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Falafel Tabbara – Older than Great Lebanon

This current shop in Ras Beirut, Snoubra has been there since 1979, when Abou Ziad, the current owner, decided to move from main street Hamra...

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Snacks

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Samira

Ezzo

Pop In Eatery – Want to Escape?

When you take a few steps inside the store there is a door that says "Want to Escape?", and it leads you to the most magical thing ever...

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Coffee & tea
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Restaurants
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Snacks

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Samira

Ezzo

Gemmayze Roman Bath – In a modern building!

What you will be able to see is the bath's infrastructure, which includes fired clay or terracotta with some other mosaics that are still preserved.

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Art & culture

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Samira

Ezzo

Ezzo for Antiques – For 30 years & counting

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Art & culture
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Shopping

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Samira

Ezzo

Al-Man’ouché Street Art – Even in space!

This piece of delightful dough, a part of our almost daily life, whether for breakfast or at any time of the day, now has a mural art piece celebrating it!

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Art & culture

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Samira

Ezzo

Skin Society – Beauty & Cosmetics

One of my favorite sections is the one with hand-made soaps. These soaps are simply heavenly: they smell great, last long, and look super cute!

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Relaxing
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Shopping

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Marie-Chantale

Sundberg

Wissam Sargi Salon – Beauty Lounge & Clinics

At Wissam Sargi, you can pamper yourself every single day of the week. They do hair fashion for men, women, and children as well as makeup and facial care.

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Relaxing

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Marie-Chantale

Sundberg

Crypt Museum – Underneath a cathedral

An exciting part of this museum is that at some point, if you look up, you'll be looking through a glass ceiling that shows the church right above you.

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Art & culture

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Samira

Ezzo

Sheikh Abdel Rahman Hout Garden – Amidst highways

The best part? The garden has no gates and is accessible 24/7. Most locals don't know it because barely anyone is walking in the midst of highways.

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Relaxing

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Samira

Ezzo

Al-Bustani School – Neglected first national school

The school was a non-religious institution that opened its doors to any student regardless of religion, social status, or where they were from.

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Art & culture

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Samira

Ezzo

Persian Cup – A Persian Treat in Beirut

We tried the Chelo Kabab Waziri and Ghorme Sabzi, a traditional Persian stew made of a beans and herbs sauce, served with chicken and rice with saffron.

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Restaurants

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Tala

Ladki

The Barn – Modern Brunch Spot

The Barn is an organic and healthy eatery that serves breakfast and brunch items, as well as hot dishes for lunch or dinner and a range of desserts.

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Restaurants

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Tala

Ladki

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