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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…

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 ]

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

There's One Address for Kashta Desserts: Tripoli

Desserts & Sweets

April 23, 2017 | Ice Cream & Gelato | North Lebanon

Ashta has one address and that is Tripoli. One of my favorite places is Abdul Rahman Hallab. Despite the fact it's opening shops all around Lebanon, going all the way to the mother city to properly indulge in these sweets is priceless. Abdul…

Contact Info: Abdul Rahman Hallab, Tripoli

Phone Number: +961 6444555

Address: Riad El Solh Street, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6444555

Address: Riad El Solh Street, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

Souk el Akel: Balamand Spring Festival 2017

Events

March 24, 2017 | News

Rocking the north with an unforgettable event, join us at Balamand Koura Campus for a day of unforgettable fun...

Al Shater Hassan Palace: Good Service, But Not Great Food!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

December 24, 2016 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Nestled on a hill in Rass Masqa, just outside Tripoli, is Al Shater Hassan, a restaurant many have been talking about for years. Al Shater Hassan is considered to be one of the North’s most prestigious restaurants; serving Lebanese mezze,…

Souk El Akel's Special Edition: Christmas In Tripoli

Events

December 17, 2016 | News | North Lebanon

Souk el Akel proudly comes to Tripoli, our Northern jewel. From December 15 to 22, Souk el Akel will be participating in the "End of Year Festivities" organized by "Indeed Better Together", a non-governmental, non-profit organization, aiming to…

Souk el Akel: We're in Tripoli for the Holidays

Events

December 13, 2016 | Souk el Akel | North Lebanon

Christmas 2016 in Lebanon is on fire... in literally every corner of the country.   After Souk el Akel's huge suceess in Naccach, join the end of the year festivities in Tripoli and have lots of fun, listen to music, dance to live concerts,…

Souk el Akel in Tripoli: Celebrating End-Of-Year Festivities

Events

December 04, 2016 | Souk el Akel | North Lebanon

Christmas 2016 in Lebanon is on fire... in literally every corner of the country. Join the end of the year festivities in Tripoli and have lots of fun, listen to music, dance to live concerts, ice skate gracefully, and fill your tummies with the…

Create More Memories with Dad: NGNO's Ideas

News

June 19, 2016 | Popular | Middle East

Father's Day is on June 21, but how about you plan some fun things to do with your dad this whole coming week... If you both enjoy a good bite let's take you on a food tour to enjoy - no dieting is allowed this week... and if you can't do the whole…

Long Live Tripoli: NoGarlicNoOnions Food Trail

Mechwar Videos

May 29, 2016 | Travel | North Lebanon

This morning like every weekend for the last two months, we go to Tripoli; this tour is special because we are joined by a journalist from Reuters. The Foodie's trail, an initiative by NoGarlicNoOnions aims to showcase the living heart of Lebanon's…

عشاق الطعام يتذوقون أطباقا تقليدية في جولة بطرابلس لبنان

News

May 16, 2016 | Press | North Lebanon

NoGarlicNoOnions foodie's trail makes it on the international news. Join the movement! Akhbar Al An News: Al Arabiya News:

Visit Tripoli Like a Foodie: Live Love Tripoli!

News

May 09, 2016 | Travel | North Lebanon

Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of special tours around the country. Unlike anything on the market these tours allow foodies to discover Lebanon through the eyes of…

Malak el Abawat: Fawaregh and Kroush in Tripoli

Street Food

May 09, 2016 | North Lebanon

Newly opened in Tripoli, Malak el Abawat is a small restaurant that sells freshly prepared Fawaregh, Kroush, Rass Nifa, Nkha3 and Kabawat, hence the name Abwat that means intestines and the neighbors. If you’re a fan of this kind of food you…

Tripoli: The Foodie’s Trail - Book Your Tour Today

News

February 24, 2016 | Popular | North Lebanon

Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of special tours around the country. Unlike anything on the market these tours allow foodies to discover Lebanon through the eyes of…

Touring Tripoli's Old Souk: Discover the Wonders of North Lebanon

Mechwar Videos

February 23, 2016 | Travel | North Lebanon

Follow my steps for a day, touring Tripoli's old Souk. 08:00 Coffee 08:05 Kharnoub Drinks 08:10 Akra 08:35 Haddad 08:45 Dabbousi Moghrabiyeh sandwich 09:05 Hammam el Abed 09:20Hammam Ezzeddine 09:30 Sharkass, Khan el…

Al Sayad: Tripoli's Famous Fish Sandwiches

Fish & Seafood

August 03, 2015 | Sandwiches | North Lebanon

Half a century old, Al Sayad sits a few meters after the Groupy roundabout in Al Mina, Tripoli. Come meet Ayoub Nakhle, the owner, who welcomes you to his little heaven. Fresh grilled fish, spicy fish, fried mini Bizri fish, batrakh, calamari and…

Abou Rabih: A Non Touristic Breakfast Place in Tripoli

Breakfast & Coffee

July 17, 2015 | Street Food | North Lebanon

Hidden inside the streets of Zahriyyeh, Tripoli is a place called Abou Rabih. Far from tourists’ eyes, Abou Rabih sells his old style preparations for the accustomed clientele. Al Zahrieyh is a calm neighborhood in Tripoli where you need a…

Tripoli: The City of Wonders

Mechwar Videos

July 12, 2015 | Travel | North Lebanon

The day I fell in love with a city, two videos will make you reconsider some of your thoughts... #LiveLoveTripoli, #LiveLoveLebanon TRIPOLI Day 1 TRIPOLI Day 2

TicTac Abou Rami: Al Mina's Favorite Foul

Breakfast & Coffee

June 25, 2015 | 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…

Sa7Se7: The Address for a Get Together in Tripoli

International Cuisine

June 20, 2015 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Sa7Se7, located in the heart of the Tripoli’s restaurants district is popular among people who enjoy some good American style food in an oriental touched space. Located on the right side of Road 32 towards Allah roundabout, Sa7Se7 offers a…

Contact Info: Sa7Se7

Phone Number: +961 71 717 573

Address: Street 32, Dam ow Farez, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 717 573

Address: Street 32, Dam ow Farez, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

Baytna Tripoli: Good Food, Great Sweets... An Interesting Place

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

June 20, 2015 | Recommended | North Lebanon

In Tripoli there is a street many come from Beirut to visit, a street called 32 or Damm w Farez. I've been here before to try Fifties Diner and now I was back to try a Lebanese restaurant many talk about called Baytna. Baytna is one of…

Contact Info: Baytna Tripoli

Phone Number: +961-6-413060

Address: street 32, Dam w Farez, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-6-413060

Address: street 32, Dam w Farez, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Danoun, Tripoli: Serving Breakfast Since 1950

Breakfast & Coffee

June 18, 2015 | Street Food | North Lebanon

Many say Al Danoun is the best in Tripoli. Opened in 1950 the place has been serving hungry Tripolitans ever since. Al Danoun sits next to the fortress facing Abou Ali River. Under the stone arcades is a busy team preparing one plate after…

Happy Hummus Day: Travel Around Lebanon and Taste Some of the Finest Hummos

News

May 13, 2015 | Spotted Stories

Happy Hummos Day NGNO'ers.. Hope you're enjoying one of Lebanon's favorite dishes today and everyday... May 13 marks this special day worldwide as this delicious dish gets international recognition... Delicious to say the least... travel with me…

My Latest Discovery: Taqa Endurance Snack Bars

Tasty Discoveries

February 02, 2015 | Middle East

In this review, I didn't just try the Taqa Bars but plunged into the details of their production, and believe me when I tell you how everything is clean, clear, healthy, natural and handmade. The tour started at the bakery where chef Rabih Hamzeh…

A Recommended Discovery: Bread Basket

Bread & Bakeries

January 28, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | North Lebanon

Eight AM, an early morning start in the Northern capital of country, a city I'm in love with. For a while, fate hasn't been allowing me to plan a trip there for an episode… but against all odds I headed up to do a special episode, but before…

All the Way to Tripoli for "Znoud el Set" from Abdelrahman Hallab

Tasty Discoveries

January 23, 2015 | North Lebanon

When I was a kid, I remember going all the way with my parents to Tripoli for Lebanese sweets, they used to say they were the best. Since then I’ve known that you can't visit or pass through Tripoli without a stopover at Abdelrahman for a…

Contact Info: Abdul Rahman Hallab, Tripoli

Phone Number: +961 6444555

Address: Riad El Solh Street, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6444555

Address: Riad El Solh Street, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

Nouh Al Haddad: The One and Only "Halawat el Shmeisseh"

Desserts & Sweets

June 16, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | North Lebanon

What a morning! I arrived to Tripoli unprepared and without any particular place to visit. One place after the other, I found myself discovering the oldest and finest the Northern capital has to offer. From Dabboussi the king of Moghrabieh king, to…

Dabboussy Moghrabieh Sandwiches: An Ancient Inspiration in Tripoli

Sandwiches

June 14, 2014 | Street Food | North Lebanon

My latest discovery is something unique to the city of Tripoli. We all know moghrabieh, but did you ever imagine it as a street food and not just any street food, but as a sandwich? Yes, in the heart of the old souks, built more than 900 years…

Al Zahra, Tripoli: Sweet Delights Since 1930

Desserts & Sweets

June 13, 2014 | Street Food | North Lebanon

Breakfast at Akra led us to a quick discovery before lunch. We were informed that the finest ice cream spot is located a hundred meters down the street, so we started walking. Al Zahra, Zakaria brothers located somewhere in the heart of Tripoli…

Akra Tripoli: Enjoying Foul The Old Fashioned Way

Street Food

June 13, 2014 | North Lebanon

Our Tripoli street tour started at Akra, a renowned foul and hummus place known as ‘the cave’. In the heart of the old souk, a few meters away from the clock, Akra is a wonderful place and I'm happy we came here. Foul, hommos madkouk,…

Fifties': Tripoli's Take on Roadster and Crepaway

American

June 12, 2014 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

We had enjoyed a long morning touring around the souks of Tripoli and discovering street food until, by pure coincidence, we landed in front of a newly opened diner. A clean looking, American diner that compelled me to go in. Fifties' has been…

Afran el Sharek: Tripoli's Local Kaak Provider

Street Food

June 12, 2014 | North Lebanon

Up the street from Zakaria ice cream, which I believe is called Chare3 el Ramel, I came across, Afran el Share2  "?????". The smell coming out of this bakery was mesmerizing... we found ourselves right in front of it. It may not be the finest…

Chateau Des Oliviers: An Old Villa in the Heart of North Lebanon

Hotels

August 24, 2013 | Spotted Stories | North Lebanon

We often talk about big cities like Paris, London, Milan, New York... and challenge each other to the most interesting places we discovered... Let's stop for a second here... have we done our homework in our own country before searching elsewhere?…

My Latest Discovery: Meat Ouzi from Abdul Rahman Hallab

Tasty Discoveries

August 10, 2013 | North Lebanon

If you haven’t done so yet, this little piece of heaven is a must try. The Meat or Chicken Ouzi available at Abdul Rahman Hallab Tripoli and now Jounieh is an indulgence that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. For only 6,000L.L you can enjoy…

A Taste of Africa in Tripoli: Fresh Coconut

Street Food

January 28, 2013 | North Lebanon

Are you a coconut fan like me? Do you wait for the season year after year just to enjoy the taste of this bizarre crunchy fruit? I do and in between waiting, I often grab a bar of Bounty to satisfy my craves. Found throughout the tropic and…

A Trip to the Castle of Sweets Tripoli: Abdel Rahman Al Hallab

Desserts & Sweets

January 28, 2013 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon

In 1881, the Lebanese city of Tripoli, renowned for its ancestral history and great heritage, witnessed the rise of a new dawn in the world of traditional oriental sweets. Exquisite, tasty, rich and incomparably delicious, Abdul Rahman Hallab's wide…

Contact Info: Abdul Rahman Hallab, Tripoli

Phone Number: +961 6444555

Address: Riad El Solh Street, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6444555

Address: Riad El Solh Street, Tripoli, Lebanon [ view ]

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