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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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De Bakkerswinkel Bakery Amsterdam

Breakfast & Coffee

May 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Holland

Loaded and fresh sandwiches, flaky croissants, a dark chocolate cake and a black coffee... a small homey bakery serves breakfast and lunch every day until 5 pm. You feel at home, enchanted with fresh aromas, the bakery is good for a morning…

Naya: Middle Eastern Counter and Grill with Lebanese Influences in New York

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 29, 2018 | Popular | USA

With the opening of its fifth location in New York, Naya comes with a new revamped and upscale decor. Brightly lit, cleaner and trendier, the casual Lebanese restaurant speaks the American language. Enter a long hall decorated with wood, greenery…

Lenwich; New York’s Favorite Sandwich Place and Good Looking Eats

Recommended

April 11, 2018 | Restaurants | USA

It’s called Lenwich and I already tried nine of their sandwiches and visited three of their locations; Lenwich is the home of loaded sandwiches beautifully designed to make your mouth water.  The concept is simple, stand in line, order…

Contact Info: Lenwich

Phone Number: +1 (212) 462-4433

Address: 16 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10010, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (212) 462-4433

Address: 16 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10010, United States [ view ]

Fairfax: When Simple Things Make You Happy, An Enjoyable Breakfast in New York

Breakfast & Coffee

April 04, 2018 | Recommended | USA

Part of the same group called “Happy Hospitality,” Fairfax is another perfection like its siblings, “Joseph Leonard” and “Studio at Freehand” which I both reviewed already. This group managed to create amazing…

Contact Info: Fairfax

Phone Number: +1 212-933-1824

Address: 234 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-933-1824

Address: 234 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014, USA [ view ]

Boucherie: French Culinary Art in New York

French

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | USA

Boucherie is a traditional French Brasserie an exact copy of the ones up in Montmartre transported into the fast business city of New York. Stopping for a drink, a slice of charcuterie or a delicious French meal, Boucherie opens every day as of 11…

Katz: The Place of Dream Sandwiches

American

March 21, 2018 | Recommended | USA

It’s called Katz, and it sells one of the world’s tastiest sandwiches. I’ve been here three or four times already enjoying their thick, super loaded juicy sandwiches prepared in front of you. Thousands of customers come here daily,…

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 ]

Abul3ezz: A Shawarma I Adore; Chicken and Beef

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 14, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Still is one of the best Shawarma joints in town, Abul3ezz serves an amazing sandwich loaded with flavors and love, served with such a generosity like no one else does it. I love the bread, the way it's soaked in fat and grilled, the juiciness…

Contact Info: Abul3ezz Street Food

Phone Number: +961 70 833 877

Address: Slaf El Bawshriyeh road, Near Sibon, Dekwaneh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 833 877

Address: Slaf El Bawshriyeh road, Near Sibon, Dekwaneh, Metn, 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…

Sandwitch: Driven by Passion, The Happiest Sandwicheria in Lebanon!

International Cuisine

December 24, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Six customers sitting at the bar, a place loaded with hungry people, the owner and a manager handling delivery calls, five chefs working like a busy beehive handing sandwiches to the hungry crowd. What a place! A simple Lebanese food shack open for…

Contact Info: Sand-Witch

Phone Number: +9613878715

Address: Main Street, Behind Banque du Liban, Sakiet El Misk, Bikfaya, Mount Lebanon, Metn [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613878715

Address: Main Street, Behind Banque du Liban, Sakiet El Misk, Bikfaya, Mount Lebanon, Metn [ view ]

Tiger’s BBQ-Ing: A Lebanese Sports Diner, Now Open in Beirut

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

December 23, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

I had a dream, the dream to Experience what a real diner is... I had a dream to eat real diner food when diners vanished from our country... I had a dream to enjoy fast casual American food the way Roadster and Crepaway offered it ten years ago…

Contact Info: Tiger's Diner

Phone Number: +961 1 290 190

Address: Hazmieh, Chevrolet Road before Beirut City Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 290 190

Address: Hazmieh, Chevrolet Road before Beirut City Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Make Sandwich: Bizarre Menu; Complicated Choices!

Reviews

November 14, 2017 | Sandwiches | USA

On Union square is a small sandwich shop called “Sandwich” offering nine kinds of sandwiches. The place is neat, one table in the middle and an open kitchen...but I expected more details! Photos of the menu, the possibility of choosing…

Al Rayess: Tasty Sandwiches in the Heart of Chtaura

Sandwiches

November 12, 2017 | Street Food | Lebanon

Last year while walking around Hamra, I discovered a funky place called Rayess. A red and yellow kiosk occupying the entrance of this historical street, Al Rayess from Chtaura is in fact an authentic sandwicheria with touches of modernism. Visiting…

November 3rd is Sandwich Day: Have a 3arous

News

November 03, 2017

Never underestimate the power of a good sandwich, there’s something special about the best of the worlds toppings slipped between two slices of bread. Mayonnaise as a sandwich dressing? You betcha, slices of pickle? Of course! French fries?…

Eisenberg’s Deli New York: The Sandwiches Are Not Good!

Restaurants

November 01, 2017 | Reviews | USA

In the heart of Manhattan located in the busy Flatiron district, Eisenberg is an old restaurant with a long bar and a seating area at one end. You don’t wait in line, no number and names, walk in and sit wherever you feel like. In…

2nd Avenue Deli New York: A Good Pastrami, Unpleasant Vibes

Restaurants

November 01, 2017 | Reviews | USA

I’m sure you know by now that I’m a big fan of Katz, the famous deli which I aim to visit every time I travel to New York... Trying to find alternatives or different versions of my beloved Pastrami sandwich, I stopped by 2nd Avenue Deli,…

Döner & Gyros: Tasty, Fresh, Juicy Sandwiches

Recommended

October 10, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut

From the streets of Berlin and Chicago comes a new kind of fast food joint called “Döner & Gyros”. Bringing you the Berlin Döner and Chicago Gyro, you can now discover what the Occidental version of the Shawarma is all…

Contact Info: Doner&Gyros

Phone Number: +961 1 444 800

Address: Mar mikhael , ibrahim bacha street., Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 444 800

Address: Mar mikhael , ibrahim bacha street., Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Bar Tartine Achrafieh: I Had a Very Pleasant Lunch!

International Cuisine

October 08, 2017 | Pizza | Beirut

Home of the oval Pizza and fresh sandwiches, Bar Tartine - open in ABC Achrafieh - is my address every time I feel like enjoying a pleasant meal. With several glowing reviews already, Bar Tartine is guaranteed satisfaction for a tasty pizza and…

Contact Info: Bar Tartine

Phone Number: +961 71 466 788

Address: Mar Mikhael Main Street, Achrafieh, beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 466 788

Address: Mar Mikhael Main Street, Achrafieh, beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Sand-Witch: The Happy Sandwich Place

American

September 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

"Sand-Witch" is more than a restaurant; it's an experience... Sand-Witch is a positive place where great vibes and tasty food meet! I felt transported the minute I walked in and the second I met Joe; the owner who has moved from Canada to pursue his…

Contact Info: Sand-Witch

Phone Number: +9613878715

Address: Main Street, Behind Banque du Liban, Sakiet El Misk, Bikfaya, Mount Lebanon, Metn [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613878715

Address: Main Street, Behind Banque du Liban, Sakiet El Misk, Bikfaya, Mount Lebanon, Metn [ view ]

Souk el Akel's "Sushi Burrito": A Personal Favorite!

Japanese & Sushi

September 12, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Middle East

Souk el Akel's Sushi Burrito is Lebanon's, the Middle East’s and probably the world's best: be proud! I've had many in my time; I’ve traveled to New York to taste what they offer, and I've come back to Lebanon proud of what we…

Döner Joint Achrafieh: Long Live Shawarma...

Restaurants

August 21, 2017 | Reviews | Beirut

To tell you the truth, I was never excited to have a doner kebab especially after trying the ones in Istanbul... but I heard that "Döner", imported from Germany, is different. Just when we've upgraded our shawarma to what I consider…

Apple is Releasing More Food Emojis

News

July 21, 2017

Apple has confirmed a list of new emojis being made available to everyone later this year – and your and our foodie Instagram feed is about to get a whole lot more interesting. How have we gone so far without a sandwich emoji. The sandwich…

Snack el Awedim: I Really Love it Here!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 10, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Back to Snack el Awedim... I still adore their sandwiches! The most light scrambled egg sandwich I've ever had, the freshest roast beef sandwich, an amazing makanek sandwich created differently to any other and much more... I love the branding…

Contact Info: Snack el Awedim

Phone Number: +961 70 496 664

Address: Jdeideh next to Bank Audi, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 496 664

Address: Jdeideh next to Bank Audi, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon?

Recommended

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…

Joseph: That Exceptional Shawarma!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

June 13, 2017 | Reviews | Lebanon

Located in the heart of Sin El Fil, facing St. Mary's church a few meters away from the Saloumi roundabout, is a shop. A famous place busy with people, hungry visitors who come here mainly for the shawarma. Two huge skewers of shawarma turn on their…

Contact Info: Joseph Restaurant and Falafel

Phone Number: +961 1 510 520

Address: Sin el Fil roundabout next to Al Saydeh church, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 510 520

Address: Sin el Fil roundabout next to Al Saydeh church, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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…

BEC: Bacon, Eggs and Cheese for Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

April 28, 2017 | Reviews | USA

BEC is a simple kitchen that sells sandwiches. People love it here. You will find ten marble tables, a floor covered with colorful mosaic, walls painted in white and decorated with writing, two mirrors and an open kitchen behind a long counter.…

Kaak b Semsom: A New Favorite Kaak Spot in Zahle

Bread & Bakeries

April 24, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Bekaa

Spending the day in Zahlé, a rich breakfast was needed so I thought why not enjoy a traditional kaak at "Kaak b Semsom". Open for the last eight months, this clean place sells kaak the "Abou el Arab" way... Kaak with cheese mix, labneh…

Contact Info: Kaak b Semsom

Phone Number: +9618801101

Address: Zahle [ view ]

Phone Number: +9618801101

Address: Zahle [ view ]

Lenwich: New York’s Exceptional Sandwich!

Recommended

April 14, 2017 | Reviews | USA

Lenwich is a place that looks like it just opened yesterday. It is fresh, colorful and neat. White and yellow in color, with lots of wood and long counters of fresh vegetables just ready to be stuffed into sandwiches. Lenwich has been open for the…

Contact Info: Lenwich

Phone Number: +1 (212) 462-4433

Address: 16 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10010, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (212) 462-4433

Address: 16 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10010, United States [ view ]

Al Rayess Men Chtaura: A Kiosk on Hamra Street

Sandwiches

April 11, 2017 | Street Food | Beirut

Driving by Hamra street, a kiosk grabbed my attention: yellow and red, beautifully designed with wheels and heavy metal poles, AL RAYESS is all about dairy products and specialities from the Bekaa. I stopped the car and ordered two…

Georges Maalouf: Fresh and Simple Seafood Sandwiches in Batroun

Fish & Seafood

April 10, 2017 | Reviews | North Lebanon

Occupying the corner street of Batroun's old souk is a place I like - a sandwicheria owned and operated by Georges Maalouf. Consider it a snack or seafood joint, where the chef himself rolls one sandwich at a time. There's no menu but a…

Contact Info: Georges Maalouf

Phone Number: +961 3 743 524

Address: Old souk Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 743 524

Address: Old souk Batroun, North Lebanon [ view ]

Melt: Hearty Cheese Sandwiches in New York

Restaurants

April 07, 2017 | Reviews | USA

Melt is a place that sells artisanal cheese sandwiches. The sandwiches are hearty and filled with melted cheese. You can feel the richness, the butter... But who cares about calories. They offer sandwiches that ooze pleasure. Melt has yellow and…

Anthony’s Diner Halat: Good Quality Sandwiches!

American

April 02, 2017 | Burgers | Mount Lebanon

Filming an episode of Mechwar in Halat, I spotted a new diner - with a colorful signboard. I was kind of amazed to see a real American diner like this one in this part of Lebanon. Facing Halat sur Mer, Anthony’s Diner serves a wide selection…

Contact Info: Anthony's Diner

Phone Number: +961 70 392 329

Address: Seaside Road, Facing Halat Sur Mer, Halat, Jbeil District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 392 329

Address: Seaside Road, Facing Halat Sur Mer, Halat, Jbeil District, Lebanon [ view ]

Snack El Awedim: Impressive and Amazing Sandwiches!

Burgers

March 29, 2017 | Popular | Mount Lebanon

My smile did not leave my face from start to finish... "Snack El Awadem" - a colorful and trendy space - welcomes you to enjoy tasty sandwiches. Food is prepared by the chef behind metallic panels separating the restaurant from the kitchen. "Snack…

Contact Info: Snack el Awedim

Phone Number: +961 70 496 664

Address: Jdeideh next to Bank Audi, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 496 664

Address: Jdeideh next to Bank Audi, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

I Ate That Sandwich... And Now I Adore Food! Thank You Mum

News

March 21, 2017

Words are never enough to express our love and appreciation for the one woman who gave us life... protected us, cherished us, tucked us in and made sure we ate our veggies and sandwiches... most of us remember how she used to trick us into eating…

Toi & Moi: Good Food... Bad Everything Else

Breakfast & Coffee

March 19, 2017 | Restaurants | UK

Toi & Moi is a cafe in Soho which occupies the corner of Berwick and D'Arblay. Located just a few meters from the famous Breakfast Club, Toi & Moi offers breakfast, pancakes and pastries. A small cafe with only a couple of tables and…

Breakfast Barn: A Superb and Unique Morning Experience in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

March 18, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

Breakfast Barn or as far as I'm concerned 'A dream come true' is the first restaurant in Lebanon dedicated to the day's most important meal: "breakfast"! It's called Breakfast Barn and it encourages you to eat better, healthier and happier. Soothing…

Contact Info: Breakfast Barn

Phone Number: +961 1 333 532

Address: Debbas Street, Charles Malek Avenue, Tabaris, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 333 532

Address: Debbas Street, Charles Malek Avenue, Tabaris, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Abou'l Ward: A Sandwich Kiosk in Jounieh

Sandwiches

February 16, 2017 | Keserwan

On my way up to the North, I felt hungry and decided to stop by Abou'l Ward. I have been here before and enjoyed their sandwiches. Abou'l Ward is a small kiosk on Jounieh’s highway after Joson's, facing La Cité. A traditional Lebanese…

Shawarma w Saj: Tasty Sandwiches in Saida

Reviews

February 14, 2017 | Sandwiches | South Lebanon

Shawarma at Shawarma w Saj has more than one meaning. This Lebanese diner is a place I have been too and enjoyed. I am here again to enjoy their sandwiches while listening to the soothing tunes of Fayruz. A selection of shawarma sandwiches…

Contact Info: Shawarma w Saj

Phone Number: +961 7 721767

Address: Iliya Street, Near BLF Bank, Saida, Saida District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 721767

Address: Iliya Street, Near BLF Bank, Saida, Saida District, Lebanon [ view ]

Sandwiched: My Favorite American Diner in Town... Delicious Food!

American

February 14, 2017 | Burgers | Keserwan

Two years have passed since I last visited Sandwiched, a diner nestled on Jounieh's interior road offering a selection of delicious sandwiches and burgers. The menu has changed but the decor is still the same. I love how this place is simple and…

Contact Info: Sandwiched

Phone Number: +961 9 911 565

Address: Sheer,Next to Habana, Jounieh, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 911 565

Address: Sheer,Next to Habana, Jounieh, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Freddy’s: The Hotdog Truck

Sandwiches

February 06, 2017 | Street Food | Lebanon

Before starting NoGarlicNoOnions I was in a nightlife project called BeirutNightLife which tried - for ten long years - to prove to the world that Lebanon is much more than what the West thinks it is. That it is instead full of life and ready…

George's New York: American Style Diner Food

Breakfast & Coffee

January 31, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Whilst researching online for a place to have a good breakfast, I found George's. Down in the Financial District it's typically American with a bakery at the entrance. Spread across two floors, George's serves everything you could dream of to enjoy…

Blue Barn San Francisco: Delicious Food I Recommend!

Restaurants

January 30, 2017 | Reviews | California

Salads and sandwiches, a salad bar and bags of chips, the Blue Barn is a tiny little place that looks like a country barn, that sells everything fresh... They take their time in preparing things, and they tell you that... The restaurant has two…

Abul3ezz: An Amazing Shawarma

Recommended

January 16, 2017 | Sandwiches | Mount Lebanon

I love it! It's beautifully wrapped, fresh, juicy, loaded with flavors, generous and most importantly it comes without garlic! Meat shawarma: it is superb. To start with, the meat is different and not like any shawarma you have had before. A…

Contact Info: Abul3ezz Street Food

Phone Number: +961 70 833 877

Address: Slaf El Bawshriyeh road, Near Sibon, Dekwaneh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 833 877

Address: Slaf El Bawshriyeh road, Near Sibon, Dekwaneh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

A Comparative Review: Tabliet Massaad vs. The Original Massaad

Comparative Review

December 30, 2016 | Reviews

The comparative series are a set of reviews I'll be publishing from now on. I'll be ordering the same item from different places for a constructive comparison... let's enjoy a Tawouk and meat sandwich from "Massaad". "Tabliet Massaad", "The…

Deli.co: I Love this Place!

Breakfast & Coffee

October 22, 2016 | Restaurants | Beirut

Deli.co is where salads and sandwiches are given a new meaning. With every bite comes the feeling like you're travelling around the world... London, New York and back. Lunch at Deli.co is like no other. It's one of my 'coup de coeur' places in…

Contact Info: Deli.Co

Phone Number: +961 1 999 739

Address: Beirut Souks, Downtown Beirut, Facing Biel Entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 999 739

Address: Beirut Souks, Downtown Beirut, Facing Biel Entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

La Boulangerie: The Reuben Sandwich!

Recommended

October 17, 2016 | Restaurants | California

La Boulangerie is a French concept in San Francisco. It is a place inspired by the old French bakeries where wood is used all over, where art pieces are no other than pictures of food, where an open kitchen and counter welcomes you with a large…

Contact Info: La Boulangerie

Phone Number: +1 415-440-0356

Address: 2325 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94115 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 415-440-0356

Address: 2325 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94115 [ view ]

Symphony of Sandwiches: Wraps Worth Trying

News

September 14, 2016 | Sandwiches

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…

Katz's: New York's Memorable Sandwich!

Recommended

August 28, 2016 | Restaurants | 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 ]

Kabab Iskandar: 47 Years in the Business

Sandwiches

July 11, 2016 | Lebanon

This place has been around for 47 years now and I have never heard about it before. Kabab Iskandar is a humble shop on the busy Dora highway, known by many for their Kabab sandwiches - just one kind of sandwich... You can choose between four…

Al Safa Aley: The Shawarma is Awesome!

Recommended

April 10, 2016 | Sandwiches

Small or big, Lebanese bread or markouk, the famous sandwicheria of Aley works nonstop from the early hours of lunch until late at night. They come from all over the country for these sandwiches. I was here last year and now I was back again, nobody…

Contact Info: Al Safa Shawarma

Phone Number: +9613016297

Address: Aley main street, 200 meters after Aley's main entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613016297

Address: Aley main street, 200 meters after Aley's main entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

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