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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…

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Supermoon Bakehouse: Iconic, Unique, Innovative and Shockingly Tasty

Bread & Bakeries

June 17, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | USA

Let me tell you about a place where art is the driver. A big space where only a few stools are available with six stone tables. A square box with light coming from the ceiling to shine on a table, one single table where food is displayed to be shot…

Smile to Go: A Dream Place in New York

Breakfast & Coffee

June 17, 2018 | Recommended | USA

...because you will smile from the minute you walk in! A fresh place, bright colors, happy decor and a simple menu prepared in the open kitchen in front of guests. Colored pans displayed above the kitchen, open fridges, cakes display and lots of…

Contact Info: Freehand Hotel

Phone Number: +1 (212) 475-1920

Address: 23 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (212) 475-1920

Address: 23 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA [ view ]

Studio: A Happy and Creative Breakfast in New York

Breakfast & Coffee

June 12, 2018 | Recommended | USA

I was here three months ago and still remember the warm hummus with beans, the avocado toast, and the positive vibes. Middle Eastern with touches of class inspired by the cuisines of the world, Studio is an unusual place serving unique creations…

Contact Info: Freehand Hotel

Phone Number: +1 (212) 475-1920

Address: 23 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (212) 475-1920

Address: 23 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA [ view ]

Angela: A Mouthwatering Croissant Worth Visiting Zgharta For

Bread & Bakeries

June 03, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

In Zgharta "The French Croissant" has one address: Angela... And when you taste it you'll be coming all the way from the four corners of Lebanon for it. Every morning the bakery opens at 5 am selling those bizarrely shaped croissants many crave for.…

Flying Ostrich by Dolmama Restaurant, Dilijan, Armenia

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 20, 2018 | Recommended

There was great excitement in town when this branch of Yerevan's upmarket Dolmama Restaurant opened next to the Aghstev River in 2014. Serving what it describes as 'traditional Armenian food with a twist', it offers indoor seating in a restored barn…

Greenwoods: English Breakfast in Amsterdam

Breakfast & Coffee

May 15, 2018 | Recommended | Holland

Located underground by the canal, Greenwoods serves English breakfast all day until four in the afternoon. Renowned for its tasty bites, Greenwoods is highly ranked on social media. Take the wooden stairs and reach a room looking like an old house…

Chinar: Delicious Ethnic Cuisine in Yerevan

International Cuisine

May 13, 2018 | Recommended

Running around Armenia for the last six days, this amazing trip was crowned by a sumptuous dinner at Chinar, one of the capital’s famous local restaurants. Beautifully decorated, the restaurant is a blend of several colors combined together…

Incanto: A Fine Italian in Amsterdam

Italian

May 12, 2018 | Recommended | Holland

Facing the famous De L’Europe hotel, Incanto is an Italian restaurant that opens for lunch and dinner. Located on the first floor with a view of the canal and busy streets, the restaurant proposes a romantic and classy setup with nine windows…

My New Favorite Breakfast Experience: Hotel Kempinski Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

April 30, 2018 | Hotels | Lebanon

Breakfast at The Kempinski is served at Candelabra, a restaurant with a high ceiling and many glass facades which leave enough light travel around the space. Breakfast with a view of the pool, fresh vibes, soft music, professional service and super…

Contact Info: Kempinski Summerland

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Fairfax: When Simple Things Make You Happy, An Enjoyable Breakfast in New York

Breakfast & Coffee

April 04, 2018 | Recommended | USA

Part of the same group called “Happy Hospitality,” Fairfax is another perfection like its siblings, “Joseph Leonard” and “Studio at Freehand” which I both reviewed already. This group managed to create amazing…

Contact Info: Fairfax

Phone Number: +1 212-933-1824

Address: 234 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-933-1824

Address: 234 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014, USA [ view ]

Boucherie: French Culinary Art in New York

French

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | USA

Boucherie is a traditional French Brasserie an exact copy of the ones up in Montmartre transported into the fast business city of New York. Stopping for a drink, a slice of charcuterie or a delicious French meal, Boucherie opens every day as of 11…

Breakfast at 1 Hotel New York; A Beautiful Setup and Great Looking Plates

Breakfast & Coffee

March 30, 2018 | Hotels | USA

This breakfast deserves a review of its own. Down at Jams, the hotel restaurant and bar, food is served a-la-Carte as of 7 am. Dimmed lights, an industrial feel, bricks and metal structures, the aromas of freshly fried eggs activate all my senses.…

Contact Info: 1 Hotel Central Park

Phone Number: +1 212-703-2001

Address: 1414 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-703-2001

Address: 1414 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA [ view ]

Wagamama: Sexy Asian Flavors in Heathrow

Airports

March 20, 2018 | Asian/Chinese | UK

In the heart of Heathrow Terminal 5, Wagamama, one of my favorite restaurants, which I first discovered in Istanbul, welcomes you for lunch. A restaurant hosting several long tables where guests eat together. Sides, donburi, ramen, teppanyaki,…

Contact Info: Heathrow Airport

Phone Number: +44 844 335 1801

Address: Longford TW6, London, UK [ view ]

Phone Number: +44 844 335 1801

Address: Longford TW6, London, UK [ view ]

SAI: Rabieh’s Neighborhood Japanese Eatery is a Favorite

Japanese & Sushi

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

When I noticed that I'd been away from Sai for the last two years, a Japanese diner I used to enjoy at least once a month, it was time to visit again! Sai is much more than a Japanese eatery like any restaurant but feels like a bistro-de-quartier…

Contact Info: Sai

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Taverna Dei Servi; The Taste of Simple Things in Modena

Italian

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Europe

Nestled in the old town of Modena, few meters from the main piazza, the restaurant can be accessed from a peaceful street. One small door opens to an ample space under old arcades of red bricks. The place feels pleasant, quiet and romantic. The…

Da Nello: Authentic and Traditional in Bologna

Italian

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Europe

Traditional and authentic, Da Nello rated 4,3/5 on google maps is considered to be one of the best Italian restaurants in Bologna. When you see a hundred photos of the owner and his guests on all the restaurant’s walls, when the waiters shout…

Moishi: This Mouthwatering Mochi Rocks! A Must Try

Desserts & Sweets

December 24, 2017 | Ice Cream & Gelato | UAE

M'OISHÎ, the leading Japanese Mochi ice-cream provider in the GCC, is proudly created and owned by a Lebanese lady. Bringing the region a fine taste of authentic luxury in a panoply of exciting flavors, I was pleasantly surprised to taste…

Carette Paris: A Happy Ambiance, Amazing Food, Extravagant Desserts

Bread & Bakeries

December 20, 2017 | French | France

Open since 1927, Carette has been the Meeting point for locals and travelers coming here to see and be seen. A cafe trottoir with an internal dining space set in front of a lavish display of viennoiseries and desserts. Looking like a calmer yet…

Le Relais Bocador: Simple, Homey and Memorable

French

December 04, 2017 | Italian | France

Open the door to a claustrophobic small box with walls covered in wood and three mirrors making the place look bigger; the first impression is bizarre. If you speak, everyone listens, so expect to dine with others. I could hear my neighbors chew…

Hanna Mitri... Much More Than Ice Cream, It's Happiness on a Biscuit

Ice Cream & Gelato

November 20, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

I highly doubt that any local doesn't know or has not heard of Hanna Mitri. The one and only Hanna Mitri known for his uniquely fresh ice cream, perfect Maamoul and arrogantly rude character. Following his steps is his son Mitri Hanna, the sole…

Contact Info: Hanna Mitri

Phone Number: +961 1 322723

Address: Achrafieh, Saint Nicolas [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 322723

Address: Achrafieh, Saint Nicolas [ view ]

Babas a L’Arak: Love, Passion and Patriotism in a Jar

Desserts & Sweets

November 06, 2017 | Recommended | Bekaa

I wish sometimes you could watch me scream when I eat a mouth-watering creation... This isn’t a normal Baba au rhum, this is happiness in a jar. From the same creator of Lebanon’s one-and-only “Baba in a jar” comes a new…

Contact Info: Clement, Chasseurs de Saveurs

Phone Number: +961 3 753 563

Address: Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 753 563

Address: Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Stax: The Mouth Watering Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream & Gelato

November 05, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

I discovered this place by pure coincidence on Instagram and i’m happy I did so. Open for only two weeks now, the guys at Stax have great ice cream but what is really memorable is the doughnut they stuff the ice cream in! A super…

Salt: A Gourmet Experience at the Airport

Airports

October 18, 2017 | International Cuisine | Lebanon

One would never imagine eating gourmet food at an airport especially in Beirut. How great would it be to enjoy a real airy croissant made from real butter, a crunchy sandwich baked the same morning and stuffed with the finest of ingredients, a piece…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Ummi: A Different Lebanese Restaurant... Now Open in Beirut

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 19, 2017 | News | Beirut

When you hear that Chef Hussein Hadid and the team are opening a new concept, you can't but be the first to try it. Hussein, his executive chef Dory and the team just do it right! From the masters behind Pzza.Co, Brgr.Co and Deli.Co now comes UMMI!…

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.…

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…

Fouad Khalil's Lebanese Restaurant: It's Happiness Guaranteed

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

August 21, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Fouad is a small restaurant in Nabe3 el Mghara, Hrajel located far away from the tourists and the main road. I love it here and have been visiting since I was a kid. It's just 'It'! The best authentically Lebanese restaurant serving…

Contact Info: Fouad Khalil

Phone Number: +9613 216 639

Address: Hrajel, Faraya and Ain el Rihani. Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613 216 639

Address: Hrajel, Faraya and Ain el Rihani. Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Babette: A Romantic Breakfast in Roma

Breakfast & Coffee

August 18, 2017 | Recommended | Italy

The door opened to an old restaurant with a fresh and eye-catching interior. Perfectly set tables, books, paintings... I was not sure the restaurant was even open until two ladies, wearing black, approached with a smile and showed us to the terrace.…

Lux: Exceptional and Hearty Mediterranean Cuisine

International Cuisine

June 25, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Calm and serene, simple and soothing, Lux is a special restaurant located in the heart of Beirut's central district facing the seaport. With a Provence feel and food from de terroir, Lux promises to serve you with unique food cooked with love,…

Contact Info: LUX

Phone Number: +961 1 444 311

Address: Al Jamarek str., Port District, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 444 311

Address: Al Jamarek str., Port District, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Em Georges: Food from Home, Delivered to the Office

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

June 22, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

It started as a delivery review and now I order from Em Georges every other week when I feel like eating healthy homemade preparations. With guaranteed satisfaction every time you feel hungry, Em Georges is about the flavors of your home when…

Contact Info: Em Georges

Phone Number: +961 1 885 185

Address: Nahr El Mot, Roumieh Main Road, CIC Center Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 885 185

Address: Nahr El Mot, Roumieh Main Road, CIC Center Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon?

Recommended

June 20, 2017 | Sandwiches | Middle East

Where to have a tasty Shawarma in Lebanon: my personal favorites! Shawarma (Arabic: شاورما‎‎) is a Levantine meat preparation, where lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, veal, buffalo meat, or mixed meats are placed on a…

Mikey Likes It: Complicated Flavors, Mouthwatering Ice Cream

Ice Cream & Gelato

May 16, 2017 | Recommended | USA

Mikey Likes It Ice Cream... an interesting name for an ice cream shop. As simple as the name sounds, their sophisticated ice cream makes all the difference. I walked into a simple place where good ice cream is served. Mikey Likes It Ice Cream is…

Furn el Sabaya: Your Unconventional Breakfast Stop

Bread & Bakeries

May 14, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon

Unconventional... more of a sacred ritual, because every sandwich needs time and dedication... The kawarma galette is breathtaking. Just take your time and soak up every moment: first the preparation; the way each one is rolled with love and…

Contact Info: Furn el Sabaya

Phone Number: +961 3 112 880

Address: Aamchit seaside road, IPT fuel tanks, aamchit, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 112 880

Address: Aamchit seaside road, IPT fuel tanks, aamchit, Lebanon [ view ]

Red Velvet Cupcakes: Simple, Elegant and Mouthwatering

Desserts & Sweets

May 05, 2017 | Recommended | USA

Have you ever felt inexplicably drawn to something, a place, a concept, a signboard... I walked past Red Velvet and felt something pulling me inside like a magnet and I'm happy I gave in. Red Velvet cupcakes turned out to be a famous local concept…

17 Favorite Bites to Look Out for This Summer at Souk el Akel

Popular

May 02, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

Time has gone so fast since we first launched Lebanon's biggest street food market ‘Souk el Akel’ on the streets of Downtown Beirut two years ago. This one of a kind event has come a long way since it first started. Over fifty Souk el…

Em Georges: Flavors of Home Delivered for Your Ultimate Pleasure

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 25, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

The door rang and a man with a smile on his face, carrying a big black bag walked in. In a professional outfit and with a polite attitude his positive vibes were immediately felt.  Today I am trying Em George's food for that first time.…

Contact Info: Em Georges

Phone Number: +961 1 885 185

Address: Nahr El Mot, Roumieh Main Road, CIC Center Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 885 185

Address: Nahr El Mot, Roumieh Main Road, CIC Center Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Maialino: A Casual Italian With Notes of Perfection

Italian

April 19, 2017 | Recommended | USA

I can still remember the unique breakfast and the outstanding pancakes I had at Maialino...so I am back for dinner. Foursquare recommends Maialino as one of the best places to have spaghetti in New York, so I thought why not give it a try. At…

Contact Info: Maialino

Phone Number: +1 212-777-2410

Address: Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-777-2410

Address: Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

Zuma New York: Much More than a Restaurant

Fusion Cuisine

April 19, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | USA

It's much more than a restaurant or a bar, Zuma is an experience, a journey into an amazing concept, where some of this city's most innovative drinks are blended and great food is served. The vibes at Zuma New York are outstanding. This iconic…

Contact Info: Zuma, New York

Phone Number: +1 212-544-9862

Address: 261 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-544-9862

Address: 261 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 [ view ]

Yong Kang Street: Poke Bowls on the Move in New York

Japanese & Sushi

April 16, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

There's a choice of 12 poke bowls at the Japanese fast food concept 'Turnstyle'. A small portion sold at $12 for which you can have salmon, tuna, chicken or a mix of seafood. Warm rice topped with Edamame, avocado, sesame, several seafood choices…

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Loved These Real Bagels!

Breakfast & Coffee

April 14, 2017 | Street Food | USA

I didn't for one moment think I'd be writing a review about a bagel place until I plunged into the first bite... I came in to have a cold Coke and ended up ordering three bagels. Einstein Bros is a simple bagel cafe inside the train terminal at…

Georges Maalouf: Fresh and Simple Seafood Sandwiches in Batroun

Fish & Seafood

April 10, 2017 | Reviews | North Lebanon

Occupying the corner street of Batroun's old souk is a place I like - a sandwicheria owned and operated by Georges Maalouf. Consider it a snack or seafood joint, where the chef himself rolls one sandwich at a time. There's no menu but a…

Contact Info: Georges Maalouf

Phone Number: +961 3 743 524

Address: Old souk Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 743 524

Address: Old souk Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

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…

Your Ultimate Breakfast Experience at the Four Seasons Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

March 24, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

On the second floor of the Four Seasons Hotel is where mornings have another meaning. I've been here half a dozen times already simply to enjoy the pleasure of great food, amazing presentation and superb service. It's Georges and the team that add…

Contact Info: Four Seasons Hotel, Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 761000

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, 1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Avenue 2020 4107 Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 761000

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, 1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Avenue 2020 4107 Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Challal: A Lebanese Restaurant in Jezzine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

February 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Lebanon

We chose Al Challal to have lunch while shooting an episode of Mechwar on Jezzine. Al Challal is a Lebanese restaurant nestled on a cliff right by the water fall. A simple table set with the conventional Lebanese mezze. Hummus, Moutabbal, Labneh,…

Mazarine Coffee: The Tartines of San Francisco

Breakfast & Coffee

February 02, 2017 | Recommended | California

Walking down the streets of San Francisco, a coffee shop grabbed my attention. Mazarine Coffee looks fresh with a traditional feel. A wide space, ceramic tiles, an industrial ceiling, wooden tables and leather benches follow the walls. Soft…

Contact Info: Mazarine

Phone Number: +1 (415) 398-7700

Address: 720 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (415) 398-7700

Address: 720 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States [ view ]

Santina: Loved the Vibes, Loved the Food

Italian

January 27, 2017 | Recommended | USA

Welcome to Santina, a vibrant place where at least a hundred people are having dinner tonight. Well lit, decorated with colored glass chandeliers from Modena, wood floor, a lively bar, street food style terrace... the place is alive with the…

Contact Info: Santina

Phone Number: +1 212-254-3000

Address: 820 Washington St, New York, NY 10014 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-254-3000

Address: 820 Washington St, New York, NY 10014 [ view ]

Ichiban Express Delivery: Professional Packaging, Good Food

Japanese & Sushi

January 06, 2017 | Restaurants

Ichiban Express is a popular casual sushi restaurant with more than a dozen locations across Lebanon. I've been ordering a lot from them lately and have realized that their rolls as well as their packaging have improved drastically! Having Sushi…

28 Awesome Sandwiches: The Best in Lebanon!

News

October 19, 2016 | Recommended | Middle East

As we may have noticed, food around the world is following trends which we Lebanese are being influenced by. It was the year of Sushi in 2013, burgers in 2014, homemade pastries in 2015 and the way things are going so far in 2016, sandwiches and…

People by Aishti: A Recommended Place for Lunch

French

September 16, 2016 | International Cuisine | Beirut

This is my second time at People for lunch this month, that's how much I enjoyed the food and experience. During my last visit, I tried their daily lunch menu for $40 but this time would be about trying couple items of the menu for a…

Contact Info: People by Aishti

Phone Number: +961 1 994 994

Address: 71 El-Moutrane Street, downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 994 994

Address: 71 El-Moutrane Street, downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

La Petite Maison Istanbul: A Dream Dinner!

French

September 09, 2016 | Recommended | Turkey

Oh what a restaurant! "Tous Celebres Ici" is the motto to which I'll add "You're Never Disappointed". Dubai, nice, Beirut and now Istanbul, I've been pleasantly surprised every time I visit enjoying the music, the choices, service and beautiful…

Contact Info: La Petite Maison, Istanbul

Phone Number: +90 212 232 0232

Address: Harbiye, No: 34367, Maçka Cd. No:33, 34367 İstanbul/Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: +90 212 232 0232

Address: Harbiye, No: 34367, Maçka Cd. No:33, 34367 İstanbul/Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

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