Taste & Flavors, the ultimate food and lifestyle magazine, serves up some ideas in Beirut to feed your appetite this season.
Having recently opened a branch in Gemmayze, Beroe boasts an awesome setup that blends comfort and modern style. The restaurant has an exciting international menu and an impressive selection of cocktails.
What’s special? Crispy beef in a soft bun, the homemade pasta with squid ribbons and the Umami burger.
Pasteur Street, Gemmayze, 01 567494
Brush up on your Italian while savoring the delightful flavors of traditional Italian dishes at Appetito Trattoria. This rustic restaurant provides its customers with a cozy escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
What’s special? The burrata salad, the calamarialla grilia salad and, of course, delicious pizzas: Caprina, frutti de mare and many more!
Pasteur Street, Gemmayze, 01 566486
Eating slow-cooked lamb on the go oras a fast lunch is now possible thanks to Kharouf Beirut. This hidden gem in the heart of Mar Mikhael offers a wide variety of signature dishes, sandwiches and platters.
What’s special? The hummus mkhawraf, the pomegranate kharouf and the kharouf bites.
Pharaon Street, Mar Mikhael, 76 899889
The L’Atelier du Miel Workshop and Garden Café is an oasis of calm in the middle of a busy city. The cafe brings to the table a real taste of locally-produced food and natural ingredients.
What’s special? Goat labne balls and coffee achta cream.
Armenia Street, Mar Mikhael, 01 565975
Guaranteed to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, Home Sweet Home is a wholesome cafe, eatery and store. Charmingly decorated with soothing colors, it’s an ideal spot for a quiet get-together with friends.
What’s special? Fish and chips, the risotto and any of the breakfast items.
Alexander Fleming Street, Mar Mikhael, 01 566656
For all the meat lovers out there, Meats & Bread is a must. From mouthwatering baby back ribs to out-of-this-world WTF
burgers, Meats & Bread has created a cool place to enjoy great food. The homemade barbecue sauce includes kharoub molasses, giving a Lebanese touch to classic American cuisine.
What’s special? The home-smoked brisket, WTF® burger and smoked salmon.
Gouraud Street, Gemmayze, 01 449060/ 71 959898
Located in a pink building dating back to 1956, Sip Beirut is a charming cafe that serves specialty coffee. With exposed vintage walls, a cozy interior and a lovely terrace, it’s a great place to experiment and find your favorite cup. The cafe also serves light dishes and wine.
What’s special? Ethiopian single origin cup and red rice salad.
Gouraud Street, Gemmayze, 01 567569
Swiss Butter has come up with a simple concept of creating a menu that serves only three items: beef, chicken and fish. All three dishes are served in a huge pan of special Swiss Butter sauce, a generous serving of mesclun salad, freshly-baked baguette, chili flakes and a choice of fries or baked potato.
What’s special? The molten chocolate fondant, pain perdu and the secret Swiss butter sauce.
Gouraud Street, Gemmayze, 01 444480
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