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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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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.…

Hatbe W Nar: All The Way to Kobayat for the Best Tannour Manakish

Bread & Bakeries

June 03, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon

Tannour manakish and bread like you've never tasted before, a selection of Labneh and vegetables from the village, Hummus and Balila ending the experience with the horizontal tannour shawarma no one else managed to copy yet. Hatbe W Nar is…

El Mina Tripoli; Traditional, Authentic and Vibrant

Mechwar Videos

April 01, 2018 | Popular | North Lebanon

El-Mina, is a coastal independent town in Tripoli Northern Lebanon. El-Mina occupies the location of the old Phoenician city of Tripoli. It acts as the harbor city for modern neighboring Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city, situated 5 km to…

Di Fiori: For the Love of Pasta up in Kobayat

Italian

March 20, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

For the love of his country and surely for the love of pasta, Tony Zaher and after a long tour around the world's famous kitchens settled down in his hometown where he passionately prepares fresh pasta. The food is undoubtedly tastier than…

Contact Info: Di Fiori

Phone Number: +961 6 351244

Address: Kobayat, Akkar, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 351244

Address: Kobayat, Akkar, North Lebanon [ view ]

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

Travel

March 17, 2018 | Lebanon

(Lebanon Untravelled) The largest of Lebanon forest, Kamouha forest stretches from Fnaideq to Akkar el Atika in the caza of Akkar . Kamouaa is considered as the largest forest in the middle east. The surrounding heights rise to 2,454 meters of…

Edenberg: One Hell of a Burger up in Zgharta, a Beautiful Diner

American

February 22, 2018 | Burgers | Lebanon

When you reach the sign “I love Zgharta,” it’s where “Edenberg” is. “Eden” for Ehden, the village and “Berg” for burger. Edenberg is one of the most beautiful eateries I’ve seen, an…

Dar el Qamar; An Enjoyable Experience and Delicious Lebanese Food in Tripoli

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

February 22, 2018 | Recommended | North Lebanon

One of Tripoli’s famous restaurant on the renowned “Dam w Farez” Riad is called Dar el Qamar. A cafe and Lebanese diner at the same time, the restaurant serves a selection of traditional dishes and international plates.  A…

Tik Tak Abou Rami: Foul, Hummus, Fatteh and Positive Vibes in El Mina, Tripoli

Breakfast & Coffee

January 29, 2018 | Recommended | North Lebanon

I was recently indulging in an early morning tour around the tight streets of Tripoli and Mina. Foul and hummus is a daily ritual for all of us, and some of its cooked well, other times it's not. I've been to some places where the flavors don't show…

Mike’s Pub: Happy Moments with Friends at El Mina, Tripoli

Restaurants

January 28, 2018 | Reviews | North Lebanon

At the end of Mino, Al Mina’s nightlife hub, Mike’s Pub welcomes you for a drink with sweet music and a movie, enjoying the hidden side of this beautiful city. At Mike’s it’s even more than that, enjoyable drinks and a…

Via Mina Hotel: Luxury and Style in the Heart of North Lebanon

Hotels

January 28, 2018 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Luxurious up to the standard of the Relais & Chateaux chain, classy precisely as you expect a five stars hotel to be, “Via Mina,” located in the vibrant quarters of Mina Tripoli is way beyond what I expected from a hotel in the…

Contact Info: Via Mina Hotel

Phone Number: +961 6 222 227

Address: Farah Antoun, Street 13, Al Mina, Tripoli, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 222 227

Address: Farah Antoun, Street 13, Al Mina, Tripoli, North Lebanon [ view ]

My Favorite Falafel are Found in Kousba: Robert Sadat

Recommended

January 07, 2018 | Restaurants | Lebanon

A unique handmade bread from the village, no garlic and no onions, the falafel at Robert Sadat is light and straightforward yet fulfilling. Yes, no garlic and no onions; have a sandwich and return to work without feeling heavy and loaded. I…

This is Akkar!

Mechwar Videos

December 24, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Akkar Governorate (Arabic: محافظة عكار‎) is the northernmost governorate of Lebanon. It comprises the single district of Akkar, which in turn is subdivided into 121 municipalities. The capital is at Halba. It covers an area of…

Visit Akkar; The Most Beautiful Sceneries in Lebanon

Mechwar Videos

December 24, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

Akkar District (Arabic: محافظة عكار‎) is the only district in Akkar Governorate, Lebanon. It is coextensive with the governorate and covers an area of 788 km2. The UNHCR estimated the population of the district to be 389,899 in…

Black Horse: A Ranch and Restaurant in Amioun

Restaurants

December 21, 2017 | Lebanon

Black Horse started as a private ranch in the wide quiet valley of Amioun, and soon, it was turned into an amazing spot to visit. Black Horse restaurant is owned and managed by Joseph Ojeimi. Black Horse is a restaurant and event space,…

Jessy Juice Amioun

Desserts & Sweets

December 21, 2017 | Reviews | Lebanon

Juices, waffles, crepes and ice cream, Jessy Juice is a dessert specialist now open in Amioun. From Batroun, where they perfected the art of Lemonade, the brand has expanded beyond the borders of their hometown to several other locations…

Emm Salim Bakery: Ejjet Bayd and Mabroumet Nutella in Anfeh

Bread & Bakeries

December 20, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

My latest discovery is a must try! Emm Salim’s bakery is one of the many places that have made Anfeh famous. Located in the old souk, the famous "Tahet el Rih" resort and surely the Phoenician sea fortress... Hidden in the old village with no…

Rawand: An Architectural Masterpiece Opens in Tripoli

International Cuisine

December 20, 2017 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

I felt transported the minute I walked in! A marvelous place, a huge structure, hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in creating an architectural masterpiece. Rawand is not something I was expecting to see in Tripoli, a city I adore but…

C-Delights: A Tasting Dinner in the Kitchen

International Cuisine

December 04, 2017 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Invited to witness the opening of a new catering company in Chekka, it was dinner in the kitchen. C-Delights, a gourmet market, fine cuts, and spirits shop with a delivery kitchen promises some tasty offering down the building. Equipped with a state…

A Day of Wisdom with an Apple Farmer in Bsharri... Save Lebanese Apples!

Mechwar Videos

October 24, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

Lebanese apple farmers have been in crisis. Before the war in Syria, the country was a major export market for Lebanese fruit, as well as serving as a transport route to other markets in the region. Travelling through Syria has become increasingly…

Mechwar to Hadath el Jebbeh

Mechwar Videos

September 26, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Hadath el Jebbeh, is a town located in Bsharri District in the North Governorate of Lebanon. It was originally settled in 400 A.D., and is situated on a hill at an altitude of 1500 meters, overlooking the Qannoubine valley, 'The Valley of…

Rassif Cafe and Restaurant, Tripoli

International Cuisine

September 12, 2017 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Owned by the same people as Rassif Mina, this restaurant is quickly gaining momentum in Tripoli as the place for morning coffee and a healthy meal. It opens at 7 a.m. for early risers and students, and its beautiful interior and cozy design make it…

Syr Palace Hotel: A Preserved Heritage in Danniyeh

Hotels

September 07, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Spending a long day in Danniyeh, I passed by Syr Palace, an old preserved hotel built in the nineteen thirties. Up the winding roads that lead to the foothills of Mount Lebanon and overlook the valleys and farmlands of the caza of Donnieh, you…

A Different Beach Experience: Colonel "Reef" is Now Open

News

August 21, 2017 | North Lebanon

Located on Batroun's beautiful waterfront, "Colonel Reef" is Colonel's Beer newest baby. After three years of beer brewing, music, events, barbecue and camping, Colonel has taken the craft beer experience to another level... Enjoy a selection…

Mechwar to The Beach City of Anfeh

Mechwar Videos

August 19, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Enfeh(Arabic: انفه) or Anfeh, is a town in the Koura district of the North Governorate of Lebanon. Enfeh borders the villages of Chekka, Al-Qalamoun, Barghoun and Zakroun. It is located 65…

Tannourine Summit Rush 2017: Souk el Akel Goes Wild!

Events

July 16, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Lebanon

On top of beautiful Tanourine peak, come camp under the starry skies and enjoy a long weekend surrounded by the great outdoors. Get absorbed into Lebanon’s breathtaking nature and enjoy an adventurous recreation at its best. Incredible…

LoCal: The Wheat Free Bakery

Bread & Bakeries

June 29, 2017 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Received the night before, bags full of products coming all the way from Tripoli... I woke up early to try them, a handful of fine creations - all wheat free - freshly produced every morning in the capital of the north. I was expecting to discover…

Contact Info: LoCal Bakery

Phone Number: +961 6 210 450

Address: Saba Zreiq street, Tarablus, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 210 450

Address: Saba Zreiq street, Tarablus, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Ferdaws: Ehden's Renowned Lebanese Restaurant, I Recommend It

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

June 25, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

During my childhood, I remember visiting Ehden with my parents every other weekend, a village my family loved for its people, scenery, calm and positive vibes. The famous El Ferdaws was our favorite stopover for lunch there at least once a month.…

Contact Info: Ferdaous, Ehden

Phone Number: +961-6-560605

Address: Nabeh Mar Sarkis, Ehden, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-6-560605

Address: Nabeh Mar Sarkis, Ehden, North Lebanon [ view ]

Souk el Akel: See You in Chekka... The Beach is Calling!

News

June 25, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Lebanon

This weekend we're spending some fun and delicious time by the beach in Chekka. The view of the sunset alone is enough to make you want to visitSouk el Akel in Chekka... Grab a bite from any of Souk el Akel's unique food vendors, pass by the…

Restaurant 46: Iftar in Tripoli

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

June 22, 2017 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Open in 1946, "46" is a famous place nestled on El Mina's sea road facing the beautiful Mediterranean. A casual restaurant serving international and Italian cuisine, it offers something complementary to the traditional Silver Shore venue. It feels…

The Sea is Calling... The Biggest Beach Party is Happening in Chekka

Events

June 19, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Lebanon

And our tour continues around Lebanon... The view of the sunset alone is enough to make you want to come...   Grab a bite from any of our endless choice freshly prepared by Souk el Akel's unique food vendors, and a drink of your choice from…

Podium Resto-Pub Koura (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine

June 16, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Lebanon

Yesterday I visited  a newly opened restaurant called Podium; I ordered a handful of choices from the menu... enjoy the photos in the gallery.

Memorize: A Terrace and Restaurant in Anfeh

International Cuisine

June 15, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon

Located on the second floor of an old house in Anfeh, Memorize serves guests with a selection of international and Lebanese dishes. Lebanese music plays in the background giving atmosphere through to the bar and terrace. Indeed Memorize is a lounge…

Contact Info: Memorize

Phone Number: +961 6 543 470

Address: Anfeh seaside road, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 543 470

Address: Anfeh seaside road, North Lebanon [ view ]

Changing the World's View... Uniting Lebanon... From Tripoli!

Events

June 15, 2017 | News | North Lebanon

We're halfway through Lebanon's most challenging and exciting event: Souk el Akel, Ramadan Edition, at KHAN EL ASKAR. Pounding with colors, life and happiness, Souk el Akel, Ramadan Edition, at KHAN EL ASKAR is taking place between June 9 and June…

Gerge el Dayaa: Fish and Seafood Prepared with Love

Fish & Seafood

June 14, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon

Gerge el Dayaa is a seafood restaurant up by the shore in Anfeh. The old blue house with its glass facade is located by the salt factory, next to Marina del Sol on the seaside road. Georges, his wife Nadia and their kids welcome Gerge el Dayaa…

Contact Info: Samket Gerge Dayaa

Phone Number: +961 3 127693

Address: Anfeh main road afger Las Salinas, Anfeh, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 127693

Address: Anfeh main road afger Las Salinas, Anfeh, North Lebanon [ view ]

The Beautiful "Khan el Askar" in Colors

News

June 12, 2017 | North Lebanon

Khan al Askar, Caravanserai of Soldiers, also known as Khan al Asra, Caravanserai of Hostages and Khan al Hareer, Caravanserai of Silk, was built in Tripoli in the 13th Century to serve as a garrison for the new city. This would explain the mammoth…

Anfawiyat: A Memorable Stay at Anfeh's Beautiful Guesthouse

Hotels

June 09, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Guesthouses in Lebanon are the latest trend and this one has surely done it right! Nestled in just a few hundred meters from the beautiful Anfeh sea and the famous "Ta7et el Ri7" is Anfawiyat. I was so happy to have discovered this home away from…

Contact Info: Anfawiyat Guest House

Phone Number: +961 70 240 650

Address: Anfeh, Al Harra Charkieh, Koura, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 240 650

Address: Anfeh, Al Harra Charkieh, Koura, North Lebanon [ view ]

Are You Ready Lebanon? Celebrate Life and Happiness in Tripoli!

Events

June 09, 2017 | News | North Lebanon

This season, celebrate with Souk el Akel 10 unforgettable nights in Tripoli. It's your chance to discover the beautiful old souks of Tripoli, Lebanon's second biggest city. Souk el Akel is creating a one-of-a-kind Ramadan…

10 Days of Entertainment and Festivities: Celebrate Ramadan in Tripoli

Events

June 06, 2017 | News | North Lebanon

Program of events from the 9th until the 18th of June. This season, celebrate with Souk el Akel 10 unforgettable nights in Tripoli. It's your chance to discover the beautiful old souks of Tripoli, Lebanon's second biggest city.…

This Year, Ramadan is Different: You are Going to Tripoli!

Events

June 05, 2017 | News | North Lebanon

This season, celebrate with Souk el Akel 10 unforgettable nights in Tripoli. It's your chance to discover the old souks, the beautiful souks of Tripoli, Lebanon;s second biggest city. Souk el Akel will be live from KHAN EL…

Gestures From the Heart: A Meal from the Heart for a Forgotten Generation!

Spotted Stories

June 01, 2017 | Lebanon

Today is a special day in my life and surely for the 45 deprived elder people waiting to enjoy a hot meal generously offered by my friend Paola, founder of Gestures from the Heart association. "Gestures from the Heart" has created a special…

Discover Tripoli's Old Souks and Live the Ramadan Spirit

Events

June 01, 2017 | Popular | North Lebanon

This season, celebrate with Souk el Akel 10 unforgettable nights in Tripoli. It's your chance to discover the old souks, the beautiful souks of Tripoli, Lebanon;s second biggest city. Souk el Akel will be live from KHAN EL…

Celebrate Ramadan in Tripoli with Souk el Akel

News

May 30, 2017 | Souk el Akel | North Lebanon

This season, celebrate with Souk el Akel 10 unforgettable nights in Tripoli. It's your chance to discover the old souks, the beautiful souks of Tripoli, Lebanon;s second biggest city. Souk el Akel will be live from KHAN EL…

Tout de Sweet: Satisfy Your Sugar Rush in Batroun

Breakfast & Coffee

May 23, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | North Lebanon

Located at the entrance of Batroun's main souk is a place which specializes in desserts called "Tout de Sweet". It's about all things sweet. Specialities are prepared by a woman with the help of her husband and two daughters. While spending the…

Contact Info: Tout de Sweet

Phone Number: +961 6 642 412

Address: Main Street, Facing IBL Bank, Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 642 412

Address: Main Street, Facing IBL Bank, Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Ayyam Zaman: Delicious Lahme Beajine in Jabal Mohsen (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

May 22, 2017 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Sometimes good food is found in the most unlikely places! There's a small restaurant in Bab el Tebbaneh that sells puff pastry Lahme Beajine. Crunchy and enjoyably flaky, these Lahme Beajine are sold for LBP500 each! Yes, 500 only. Shocking when we…

Breakfast at Mist Hotel Ehden

Breakfast & Coffee

May 16, 2017 | Hotels | Lebanon

Waking up early at Mist Hotel in Ehden began beautifully calmly as I headed straight down to discover their breakfast served at Seasons, the hotel's restaurant. With a splendid view over the valley and another view facing the village of Ehden.…

Contact Info: Mist Hotel Ehden

Phone Number: +961 71 100 222

Address: Nabe3 Mar Sarkis, Ehden, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 100 222

Address: Nabe3 Mar Sarkis, Ehden, North Lebanon [ view ]

The Fabulous Mist… Your Escape to Ehden

Hotels

May 07, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

A reception glowing from all sides, a wide lobby decorated with stripes of wood, colorful paintings and large spaces for relaxation and socializing... welcome to the Mist, one of Lebanon's most beautiful hotels located in Ehden, North Lebanon.…

Contact Info: Mist Hotel Ehden

Phone Number: +961 71 100 222

Address: Nabe3 Mar Sarkis, Ehden, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 100 222

Address: Nabe3 Mar Sarkis, Ehden, North Lebanon [ view ]

Seasons Restaurant: Worth a Trip to Ehden for the Experience

French

May 07, 2017 | International Cuisine | Lebanon

Seasons in Ehden's Mist Hotel boasts classy decor. Little details like Degrenne wine glasses, two forks and two knives, a butter plate and glass water bottles made me feel sure I was to experience a delicious lunch in Ehden. Seasons is Mist's…

Contact Info: Mist Hotel Ehden

Phone Number: +961 71 100 222

Address: Nabe3 Mar Sarkis, Ehden, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 100 222

Address: Nabe3 Mar Sarkis, Ehden, North Lebanon [ view ]

Zalfa Guesthouse: A House in Batroun

Hotels

May 03, 2017 | Reviews | North Lebanon

Located in Batroun, occupying the 3rd floor of an old building next to the Red Cross is a normal apartment called Zalfa Guesthouse. Owned by Jacques and his wife, the house is like any average house refurbished in the simplest of ways. There…

Contact Info: Zalfa Guesthouse

Phone Number: +961 70 722 264

Address: Red Cross street, Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 722 264

Address: Red Cross street, Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Breakfast on Weekends at Colonel Batroun

Breakfast & Coffee

April 26, 2017 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Who today is not familiar with Colonel - a brand that's so much more than just beer. There's a brewery, a garden, yoga classes, various events and now they offer a whole new breakfast experience every weekend. I love it here, the vibes, the mood,…

Contact Info: Colonel Brewery

Phone Number: +961 6 743 543

Address: Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 743 543

Address: Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Souk el Akel: Balamand Spring Festival

Events

April 24, 2017 | Souk el Akel | North Lebanon

This year's SPRING FESTIVAL is taking place on Tuesday, April 25th at Al Kurah Campus (Kelhat). We promise you a day full of smiles, laughter, delicious treats, and good times! This year, we are taking Spring Festival to a whole new level featuring…

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