I truly doubt that all Lebanese people don't know or have not heard of Hanna Mitri. The one and only Hanna Mitri is known for his uniquely fresh ice cream, perfect Maamoul and arrogantly rude character. Following his steps is his son Mitri Hanna, the sole carrier of this legend's recipes. I spent two whole hours tasting what I can safely say is the best ice cream in the world. So if you think you’ve had good ice cream before; trust me, you haven’t until you’ve tasted Hanna Mitri’s Middle Eastern ice cream in Achrafieh.
Reaching the old shop where a sign, half-broken shows (Bouzat El Salam). Inside is a shop unchanged since 1949. The story all began in the early forties, where three kids, brought up together in the streets of Beirut discovered the art of ice cream making while playing innocently. Inside a shop they discovered a man who used to prepare some fine Lebanese sweets in ultimate secrecy. Teaching those kids, he never thought one day that they would become famous, one even more than the other. Saab, Ward, and Hanna each grew up their way into the business life of adults. Three famous ice cream shops that are known by everyone.