What Happened to Noura?

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut

Beirut

August 19, 2017

What Happened to Noura?

Desserts & Sweets

August 19, 2017 | Reviews | Beirut

While others are improving and new names are opening, one long-established brand is getting it wrong! Let's get…

High Sweet: The Signature Dessert Made in Moukhtara

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon

Lebanon

June 26, 2017

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…

Captain Cookie: Washington’s Famous Cookie Spot

Desserts & Sweets | USA

USA

April 12, 2017

Captain Cookie: Washington’s Famous Cookie Spot

Desserts & Sweets

April 12, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

Just before leaving Washington I Googled to find the best ice cream place, which when I finally found I fell in love…

Furn Emm Salim: Anfeh's Supreme Traditional Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

Lebanon

February 14, 2017

Furn Emm Salim: Anfeh's Supreme Traditional Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

February 14, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

My latest discovery is a must try! Emm Salim’s bakery is one of the many places that have made Anfeh famous.…

VanLeeuwen: Mouthwatering Ice Cream in New York

Ice Cream & Gelato | USA

USA

January 26, 2017

VanLeeuwen: Mouthwatering Ice Cream in New York

Ice Cream & Gelato

January 26, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

Google led me to VanLeeuwen; the name made me want to try their ice cream. It was 2 degrees outside on a cold winter…

Al Hallab: Knefeh is Now Trendy!

Recommended | North Lebanon

North Lebanon

December 24, 2016

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…

Le Gabarit Healthy Christmas Logs

Recommended

December 15, 2016

Le Gabarit Healthy Christmas Logs

Recommended

December 15, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries

Who said enjoying a Christmas log should be fattening?  This Christmas, Le Gabarit Healthy Christmas Logs will…

La Baguette: Tasting Traditional Peruvian Desserts

Breakfast & Coffee

May 19, 2016

La Baguette: Tasting Traditional Peruvian Desserts

Breakfast & Coffee

May 19, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets

Located just a few meters from the NM hotel is a cafe called La Baguette. La Baguette is a cafe with an endless choice…

Kaddoum Honey: A Gift from Nature

Tasty Discoveries

May 08, 2016

Kaddoum Honey: A Gift from Nature

Tasty Discoveries

May 08, 2016 | The Box

Visiting Dubai for GulFood, I was introduced to Kaddoum, a honey produced in Lebanon with such love and dedication…

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…

Evvivo Pandolia: The Panettone Kingdom

Recommended | Italy

Italy

February 09, 2016

Evvivo Pandolia: The Panettone Kingdom

Recommended

February 09, 2016 | Spotted Stories | Italy

It's a small place with no name or sign, in a young neighborhood facing a Gelateria shop and another of street food…

French Revolution: The Mouthwatering Eclairs of Bucharest

Recommended | Europe

Europe

February 01, 2016

French Revolution: The Mouthwatering Eclairs of Bucharest

Recommended

February 01, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | Europe

Two of my dream places are Un Eclair de Genie in Paris and Maitre Choux in London, places specialized…

Baked by Melissa: Famous for its Mini Cupcakes

Recommended | USA

USA

November 17, 2015

Baked by Melissa: Famous for its Mini Cupcakes

Recommended

November 17, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

Baked by Melissa is the only place I visited and didn't review during my last trip to New York. It's a small…

Cedar's Hummus: Lebanese Quality in America

Tasty Discoveries | USA

USA

October 31, 2015

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…

Roadster's Black Burger is Good!

American | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

September 30, 2015

Roadster's Black Burger is Good!

American

September 30, 2015 | Burgers | Mount Lebanon

Nothing can be more special than visiting Roaster Diner on the last day the Black Burger is being offered? September…

Contact Info: Roadster Diner

Phone Number: 1585

Address: Zalka main road, Jal El Dib, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: 1585

Address: Zalka main road, Jal El Dib, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Chakala: A Healthy and Tasty Vegan Chocolate Spread

Chocolate

September 18, 2015

Chakala: A Healthy and Tasty Vegan Chocolate Spread

Chocolate

September 18, 2015 | Recommended

And here I am again looking at what I am about to eat and wondering what it will taste like. Will it be good? Chakala…

Cookies'n'more: Mouthwatering Cookies

Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

Lebanon

September 14, 2015

Cookies'n'more: Mouthwatering Cookies

Tasty Discoveries

September 14, 2015 | Lebanon

It's a bag, a big bag full of goodies, a bag with boxes and nylon wraps holding a large selection of cakes and bites.…

Contact Info: Cookies'n'More

Phone Number: +961-1-513350

Address: Sin El Fil, Facing Hayek Hospital entrance, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-513350

Address: Sin El Fil, Facing Hayek Hospital entrance, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Awad: Kashta Ice Cream Logs and More

Ice Cream & Gelato | Lebanon

Lebanon

September 11, 2015

Awad: Kashta Ice Cream Logs and More

Ice Cream & Gelato

September 11, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

The place is small, unwelcoming, and the staff doesn't smile, but they do have nice ice cream. Fruit or Kashta, the ice…

Spot Dessert Shoppe: The Chocolate Green Tea Lava Cake

Chocolate | USA

USA

July 25, 2015

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,…

Frannie's Yo Art: The Frozen Yogurt Boutique

Reviews | USA

USA

July 23, 2015

Frannie's Yo Art: The Frozen Yogurt Boutique

Reviews

July 23, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

A heaven for yogurt lovers if I may say, where I found myself walking around the many possibilities for enjoyment and…

Pate a Choux: Lebanon's Wondrous Croissants

Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

July 15, 2015

Pate a Choux: Lebanon's Wondrous Croissants

Breakfast & Coffee

July 15, 2015 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

During my adolescence, I remember dad taking me to a pastry shop all the way up in Broumana. Owned and run by Victor…

Contact Info: Pâte à Choux

Phone Number: +961 1 614150

Address: Sodeco, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 614150

Address: Sodeco, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Pierre Herme: A World Renowned Exquisite Macaron

Tasty Discoveries | France

France

June 08, 2015

Pierre Herme: A World Renowned Exquisite Macaron

Tasty Discoveries

June 08, 2015 | France

Heir to four generations of Alsatian bakery and pastry-making tradition, Pierre Hermé began his career at…

Chichakli Zghorta: Unique Fatayer with a Zesty Character

Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

Lebanon

May 12, 2015

Chichakli Zghorta: Unique Fatayer with a Zesty Character

Tasty Discoveries

May 12, 2015 | Lebanon

It doesn't look like or feel like a normal fatira, but this is something you have to try. A golden-colored originally…

Santiveri: Healthy … and Full of Taste

Tasty Discoveries

April 29, 2015

Santiveri: Healthy … and Full of Taste

Tasty Discoveries

April 29, 2015

I was introduced to Santiveri a very long time ago, in the days when I was still living with my parents. My mom had a…

Halsa: Addictive Healthy, Crunchy Thyme Fingers

Tasty Discoveries

April 29, 2015

Halsa: Addictive Healthy, Crunchy Thyme Fingers

Tasty Discoveries

April 29, 2015

It was supposed to be a regular meeting down in Beirut at my friend Myrna's office until a special delivery came in - a…

Tahinov Hats: Armenian Wonders from Ichkhanian Bakery

Recommended | Lebanon

Lebanon

April 03, 2015

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…

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 ]

The Lebanese Burger at Lamb House

Burgers | Lebanon

Lebanon

March 29, 2015

The Lebanese Burger at Lamb House

Burgers

March 29, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

My friends say it's their favorite burger and I might just be agreeing on that.  Sometimes, simplicity is…

Contact Info: Lamb House

Phone Number: +961 1 741701

Address: General de Gaulle, Chouran Street, Al Manara, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 741701

Address: General de Gaulle, Chouran Street, Al Manara, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Faysalieh from Al Shareq Sweets: An Ultimate Pleasure

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon

Lebanon

March 22, 2015

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…

Adon & Myrrh: Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Bdadoun

Tasty Discoveries

March 06, 2015

Adon & Myrrh: Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Bdadoun

Tasty Discoveries

March 06, 2015

Let's start with a small introduction, one that's very important before moving forward. What is extra virgin olive…

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

Tasty Discoveries

February 02, 2015

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…

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 ]

My Latest Discovery: Taqa Endurance Snack Bars

Tasty Discoveries | Middle East

Middle East

February 02, 2015

My Latest Discovery: Taqa Endurance Snack Bars

Tasty Discoveries

February 02, 2015 | Middle East

In this review, I didn't just try the Taqa Bars but plunged into the details of their production, and believe me when I…

A Tasty Discovery: The Zero Calorie Miracle Noodles

Tasty Discoveries

January 22, 2015

A Tasty Discovery: The Zero Calorie Miracle Noodles

Tasty Discoveries

January 22, 2015

There's a reason shirataki noodles are branded as "Miracle Noodles." These translucent, gelatinous Japanese…

The Cheesecake Factory Cakes now in Lebanon

Shopping Mall | Lebanon

Lebanon

January 10, 2015

The Cheesecake Factory Cakes now in Lebanon

Shopping Mall

January 10, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

The Cheesecake Factory cakes are now sold at VOX Gold cinemas VIP Lounge. Yes you heard me, the long awaited Cheesecake…

M de Noir: The Chocolate Master Hits Again

Chocolate | Lebanon

Lebanon

January 08, 2015

M de Noir: The Chocolate Master Hits Again

Chocolate

January 08, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

The chocolate master hits again and this time with something new and unique which promises to amaze the market.…

2014: Tasty Discoveries on Must Try in Lebanon

News | Middle East

Middle East

January 06, 2015

2014: Tasty Discoveries on Must Try in Lebanon

News

January 06, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Middle East

Salon des Famille' Extravagant Milk CookiesWhen I think Zahle, the first thing that comes to mind is “Kaak bi…

Salon des Famille' Extravagant Milk Cookies

Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

Lebanon

January 03, 2015

Salon des Famille' Extravagant Milk Cookies

Tasty Discoveries

January 03, 2015 | Lebanon

When I think Zahle, the first thing that comes to mind is “Kaak bi 7alib”… I love those cookies so…

Lobster Rolls: A Trend to Look Out for in 2015 - Now in Lebanon

Reviews | Lebanon

Lebanon

January 03, 2015

Lobster Rolls: A Trend to Look Out for in 2015 - Now in Lebanon

Reviews

January 03, 2015 | Shopping Mall | Lebanon

Voila, why wait for the New Year’s 2015 predictions while December loundly broadcasts some of the food trends…

Contact Info: Brgr.Co, Beirut Souks

Phone Number: +961 1 999836

Address: Beirut souks, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 999836

Address: Beirut souks, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Don Baker: A Dark Chocolate Crepe with Hints of Perfection (Discontinued)

Chocolate | Beirut

Beirut

December 22, 2014

Don Baker: A Dark Chocolate Crepe with Hints of Perfection (Discontinued)

Chocolate

December 22, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

Remember the fine crepe I discovered in July? This dark chocolate crepe (Chocorange), a blend of 100% Callebaut…

Contact Info: Don Baker

Phone Number: +961 1 384 304

Address: Badaro main road, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 384 304

Address: Badaro main road, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

A Tasty Discovery: Honey Maamoul from Nicolas Audi

Tasty Discoveries

December 21, 2014

A Tasty Discovery: Honey Maamoul from Nicolas Audi

Tasty Discoveries

December 21, 2014

I've written about them before and here I am again... Those deserve an article by themselves. An airy light…

Truffle Chocolate: A Collection of Truffles and Sweet Delights

Chocolate | Beirut

Beirut

December 14, 2014

Truffle Chocolate: A Collection of Truffles and Sweet Delights

Chocolate

December 14, 2014 | Desserts & Sweets | Beirut

I came across a place called Truffle Chocolate on Instagram. To my happy surprise I found them at Le Salon du Chocolat.…

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