Category Archives: Food

Innocent by Al Rifai

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Innocent is a healthy snack consisting of sugar-free unsalted dry-roasted nuts. I only found out about it a week ago but it seems it’s been out for a while. It doesn’t taste that bad and is a great alternative to other salty or cholesterol-rich snacks.

Each bag costs 3000 Lebanese Liras.

Magnolia Bakery opening at ABC Dbayeh

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Magnolia Bakery is a bakery opened in 1996 at 401 Bleecker Street, on the corner of West 11th Street in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The bakery is known for its famous dessert treats, including its cupcakes and old-fashioned Depression era icebox cakes. [Wiki]

Magnolia’s first non-US branch was opened in Dubai back in 2010, with the second one expected to be Lebanon’s branch. They are also planning to open in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and Morocco.

You can check their website [Here].

Zaatar W Zeit New Light Menu

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I went to visit Zaatar W Zeit last week and noticed they have now a Light Menu consisting mostly of wholesome multi-cereal dough sandwiches. Add to that Light Halloumi (less salty) in the pan and two really good salads, the whole-grain pasta and Quinoa Tabbouleh.

Even though it’s a Manakish place, ZWZ surprisingly has some great salads like the Chicken Salad, Z Fattoush and the newly introduced Whole-grain pasta. As for sandwiches, the Oil-Free Zaatar is a must try. It’s the perfect healthy alternative for the everyday Zaatar Man2ouché.

There’s one thing I did not like though, is that they don’t serve bread anymore with the Halloumi pan and charge you for ordering it. If the freshly baked bread that comes for free with the original Halloumi in the pan platter is not considered light, they can always serve multi-cereal bread. Added to that, it wouldn’t hurt to be a bit more generous on the tomatoes and cucumbers.

For those interested, you can check out the new menu [Here].