Welcome to the Lebanese street food tour of Beirut. It was a full 14 hour day of eating incredibly delicious, and some of the most legendary street food shops in Beirut! #Lebanon #Beirut #LebaneseFood #streetfood
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Thanks to Ibrahim Osta (Director Middle East & North Africa, Chemonics International): https://www.instagram.com/ibrahim_osta/ https://www.facebook.com/ibrahim.osta.35
Fadi Abu Jaber: https://www.instagram.com/jordanality/
Here are the restaurants and stalls we ate at during this Lebanese street food tour:
Hajj Nasr Sandwich Shop – By 6 am, when Beirut is about to wake up, Hajj Nasr is getting ready to close. We arrived at 5 am to make sure he still had food. The tebleh nayyeh – Raw meat, garlic, tomatoes, mint, and the soujouk – soujouk sausage, garlic, tomatoes, pickles – sandwiches were incredible. Total price – 15,000 LBP ($9.95)
Faysal Snack (https://goo.gl/maps/FidmkbQNjBDqUBxn9) – Great Lebanese pastries and breads. We ordered the halloumi loaf, plus some Man’ousheh (Manakish) topped with za’atar, and some spinach pastries. 19,000 LBP ($12.60) – Total price for everything
Hanna Mitri (https://goo.gl/maps/iBTb64g5qprq3z6s9) – If you mention ice cream in Beirut, this is the place that everyone knows and everyone loves – it’s a Lebanese ice cream icon, and it’s uniquely delicious from any other ice cream I’ve had in the world. It’s special without a doubt.
Al Soussi Restaurant (https://goo.gl/maps/acSHkHamuvaD1vNFA) – This is one of the most famous restaurants in Beirut, especially for breakfast. Their fattey and hummus is good, but nothing compares to their awarma and eggs.
Falafel Tabbara (https://goo.gl/maps/3bfTAT7Hitxmz3LK6) – Unique falafel – His falafel are made purely with fava beans, in a donut shape. 2,500 LBP ($1.66) – Price per sandwich
Ichkhanian Bakery (https://goo.gl/maps/bppJWMhBYMAfviJd6) – This is a legendary Armenian Lebanese bakery that specializes in Lahmajoun (Lahmacun) – Thin dough topped with minced meat. 9,000 LBP ($5.97) – Total price for everything
Lamb head – 15,000 LBP ($9.95) – Total price for lamb head
Makari Sweets Shop – Home of mfata’a, which is a unique and rare to find nowadays rice pudding, tahini, and turmeric pudding.
Restaurant Joseph (https://goo.gl/maps/6PDTiaayZ7dPD3px6) – If you’re looking for the best Lebanese shawarma in Beirut, this is the spot. The chicken was good, but the beef was the best. 6,000 LBP ($3.98) – Price per sandwich
L’abeille D’or (https://goo.gl/maps/SKweQNzEpERr3mVb9) – Finally, we ended this ultimate 14 hour street food tour in Beirut, Lebanon at a very non street food, gourmet Lebanese sweets shop to eat Kanafeh. But the Lebanese way, in a bun.
It was an amazing day of Lebanese food, culture, and people, in Beirut, Lebanon!