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A foodie’s guide to the most delicious spots in Beirut

Beirut's Top Restaurants

Best Places To Eat in Beirut

Foodies, it’s time to book a flight to Beirut. Lebanon’s capital and largest city offers a bewitching blend of various regional cuisines, making it the best of multiple culinary worlds. And if you know which sections of the city to explore, you can experience some of the best foods in the region—if not the world.


Souk el Tayeb

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Venturing into the Souk el Tayeb (pronounced sook ty-IB) will give you a delicious taste of Beirut: it was the first farmers market established in Lebanon. Here you can sample a wide variety of authentic eats, including fresh produce, handmade Lebanese sweets and locally produced dairy products. You can experience this culinary fun in any of three Souk el Tayeb locations in Beirut:



Grilled Whole Calamari – Source: Facebook

The Gemmayzeh neighbourhood (pronounced gem-AYE-zay) is arguably one of the most charming areas of Beirut. It’s located in the eastern part of the city on Gouraud Street, and has a definite Mediterranean feel. Luckily, Gemmayzeh is also a hot spot for some wonderful restaurants and cafes, including:


Saifi Village

Steak Tartare – Source: Facebook

This charming village-within-a-city in central Beirut will captivate you with the traditional Lebanese style of its pastel houses and buildings. Saifi Village is known to be an oasis of peace and quiet even in the middle of the city. Apart from its aesthetic value, it is also a must-visit area for foodies thanks to its truly spectacular eateries, such as:


Beirut Souks

Grilled Beef Skewer – Source: Facebook

The Beirut Souks may have a lovely, old-fashioned name, but in fact make up a glittering, modern complex offering some of the best shopping and dining experiences in the city. The top eateries in this area include:

A trip to Beirut is nothing without experiencing the finest foods the city has to offer. These locations will help you find the best of the best to make your next trip to Lebanon an experience your palate will never forget.

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