Journey Lounge: Buckwheat Pancakes and Soy Milk Granola in Istanbul

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Journey Lounge: Buckwheat Pancakes and Soy Milk Granola in Istanbul

Walking the streets of Beyoğlu, up on the hills overviewing Istanbul, I decided to have Journey lounge as my next stop. Trees, wooden furniture, and calm vibes. On the menu, you can find a wide…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Royal Greek Souvlaki Ermou: Pita Sandwiches in Athens

Restaurants | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 30, 2019

Restaurants

Royal Greek Souvlaki Ermou: Pita Sandwiches in Athens

Four skewers rolling on the lower floor, air-conditioned seating in the upper floor, Royal Souvlaki seems to be a renowned destination for local traditional food. Filming a movie about Athens, the…

July 30, 2019 | Reviews | Athens

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Recommended | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Recommended

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Welcome to the lab where shawarma is served with style. White and orange are the colors, with designs reminding you of a lab. Shawarma is the star reinvented with several new recipes never seen…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Mido's: Saida's Favorite Sandwiches

Restaurants | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

March 03, 2019

Restaurants

Mido's: Saida's Favorite Sandwiches

Every time I visit Saida, Mido's is an important stop for me. This morning I enjoyed some flavorful sandwiches made of fresh ciabatta bread and using fine ingredients. Roast beef…

March 03, 2019 | Reviews | Saida

J.Makhlouf: Clean, Professional and Very Tasty Sandwiches

Recommended | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 22, 2019

Recommended

J.Makhlouf: Clean, Professional and Very Tasty Sandwiches

His name is Walid Makhlouf and he is the most unconventional restaurateur ever. He is the man standing behind his shining counter rolling a sandwich at a time, a smile on his face, happy to…

February 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Metn

Sandwiched: Is This Food for Real?! Amazing to Say the Least

American | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 22, 2019

American

Sandwiched: Is This Food for Real?! Amazing to Say the Least

Fourth visit and my mouth still waters every time I think of coming here! Sandwiched located on Jal el Dib’s internal road, Gemmayze and Jounieh’s old souk serves one of the…

February 22, 2019 | Burgers | Antelias

BoulMich: Submarine and Burgers of my Childhood

Recommended | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 22, 2019

Recommended

BoulMich: Submarine and Burgers of my Childhood

Flavors of my childhood... the only fast food available back in the nineties, where we used to come for a homey burger, a Lebanese style hotdog, and the Lebanese famous big-sized submarine sandwich.…

February 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Metn

Twinkie: American English Breakfast with French Influences in Paris

Breakfast & Coffee | Paris France Europe

France

February 10, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Twinkie: American English Breakfast with French Influences in Paris

After experience three not-so-good breakfast experiences this morning, I ended my tour at Twinkie. I liked the place from the minute I walked it. Positive vibes, little figurines decorating the…

February 10, 2019 | Recommended | Paris

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon? Did You Try These 14 Choices?

Sandwiches | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 10, 2019

Sandwiches

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon? Did You Try These 14 Choices?

SHAWARMA: Lebanon's best of the best list. Thin and fresh bread, two layers of it, wrapped around a generous portion of meat or chicken alongside accompaniments. Premium quality, without any sauces…

January 10, 2019 | Street Food | Lebanon

It's a Sandwich, it's a Wrap, it's a Baguette... Best 40 Amazing Quick Eats in Lebanon

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 06, 2019

Popular

It's a Sandwich, it's a Wrap, it's a Baguette... Best 40 Amazing Quick Eats 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…

January 06, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

Lunch with my Kids at Crepaway

American | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 29, 2018

American

Lunch with my Kids at Crepaway

Taking out my kids to a new restaurant at least once a week, diversifying is key! For them to be introduced to all cuisines of the world. Burgers, fries and casual comfort food, the choice would…

November 29, 2018 | International Cuisine | Metn

The Hardware Société Paris: When Food Has Another Meaning! The Lobster Benedict Rocks

Bread & Bakeries | Paris France Europe

France

October 14, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

The Hardware Société Paris: When Food Has Another Meaning! The Lobster Benedict Rocks

I came here not knowing what to expect... I ended up ordering everything! The food is phenomenal.  Coming all the way from Melbourne and choosing for location the beautiful hills of…

October 14, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Paris

Deerhead Lakeside on the Cayuga: American Diner in Upstate New York

American | New York USA Americas

USA

August 12, 2018

American

Deerhead Lakeside on the Cayuga: American Diner in Upstate New York

In the middle of nowhere, facing the lakes, Deerhead is a local diner open for lunch every day of the week. On a calm Sunday afternoon, I stopped for lunch. Not too clean, not too vibrant and deco…

August 12, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

De Bakkerswinkel Bakery Amsterdam

Breakfast & Coffee | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

May 14, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

De Bakkerswinkel Bakery Amsterdam

Loaded and fresh sandwiches, flaky croissants, a dark chocolate cake and a black coffee... a small homey bakery serves breakfast and lunch every day until 5 pm. You feel at home, enchanted with fresh…

May 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Amsterdam

Naya: Middle Eastern Counter and Grill with Lebanese Influences in New York

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | New York USA Americas

USA

April 29, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Naya: Middle Eastern Counter and Grill with Lebanese Influences in New York

With the opening of its fifth location in New York, Naya comes with a new revamped and upscale decor. Brightly lit, cleaner and trendier, the casual Lebanese restaurant speaks the American language.…

April 29, 2018 | Popular | New York

Lenwich; New York’s Favorite Sandwich Place and Good Looking Eats

Recommended | New York USA Americas

USA

April 11, 2018

Recommended

Lenwich; New York’s Favorite Sandwich Place and Good Looking Eats

It’s called Lenwich and I already tried nine of their sandwiches and visited three of their locations; Lenwich is the home of loaded sandwiches beautifully designed to make your mouth…

April 11, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

Fairfax: When Simple Things Make You Happy, An Enjoyable Breakfast in New York

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

April 04, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Fairfax: When Simple Things Make You Happy, An Enjoyable Breakfast in New York

Part of the same group called “Happy Hospitality,” Fairfax is another perfection like its siblings, “Joseph Leonard” and “Studio at Freehand” which I both reviewed…

April 04, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Boucherie: French Culinary Art in New York

French Food | New York USA Americas

USA

April 01, 2018

French Food

Boucherie: French Culinary Art in New York

Boucherie is a traditional French Brasserie an exact copy of the ones up in Montmartre transported into the fast business city of New York. Stopping for a drink, a slice of charcuterie or a delicious…

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Katz: The Place of Dream Sandwiches

American | New York USA Americas

USA

March 21, 2018

American

Katz: The Place of Dream Sandwiches

It’s called Katz, and it sells one of the world’s tastiest sandwiches. I’ve been here three or four times already enjoying their thick, super loaded juicy sandwiches prepared in…

March 21, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Abul3ezz: A Shawarma I Adore; Chicken and Beef

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 14, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Abul3ezz: A Shawarma I Adore; Chicken and Beef

Still is one of the best Shawarma joints in town, Abul3ezz serves an amazing sandwich loaded with flavors and love, served with such a generosity like no one else does it. I love the bread, the…

January 14, 2018 | Recommended | Metn

My Favorite Falafel are Found in Kousba: Robert Sadat

Recommended | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 07, 2018

Recommended

My Favorite Falafel are Found in Kousba: Robert Sadat

A unique handmade bread from the village, no garlic and no onions, the falafel at Robert Sadat is light and straightforward yet fulfilling. Yes, no garlic and no onions; have a sandwich and…

January 07, 2018 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Sandwitch: Driven by Passion, The Happiest Sandwicheria in Lebanon!

International Cuisine | Bickfaya Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 24, 2017

International Cuisine

Sandwitch: Driven by Passion, The Happiest Sandwicheria in Lebanon!

Six customers sitting at the bar, a place loaded with hungry people, the owner and a manager handling delivery calls, five chefs working like a busy beehive handing sandwiches to the hungry crowd.…

December 24, 2017 | Recommended | Bickfaya

Tiger’s BBQ-Ing: A Lebanese Sports Diner, Now Open in Beirut

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 23, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Tiger’s BBQ-Ing: A Lebanese Sports Diner, Now Open in Beirut

I had a dream, the dream to Experience what a real diner is... I had a dream to eat real diner food when diners vanished from our country... I had a dream to enjoy fast casual American food the way…

December 23, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

Make Sandwich: Bizarre Menu; Complicated Choices!

Reviews | New York USA Americas

USA

November 14, 2017

Reviews

Make Sandwich: Bizarre Menu; Complicated Choices!

On Union square is a small sandwich shop called “Sandwich” offering nine kinds of sandwiches. The place is neat, one table in the middle and an open kitchen...but I expected more details!…

November 14, 2017 | Sandwiches | New York

November 3rd is Sandwich Day: Have a 3arous

News

November 03, 2017

News

November 3rd is Sandwich Day: Have a 3arous

Never underestimate the power of a good sandwich, there’s something special about the best of the worlds toppings slipped between two slices of bread. Mayonnaise as a sandwich dressing? You…

November 03, 2017

Eisenberg’s Deli New York: The Sandwiches Are Not Good!

Restaurants | New York USA Americas

USA

November 01, 2017

Restaurants

Eisenberg’s Deli New York: The Sandwiches Are Not Good!

In the heart of Manhattan located in the busy Flatiron district, Eisenberg is an old restaurant with a long bar and a seating area at one end. You don’t wait in line, no number and…

November 01, 2017 | Reviews | New York

2nd Avenue Deli New York: A Good Pastrami, Unpleasant Vibes

Restaurants | New York USA Americas

USA

November 01, 2017

Restaurants

2nd Avenue Deli New York: A Good Pastrami, Unpleasant Vibes

I’m sure you know by now that I’m a big fan of Katz, the famous deli which I aim to visit every time I travel to New York... Trying to find alternatives or different versions of my…

November 01, 2017 | Reviews | New York

Bar Tartine Achrafieh: I Had a Very Pleasant Lunch!

International Cuisine | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 08, 2017

International Cuisine

Bar Tartine Achrafieh: I Had a Very Pleasant Lunch!

Home of the oval Pizza and fresh sandwiches, Bar Tartine - open in ABC Achrafieh - is my address every time I feel like enjoying a pleasant meal. With several glowing reviews already, Bar…

October 08, 2017 | Pizza | Achrafieh

Sand-Witch: The Happy Sandwich Place

American | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 17, 2017

American

Sand-Witch: The Happy Sandwich Place

"Sand-Witch" is more than a restaurant; it's an experience... Sand-Witch is a positive place where great vibes and tasty food meet! I felt transported the minute I walked in and the second I met Joe;…

September 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Metn

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

Japanese & Sushi | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

September 12, 2017

Japanese & Sushi

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

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,…

September 12, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Lebanon

Apple is Releasing More Food Emojis

News

July 21, 2017

News

Apple is Releasing More Food Emojis

Apple has confirmed a list of new emojis being made available to everyone later this year – and your and our foodie Instagram feed is about to get a whole lot more interesting. How have we…

July 21, 2017

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon?

Recommended | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

June 20, 2017

Recommended

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon?

Where to have a tasty Shawarma in Lebanon: my personal favorites! Shawarma (Arabic: شاورما‎‎) is a Levantine meat preparation, where lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, veal, buffalo…

June 20, 2017 | Sandwiches | Lebanon

Joseph: That Exceptional Shawarma!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 13, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Joseph: That Exceptional Shawarma!

Located in the heart of Sin El Fil, facing St. Mary's church a few meters away from the Saloumi roundabout, is a shop. A famous place busy with people, hungry visitors who come here mainly for the…

June 13, 2017 | Reviews | Beirut

10 Favorite Spots: Delicious Sandwiches You Must Try in Lebanon!

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

May 28, 2017

News

10 Favorite Spots: Delicious Sandwiches You Must Try 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…

May 28, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

BEC: Bacon, Eggs and Cheese for Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

April 28, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

BEC: Bacon, Eggs and Cheese for Breakfast

BEC is a simple kitchen that sells sandwiches. People love it here. You will find ten marble tables, a floor covered with colorful mosaic, walls painted in white and decorated with writing, two…

April 28, 2017 | Reviews | New York

Kaak b Semsom: A New Favorite Kaak Spot in Zahle

Bread & Bakeries | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

April 24, 2017

Bread & Bakeries

Kaak b Semsom: A New Favorite Kaak Spot in Zahle

Spending the day in Zahlé, a rich breakfast was needed so I thought why not enjoy a traditional kaak at "Kaak b Semsom". Open for the last eight months, this clean place sells kaak the "Abou…

April 24, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Zahle

Lenwich: New York’s Exceptional Sandwich!

Recommended | New York USA Americas

USA

April 14, 2017

Recommended

Lenwich: New York’s Exceptional Sandwich!

Lenwich is a place that looks like it just opened yesterday. It is fresh, colorful and neat. White and yellow in color, with lots of wood and long counters of fresh vegetables just ready to be…

April 14, 2017 | Reviews | New York

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

Melt: Hearty Cheese Sandwiches in New York

Restaurants | New York USA Americas

USA

April 07, 2017

Restaurants

Melt: Hearty Cheese Sandwiches in New York

Melt is a place that sells artisanal cheese sandwiches. The sandwiches are hearty and filled with melted cheese. You can feel the richness, the butter... But who cares about calories. They offer…

April 07, 2017 | Reviews | New York

Anthony’s Diner Halat: Good Quality Sandwiches!

American | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 02, 2017

American

Anthony’s Diner Halat: Good Quality Sandwiches!

Filming an episode of Mechwar in Halat, I spotted a new diner - with a colorful signboard. I was kind of amazed to see a real American diner like this one in this part of Lebanon. Facing Halat sur…

April 02, 2017 | Burgers | Jbeil

I Ate That Sandwich... And Now I Adore Food! Thank You Mum

News

March 21, 2017

News

I Ate That Sandwich... And Now I Adore Food! Thank You Mum

Words are never enough to express our love and appreciation for the one woman who gave us life... protected us, cherished us, tucked us in and made sure we ate our veggies and sandwiches... most of…

March 21, 2017

Toi & Moi: Good Food... Bad Everything Else

Breakfast & Coffee | London UK Europe

UK

March 19, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Toi & Moi: Good Food... Bad Everything Else

Toi & Moi is a cafe in Soho which occupies the corner of Berwick and D'Arblay. Located just a few meters from the famous Breakfast Club, Toi & Moi offers breakfast, pancakes and pastries.…

March 19, 2017 | Restaurants | London

Breakfast Barn: A Superb and Unique Morning Experience in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 18, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast Barn: A Superb and Unique Morning Experience in Beirut

Breakfast Barn or as far as I'm concerned 'A dream come true' is the first restaurant in Lebanon dedicated to the day's most important meal: "breakfast"! It's called Breakfast Barn and it encourages…

March 18, 2017 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Shawarma w Saj: Tasty Sandwiches in Saida

Reviews | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

February 14, 2017

Reviews

Shawarma w Saj: Tasty Sandwiches in Saida

Shawarma at Shawarma w Saj has more than one meaning. This Lebanese diner is a place I have been too and enjoyed. I am here again to enjoy their sandwiches while listening to the soothing tunes…

February 14, 2017 | Sandwiches | Saida

Sandwiched: My Favorite American Diner in Town... Delicious Food!

American | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

February 14, 2017

American

Sandwiched: My Favorite American Diner in Town... Delicious Food!

Two years have passed since I last visited Sandwiched, a diner nestled on Jounieh's interior road offering a selection of delicious sandwiches and burgers. The menu has changed but the decor is still…

February 14, 2017 | Burgers | Jounieh

Freddy’s: The Hotdog Truck

Sandwiches | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 06, 2017

Sandwiches

Freddy’s: The Hotdog Truck

Before starting NoGarlicNoOnions I was in a nightlife project called BeirutNightLife which tried - for ten long years - to prove to the world that Lebanon is much more than what the West thinks…

February 06, 2017 | Street Food | Beirut

George's New York: American Style Diner Food

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

January 31, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

George's New York: American Style Diner Food

Whilst researching online for a place to have a good breakfast, I found George's. Down in the Financial District it's typically American with a bakery at the entrance. Spread across two floors,…

January 31, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Blue Barn San Francisco: Delicious Food I Recommend!

Restaurants | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

January 30, 2017

Restaurants

Blue Barn San Francisco: Delicious Food I Recommend!

Salads and sandwiches, a salad bar and bags of chips, the Blue Barn is a tiny little place that looks like a country barn, that sells everything fresh... They take their time in preparing things, and…

January 30, 2017 | Reviews | San Francisco

Abul3ezz: An Amazing Shawarma

Recommended | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 16, 2017

Recommended

Abul3ezz: An Amazing Shawarma

I love it! It's beautifully wrapped, fresh, juicy, loaded with flavors, generous and most importantly it comes without garlic! Meat shawarma: it is superb. To start with, the meat is different and…

January 16, 2017 | Sandwiches | Metn

A Comparative Review: Tabliet Massaad vs. The Original Massaad

Comparative Review

December 30, 2016

Comparative Review

A Comparative Review: Tabliet Massaad vs. The Original Massaad

The comparative series are a set of reviews I'll be publishing from now on. I'll be ordering the same item from different places for a constructive comparison... let's enjoy a Tawouk and meat…

December 30, 2016 | Reviews

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