Mac n' Cheese: Street Food Macaroni on the Go in Mar Mikhael

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 25, 2019

Restaurants

Mac n' Cheese: Street Food Macaroni on the Go in Mar Mikhael

Mac n' Cheese, the famous street food stand that started at Souk el Akel, is now in Mar Mikhael. Proudly Lebanese, these macaroni cooked with saffron have impressed many, making it one of the souk's…

July 25, 2019 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Frosty Palace is Back! With No Burgers Involved... VEGAN?

News

June 12, 2019

News

Frosty Palace is Back! With No Burgers Involved... VEGAN?

Frosty Palace, once serving Lebanon's greatest burgers closed in February of 2018. It was big, it was the best, it was the place who taught others the meaning of burgers; My descriptions looked…

June 12, 2019 | Popular

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

French

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

(Beirutista) For Angela Sawan, a nutrition and dietetics graduate from the American University of Beirut, healthy eating might seem second nature. But the 30-something food science expert, who…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Slate: Excellent Meats and a Pleasant Ambiance in Mar Milkhael

Grill&BBQ | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Grill&BBQ

Slate: Excellent Meats and a Pleasant Ambiance in Mar Milkhael

I was invited to Slate and enjoyed a sumptuous meal. The tomato salad, the burger, the pastrami sandwich, beef tartare, meat and desserts were all phenomenal. Le Commerce du Levant: Located…

May 15, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

Fish & Seafood | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Fish & Seafood

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

A handful of mouthwatering photos... enjoy the gallery below while I plan another visit to Mothershucker for a detailed review. Enjoy meanwhile! (Le Commerce du Levant) In Lebanon, it's…

May 15, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Cortado: Your Espresso Bar and Desserts Parlor

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

Beirut

April 13, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Cortado: Your Espresso Bar and Desserts Parlor

I believe the first hundred meters of Gemmayze are tuning into “Asia Town” while the end from St.Nicolas stairs onward is becoming a destination for coffee lovers. Cortado is one of…

April 13, 2019 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Kaakeh Square: Traditional, Upscale and Tasty

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 13, 2019

Restaurants

Kaakeh Square: Traditional, Upscale and Tasty

"Kaakeh" for the famous Lebanese bread and "Square" for its shape. Kaake Square has taken our local conventional street food to another level; upscale and clean, Kaakeh Square serves a selection of…

April 13, 2019 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Bartartine: Breakfast Made me Smile! Food Filled with Passion.

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

Beirut

March 16, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Bartartine: Breakfast Made me Smile! Food Filled with Passion.

Let’s go straight to the point... I was impressed by the food quality! Bar Tartine has always been a favorite but yet considered to sell coffee shop food until I revisited today; excellent!…

March 16, 2019 | International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Back to Baron: Food is Good!

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 14, 2019

International Cuisine

Back to Baron: Food is Good!

Back to this magical restaurant called Baron. I’ve been here not so long ago, leaving amazed and astonished by the food and ambiance. Casual, uncomplicated, simple yet gourmet and upscale;…

March 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Merou Seafood is Back! Stronger and Bigger in Mar Mikhael

Fish & Seafood | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 13, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Merou Seafood is Back! Stronger and Bigger in Mar Mikhael

Le Merou has been my favorite seafood address in Achrafieh on Sassine Square until they closed. After weeks of preparation, they moved to their new location in Mar Mikhael for a more significant and…

March 13, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Lunch at the Sage Parlour in Mar Mikhael

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 03, 2019

International Cuisine

Lunch at the Sage Parlour in Mar Mikhael

Inspired by broad North American, European, and Mediterranean influences, the parlor lives up to the quirky wisdom of its namesake with a flavourful menu that infuses morning cuisine with a…

March 03, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Lunch at Marinella Beirut: Try the Bottarga Spaghetti

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 02, 2019

Italian

Lunch at Marinella Beirut: Try the Bottarga Spaghetti

Unfortunately for you dear Italian cuisine lovers, Marinella only opens for lunch. You'll have to find a way to escape work or simply come on the weekend... Five years have passed, and still,…

March 02, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Welcome Home; For a Memorable Sunday Sweet Breakfast in Mar Mikhael

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

Beirut

February 10, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Welcome Home; For a Memorable Sunday Sweet Breakfast in Mar Mikhael

It’s home away from home, and it’s located in the heart of Mar Mikhael. Open the door to where the heart is, let yourself go to the soothing music and fresh aromas of food and coffee. A…

February 10, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Baron Beirut: It’s Magical, Simply Magical...

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 20, 2019

International Cuisine

Baron Beirut: It’s Magical, Simply Magical...

I feel sad that it didn’t happen to visit Baron before; confident to be good, Baron has no signboard and it’s hidden in the tiny streets of Mar Mikhael. Being the talk of the town for the…

January 20, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Ahi Poke: A Quick Healthy Lunch in Mar Mikhael

Asian/Chinese | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 13, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Ahi Poke: A Quick Healthy Lunch in Mar Mikhael

You know by now that I’m a fan of Poke! I love it how the rice is topped with fresh ingredients, ready to be mixed like a salad, or enjoyed the way you want them individually. On Mar Mikhael…

January 13, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Felicie: French Eatery in the Heart of Mar Mikhael

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 29, 2018

French

Felicie: French Eatery in the Heart of Mar Mikhael

Much more than a French restaurant, Felicie is a beautiful piece of architecture open in the heart of Mar Mikhael. Felicie is the baby of Raphael and Jihane, a happy couple that has left years of…

November 29, 2018 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

El Mexicano: Faraya’s Great Mexican Food Has Landed in Beirut

Mexican | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 24, 2018

Mexican

El Mexicano: Faraya’s Great Mexican Food Has Landed in Beirut

From the high mountains of Faraya comes El Mexicano. In a restaurant where Mexican food is handled with love, visit for the music, the mood, the passion, and the experience. Prepared by Edith from…

October 24, 2018 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

The Original Em Ali: From Souk el Tayeb to Gemmayze

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 25, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

The Original Em Ali: From Souk el Tayeb to Gemmayze

“Oum Ali”, the one and only Saj Queen famous from (Souk el Tayeb) and (Souk el Akel) has opened a breakfast Parlour on Gemmayze street. A traditional eatery serving the same yellow dough…

September 25, 2018 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

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

The Sage Parlour: Breakfast Extravaganza in Beirut

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

Beirut

September 23, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

The Sage Parlour: Breakfast Extravaganza in Beirut

I’ve had such good food in San Francisco, in New York in Paris and Rome... I’ve had amazing food around the world and wished I could experience the same feeling in Beirut! Arriving at the…

September 23, 2018 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Tavolina: Casual Italian and Good in Beirut

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 15, 2018

Italian

Tavolina: Casual Italian and Good in Beirut

One of Beirut’s best Italian restaurants is located in Mar Mikhael next to Prune and Das-Kutche. Open for more than five years already, Tavolina is the baby of chef Dany Khairallah and…

March 15, 2018 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Das Kuche: Gourmet Sausages and Potatoes Now Served in Mar Mikhael

News | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 17, 2017

News

Das Kuche: Gourmet Sausages and Potatoes Now Served in Mar Mikhael

From Souk el Akel to Mar Mikhael, a gourmet concept is now open serving a wide selection of sausages, potatoes and imported beers. Das Küche is your küche, where the…

December 17, 2017 | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

STREET FOOD SOUK GIVES STARTUPS A MARKET TASTE

Press | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

December 01, 2017

Press

STREET FOOD SOUK GIVES STARTUPS A MARKET TASTE

Bimpos.com The street provides a training ground for food and beverage concepts to own their own bricks and mortar property. Souk el Akel is described by Co-founder Anthony Rahayel as a…

December 01, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Lebanon

Brunch at Sud... A Vibrant Sunday with the Family

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

Beirut

November 05, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Brunch at Sud... A Vibrant Sunday with the Family

Sunny side up, music, lively vibes, a sizzling mood... this Sunday, angels were passing by at SUD down in Mar Mikhael... flying over the rainbow, I felt transported by this positive dreamy…

November 05, 2017 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Lobster Society: I’ve Had Better Lobster Rolls

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 10, 2017

Restaurants

Lobster Society: I’ve Had Better Lobster Rolls

A carton box with the restaurant’s logo on the sticker, a recyclable bag, white napkins and wooden cutlery, I was so excited to try The Lobster Society menu. Being a big fan of lobster rolls,…

October 10, 2017 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Souk el Akel at The Marathon Village 2017

Events | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 28, 2017

Events

Souk el Akel at The Marathon Village 2017

The Beirut Marathon heads into its 15th year of bringing runners together from Lebanon and around the world for the greater purpose of peace and love. Meet Souk el Akel for a mouth…

September 28, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Kharouf Beirut: Lamb Specialities and Much More

Grill&BBQ | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 28, 2017

Grill&BBQ

Kharouf Beirut: Lamb Specialities and Much More

I heard about Lebanon's first "Kharouf" restaurant but I honestly was not expecting it to be as sexy as this! Kharouf, lamb in Arabic, is the first restaurant of its kind to serve the famous lamb on…

August 28, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Mac n' Cheese: Macaroni Has Its Own Shop in Mar Mikhael

American | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 28, 2017

American

Mac n' Cheese: Macaroni Has Its Own Shop in Mar Mikhael

Mac n' Cheese, the famous street food stand of Souk el Akel, is now in Mar Mikhael. Proudly Lebanese, these macaroni cooked with saffron have impressed many making it one of the souk's most popular…

August 28, 2017 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Frooza: Your Unconventional Ice Cream Shop

Ice Cream & Gelato | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 30, 2017

Ice Cream & Gelato

Frooza: Your Unconventional Ice Cream Shop

Yes, you can now enjoy and experience Frooza everyday in Mar Mikhael. This new ice cream concept is inspired by the street food markets of Asia and is a concept that was first introduced at "Souk el…

January 30, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

The Bros: The Buffalo Chicken Burger, Now in Mar Mikhael!

American | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 27, 2017

American

The Bros: The Buffalo Chicken Burger, Now in Mar Mikhael!

It's the story of three brothers with a big passion for food. Known as the "hats" brothers, the boys started at Souk el Akel more than eighteen months ago, attracting thousands of clients to their…

January 27, 2017 | Burgers | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

CENTRAL STATION, BEIRUT: Winner of “Best Bar in Africa and the Middle East”

News

October 31, 2016

News

CENTRAL STATION, BEIRUT: Winner of “Best Bar in Africa and the Middle East”

The World's 50 Best Bars: Central Station in Beirut ranks at No. 26 and is one of the 15 new entries. Armenia Street, Mar Mikhayel Beirut, Lebanon By Gary Sharpen A definitive ranking…

October 31, 2016 | Popular

Beirut Restaurants Festival 2016

Events | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 22, 2016

Events

Beirut Restaurants Festival 2016

The first edition of the Beirut Restaurants Festival opened at the Trainstation in Mar Mikhael on Friday the 30th of September in the presence of Lebanese Minister of Tourism, HE Mr. Michel Pharaon,…

October 22, 2016 | News | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Butcher's BBQ Joint Mar Mikhael

Grill&BBQ | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 01, 2016

Grill&BBQ

Butcher's BBQ Joint Mar Mikhael

I know... It has taken me a bit of time to visit The Butcher's BBQ joint but as the saying goes, it's always better late than never... News about this small street food eatery on Mar Mikhael has…

March 01, 2016 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Souk el Akel Comes to Mar Mikhael for a Week; The Junkyard Experience!

Events | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 26, 2016

Events

Souk el Akel Comes to Mar Mikhael for a Week; The Junkyard Experience!

For the first time in Lebanon, be prepared to live a unique experience, a one of its kind and never been enjoyed before experience in Lebanon.  Souk el Akel invades Mar Mikhael…

February 26, 2016 | News | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Sandwich w Noss: A Revolutionary Sandwich Concept in Gemmayze

Popular | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 19, 2016

Popular

Sandwich w Noss: A Revolutionary Sandwich Concept in Gemmayze

It's a revolution for many reasons, the name is fun and its marketing campaign is exceptional... The concept grabbed my attention when I first saw their social media adv: one covering the Electrical…

February 19, 2016 | Sandwiches | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Enab: A Delectable Lebanese on Mar Mikhael

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 05, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Enab: A Delectable Lebanese on Mar Mikhael

It's about a Lebanese restaurant in the center of Mar Mikhael, a refurbished old house left as is, where local food is served for lunch and dinner all week. I've been here, done that and now I am…

February 05, 2016 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Souk el Akel's Christmas Market; Mar Mikhael 2015

Events | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 02, 2015

Events

Souk el Akel's Christmas Market; Mar Mikhael 2015

Mar Mikhael, Bus Station, December 2-6 from 4pm to 10pm For the first time in Lebanon Beirut will enjoy a Christmas Food Market! All over the world Christmas food markets are a great way of…

December 02, 2015 | News | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Mario e Mario: Finally! The Chef and Menu Have Changed

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 30, 2015

Italian

Mario e Mario: Finally! The Chef and Menu Have Changed

The last few days of of my summer were crowned with dinners at Mario e Mario up on the terrace. Enchanted by fine Italian music, lit by the street's yellow lantern and the many hanging bucket lights…

November 30, 2015 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Beirut's First Christmas Food Market: Mar Mikhael, December 2nd 2015

Events

November 20, 2015

Events

Beirut's First Christmas Food Market: Mar Mikhael, December 2nd 2015

For the first time in Lebanon Beirut will enjoy a Christmas Food Market! All over the world Christmas food markets are a great way of discovering Christmas favorites, like mulled wine, mince pies…

November 20, 2015 | News

Seza: Authentic Armenian Flavors

Armenian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 29, 2015

Armenian

Seza: Authentic Armenian Flavors

Beautiful! I was struck with a great first impression as I walked through the door at Seza. Opened for five years now, Seza, offers authentic Armenian cuisine appreciated by many. It's a…

July 29, 2015 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Marinella: Le Coin Italien des Habitués

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 08, 2015

Italian

Marinella: Le Coin Italien des Habitués

Unfortunately for you dear Italian cuisine lovers, Marinella only opens for lunch. You'll have to find a way to escape work or simply come on the weekend... To my luck, it was a Monday and an…

June 08, 2015 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Sako 1967: A Sandwicheria on Armenia Street

Sandwiches | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 30, 2015

Sandwiches

Sako 1967: A Sandwicheria on Armenia Street

I wasn’t planning on trying it surely wasn't expecting it to be that good but happily ended up enjoying some real and generous street sandwiches that are affordable and tasty. This is what…

May 30, 2015 | Street Food | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Achrafieh 2020: Discover Armenia Street, A Car Free Day

Events | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 21, 2015

Events

Achrafieh 2020: Discover Armenia Street, A Car Free Day

After Achrafieh, Rmeil, Mar Mikhayel, Gemmayzé, Monot, Abdel Wahab Sodeco, it was the turn of Armenia Street inhabitants to benefit from a Car Free Day a now, set tradition by Achrafieh…

May 21, 2015 | Mechwar Videos | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Jad's El Mediterraneo Drink Hoping to Take Over the World

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

December 21, 2014

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Jad's El Mediterraneo Drink Hoping to Take Over the World

Something people can't deny is that the Central Station's concept is avant-gardist in Lebanon. A cocktail bar proposing an outstanding selection when the finest drink in Lebanon we were used to few…

December 21, 2014

Acoté: Sandwiches from Around the World Land on Mar Mikhael

Burgers | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 19, 2014

Burgers

Acoté: Sandwiches from Around the World Land on Mar Mikhael

This month, a new place opened its doors, Acoté, which in French means "next to it". The new cafe which opened alongside Prune and owned by the same owner, promises the same…

December 19, 2014 | International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Divvy: Flavors of Food and Fun

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 16, 2014

International Cuisine

Divvy: Flavors of Food and Fun

I went to a preopening dinner at Divvy, a new place that just officially opened on Mar Michael. The experience was lovely, although some fine-tuning was required… but then again it was the…

October 16, 2014 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Smoking Bun: A Fine Addictive Street Food Burger 

Street Food | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 14, 2014

Street Food

Smoking Bun: A Fine Addictive Street Food Burger 

It was time that NoGarlicNoOnions try the Smoking Bun – a small burger joint making waves today. Located on Mar Mikhael avenue, Smoking Bun, cannot be missed. All you have to do is find a blue…

October 14, 2014 | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

DIVVY: Where Food Sharing is Emphasized…

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 09, 2014

International Cuisine

DIVVY: Where Food Sharing is Emphasized…

Here I am, one of the first people to walk into a new restaurant concept in Mar Mikahel. Welcome to DIVVY, Samer Chehlawi's new venture. “Who’s Samer Chehlawi?” I hear some of you…

October 09, 2014 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Prune: Always a Pleasure

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 04, 2014

French

Prune: Always a Pleasure

Here I am, back at Prune, back for the third time to enjoy some of my favorite dishes including their fine foie gras, as well as their famous poulet au prunes as well as their pain perdu, the dessert…

October 04, 2014 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Let's Enjoy a Luscious Breakfast at Bar Tartine

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

Beirut

August 28, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Let's Enjoy a Luscious Breakfast at Bar Tartine

I haven't been to Bar Tartine in a while now and decided to head down for a hefty breakfast before starting my day. I headed down with my family on a Monday morning to enjoy some of their luscious…

August 28, 2014 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

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