Unfortunately Beirutbeirut has to close in a few months. Hurry up!
I’ve never been to Lebanon. But then I realised, that Lebanon is just around the corner. It was nearly a year ago that I saw this small store, where two guys were working on the interior. There were these beautiful tiles at the counter, turquoise walls and a very minimalistic interior. As it opened, it was named Beirutbeirut.
The atmosphere was as I imagined before. It could have been in Beirut as well. And as I already mentioned, the interior is very authentic and minimalistic. Because the focus is on the food, not on furniture. And it’s very delicious and authentic as well. Khudor, the sympathetic owner, prepares the dough for Falafel fresh every day.
I like the Falafel Sandwich, with fresh herbs, vegetables wrapped in a flatbread. And I recommend “Baba Ganoush” (Aubergine paste) or taboule (Couscous-Salad with vegetables and herbs).
Unfortunately, they are not allowed to sell alcohol to the customers sitting in or outside the restaurant. In Munich a local law forbids establishments to sell alcohol, if they don’t have a toilet. Sounds a bit weird, because don’t you usually have to get to the toilet after having a tea or a soft drink?! But all alcoholic drinks like beer, a very good Lebanese wine and Arak (kind of cognac with anise) you can buy for taking away. Food of course, too.
My conclusion: do not hesitate to get your first authentic Fallovel,… sorry Falafel!