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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…

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10 Favorite Spots: A Tasty Crepe in Paris

News

September 28, 2017 | Popular | France

When visiting Paris, I check out the crepes around town. Crepe Dentelle Paris: A Renowned Address, Average Food This time I'm searching for Paris' best crepe and a specific one appeared on Google with a high rating. Crepe Dentelle in the heart of…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Stay and Eat in London

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August 27, 2017 | Popular | UK

London... An iconic city, majestic if I may say, where class and luxury await, the city of charm and history. I've been to London five times already searching for the best food destinations and unforgettable discoveries... Below is a list of spots I…

Gelato in Roma: My Personal Choice

Desserts & Sweets

August 19, 2017 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Italy

After indulging in Milan's favorite gelatarias, I planned a trip to Rome to see how the capital of this most famous culinary country compares. The world talks about ice cream but Italy calls it 'gelato'. Soft, airy and lightly creamy; no one makes…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Tasty Pizza in Lebanon

News

July 02, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Pizza, who doesn’t love pizza? This Italian classic is the second most popular food in the world, after burgers. From Italy to France, the United States to the Middle East, pizzas come in many shapes and sizes, but the end result is the…

10 Favorite Spots: French Brasseries and Bistros in Lebanon

News

June 28, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Towards the end of 2012, French bistros started to gain popularity in Lebanon... but the big boom took place in 2013 when two restaurants on average were opening every month. The trend now stopped with one restaurant opening every month…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Good Lebanese Mezze

News

June 27, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Renowned all around the world, our Lebanese cuisine has won several awards for its fine taste, colorful plates and superb taste. It's all about love poured in every plate spread on that long Mezze table. Lebanese feasts can take up to 5…

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Best Ice Cream

Ice Cream & Gelato

June 26, 2017 | News | USA

I can't get enough of New York... I have been there probably a six or seven times already in less than a year; and each 10-day trip is a full food experience challenge… I have tried enough pastrami sandwiches, cookies, burgers, ice cream…

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Best Breakfast Experiences

News

June 24, 2017 | Popular | USA

I can't get enough of New York... I have been there probably a six or seven times already in less than a year; and each 10-day trip is a full food experience challenge… I have tried enough pastrami sandwiches, cookies, burgers and…

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon?

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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…

10 Favorite Spots: Delicious Sandwiches You Must Try in Lebanon!

News

May 28, 2017 | Popular | 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 sandwiches for 2016 and 2017.  What started ages…

10 Favorite Spots: Best Places My Grandpa Told Me About

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May 14, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

It’s true when they say that some foods are best prepared by masters… and not just any masters. Often found in hidden places, there are certain places that have been around for generations, handing down family secret recipes from one to…

A Meal from A to Z: 27 Food Stops at ABC!

International Cuisine

May 08, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

Lebanese food blogger and founder of ‘No Garlic No Onions’, Anthony Rahayel visits every restaurant in ABC and recommends his favorite dishes in each place. An expert food critic, Rahayel has been professionally reviewing restaurants…

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…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Mouthwatering Ice Cream in Lebanon!

Ice Cream & Gelato

May 01, 2017 | News | Middle East

Here comes summer along with its intense heat, a beautiful season eagerly awaited in our fresh country. Beaches, mountain trails, barbecues, social gatherings, dancing on rooftop venues and, throughout it all, a continuous need to refresh and cool…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Good Italian Pasta in Lebanon!

Italian

April 30, 2017 | News | Middle East

Pasta is one of the world's most favourite foods! Spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini - there are over 600 known pasta shapes. It's delicious, it's nutritious, it's versatile.  It can be enjoyed as a main course, or as a side dish. Top…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Hefty Breakfast in Lebanon!

Breakfast & Coffee

April 23, 2017 | News | Middle East

"Breakfast", the latest trend to take our country by storm. New breakfast spots are opening every month and many restaurants are changing their operating hours to serve breakfast.  It’s a beautiful day out there ……

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Real Burger in Lebanon!

Burgers

April 16, 2017 | News | Middle East

I love burgers, to the extent that I don’t mind eating these little pieces of heaven every day. Mind you, not all burgers are worth talking about and not all burgers are made properly. It is not as simple as one would imagine. A good burger…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Sushi in Lebanon!

Japanese & Sushi

April 10, 2017 | News | Middle East

Sushi is a global convenience food of choice and Lebanon is by no means an exception to the international trend. But did you know that Sushi was originally a street food, a working-class dish that became “haute” after getting a…

Lebanon's Best Food Spotted: 17 Cities, 24 Treasures!

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April 10, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

This is a story of a country told through its magnificent food. It's a land called Lebanon where food plays a major role in uniting its citizens. For hundreds of years, traditional specialities have made some villages and cities famous for their…

Breakfast in Lebanon: Where to Go, What to Eat!

Breakfast & Coffee

February 14, 2017 | Reviews | Middle East

"Breakfast", the latest trend to take our country by storm. New breakfast spots are opening every month and many restaurants are changing their operating hours to serve breakfast. Not sure where to go or what to order, click on the…

Top 10: My Greatest Hotel Stays this Year!

Hotels

October 22, 2016 | Recommended

In 2016, I was lucky enough to have had the chance to travel a lot. I discovered more than 20 different cities and checked into more than 25 hotels around the world. Each hotel was a unique experience and a step forward to learning more about the…

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…

An Edible Tour: NGNO's Favorite Fine-Dining Spots Around the World

Popular

July 26, 2016 | Reviews

Touring around I came to discover some of the world's finest dining options tried and enjoyed throughout our gastronomic world. Come with us as we discover the best of the best. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Paris, France L'Atelier de Joel…

2015: Fine Dining Restaurants in Lebanon

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March 15, 2016 | Recommended

They kind of vanished, Fine Dining restaurants in Lebanon. Few still survive and I love them. They deserve a visit because there is where food is beautifully presented and created with love, passion and high standrards. Burgundy: Best of the…

2015: Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon

News

March 14, 2016 | Recommended

Any dish served in Italian restaurant is simply. Pizzas, pastas and risottos, Italian cuisine is great. Voted for many years as the trendiest and most loved cuisine on earth, the Italian cuisine has gained a large part of the local market. Check out…

10 Favorite Spots: Delicious Milano, Italy

Italian

February 17, 2016 | Popular | Italy

Et voila, here's my second time in Milan, only this time the trip was based around food and culinary discoveries. 6 days, 5 nights, 15 restaurants tried, 6 gelato places enjoyed, 50 dishes tried, 25 reviews, 2,000 photos taken, 100 discoveries, 2…

2015: Best Sandwich in Lebanon

Recommended

February 10, 2016 | Sandwiches

Sandwiches and wraps are stepping up their game everywhere we go. What started ages ago as a portable food item or finger food has grown to become a popular food item worldwide and is found in various versions, with various fillings, shapes,…

2015: Best Breakfast in Lebanon

Recommended

February 09, 2016 | Top 10 List

It’s a beautiful day out there… Let’s start enjoying it early with a delicious bite somewhere around town… where to go? Scouting the country from North to South … From Beirut city to the Metn area and way…

Lebanon: 19 Places Your Dad Told You About

News

December 01, 2015 | Popular | Middle East

Back to the Past… Generations of Quality and Taste Places Your Dad Told You About It’s true when they say that some foods are best prepared by masters… and not just any masters. Often found in hidden places, there are certain…

MEAT IN LEBANON: THE ULTIMATE STEAK GUIDE FOR THE CARNIVORE IN YOU

Reviews

November 19, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Come with me to discover my favorite meat restaurants around the country for 2015: Au Bistrot De Michel Located in a quiet neighborhood of Beirut, Michel's reflects the real French tradition of a "Bistrot de Quartier", a neighborhood restaurant.…

Japanese Restaurants: 18 Places to Eat a Good Sushi in Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi

October 20, 2015 | Recommended

Sushi is a global convenience food of choice and Lebanon is by no means an exception to the international trend. But did you know that Sushi was originally a street food, a working-class dish that became “haute” after getting a facelift…

A Trend on the Rise: Armenian Restaurants in Lebanon

Armenian

September 01, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Taste&Flavors Magazine: Keeping up with THE CUISINE. Everywhere you go, you find Italian and French restaurants, pizzas parlors, burger joints, Lebanese restaurants but have you stopped to think of the richness of Armenian food? More and…

25 Favorite Breakfast Spots in Beirut

News

July 06, 2015 | Recommended | Middle East

It’s a beautiful day out there… Let’s start enjoying it early with a delicious bite somewhere around town… where to go? Scouting the country from North to South … From Beirut city to the Metn area and way…

Maamoul: A Selection from Around the Country

News

April 07, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Les Delices de B.B: My Favorite Maamoul this SeasonRound in shape, good in size with fresh aromas... I thought about it again, and realized that their neat look may be something good. Take a break, take a deep breath and bite into one:…

It’s a Wrap… 33 of Lebanon's Tastiest Sandwiches and Wraps…

News

March 27, 2015 | Recommended | Middle East

It was the year of burgers in 2014 and the way things are going so far in 2015, sandwiches and wraps are stepping up their game everywhere we go. What started ages ago as a portable food item or finger food has grown to become a popular food…

Lebanon's Best Restaurants of 2014

News

March 26, 2015 | Reviews | Middle East

Lebanon's Best Restaurants: My Coup de Coeur Restaurants Eateries and Cafes I Like Bistros in Lebanon Italian Restaurants in Lebanon Let’s ‘Meat’ in Lebanon Fine Dining in…

2014: My Coup de Coeur Restaurants

News

February 27, 2015 | Top 10 List

Onno: The Best Authentic Homey Lebanese Armenian FoodOnno has been feeding its customers authentic Armenian specialties in its charming 24 seats restaurant in Burj Hammoud since the year 1990. With its fairly priced menu, Onno serves items…

2014: Best Eateries and Cafes

News

February 27, 2015 | Top 10 List

  Gilt: Some Passionate Food is Served HereDo you remember why I came to Gilt the first time? I came seeking the best pain perdu in town, but unfortunately I didn’t have the honor of tasting it. Instead, I went on a journey…

2014: Best Bistros in Lebanon

News

February 25, 2015 | Top 10 List

  Chez Jean-Claude Bistro Français, BeirutOne of the best around. Few French bistros compare to Chez Jean-Claude, it suits all types of get-togethers and offers some of the most delicious French food in the city. I never understood…

2014: Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Lebanon

News

February 12, 2015 | Top 10 List

Burgundy: Beirut, Lebanon: "The Restaurant"Sometimes, words are never enough to express the true intense feeling of how much I enjoyed a culinary experience. This is exactly how I felt after my experience at Burgundy. Welcome to Lebanon's finest.…

2014: Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon

News

February 11, 2015 | Top 10 List

Mario e Mario: Homemade, the Italian Way"Mario e Mario has been a love project in the making for 30 years now. My earliest recollection of watching my father concocting passionately his delectable Italian dishes, dates back to when I was a little…

2014: Best Meat Restaurants in Lebanon

News

February 02, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Where can we go to have a good piece of meat around here? Surely you or some of your friends have asked that same question often times. There are plenty of places to go to, where you can enjoy a decent piece of meat. Before we start, let me take…

2014: Best Sushi Restaurants in Lebanon

News

January 12, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Sushi Shack: Rabieh has a New Sushi Place... And it's GoodYesterday night, accompanied by four of our friends, we went to try Sushi Shack. We were welcomed by the manager and chose one of the many tables in this square venue. White, vast,…

2014: Lebanon's Gourmet Burgers

Burgers

January 11, 2015 | News | Middle East

Le Petit Gris: A Rich Selection of Fine Dining Creations Served in a brioche bun, The 180g meat sits perfectly around the added ingredients. Sponginess, juiciness and crunchiness of the bun by Paul Bakery hosts a thick and adequately cooked,…

2014: Best Lebanese Diners in Lebanon

News

January 11, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Orfali Jal El Dib: Not Only Good Sandwiches but Mouthwatering Homemade DessertsThis is the story of a cow, a cow that decided to establish itself in Beirut, as a way of getting closer to the human race. Mrs. Orfali came from the farm straight to the…

2014: Best Ice Cream and Gelato in Lebanon

Ice Cream & Gelato

January 10, 2015 | News | Middle East

Hanna Mitri: The World's Best Ice CreamI truly doubt that all Lebanese people don't know or have not heard of Hanna Mitri. The one and only Hanna Mitri known for his uniquely fresh ice cream, perfect Maamoul and arrogantly rude character.…

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,…

2014: Best Armenian Restaurants in Lebanon

News

January 09, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Badguer: An Armenian Home with a lot to OfferI was happy to discover some new Armenian specialties not found at other renowned restaurants around the city. I enjoyed meeting the ladies behind those dishes as well as the restaurant manager, who is…

2014: Best Lebanese Seafood Restaurants

News

January 09, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Mhanna Sur Mer: Repeated Perfection by the Mediterranean SeashoreMhanna Sur Mer is one of my favorite Lebanese/Seafood restaurants for as long as I can remember. It has been an address I head down to year after year to enjoy some good and tasty…

2014: Best Lebanese Restaurants in Lebanon

News

January 09, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Babel Dbayeh: Fourth Review, Same Great ExperienceBabel; the grandiose Babel. A combination of unique architecture, good food and joyful moments. Babel, located on the Dbayeh highway, is a restaurant you won't be able to miss while driving on the…

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