Category Lebanese

Pilpel: Falafels and hummous in Central London

Pilpel is a falafel and hummous bar (small chain really) in London serving vegan and vegetarian falafels in pita pockets.  I think they serve the best falafels – may be because the falafels are brought to you right off the fryer, and topped with what I think is the best tahini sauce.  Pilpel use the […]

The Gate Islington – All vegetarian restaurant in London

The Gate restaurant was highly recommended to me as the “best” vegetarian restaurant in London before I moved to London.  So, I had to check it out!  I loved the airy, casual “feel” of The Gate in Islington and the range of vegetarian options there.  Some dishes can be made vegan upon request, some are […]

Late night Lebanese dinner at Ranoush Juice in High Street Kensington

Jetlagged on having arrived from NYC, we were looking for a late night restaurant (past midnight on a Friday night) in the Kensington area.  We tried Kensington Wine room which was listed on the Urbanspoon list of late night dining options.  When we called Kensington Wine Rooms, however, they were no longer serving dinner. The host […]

Amazing Fatoush salad at Tanoreen NYC

A friend of mine suggested that we have lunch at Tanoreen – a Middle Eastern restaurant with Mediterranean aromas (says the restaurant’s website) in Bay Ridge (Brooklyn).  Bay Ridge is an hour’s commute from midtown Manhattan but felt totally worth it after my lunch there on a recent afternoon. I loved the food at Tanoreen. […]

Delicious contemporary lebanese vegetarian dinner at Ilili NYC

One of my favorite places for a delicious meal is Ilili, a contemporary Lebanese restaurant that has a wide range of vegetarian (and vegan) options.  The restaurant is no new-comer in the NYC restaurant world – I think it has been around for at least 5 years (please do not quote me, but I do […]

Almayass: Good but not Amazing Armenian-Lebanese food

Almayass is a relatively new Armenian-Lebanese restaurant in Gramercy / Flat-iron district in NYC – it opened in Spring 2012.   It is owned by a brother-sister duo (Varak and Alidz Alexandrian) with other family members contributing to the menu design and the decor.  Many reviews that I read were favorable including this one from […]