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Stroopwaffle at Hans Egstorf in Amsterdam

Tasty Discoveries

May 16, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | Holland

One of the major things to eat when visiting Amsterdam is the circular waffle called Stroopwaffle. A round shaped, very thin waffle is cut in the middle and spread with creamy caramel syrup then lightly toasted in the oven. A lady, facing the…

Underwest Donuts; Gourmet Cake Donuts

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April 29, 2018 | Desserts & Sweets | USA

Because some great food is found in unlikely places, stop by a corner shop and discover one of the tastiest cake Donuts ever. Underwest Donuts specialized in cake donuts -not yeast- only, proposes a handful of choices all prepared…

The World’s Best Cookie is Found in New York

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April 10, 2018 | Desserts & Sweets | USA

Third time at Levain, still impressed as if it was the first. What a place, what a cookie... The world's best cookies for sure.  Up on the West Side is a hole in the wall under street level 167 West 74th. You’ll find a small shop under…

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 ]

Dominique Ansel: The Once Famous Cronut has Lost its Charm

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April 01, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

I’ve been one of the first to try this world famous creation called the “Cronut,” visited Dominique Abdel several times trying every time something new. Dominique Ansel became suddenly famous, and the quality deteriorated; the…

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 ]

Maamoul this Season: Les Delices de B.B

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April 01, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

They are different on all fronts and probably one of the country's best: They don’t look like all the other Maamoul because of their simplicity, light color and non-existing white powdered sugar on top. The first impression keeps you…

The Donut Pub; New York’s Exceptional Doughnuts

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March 31, 2018 | Recommended | USA

I’ll be straightforward and skip the introductions; I’ve had thousands of Donuts in my life but never as good as the one at The Donut Pub. It’s an old looking place with a long bar up front, coffee, and sandwiches sold at American…

The Doughnut Project New York

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March 30, 2018 | Restaurants | USA

With two of their locations visited in the last week, I enjoyed the Donut Project’s big-sized donuts and innovative flavors. Loved the bacon and maple, the olive oil and black pepper Donut, Prosecco Italian sparkling wine, the everything with…

Joelle’s Dream Maamouls; Delicious and Light

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March 30, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries

Take a maamoul, close your eyes and lay it on your tongue... feel its sandy envelop and prepare yourself to press it up your palate. The maamoul crumbles gently in a million piece, exploding its flavors and beautiful textures. Joelle has…

Union Fare New York: The World Sexiest Croissants

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March 21, 2018 | Recommended | USA

On my last trip to New York, I discovered a croissant, a loaded one, colorful on the outside and richly filled in the inside. It was love at first sight, a heavy-loaded Croissant like I’ve never seen before; red velvet, chocolate, crème…

Contact Info: Union Fare

Phone Number: +1 212-633-6003

Address: 5 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-633-6003

Address: 5 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003, United States [ view ]

The Cheesecake Factory Dubai; The Sweet Desserts

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March 20, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

Craving a cheesecake, this place is the best place to be! I’ve been to the one at the Dubai mall, San Francisco and Beirut enjoying the traditional cheesecake as well as the loaded creations known all around the world. At Dubai festival city,…

MAG Gelato: From Italy to Lebanon, The Authentic Italian Tradition

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March 20, 2018 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Lebanon

Very, very good ice cream can be found at MAG, the newest gelato shop to open in Hazmieh next to Tiger’s Diner. MAG is an Italian franchise with a recipe imported all the way from Italy. Very good quality ice cream with a reasonable quantity…

Sugar Factory: Hardcore Food, Fun, Colors and Positivity

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March 13, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

When a place is called “Sugar”, prepare yourself to have a rush. Sugar and sweet things is what they do, with portions that are heavier and bigger than “The Cheesecake Factory”, the “Sugar Factory” promises a…

Haagen Dazs Dessert Sensations at Dubai Festival City

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March 13, 2018 | Ice Cream & Gelato | UAE

Much more than simply ice cream, Haagen-Dazs proposes a delicious selection of dessert indulgences that will draw a smile on your face. Fresh products, crunchy waffles, light-bodied crepes and molten brownies; the desserts are a great addition to…

Magnolia Bakery, Dubai Festival City: The Dream Banana Pudding

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March 13, 2018 | Reviews | UAE

Now that Magnolia Bakery has closed in Lebanon, I started searching for it around the world especially to enjoy their carrot cake and banana pudding. Open in Dubai inside the festival city mall; Magnolia Bakery occupies a big area in the heart of…

Eileen’s Cheesecakes of New York City

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March 07, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

Because Google considers Eileen’s cheesecakes as being the best in New York and because I’ve been already here in 2015, I was back to have a cheesecake near little Italy. Eileen is famous for its strawberry cheesecake, the lemon -one of…

Al Mandaloun's Nutella Galette des Rois -King's Cake

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January 07, 2018

I've been trying several Galettes des Rois for the last years, liking some but never feeling impressed, except by the one at Laduree which has unfortunately closed.  The ones I had this year from Al Mandaloun are…

A Fine-Dining Culinary Experience at the Airport in Beirut

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December 30, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon

Pure amazement is what’s being offered at the airport. Beautifully designed cakes the way Alain Ducasse decorates them, filled croissants like I’ve had them in the states, multi-layered creations premium pastries of Beirut never did.…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

At The Airport: Lebanon’s First Red Velvet Cream Cheese Croissant

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December 30, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

Discovering a one-of-a-kind red velvet croissant in New York, I asked chef Charles Azar, one of the country’s finest pastry chefs to try and replicate it in his own way; today, I was invited at the airport to try this unique creation and…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Build Your Own Chocolate Christmas Tree with Alain Ducasse

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December 24, 2017 | Spotted Stories | France

Alain Ducasse has produced a chocolate Christmas tree that comes flat-packed in a box, with a pair of white gloves to be worn while assembling it. The different levels of the Alain Ducasse tree are covered in various nuts, seeds, and dried…

Moishi: This Mouthwatering Mochi Rocks! A Must Try

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December 24, 2017 | Ice Cream & Gelato | UAE

M'OISHÎ, the leading Japanese Mochi ice-cream provider in the GCC, is proudly created and owned by a Lebanese lady. Bringing the region a fine taste of authentic luxury in a panoply of exciting flavors, I was pleasantly surprised to taste…

My Latest Discovery: "Maakroun Hobeiche"

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December 15, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

They look like any Lebanese sweets, covered with powdered sugar but in fact they are not. A tradition of the Hobeiche family of Keserwan, these amazing delicacies are a must try. My friend Fady, coming tonight for dinner, got them with…

Popelini; Paris' Best Choux a la Creme

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December 04, 2017 | Recommended | France

Been here in 2014 and still remember the sumptuous flavors of Popelini's great Choux. The best in Paris for sure, Popelini is about the simplicity of a choux a la creme that will make you dream. Aromatic, flavorful, tender and…

Amorino New York: The World Famous Flower Ice Cream

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November 22, 2017 | Ice Cream & Gelato | USA

Amorino is known all around the world for its flower-shaped ice cream. I already tried it in Paris, Rome and now New York. The same great Italian taste carefully mastered in a flower shape has been following me all around the world. I stop here…

Hanna Mitri... Much More Than Ice Cream, It's Happiness on a Biscuit

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November 20, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

I highly doubt that any local doesn't know or has not heard of Hanna Mitri. The one and only Hanna Mitri known for his uniquely fresh ice cream, perfect Maamoul and arrogantly rude character. Following his steps is his son Mitri Hanna, the sole…

Contact Info: Hanna Mitri

Phone Number: +961 1 322723

Address: Achrafieh, Saint Nicolas [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 322723

Address: Achrafieh, Saint Nicolas [ view ]

Pure Green: New York's Best Acai Bowl

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November 15, 2017 | Reviews | USA

Açai pronounced Ah-Sah-Yee is a superfood loaded with antioxidants. It’s my dream bowl, my addiction every time I'm in New York. Fresh and healthy, it puts me in a good mood!  The best açai bowl I’ve ever had, more…

Akiki's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: My Personal Choice

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November 14, 2017 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

Today and after four long years of not writing a review about my favorite fruit destination, I come back to "AKIKI Fruits & Vegetables" nestled on Antelias' internal road. As we all know the place sells fresh marvels from across our land and…

Contact Info: Akiki Freres

Phone Number: +961 4 444 227

Address: Antelias main road, Naccach roundabout, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 444 227

Address: Antelias main road, Naccach roundabout, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Pierre Hermé Paris: Because Macaron Making is a Fine Art

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November 13, 2017 | Recommended | France

When you savor something exceptionally tasty, when a sweet bite costs 2€, when it melts in the tongue and activates all your senses in a fraction of a second... you know it’s a Pierre Hermé! Every macaron is unique, every macaron…

Pierre Hermé and Armen Petrossian: The Caviar Macaron

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November 13, 2017 | Recommended | France

This November, Pierre Hermé and Armen Petrossian have created a unique masterpiece! When the king of macarons joins in a venture with the king of caviar expect something big! Together they gave birth to one of the world’s few - if not…

Babas a L’Arak: Love, Passion and Patriotism in a Jar

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November 06, 2017 | Recommended | Bekaa

I wish sometimes you could watch me scream when I eat a mouth-watering creation... This isn’t a normal Baba au rhum, this is happiness in a jar. From the same creator of Lebanon’s one-and-only “Baba in a jar” comes a new…

Contact Info: Clement, Chasseurs de Saveurs

Phone Number: +961 3 753 563

Address: Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 753 563

Address: Zahle, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Milk and Cream Cereal Bar: A New Kind of Ice Cream Hits New York

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November 05, 2017 | Recommended | USA

It’s so generous that it will make your mouth water, it’s so tasty that it will draw a smile on your face... I’ve been to hundreds of soft serve and ice cream places and believe me "Milk Cereal Bar" is one of the best in terms of…

Minus Celsius Rolled Ice Cream New York

Tasty Discoveries

November 05, 2017 | Reviews | USA

I always wanted to find out what rolled ice cream tasted like in the States, but moreover outside of Lebanon. Walking towards Soft Swerve, the soft serve ice cream king which I've previously visited, a banner grabbed my attention. Minus Celcius is…

Stax: The Mouth Watering Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich

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November 05, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

I discovered this place by pure coincidence on Instagram and i’m happy I did so. Open for only two weeks now, the guys at Stax have great ice cream but what is really memorable is the doughnut they stuff the ice cream in! A super…

Passionnée de Gourmandises: Mouth Watering Cakes Baked at Home

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November 05, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

Thick yellow cream and perfectly cooked soft meringue, a tart that looks like a spring flower arrived at the office on this beautiful Monday morning. A colored box with gold engraved letters, a classy menu and another transparent box hosting two…

Contact Info: Passionnee de Gourmandises

Phone Number: +961 3 502 064

Address: Secteur 2, Rue 55 Dbayeh, Mont-Liban, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 502 064

Address: Secteur 2, Rue 55 Dbayeh, Mont-Liban, Lebanon [ view ]

Daily Provisions: Home of The Cinnamon Cruller

Tasty Discoveries

November 04, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

It’s small, a bar, two high tables and a cashier. The ambiance is heavy, people don’t seem happy around here... stand in line to order, try to find a place to sit, which is not easy to do, and wait for someone to shout your name from…

Liquiteria: The Açai Cup I Didn’t Like

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November 01, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

Juices and fresh things is what this place is all about. Now a firm trend in New York, people want more juices and fresh drinks. With Fresh Greens, Juice Generation and Pure Green among others, the trend is still rising... such places are popping up…

One Real Milk Soft Serve Ice Cream

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October 25, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | USA

Soft cream in a cup: corn flake-flavored ice cream covered with crunchy flakes, gives a taste of the morning like cold milk and that famous cereal. Concentrated soft ice cream that feels like a cup of milk with those crunchy crumbs on top, which are…

I've Tried the Raindrop Cake: Calorie Free, Hydrating and Tasty

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October 24, 2017 | Street Food | USA

The Raindrop Cake, a shiny, transparent dessert uses mineral water and agar, a vegan alternative to gelatin, to achieve a creation that basically looks like a silky gift from the heavens: It tastes closely to Jello yet being sexier…

Impossible Burger: The Future of Meat

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October 19, 2017 | News

I was excited to try the impossible burger; yes, the impossible burger, a burger that feels, looks and tastes like meat but isn’t. This burger helps the planet and costs ten times less. It uses 95% less land, 87% less CO2 emissions and 74%…

Little Giant Ice Cream San Francisco

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October 15, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | California

When you see the colorful bar stools left in the middle of the street, you know that you’ve reached your destination. The Little Giant Ice Cream shop is really little, probably two square meters, and sells 12 choices of ice cream. It…

Al Intabli Tabarja: A Refreshing Fruit Cocktail

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October 10, 2017 | Reviews | Lebanon

Located on the Tabarja roundabout, Al Intabli has been a renowned location for fruit cocktails and juices for a long time. I remember coming here with the family on our way from the north to Beirut. Years have passed and here I am coming…

Let's Chocolate: Crepes and Waffles in Hazmieh

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October 01, 2017 | Reviews | Lebanon

Now open on the highway linking Hazmieh with the Bekaa "Let's Chocolate" is a dessert parlor, next to "Tomatomatic" and "Wrap n' Roll", serving crepes, waffles and pancakes. 12 choices of sweet crepes, four savory creeps, two waffles and…

Mochi Chic: Paris’ Mouthwatering Bites

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September 28, 2017 | Reviews | France

In Lebanon we’ve been used to only eating Mochis for dessert at Japanese restaurants where the dessert is nothing more than a rice paste with ice cream one could take home and enjoy anytime. In Paris, a new concept has seen the light of day -…

Arnaud Lahrer: Picture Perfect Pastries in Paris

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September 27, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | France

Tonight I was invited to have dinner at my friend's in Paris and planned to take a cake with me… Considered one of the capital’s best pastry shops, I passed by Arnaud Lahrer located on St. Germain street. Ice cream, chocolates and…

Chapon: The Mouthwatering Mousse au Chocolat

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September 24, 2017 | Desserts & Sweets | France

What do you get if you cross Patrice Chapon’s talents as an ice cream maker with his love of chocolate? The Chocolate Mousse Bar! First developed for the Salon du Chocolat in 2006, the Chocolate Mousse Bar brings back all those childhood…

Contact Info: Chocolat Chapon

Phone Number: +33 1 42 22 95 98

Address: 69 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 42 22 95 98

Address: 69 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France [ view ]

Rudy's Juice Box: Bickfaya's Fruit Haven

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September 17, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Mount Lebanon

Georges, his wife and son Rudy, happily working together side by side welcome you into their home up in Bickfaya. Freshly squeezed fruits at Rudy's Juice Box are taken seriously. Unpeeled kiwis, fresh pomegranate, smooth avocado... I loved it here…

Patisserie Chidiac: The Best Karabeej in Lebanon

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September 17, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

It's been a continuous mission of mine, to plunge into the vast amount of authentic and traditional bites this country has to offer. Whether sweet or savory, we have many places around and each establishment has something original to offer.…

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

Tasty Discoveries

September 17, 2017 | Recommended | South Lebanon

Searching for the best Maacroun, Mchabbak and Ouwaymat in town? There's only one address! Visit Nassab Sweets in Saida. They're different to any others I've previously tried. The Maacroun are soft, full bodied and most importantly…

Al Fata Ice Cream: The Merry Cream of Our Childhood

Tasty Discoveries

September 16, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Mount Lebanon

I've always asked myself why we call it Merry Cream....still none the wiser... Merry Cream is only in Lebanon and Wikipedia confirms it. Better known as Soft Serve, this kind of creamy ice cream is dispensed from a machine and usually enjoyed…

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

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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…

Angelina's Famous Mont Blanc: A Beirut Favorite!

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August 22, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

One of my favorite desserts is Angelina's Mont Blanc, a creation that can't be described in just a few words but must me enjoyed, ingredient by ingredient, flavor by flavor, bite after bite... This piece of creation has nothing to do with any Mont…

Contact Info: Angelina, Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 990992

Address: Foch Area, Saad Zaghloul Street, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 990992

Address: Foch Area, Saad Zaghloul Street, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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