Happy Blender: Açaí and Pitaya Bowls in Athens

Restaurants | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 30, 2019

Restaurants

Happy Blender: Açaí and Pitaya Bowls in Athens

I couldn’t believe my eyes! I found Pitaya and Açaí bowls in Athens. My dream bowls which I discovered two years ago in New York have made it to this part of the world. I simply…

July 30, 2019 | Reviews | Athens

Summer is Complete with Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions

News

May 13, 2019

News

Summer is Complete with Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions

Diageo has expanded its Smirnoff vodka portfolio in the US with a sugar-free, lower-ABV range infused with natural flavours. Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions, the line is available in three flavours:…

May 13, 2019

Salata Eatery: Enjoy a Huge Bowl of Gourmet Salad in Beirut

International Cuisine | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 22, 2019

International Cuisine

Salata Eatery: Enjoy a Huge Bowl of Gourmet Salad in Beirut

A quick fast-casual eatery for the healthy eaters, Salata sells only salads. One of Beirut’s newest and friendliest eateries, Salata has opened in the heart of downtown Beirut. When everyone…

February 22, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Casa Di Giorgio: Fresh Pasta You Must Try in Mykonos

Italian Food | Greece Europe

Europe

July 15, 2018

Italian Food

Casa Di Giorgio: Fresh Pasta You Must Try in Mykonos

Casa di Giorgio, a lovely restaurant in Mykonos Town, is located in Mitropoleos st, behind the catholic cathedral.Named for Captain Giorgio (Yorgos), the restaurant is a popular place on the island…

July 15, 2018 | Recommended | Greece

My New Favorite Breakfast Experience: Hotel Kempinski Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 30, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

My New Favorite Breakfast Experience: Hotel Kempinski Beirut

Breakfast at The Kempinski is served at Candelabra, a restaurant with a high ceiling and many glass facades which leave enough light travel around the space. Breakfast with a view of the pool, fresh…

April 30, 2018 | Hotels | Beirut

Plastificio Di Martino; Antica Pasta Di Gragnano at Fico Food World, Italy

Italian Food | Italy Europe

Europe

March 20, 2018

Italian Food

Plastificio Di Martino; Antica Pasta Di Gragnano at Fico Food World, Italy

An open kitchen, chefs preparing gigantic marmites of Pasta, a place loaded with people and brightly lit in white, the restaurant grabbed my attention as I walked the alleys of Fico. I’ve…

March 20, 2018 | Recommended | Italy

Akiki's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: My Personal Choice

Recommended | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 14, 2017

Recommended

Akiki's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: My Personal Choice

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…

November 14, 2017 | Reviews | Antelias

Casablanca: Redefining the Simplicity of Tasty Food

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 11, 2017

International Cuisine

Casablanca: Redefining the Simplicity of Tasty Food

Casablanca has been serving a loyal clientele for the last twenty years or so. In a traditional Lebanese house with a view onto Beirut's busiest waterfront avenue, it's a lively space where colorful…

September 11, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

Ginger: A Healthy and Happy Place in Rome but Average Food

Breakfast & Coffee | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 17, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Ginger: A Healthy and Happy Place in Rome but Average Food

It feels good from the minute you walk in; an enclosed garden with a high ceiling, an air conditioned space, open kitchens throughout, a trip to the Italian countryside where all kinds of fresh…

August 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Rome

Em Georges: Food from Home, Delivered to the Office

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 22, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Em Georges: Food from Home, Delivered to the Office

It started as a delivery review and now I order from Em Georges every other week when I feel like eating healthy homemade preparations. With guaranteed satisfaction every time you feel hungry,…

June 22, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Häagen-Dazs Gets a Fresh New Look

News

May 22, 2017

News

Häagen-Dazs Gets a Fresh New Look

After more than 50 years, Häagen-Dazs gets a whole new fresh look. This ice cream brand colourful new image, illustrated by Love Creative, aims to be more “modern” and…

May 22, 2017

Popcity: Ice Pops Like No Other!

Ice Cream & Gelato | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

May 03, 2017

Ice Cream & Gelato

Popcity: Ice Pops Like No Other!

Popcity are not your regular ice pops. Popcity are not like any ice pops you find at your local grocery store, not the usual “bouza talej” you have enjoyed since childhood. It's a whole…

May 03, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Georges Maalouf: Fresh and Simple Seafood Sandwiches in Batroun

Fish & Seafood | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

April 10, 2017

Fish & Seafood

Georges Maalouf: Fresh and Simple Seafood Sandwiches in Batroun

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…

April 10, 2017 | Reviews | Batroun

Juice Generation New York: The Trending Acai Bowls

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

April 10, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Juice Generation New York: The Trending Acai Bowls

I might not be a fan of juices and healthy mixes but the latest "Acai" trend has caught my attention, and while in NYC I have visited "Juice Revolution" and "Pure Greens" every time I've had the…

April 10, 2017 | Recommended | New York

Lunch at Cocteau: A Beautiful Restaurant Serving Good Food!

French Food | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 29, 2016

French Food

Lunch at Cocteau: A Beautiful Restaurant Serving Good Food!

One of Beirut's most popular restaurants is still going strong. My last experience there, almost 4 years ago, was shockingly bad, but I am back for the food everyone is still talking about. …

November 29, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Smitten: Nitrogen Ice Cream and Crunchy Waffles

Desserts & Sweets | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 06, 2016

Desserts & Sweets

Smitten: Nitrogen Ice Cream and Crunchy Waffles

Smitten, in San Francisco, looks like a chemistry lab where nitrogen flows around the place in pipes, machines rolling and producing ice cream à la minute, actually a la minute and a half bit…

October 06, 2016 | Ice Cream & Gelato | San Francisco

Abou Arab: The Famous Tasty "Kaaka Asrouniya"

Breakfast & Coffee | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 28, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Abou Arab: The Famous Tasty "Kaaka Asrouniya"

Today, like once every other month, I stop at Abou Arab. The place has become very famous lately with dozens of shops around the country. Cleaner and sharper, this Kaak place is still the…

March 28, 2016 | Street Food | Keserwan

La Petite Maison: My Favorite Restaurant is Back!

French Food | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 28, 2016

French Food

La Petite Maison: My Favorite Restaurant is Back!

I love it, simply love it. La Petite Maison is a coup de coeur I've been following around the world wherever I travel. La Petite Maison Beirut is back with a new location, a new staff, but the same…

February 28, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Story Deli: The Pizza with a Soul

Pizza | London UK Europe

UK

February 02, 2016

Pizza

Story Deli: The Pizza with a Soul

It's the world we're living in, the world of beautiful things and wondrous people, it's a beautiful life and I'm enjoying every single second of it... I'm even more satisfied confirming the magic of…

February 02, 2016 | Recommended | London

Booza: Lebanese Flavors in Dubai

Tasty Discoveries | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

December 28, 2015

Tasty Discoveries

Booza: Lebanese Flavors in Dubai

Booza, which means ice cream in Arabic, is a Lebanese ice cream parlor in Dubai. Opened just a couple of months ago, Booza, located in Souk el Bahar, is a small shop beautifully decorated with…

December 28, 2015 | Dubai

Home Vacuum Sealing: Keep your Food Fresh

Appliances

March 28, 2015

Appliances

Home Vacuum Sealing: Keep your Food Fresh

The FoodSaver fully automatic vacuum sealing kit is full of features and benefits you're going to love. Its stainless steel finish, user-friendly controls with seal button in the middle, and fully…

March 28, 2015

Toscana 21: A Homey Italian Experience in Brussels

Italian Food | Belgium Europe

Europe

February 14, 2015

Italian Food

Toscana 21: A Homey Italian Experience in Brussels

They say that when you hear people speaking the same language of the restaurant's food that means that the locals trust it's good. Here we are at Toscana 21, located near the central district of…

February 14, 2015 | Restaurants | Belgium

Samket Gerge al Dayaa: Anfe's "Supposedly" Famous Fish Place

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 25, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Samket Gerge al Dayaa: Anfe's "Supposedly" Famous Fish Place

Samket Gergy el Day3a or the Fish of Georges from the Village is a place which became known through an article posted in the Middle East Airline magazine, Cedars Wings, or at least it was for me. A…

January 25, 2015 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Fresh... and Healthy for a Guilt-Free Morning

Breakfast & Coffee | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 25, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Fresh... and Healthy for a Guilt-Free Morning

Have you heard of Fresh, the healthy cafe? Newly opened on  Zalka highway, next to Kouyoumji Center, is a new spot that offers a large selection of morning treats, lunch and dinner with a choice…

November 25, 2014 | Recommended | Antelias

Kusmi Tea: Now in Lebanon

Spotted Stories | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 12, 2014

Spotted Stories

Kusmi Tea: Now in Lebanon

Although I am not a big fan of tea... I am surely a fan of Kusmi tea, a brand that dates back to the late eighteen hundreds. My love story with the colorful concept first started when I walked into…

October 12, 2014 | Achrafieh

2014: Finest Italian Pizzas in Lebanon

Italian Food | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 21, 2014

Italian Food

2014: Finest Italian Pizzas in Lebanon

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…

July 21, 2014 | Pizza | Lebanon

Subway: Why Lebanon Hasn’t Taken to Subway... I Like It

Street Food | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 20, 2014

Street Food

Subway: Why Lebanon Hasn’t Taken to Subway... I Like It

I'm not sure why our country hasn’t taken to Subway. The restaurant’s food is fresh, fulfilling and relatively healthy, surely healthier then all other fast food ideas.   My…

July 20, 2014 | Achrafieh

Make Some Fresh and Giant Popsicles at Home

Food Gadgets

July 17, 2014

Food Gadgets

Make Some Fresh and Giant Popsicles at Home

It's hot and you want some popsicles to cool down so how about you makes some at home.These cool new FRIOPOP Popsicle Making Bags let you make giant popsicles at home using your own healthier…

July 17, 2014

The French Bakery: A Compilation of Rich Aromas and Flavors

Spotted Stories | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 08, 2014

Spotted Stories

The French Bakery: A Compilation of Rich Aromas and Flavors

Twenty-one years ago, only three years after the Lebanese Civil War ended, a woman had an idea... There was a need in Lebanon for some high-end quality French bread, when Mrs. Rita Hoayek went…

July 08, 2014 | Lebanon

Bouzat el Berdawni: Zahle's Living Tradition

Ice Cream & Gelato | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 04, 2014

Ice Cream & Gelato

Bouzat el Berdawni: Zahle's Living Tradition

Berdawni isn't only about Casino Arabi and Casino Mhanna, it’s also about the tastiest ice cream in Zahle and the famous Semsmieh. Visiting Zahle for a food discovery, specifically some sweet…

July 04, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Zahle

Afran el Sharek: Tripoli's Local Kaak Provider

Street Food | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

June 12, 2014

Street Food

Afran el Sharek: Tripoli's Local Kaak Provider

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…

June 12, 2014 | Tripoli

Sanayeh Garden: Enjoy a Green Haven in Beirut

Spotted Stories | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 04, 2014

Spotted Stories

Sanayeh Garden: Enjoy a Green Haven in Beirut

We all know that Beirut, and much of Lebanon, has a serious issue with a lack of green space. There are few places you can take your kids, our cities and towns often resemble concrete jungles.…

June 04, 2014 | Hamra & Verdun

Let's Indulge in Some "Daoukieh"... Orgasmic Oriental Sweets!

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 03, 2014

Desserts & Sweets

Let's Indulge in Some "Daoukieh"... Orgasmic Oriental Sweets!

An NGNO reader sent me a request to try "Al Daoukieh" at Daouk in Tarik Jdideh, next to the Cola Roundabout. This Lebanese pastry shop has created a unique dessert that has made it to all four…

June 03, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

San Pellegrino: Sparkling Fruit Beverages

Spotted Stories

June 03, 2014

Spotted Stories

San Pellegrino: Sparkling Fruit Beverages

While walking the isles of The Garden Show, a large colorful stand caught my attention. My favorite drink, San Pellegrino, is now sold in different flavors. A beautiful can covered with aluminum foil…

June 03, 2014

Taste & Flavors: 12 Ice Cream Places to Enjoy

Ice Cream & Gelato

May 30, 2014

Ice Cream & Gelato

Taste & Flavors: 12 Ice Cream Places to Enjoy

Get your issue of Taste&Flavors Magazine today (May-June issue 2014) Ice Cream and Gelato Parlors in Lebanon Here comes summer along with its intense heat, a beautiful season eagerly awaited in…

May 30, 2014 | News

L’UniVert de Leah: Planted with Love, Watered by Passion

Popular | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 22, 2014

Popular

L’UniVert de Leah: Planted with Love, Watered by Passion

Seriously, this country holds wonders created by passionate people around... I came across a young woman, Leah, who has started a small business far from the city's chaos, that she has called…

May 22, 2014 | Spotted Stories | Mount Lebanon

Varouj: Not Bad... But Not Great

Armenian Food | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 09, 2014

Armenian Food

Varouj: Not Bad... But Not Great

Varouj's fame is second to none and visiting it was crucial to understanding the hype behind it. To tell you the truth, I was expecting to reach a large restaurant. After a long hour of searching, we…

May 09, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

My Latest Discovery: Thin and Mouthwatering Sablés

Tasty Discoveries

May 09, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

My Latest Discovery: Thin and Mouthwatering Sablés

Last week we were planning to meet up some friends for breakfast. There was also a little more to it than that, because I had been promised a gift, something tasty they told me. Joe, with a…

May 09, 2014

First-ever Greek Frozen Yogurt from Baskin-Robbins

Spotted Stories

May 08, 2014

Spotted Stories

First-ever Greek Frozen Yogurt from Baskin-Robbins

If you remember I mentioned in my predictions for 2014 that frozen yogurt will be on the rise and now big names are going down that line. Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream…

May 08, 2014

L'Abeille D'Or: Chocolate Knefeh or Croissant Knefeh?

Chocolate

May 08, 2014

Chocolate

L'Abeille D'Or: Chocolate Knefeh or Croissant Knefeh?

This morning, my first patient walked in with a bag in hand: "Did you ever try chocolate Knefeh?" they asked. Yes, you heard right, a chocolate Knefeh, the latest innovation and possibly trend, to…

May 08, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries

Urbanista: Let's Enjoy Some Urban Bliss

Breakfast & Coffee | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 26, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Urbanista: Let's Enjoy Some Urban Bliss

I've been a fan of Urbanista since they first opened in Gemmayze a few years back. Serving tasty food in a unique ambiance filled with positivity and joy, Urbanista is the perfect way to start your…

April 26, 2014 | International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun

LUX: A Tasty Fresh Organic Gourmet

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 22, 2014

International Cuisine

LUX: A Tasty Fresh Organic Gourmet

I've been hearing a lot about Lux since it first opened but never had the chance to visit before. Meeting for a business lunch, it was the best of opportunities to discover this place inside out and…

April 22, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

Reconfirming: The Best Breakfast You Can Have in Lebanon

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 12, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Reconfirming: The Best Breakfast You Can Have in Lebanon

What a beautiful day. It was 9am on an awesome sunny morning when we reached The Four Seasons hotel. With a big smile on her face, the hostess welcomed us in... "Good morning sir, the weather is…

April 12, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

Tsunami Achrafieh: My Second Visit, My Second Enjoyment

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 11, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Tsunami Achrafieh: My Second Visit, My Second Enjoyment

Some say the food experience and taste vary between Tsunami in Antelias and Tsunami in Achrafieh, to those I say, I had the same experience at both locations - same food, same quality, same freshness…

April 11, 2014 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Snack Camera Lens Caps

Spotted Stories

April 07, 2014

Spotted Stories

Snack Camera Lens Caps

I think these were made for me... Snack caps for my camera? Just came across these cute burger and donuts camera caps... After a long day of zooming around and constantly shifting focus from one…

April 07, 2014

Easy To Read Ingredients...

Spotted Stories

March 18, 2014

Spotted Stories

Easy To Read Ingredients...

In today's fast world, we often grab a quick sandwich for lunch and leave, with that in mind BVD a Swedish agency created a new way to design labels. “More and more we choose a quick sandwich,…

March 18, 2014

Pret a Manger: Now in Paris... And I Simply Love it

International Cuisine | Paris France Europe

France

February 25, 2014

International Cuisine

Pret a Manger: Now in Paris... And I Simply Love it

What a lovely concept - I love Pret a Manger. I first came across Pret last year during a visit to London. In my opinion, this place has changed the way we view fast food. You can walk in grab a…

February 25, 2014 | Recommended | Paris

Rod's Burgers: Homemade with Style and Perfection

Street Food | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 11, 2014

Street Food

Rod's Burgers: Homemade with Style and Perfection

I'm going to start this review by welcoming the first entry to my TOP10 burgers list of 2014... Yes, already... Rod's Burgers are to die for... Imagine a simple yet innovative burger prepared with…

February 11, 2014 | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Slicing Cherry Tomatoes in Half is Easier than You Think

Spotted Stories

February 03, 2014

Spotted Stories

Slicing Cherry Tomatoes in Half is Easier than You Think

Slicing cherry tomatoes individually can be kind of time consuming. While we're never opposed to just eating them whole, sometimes you've got to slice into them. Here's a quick tip for halving…

February 03, 2014

February Goes Pink at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery

News

January 26, 2014

News

February Goes Pink at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery

In less than a week, February starts and with it comes a new flavor for cronut at Dominique Ansel’s bakery. The genius behind the breakfast hybrid usually features a unique cronut flavor that changes…

January 26, 2014

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