Got some spare time on a Saturday morning? Head over to Beirut’s local farmer’s market originally in downtown Beirut, but more recently located in Mar Mikhael, Beirut. Since its conception in 2004, Souk El Tayeb has been a great space for local farmers, producers, and craft-makers alike to come together and display their products. From fruits and vegetables all the way from the south, to wines, fresh bites, and handmade trinkets, Souk El Tayeb has got it all. Under Souk EL Tayeb’s umbrella is also an array of concepts, from guesthouses to local restaurants offering authentic experiences and even a catering service!
Some personal favorites are the hot Saj, locally produced peanut butter, jams, and other snacks such as Carob flavored cookies and of course, fresh fruits. It gets crowded, items run out fast and people are seen carrying tens of bags by 10 or 11 AM, so hurry up and start your Saturday with this visit, before strolling down Mar Mikhael for an early lunch or a cup of coffee.