Best of 2018: Restaurants, Eateries, Food, Cuisines... in Lebanon and the World

News

January 12, 2019

News

Best of 2018: Restaurants, Eateries, Food, Cuisines... in Lebanon and the World

I have been places... collecting happy moments and enjoying memorable experiences around the world. My journey started in 2012, when I decided to start an unbiased, credible food and travel…

January 12, 2019 | Popular

My Favorite Croissants in Lebanon: 14 Tasty Discoveries!

Bread & Bakeries | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 11, 2019

Bread & Bakeries

My Favorite Croissants in Lebanon: 14 Tasty Discoveries!

A croissant is a buttery, flaky, viennoiserie pastry of Austrian origin, named for its historical crescent shape. Croissants and other viennoiserie are made of layered yeast-leavened dough. The dough…

January 11, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

We Love BURGERS: 20 Best Choices to Choose From in Lebanon

Burgers | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 10, 2019

Burgers

We Love BURGERS: 20 Best Choices to Choose From in Lebanon

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…

January 10, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Sweet Lebanon: 44 of the Best Mouthwatering Desserts and Cravings

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 06, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Sweet Lebanon: 44 of the Best Mouthwatering Desserts and Cravings

Who doesn’t love desserts? Perfect pieces of mouthwatering indulgences… But where can you find the best of what Lebanon has to offer, in terms of sweets, cakes, cookies, ice cream... Are…

January 06, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

39 Best Breakfast Spots in Lebanon: Where to Go, What to Eat

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 04, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

39 Best Breakfast Spots in Lebanon: Where to Go, What to Eat

With endless choice and great flavors, you simply cannot skip breakfast in Lebanon. From Mankousheh to Foul and hummus... Knefeh, Ashta and Labneh, we have something to satisfy all…

January 04, 2019 | Manakish | Lebanon

New York: My Favorite 27 Eats of 2018

Popular | New York USA Americas

USA

January 02, 2019

Popular

New York: My Favorite 27 Eats of 2018

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…

January 02, 2019 | Recommended | New York

New York: Best 33 Breakfast Experiences You Have to Try

Bread & Bakeries | New York USA Americas

USA

January 02, 2019

Bread & Bakeries

New York: Best 33 Breakfast Experiences You Have to Try

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

January 02, 2019 | Breakfast & Coffee | New York

New York's Greatest Sweet Cravings of 2018: The Must-Try List

News | New York USA Americas

USA

January 01, 2019

News

New York's Greatest Sweet Cravings of 2018: The Must-Try List

I can't get enough of New York... I have been there probably eight or nine times already in less than a year, and each 10-day trip is a full food experience challenge… I have…

January 01, 2019 | Popular | New York

My Top 15: New York’s Best Ice Cream You Must Try

Ice Cream & Gelato | New York USA Americas

USA

January 01, 2019

Ice Cream & Gelato

My Top 15: New York’s Best Ice Cream You Must Try

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

January 01, 2019 | Popular | New York

2018: My Favorite Hotel Discoveries this Year

Hotels

January 01, 2019

Hotels

2018: My Favorite Hotel Discoveries this Year

In 2018, I was lucky enough to have had the chance to travel a lot. I discovered more than 121 different cities in 16 countries and checked into more than 25 hotels around the world. Each hotel was a…

January 01, 2019 | Top 10 List

New York's Sexiest Food Discoveries of 2018

Popular | New York USA Americas

USA

January 01, 2019

Popular

New York's Sexiest Food Discoveries of 2018

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…

January 01, 2019 | Recommended | New York

Kotteri Ramen Naritake: Paris' Best Noodles and Sexiest Discovery

Asian/Chinese | Paris France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

Asian/Chinese

Kotteri Ramen Naritake: Paris' Best Noodles and Sexiest Discovery

My favorite Ramen to date for the experience, the welcoming and the taste! Photos speak for themselves... enter to the smell of heaven! An open kitchen where water is splashed everywhere, happy…

December 24, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

Home Sweet Home: Enjoy Breakfast in Mar Mikhael

Breakfast & Coffee | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 25, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Home Sweet Home: Enjoy Breakfast in Mar Mikhael

Celebrating one year this October, Home Sweet Home is your home away from home in the heart of Mar Mikhael. It feels like home from the minute you walk in: “welcome home shouts the manager out…

September 25, 2018 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

The World’s Best Hummus

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…

May 01, 2018 | Popular | Antelias

The World’s 50 Best Beaches

News

December 01, 2017

News

The World’s 50 Best Beaches

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…

December 01, 2017 | Travel

10 Favorite Spots: Lebanon's Best Hummus!

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 01, 2017

News

10 Favorite Spots: Lebanon's Best Hummus!

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…

July 01, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

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

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 26, 2017

French

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

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…

June 26, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

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

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 10, 2017

Popular

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

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…

April 10, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

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

Desserts & Sweets

April 06, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

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

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…

April 06, 2017 | News

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

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

January 28, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

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

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…

January 28, 2017 | French | New York

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

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

January 27, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

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

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…

January 27, 2017 | Italian | New York

Top 10: My Greatest Hotel Stays this Year!

Hotels

October 22, 2016

Hotels

Top 10: My Greatest Hotel Stays this Year!

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…

October 22, 2016 | Recommended

28 Awesome Sandwiches: The Best in Lebanon!

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

October 19, 2016

News

28 Awesome Sandwiches: The Best in Lebanon!

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…

October 19, 2016 | Recommended | Lebanon

Levain New York: The World's Best Chocolate Chips Cookie... BY FAR

Chocolate | New York USA Americas

USA

August 30, 2016

Chocolate

Levain New York: The World's Best Chocolate Chips Cookie... BY FAR

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…

August 30, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets | New York

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

News

July 14, 2016

News

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

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…

July 14, 2016 | Popular

Pierre Hermé: Best Pastry Chef for 2016

News

June 18, 2016

News

Pierre Hermé: Best Pastry Chef for 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…

June 18, 2016

Lebanon's Street Food Market: 16 Favorite Eats!

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

May 22, 2016

Popular

Lebanon's Street Food Market: 16 Favorite Eats!

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…

May 22, 2016 | Souk el Akel | Lebanon

2015: Fine Dining Restaurants in Lebanon

News

March 15, 2016

News

2015: Fine Dining Restaurants in Lebanon

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…

March 15, 2016 | Recommended

2015: Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon

News

March 14, 2016

News

2015: Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon

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…

March 14, 2016 | Recommended

2015: Best Sandwich in Lebanon

Recommended

February 10, 2016

Recommended

2015: Best Sandwich in Lebanon

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…

February 10, 2016 | Sandwiches

2015: Best Breakfast in Lebanon

Recommended

February 09, 2016

Recommended

2015: Best Breakfast in Lebanon

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 ……

February 09, 2016 | Top 10 List

2015's Most Read Articles on NoGarlicNoOnions

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January 01, 2016

News

2015's Most Read Articles on NoGarlicNoOnions

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

January 01, 2016 | Top 10 List

Lebanon: 19 Places Your Dad Told You About

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

December 01, 2015

News

Lebanon: 19 Places Your Dad Told You About

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.…

December 01, 2015 | Popular | Lebanon

MEAT IN LEBANON: THE ULTIMATE STEAK GUIDE FOR THE CARNIVORE IN YOU

Reviews | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 19, 2015

Reviews

MEAT IN LEBANON: THE ULTIMATE STEAK GUIDE FOR THE CARNIVORE IN YOU

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…

November 19, 2015 | Top 10 List | Lebanon

10 Favorite Spots: Visiting New York, What and Where to Eat

Popular | New York USA Americas

USA

November 16, 2015

Popular

10 Favorite Spots: Visiting New York, What and Where to Eat

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,…

November 16, 2015 | Recommended | New York

La Sushi Mania Rattrape le Liban 18 Adresses Japonaises

Press | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

October 21, 2015

Press

La Sushi Mania Rattrape le Liban 18 Adresses Japonaises

As published in Cuiz'in Magazine  

October 21, 2015 | Lebanon

The Four Seasons Five Star Breakfast: Lebanon's Best

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 13, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

The Four Seasons Five Star Breakfast: Lebanon's Best

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…

September 13, 2015 | Recommended | Beirut

Al Zahlawi Ice Cream, Douma

Ice Cream & Gelato | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 03, 2015

Ice Cream & Gelato

Al Zahlawi Ice Cream, Douma

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…

August 03, 2015 | Recommended | North Lebanon

J.Makhlouf Dora: The Sandwich King

Recommended | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 29, 2015

Recommended

J.Makhlouf Dora: The Sandwich King

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…

July 29, 2015 | Sandwiches | Beirut

Pate a Choux: Lebanon's Wondrous Croissants

Breakfast & Coffee | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 15, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Pate a Choux: Lebanon's Wondrous Croissants

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…

July 15, 2015 | Recommended | Antelias

25 Favorite Breakfast Spots in Beirut

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 06, 2015

News

25 Favorite Breakfast Spots in Beirut

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 ……

July 06, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

Katz's: The Life Changing Pastrami

Grill&BBQ | New York USA Americas

USA

July 01, 2015

Grill&BBQ

Katz's: The Life Changing Pastrami

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…

July 01, 2015 | Recommended | New York

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

News

May 14, 2015

News

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

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…

May 14, 2015 | Popular

Maamoul: A Selection from Around the Country

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 07, 2015

News

Maamoul: A Selection from Around the Country

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,…

April 07, 2015 | Top 10 List | Lebanon

It’s a Wrap… 33 of Lebanon's Tastiest Sandwiches and Wraps…

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 27, 2015

News

It’s a Wrap… 33 of Lebanon's Tastiest Sandwiches and Wraps…

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…

March 27, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

Lebanon's Best Restaurants of 2014

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 26, 2015

News

Lebanon's Best Restaurants of 2014

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…

March 26, 2015 | Reviews | Lebanon

2014: Best Bistros in Lebanon

News

February 25, 2015

News

2014: Best Bistros in Lebanon

  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…

February 25, 2015 | Top 10 List

Maison Pierre Marcolini: Haute Chocolaterie and Pure Indulgence

Chocolate | Belgium Europe

Europe

February 16, 2015

Chocolate

Maison Pierre Marcolini: Haute Chocolaterie and Pure Indulgence

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…

February 16, 2015 | Recommended | Belgium

2014: Best Sushi Restaurants in Lebanon

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 12, 2015

News

2014: Best Sushi Restaurants in Lebanon

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…

January 12, 2015 | Top 10 List | Lebanon

2014: Lebanon's Gourmet Burgers

Burgers | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 11, 2015

Burgers

2014: Lebanon's Gourmet Burgers

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…

January 11, 2015 | News | Lebanon

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