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10 Favorite Spots: New York's Good Italian Restaurants

Italian | USA

USA

July 16, 2018

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Good Italian Restaurants

Italian

July 16, 2018 | Popular | USA

I can't get enough of New York. I have been there ten times already, 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 that moves so…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Tasty Pizza in Lebanon

News | Middle East

Middle East

July 02, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Tasty Pizza in Lebanon

News

July 02, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Pizza, who doesn’t love pizza? This Italian classic is the second most popular food in the world, after burgers. From Italy to France, the United States to the Middle East, pizzas come in many shapes and sizes, but the end result is the…

10 Favorite Spots: Lebanon's Best Hummus!

News | Middle East

Middle East

July 01, 2017

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…

10 Favorite Spots: French Brasseries and Bistros in Lebanon

News | Middle East

Middle East

June 28, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: French Brasseries and Bistros in Lebanon

News

June 28, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Towards the end of 2012, French bistros started to gain popularity in Lebanon... but the big boom took place in 2013 when two restaurants on average were opening every month. The trend now stopped with one restaurant opening every month…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Good Lebanese Mezze

News | Middle East

Middle East

June 27, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Good Lebanese Mezze

News

June 27, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Renowned all around the world, our Lebanese cuisine has won several awards for its fine taste, colorful plates and superb taste. It's all about love poured in every plate spread on that long Mezze table. Lebanese feasts can take up to 5…

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Best Ice Cream

Ice Cream & Gelato | USA

USA

June 26, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Best Ice Cream

Ice Cream & Gelato

June 26, 2017 | News | USA

I can't get enough of New York... I have been there probably a six or seven times already in less than a year; and each 10-day trip is a full food experience challenge… I have tried enough pastrami sandwiches, cookies, burgers, ice cream…

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Best Breakfast Experiences

News | USA

USA

June 24, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Best Breakfast Experiences

News

June 24, 2017 | Popular | USA

I can't get enough of New York... I have been there probably a six or seven times already in less than a year; and each 10-day trip is a full food experience challenge… I have tried enough pastrami sandwiches, cookies, burgers and…

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon?

Recommended | Middle East

Middle East

June 20, 2017

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…

10 Favorite Spots: Delicious Sandwiches You Must Try in Lebanon!

News | Middle East

Middle East

May 28, 2017

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…

10 Favorite Spots: Best Places My Grandpa Told Me About

Popular | Middle East

Middle East

May 14, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Best Places My Grandpa Told Me About

Popular

May 14, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

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 places that have been around for generations, handing down family secret recipes from one to…

A Meal from A to Z: 27 Food Stops at ABC!

International Cuisine | Lebanon

Lebanon

May 08, 2017

A Meal from A to Z: 27 Food Stops at ABC!

International Cuisine

May 08, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

Lebanese food blogger and founder of ‘No Garlic No Onions’, Anthony Rahayel visits every restaurant in ABC and recommends his favorite dishes in each place. An expert food critic, Rahayel has been professionally reviewing restaurants…

17 Favorite Bites to Look Out for This Summer at Souk el Akel

Popular | Middle East

Middle East

May 02, 2017

17 Favorite Bites to Look Out for This Summer at Souk el Akel

Popular

May 02, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

Time has gone so fast since we first launched Lebanon's biggest street food market ‘Souk el Akel’ on the streets of Downtown Beirut two years ago. This one of a kind event has come a long way since it first started. Over fifty Souk el…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Mouthwatering Ice Cream in Lebanon!

Ice Cream & Gelato | Middle East

Middle East

May 01, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Mouthwatering Ice Cream in Lebanon!

Ice Cream & Gelato

May 01, 2017 | News | Middle East

Here comes summer along with its intense heat, a beautiful season eagerly awaited in our fresh country. Beaches, mountain trails, barbecues, social gatherings, dancing on rooftop venues and, throughout it all, a continuous need to refresh and cool…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Good Italian Pasta in Lebanon!

Italian | Middle East

Middle East

April 30, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Good Italian Pasta in Lebanon!

Italian

April 30, 2017 | News | Middle East

Pasta is one of the world's most favourite foods! Spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini - there are over 600 known pasta shapes. It's delicious, it's nutritious, it's versatile.  It can be enjoyed as a main course, or as a side dish. Top…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Hefty Breakfast in Lebanon!

Breakfast & Coffee | Middle East

Middle East

April 23, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Hefty Breakfast in Lebanon!

Breakfast & Coffee

April 23, 2017 | News | Middle East

"Breakfast", the latest trend to take our country by storm. New breakfast spots are opening every month and many restaurants are changing their operating hours to serve breakfast.  It’s a beautiful day out there ……

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Real Burger in Lebanon!

Burgers | Middle East

Middle East

April 16, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Real Burger in Lebanon!

Burgers

April 16, 2017 | News | Middle East

I love burgers, to the extent that I don’t mind eating these little pieces of heaven every day. Mind you, not all burgers are worth talking about and not all burgers are made properly. It is not as simple as one would imagine. A good burger…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Sushi in Lebanon!

Japanese & Sushi | Middle East

Middle East

April 10, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Sushi in Lebanon!

Japanese & Sushi

April 10, 2017 | News | Middle East

Sushi is a global convenience food of choice and Lebanon is by no means an exception to the international trend. But did you know that Sushi was originally a street food, a working-class dish that became “haute” after getting a…

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

Popular | Middle East

Middle East

April 10, 2017

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…

Top 10: My Greatest Hotel Stays this Year!

Hotels

October 22, 2016

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…

La Liste: The World's Best Restaurants!

News

May 31, 2016

La Liste: The World's Best Restaurants!

News

May 31, 2016 | Popular

With support from the French government, a new group has graded the world’s greatest restaurants. What’s the greatest restaurant in the world? Top chefs and those who fork over their fortunes to eat their food are fascinated with the…

2015: Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon

News

March 14, 2016

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…

10 Favorite Spots: Delicious Milano, Italy

Italian | Italy

Italy

February 17, 2016

10 Favorite Spots: Delicious Milano, Italy

Italian

February 17, 2016 | Popular | Italy

Et voila, here's my second time in Milan, only this time the trip was based around food and culinary discoveries. 6 days, 5 nights, 15 restaurants tried, 6 gelato places enjoyed, 50 dishes tried, 25 reviews, 2,000 photos taken, 100 discoveries, 2…

2015's Most Read Articles on NoGarlicNoOnions

News

January 01, 2016

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 | Middle East

Middle East

December 01, 2015

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…

25 Favorite Breakfast Spots in Beirut

News | Middle East

Middle East

July 06, 2015

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…

Maamoul: A Selection from Around the Country

News | Middle East

Middle East

April 07, 2015

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:…

2014: Best Meat Restaurants in Lebanon

News | Middle East

Middle East

February 02, 2015

2014: Best Meat Restaurants in Lebanon

News

February 02, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Where can we go to have a good piece of meat around here? Surely you or some of your friends have asked that same question often times. There are plenty of places to go to, where you can enjoy a decent piece of meat. Before we start, let me take…

2014: Best Armenian Restaurants in Lebanon

News | Middle East

Middle East

January 09, 2015

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: Lebanon's Best Casual Burgers

News | Middle East

Middle East

January 08, 2015

2014: Lebanon's Best Casual Burgers

News

January 08, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Sandwiched: Delicious Diner Food and a Mouthwatering Chocolate Cake All the burgers looked appetizing, but we chose the cheeseburger for L.L12,000L.L: The bread emptied from the inside gives room for the other ingredients to be enjoyed.…

My Favorite Eclairs and Choux in Paris for 2014

Desserts & Sweets | France

France

November 25, 2014

My Favorite Eclairs and Choux in Paris for 2014

Desserts & Sweets

November 25, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | France

In Paris, the talk of the town is the CHOUX PASTRY. The origins of the choux pastry—traditionally filled with pastry cream, custard, or whipped cream and topped with fondant icing —are hazy, but can be traced to France around…

Best Ice Cream in Lebanon

Ice Cream & Gelato | Middle East

Middle East

May 31, 2014

Best Ice Cream in Lebanon

Ice Cream & Gelato

May 31, 2014 | Popular | Middle East

Here comes summer along with its intense heat, a beautiful season eagerly awaited in our fresh country. Beaches, mountain trails, barbecues, social gatherings, dancing on rooftop venues and, throughout it all, a continuous need to refresh and cool…

2013: Best Casual Burger in Lebanon

Burgers | Middle East

Middle East

December 19, 2013

2013: Best Casual Burger in Lebanon

Burgers

December 19, 2013 | Restaurants | Middle East

I love burgers to the extent that I don't mind eating these little pieces of heaven every day. Mind you though, not all burgers are good and not all burgers are made properly. Is is not as simple as one would imagine. One this is for sure is that a…

2012: Best Italian Pizza in Lebanon

Popular

March 19, 2013

2012: Best Italian Pizza in Lebanon

Popular

March 19, 2013 | Top 10 List

Margherita: Pizzeria Del Quartiere Dal 1959 Because we are all attached to our neighbourhood and that we like to live in a warm and welcome environment, we all simply fall in love with Margherita. Margherita is not only one of the best pizzerias…

2012: Best Diners in Lebanon

Popular | Middle East

Middle East

February 17, 2013

2012: Best Diners in Lebanon

Popular

February 17, 2013 | Top 10 List | Middle East

  Premium Diners in Lebanon can be counted by hand. The positive thing, it that almost all of them follow a minimal international standard, offering a good quality. Below are my favourite ones.   Crepaway: Two weeks ago I decided to…

Top 10 List of the World’s Most Expensive Liquors for Christmas

Spotted Stories

December 10, 2012

Top 10 List of the World’s Most Expensive Liquors for Christmas

Spotted Stories

December 10, 2012

Ever wondered what the super-rich shell out on during their Christmas shopping? Expensive cars, jewelry and gadgets make up the list. But there is something else, and that is stocking up on vintage liquors, which means the “home bar” has…

2011: Best American Diners in Lebanon

International Cuisine | Middle East

Middle East

June 14, 2012

2011: Best American Diners in Lebanon

International Cuisine

June 14, 2012 | Restaurants | Middle East

  1- Chili's, Achrafieh I think everyone knows Chili’s by now, as it’s in almost every big city around the world. It’s known for its American style Tex-Mex cuisine and funky ambience. (Read More)   2- Crepaway Two…

2011’s Top 10 List: Best French Restaurants in Lebanon

News | Middle East

Middle East

June 03, 2012

2011’s Top 10 List: Best French Restaurants in Lebanon

News

June 03, 2012 | Restaurants | Middle East

1- Chez Sophie, Mar Mikhael Chez Sophie, what can I say about this special place in Mar Mikhael, Lebanon.  In a stand-alone home like location, I believe that Chez Sophie is one of the best places in Lebanon. Looking around town, you can tell…

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