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The World’s Best Hummus

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 01, 2018 | Popular | Mount Lebanon

It’s the world’s best Hummus by far! It’s the smoothest, softest, most tender and extremely flavorful treat the world has ever witnessed; it’s Al Halabi’s hummus, not only Lebanon’s best but the world’s…

Contact Info: Al Halabi

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

The World’s 50 Best Beaches

News

December 01, 2017 | Travel

Welcome to the most definitive list of beaches ever assembled — a diverse collection of off-the-beaten-path slices of paradise from every hidden corner of our planet. To create The World’s 50 Best Beaches©, FlightNetwork has…

10 Favorite Spots: Lebanon's Best Hummus!

News

July 01, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

The hummus comprises nothing more than what it should: pummeled chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt and olive oil. Yet Lebanon's hummus has brought food critics, amateur locals and foreign globe-trotters to their literary knees. It has…

Burgundy: The Best Restaurant in Beirut, Lebanon Deserves an International Award

French

June 26, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

Sometimes, words are never enough to express the true intensity of a culinary experience. This is exactly how I felt after my experience at Burgundy. Welcome to Lebanon's finest: when reality turned into a trip to the land of wonders, a meal I'll…

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

Popular

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…

Dominique Ansel: How the Cronut King Conquered the Pastry World!

Desserts & Sweets

April 06, 2017 | News

While Dominique Ansel is globally famous for his genius invention of the Cronut – a literal and viral sensation that still generates daily lines down the street some five years after its birth – that creation is merely the highest…

Contact Info: Dominique Ansel Bakery

Phone Number: +1 212-219-2773

Address: 189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-219-2773

Address: 189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012 [ view ]

Breakfast at the St. Regis New York: The Best Ever!

Breakfast & Coffee

January 28, 2017 | French | USA

When you walk into the St. Regis hotel, you understand the real meaning of luxury... You're transported into another dimension in this five star palace... I was in love the minute I reached the reception. I enjoyed walking around surrounded by the…

Maialino New York: The Best Pancakes I've Ever Had!

Breakfast & Coffee

January 27, 2017 | Italian | USA

Although I have had breakfast in several places during my trip to New York, Maialino is definitely different. It is a long rectangular space decorated with wooden shapes, a bar at the entrance, wood parquet and rugged leather chairs... It's a…

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 ]

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…

Levain: The World's Best Cookie!

Chocolate

August 30, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets | USA

Third time at Levain, still impressed like if it was the first. What a place, what a cookie... The world's best cookies for sure. The Raisin and Oat Cookie: It really makes you feel good. Huge mounds of oatmeal cookie–golden brown on the…

Contact Info: Levain Bakery

Phone Number: +1 212-874-6080

Address: 167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-874-6080

Address: 167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023, United States [ view ]

Beirut, Part of the World's Best Cities to Visit!

News

July 14, 2016 | Popular

From ancient capitals to modern metropolises, these are the cities you'll want to add to your bucket list. When we travel to an urban center, we’re often looking for the whole package — history, culture, exciting cuisine,…

Pierre Hermé: Best Pastry Chef for 2016

News

June 18, 2016

The next time you plunge into one of Pierre Hermé's macarons, know that you're enjoying a delicious bite made by the world's best pastry maker 2016, a title given to him by The World's 50 Best Restaurants. Pierre Hermé is to the…

Lebanon's Street Food Market: 16 Favorite Eats!

Popular

May 22, 2016 | Souk el Akel | Middle East

Time passes so quickly that I almost forgot about officially launching 'Lebanon's Street Food Market' on the streets of Downtown last year. Souk el Akel has come a long way, with events happening every Thursday in Beirut as well as the many pop-ups…

2015: Fine Dining Restaurants in Lebanon

News

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…

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…

2015's Most Read Articles on NoGarlicNoOnions

News

January 01, 2016 | Top 10 List

With more than 2,000,000 page views on NoGarlicNoOnions this year, below are the 12 most read…

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.…

Visiting New York: What and Where to Eat-My Top10

Recommended

November 16, 2015 | Reviews | USA

I can't get enough of New York. I have been there twice already in less than a year; and each 10-day trip was a full food experience one…I have tried enough pastrami sandwiches, cookies, burgers and desserts to feel the nostalgia of this city…

La Sushi Mania Rattrape le Liban 18 Adresses Japonaises

Press

October 21, 2015 | Middle East

As published in Cuiz'in Magazine  

The Four Seasons Five Star Breakfast: Lebanon's Best

Breakfast & Coffee

September 13, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

When you plan to visit the best breakfast spot in Beirut, believe me you won't be getting much sleep the night before. I dreamt of the finest eggs Benedict in Lebanon, of this long buffet filled with endless choices of eye candy items stuffed in…

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 Zahlawi Ice Cream, Douma

Ice Cream & Gelato

August 03, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

You would think that it would only take a few lines to describe an ice cream experience… But no matter what I say here, words are not going to be enough to describe this ice cream that left me amazed. What I had in Al Zahlawi in Douma is an…

J.Makhlouf Dora: The Sandwich King

Recommended

July 29, 2015 | Sandwiches | Lebanon

It's called J.Makhlouf and it's located on Dora's inner road leading to Bourj Hammoud. On Armenia Street is a small shop facing Big Sale called J.Makhlouf. The first impression is a great one. Extremely clean but tiny, the space includes an open…

Contact Info: J.Makhlouf

Phone Number: +961 1 264787

Address: Armenia Street, Bourj Hammoud, Facing Big Sale, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 264787

Address: Armenia Street, Bourj Hammoud, Facing Big Sale, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Pate a Choux: Lebanon's Wondrous Croissants

Breakfast & Coffee

July 15, 2015 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

During my adolescence, I remember dad taking me to a pastry shop all the way up in Broumana. Owned and run by Victor Rbeiz, Pâte à Choux cakes were special, freshly handmade with love and passion, a passion that has run…

Contact Info: Pâte à Choux

Phone Number: +961 1 614150

Address: Sodeco, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 614150

Address: Sodeco, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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…

Katz's: The Life Changing Pastrami

Grill&BBQ

July 01, 2015 | Recommended | USA

They say it's a life changer, an experience not to be missed, a journey one should take, that you have to eat a Katz's pastrami sandwich at least once in your life and make sure you do it at an early age to live happier after. That's Katz's, the…

Contact Info: Katz's Delicatessen

Phone Number: +1 212 254-2246

Address: 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212 254-2246

Address: 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, United States [ view ]

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

News

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 very best between two slices of bread. 1. Beirut -…

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: 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…

Maison Pierre Marcolini: Haute Chocolaterie and Pure Indulgence

Chocolate

February 16, 2015 | Recommended | Europe

I didn't enjoy the chocolates back in Brugges, the first thing I intended to do when we arrived to Brussles was to visit Maison Pierre Marcolini – and thankfully it was an incredible experience.  I was happy to learn that…

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: 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 Casual Diners in Lebanon

News

January 09, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Crepaway's New Menu Finally OutYes, finally, after long years of waiting, Crepaway has introduced a new menu. A menu that feels different and unique. A menu with a different standard than the usual diner food we know. Invited to be among the first…

2014: Best Pizza in Lebanon

News

January 08, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Tavolina: I Found it... A Pizza Worth a TrophyTwo thumbs up for their pizza. I can honestly say that today I've tasted one of the best not to say the best Italian pizza ever tasted in Lebanon. A 30cm perfectly round pizza with thin non chewy dough…

NoGarlicNoOnions Best of 2014: Most Viewed Youtube Videos

News

January 07, 2015 | Top 10 List

Street Food in Beirut Let's Get Lost in Bourj Hammoud Lebanese Bread, How it's Made Zahle: The City of Arak and Tasty Discoveries Handmade, Authentic Ghazle el Banet A Visit to Jbeil, Byblos Al Sousseh: Selected by CNN as the…

2014: Best Foul, Hummus and Eggs with Kawarma in Lebanon

Breakfast & Coffee

January 06, 2015 | News | Middle East

Fouad Massaad: The Authentic Breakfast of ZahleIn Zahle, when you say Foul and Hummos for breakfast, Georges Massaad is the only place to visit. Georges Massaad is located on the main Zahle highway, few meters after the Saraya. Pass the Saraya and…

2014: The Finest Pain Perdu in Lebanon

News

January 06, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Middle East

The Gordon's Cafe Exquisite Delicacy The pain perdu at Gordon’s is to die for… I wish I discovered it earlier. A perfectly round piece of bread, airy and light, is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, walnuts and caramel on the…

2014: Best Breakfast in Lebanon

Breakfast & Coffee

January 06, 2015 | News | Middle East

The Food Dealer: A New Tasty Experience in LebanonOn a calm Friday morning, along with some friends, we headed down to Food Dealer for breakfast. The Food Dealer is a deli/café that has recently opened on Mar Mikhael. The hype around it has…

2014: Tasty Discoveries on Must Try in Lebanon

News

January 06, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Middle East

Salon des Famille' Extravagant Milk CookiesWhen I think Zahle, the first thing that comes to mind is “Kaak bi 7alib”… I love those cookies so much that I always ask my friends to get me some whenever they’re going up t the…

2014: Best Street Food in Lebanon

News

January 06, 2015 | Street Food | Middle East

Kalaa Chicken, Fransisco, and Chicken ShawarmaDuring our street food tour around Beirut, my friend Hasan suggested we visit Kalaa Chicken. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to have some chicken that day, since almost all chicken in the country is…

Pierre Marcolini: One of the World’s Best Chocolates

Chocolate

November 20, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | France

Passing by the French capital a couple of times a year for short stays, I got used to following trends. Last year, I went hunting through all tne burger shops, then I continued searching for the best éclair… Year after year, I keep on…

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