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Zekrayat Beirut: Souk el Akel Remembers the Icons of Lebanon's Capital
Mar 13, 2018

Beirut ya Beirut Sunday, March 18th A beautiful day of amazing things! Meet iconic people: Diwan Ammar  - Antiques Hilwayat al Daouk - Sweets Hilwayat…


Ghabat el Ozor, Akkar: One of Lebanon's Most Beautiful Places

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…

Pick a City and Let NoGarlicNoOnions' Reviews Guide You...


June 20, 2017 | Popular

On this date back in 2012, NoGarlicNoOnions, the restaurant reviews blog saw the light... five years later, The Discovery Box, Mechwar TV Show, The Foodies' Trail, Souk el Mawasem and Souk el Akel...…

The Real Size of the World!


April 09, 2017 | Spotted Stories

If you want to know the true size of the world, don’t look at an atlas. This may sound like a conspiracy theory but our current world map is wrong. The size and shape of countries and…

209: The Lebanese Wine Platform


March 30, 2017

In just five short months since its launch, 209LebaneseWine.com, the first Lebanese-only wine platform, is revolutionizing the Lebanese wine retail industry. Named after the Pantone reference of the…

The World's Most Expensive 'Aged' Chocolate


February 16, 2017 | Spotted Stories

Aged To’ak chocolate, made from the rarest and most ancient Nacional cacao, is allegedly the world’s most expensive ‘aged’ chocolate, priced at $270 (AED992) per 50 grams bar…

The Best Dessert in 24 Countries Around the World

Desserts & Sweets

January 14, 2017 | Spotted Stories

A meal isn't complete without dessert. While that's true around the world, desserts differ from country to country. Some are light and fruity, and some are rich and chocolaty. From Japan's…

What a Cup of Tea Looks Like Around the World


November 19, 2016

Let's make a cup of tea tonight and cosy up... it's getting cold out there... While tea has become synonymous with Britain's 5'ocklock tea, this hot drink is a popular drink right around the globe.…

Starbucks Green Cup Celebrates Community

Spotted Stories

November 19, 2016

A single line connects the figures. A coffee farmer, a family, a barista, friends embracing. A mosaic of more than a hundred people drawn in one continuous stroke is featured on a new Starbucks…

Celebrate World Food Day 2016


October 16, 2016

What is World Food Day? On October 16, World Food Day, join the global movement to end hunger. Be a part of the solution in your community and around the world. Because when it comes to hunger,…

An a-z of Breads From Around the World

Bread & Bakeries

October 13, 2016 | News

Sandwich, accompaniment, dip or toast, there’s always room on the table for bread – wherever you are in the world. There’s something so satisfying and deceptively simple about that…

Happy Adha Everyone


September 10, 2016

Happy Adha to all from all of us at NoGarlicNoOnions... It's a beautiful time to cherish all that matters to us... our families and loved ones and hope for love, peace and serenity around the…

How the World Serves Eggs


August 17, 2016

Forget fried, boiled or poached and let's try 16 new ways to enjoy some eggs with this infographic from Expedia.

Souk el Akel Travels Around the World in Beit Chebeb


August 15, 2016 | Souk el Akel

Travel Around the World in Beit Chebab is a one of kind event which aims to introduce people to the cultures and traditions of different countries from around the world. St. Antoine’s Church…

Around the world in 20 National Spirits


July 14, 2016

What better way to find more out about a place and its culture than sipping the national spirit in the way the locals do? And every spirit tells a story. Take the lawn party politesse of the…

14 Iconic Sandwiches From Around The World


June 04, 2016

The British like to think they know a thing or two about the sandwich, even going so far as to claim their Earl of Sandwich invented it – although it’s likely he copied the design from…

Rainbow Craze Found it's Way into Sushi Rolls


May 17, 2016

The rainbow food trend that has made it's way to cakes, pies, bagels, pancakes has now found it's way into sushi. The "Rainbow Food Trend" can now be enjoyed in a mouthwatering roll of sushi. This…

Pastries From Around the World: The Eclair Revolution!


May 10, 2016 | Recommended

And the world's eclair craze continues. After Fauchon and Un Eclair de Genie in France, Choux D'enfer in London, Éclair in Seoul and the French Revolution in Bucharest, the world is…

Sleeping with the Sharks... Interested?


March 31, 2016 | Travel

Love sharks? Live in a Shark Aquarium. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep in an underwater bedroom, where the only thing separating you from your neighbors is the 360-degree…

Let's Celebrate Our Planet, Let's Celebrate Earth Hour


March 18, 2016

Creating change in this world starts at home... Creating a better world for ourselves, our kids and the future definitely starts with us... and showing our commitment to our planet is one way.…

Celebrate International Women's Day Today and Everyday


March 08, 2016

We are all celebrating a special day today... March 8 marks a very important day - International Women's Day. NGNO's comes a little late just to remind everyone of the importance and value of every…

Potato Fries from Around the World


February 03, 2016

Would you like fries with that? Of course you would. Whether they’re fries, frites, chips or wedges – these crispy, salty potato sticks are loved all over the world. From their freshly…

Around the World in Hot Drinks


December 31, 2015

'Tis the season for all things warm. You've heard about the storm coming? I guess it's time for some hot chocolate maybe or a pumpkin spice latte... these may be traditional hot drinks but there's…

Veuve Clicquot’s Eco-Friendly Mission: New Packaging from Leftover Grape Skins


December 06, 2015

LVMH-owned Champagne house Veuve Clicquot’s eco-friendly mission is evolving to include packaging that repurposes leftover grape skins. Veuve Clicquot unveiled its new Naturally…

Avoid Sogginess: Leather Piece of Ketchup


November 25, 2015

Often times when I use the word "soggy" it's not good... No one wants a soggy meal, especially not a burger filled with all the tasty condiments. I think Ernesto Uchimura, the lead chef for…

It's Official: The World's Longest Manousheh is Lebanese


November 25, 2015 | News

Choueifat, Lebanon, 22 November 2015 - AMJAD High School’s diligent and dedicated teachers, staff and students officially set out and amazingly broke the world record of the…

Tourism Stories Volume II: My Story, My Community, Our Future


November 22, 2015 | Press

My Story, My Community, Our Future, the second volume in UNWTO´s Tourism Stories series, was launched on the occasion of the 21st UNWTO General Assembly. The book features 28 stories of…

World Diabetes Day: Spread Awareness


November 14, 2015

According to IDF Diabetes, "By 2040, over 640 million of us may be living with diabetes." That's a scary number... Today, November 14 is known as World Diabetes Day, an internationally recognized…

Travel Around the World's Smallest Countries


November 11, 2015

Discover the world's smallest countries - they may be small in size but they make up for in culture, adventure and fun. So whether you’re looking for gorgeous beaches, museums full of history…

Halloween Around the World


October 18, 2015

Walking around New York City, I feel the anticipation towards Halloween... Beautifully decorated pumpkins are spotted around the busy city. I found myself thinking about how this celebration is…

40 No Nos for Tourists Around the World

Spotted Stories

June 09, 2015

It's summer and I am assuming most of you are planning a vacation some where fun... but it's good to know more about some of the things that are frowned upon in different parts of the…

The World’s Tastiest Sandwiches: Lebanon is on the List


May 14, 2015 | Popular

Just imagine a world without sandwiches.  Okay, sorry, that was cruel. It doesn’t bear thinking about. Fret not though, they aren’t going anywhere. What’s more, here are the…

The World's Happiest Countries in 2015


May 05, 2015

The world’s 10 happiest countries, according to this year’s World Happiness Report which looks at earnings, living standards, employment, mental health and family stability. The…

Happy Labor Day: Work is Love Made Visible


May 01, 2015

Let's celebrate the achievements we have made, let's celebrate the hard work every individual out there, including ourselves, puts on daily basis. No matter who you are and what you do, you make a…

Coffee Etiquette Around the World

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

April 22, 2015 | Spotted Stories

Coffee... we all love it... ok most of us do... Coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the world, but did you know that the way it is prepared, served and enjoyed varies from one country…

Around the World in 15 Taxis


April 13, 2015

Cab, tup tup, jeepney or jitney; whatever you call them, when you’re lost, tired or just need to get somewhere fast, the taxi is a sight for sore eyes. Ever since motorised travel first came…

Happy Women's Day: Make it Happen


March 08, 2015

NoGralicNoOnions would like to take a moment to celebrate a day that should be respected and appreciated by everyone... Happy Women's Day to every woman out there, including my wife, my mother,…

White Gold: The Most Expensive Food in the World Today


February 21, 2015

A new caviar is thought to be the most expensive food in the world with a kilo of the "white gold" fetching a whopping £73,000 - and that is at the discount price.   The brand-new…

Christmas Dinners Around the World: How Would Yours Look Like?

Spotted Stories

December 12, 2014

With Christmas day fast approaching, many of us eagerly look forward to catching up with relatives, tearing the shiny wrapping paper off our new presents and spending some down time curled up on the…

7up Rolls Out New Identity


December 09, 2014

You'll be seeing a new logo for 7up soon - PepsiCo announced an updated visual identity - logo and packaging - for the well-known soft drink. The new look is designed by New York-based design…

McDonald's To Launch New Slogan, No More "I'm Lovin It" For a While


October 31, 2014

Are they not 'lovin' it' anymore? The world's biggest fast food chain, McDonald's has unveiled a new slogan in an attempt to help it sales from sinking. The new slogan, 'Lovin Beats Hatin' will be…

Find Out 13 Ways to Make Hummus at Home

Spotted Stories

October 15, 2014

We may all agree that hummus is one of the tastiest, healthiest mezze's out there and it is one of the most popular dips out there—and one of the easiest to make. Did you know that there…

Chocolate Lover's Travel Guide


September 29, 2014 | Spotted Stories

Chocolate is one of the world's most popular foods. Europeans in particular are passionate about cocoa - the chocolate industry is worth around £4 billion in Britain alone. Cocoa beans…

Jeunes Sommeliers 2014 Competition: The Winners

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

September 20, 2014 | News

The 2014 edition of the International Jeunes Sommeliers Competition was held this week in Copenhagen, Denmark, featuring 15 Young Sommeliers from around the world. In 2007 the Chaîne des…

Heineken's 'Cities of the World' - Start Collecting

Spotted Stories

September 14, 2014

Heineken's 'Cities of the World' is aimed to inspire men to live worldly, new adventures by unlocking the secrets of their cities. The campaign includes special edition Heineken®…

Sanayeh Garden: Enjoy a Green Haven in Beirut

Spotted Stories

June 04, 2014 | Beirut

We all know that Beirut, and much of Lebanon, has a serious issue with a lack of green space. There are few places you can take your kids, our cities and towns often resemble concrete jungles.…

Nine Places You Absolutely, Positively Must See Before You Die: Lebanon is 6th


May 10, 2014 | Travel

The Huffington Post In honor of the Huffington Post's 9th birthday, they have named "9 Places You Absolutely, Positively Must See Before You Die." And proudly Lebanon is on that list... Read the…

Make Some Coffee in Disposable Bags

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

May 09, 2014 | Spotted Stories

Here's a new and convenient way to make a cup of coffee in seconds...Danish coffee brand Grower’s Cup has come up with, The Coffeebrewer, a product that is shaped like a disposable bag. The bag…

Vegetable-Flavored Ice Cream from Häagen-Dazs

Ice Cream & Gelato

April 24, 2014 | News

A new surprise from Häagen-Dazs: 'Tomato Cherry’ and ‘Carrot Orange’ flavors. Starting 12 May, the two new flavors which are part of the brand’s ‘Spoon Vege’…

The World Will Soon Have A New "Biggest" Terminal


April 22, 2014 | Airports

Soon enough there will be a new "world's biggest terminal". Today, Dubai holds this title with Grand Terminal 3 but not for long. Turkey is working on a new one million square meters terminal…

Around 23 Michelin Stars in 60 Seconds

Spotted Stories

April 06, 2014

Here's your chance to visit Michelin-starred restaurants in a 60-second video which takes you on a culinary journey across a group of restaurants that collectively boasts 23 stars. This video,…

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