Beirut Travel Guide

Articles about Beirut

By Travel + Leisure Staff
See more Best Places to Eat Like a Local Al Soussi, Beirut, Lebanon: For more than 50 years, this pint-size kitchen in West Beirut has been serving an irresistible version of fatteh, made with layers of toasted pita, chickpeas, yogurt, and pine n...
By Travel + Leisure Staff
By Anissa Helou
I met the charismatic slow food pioneer Kamal Mouzawak 10 years ago, when he was writing for a Lebanese culinary magazine. Mouzawak had always been passionate about promoting local purveyors, and in 2004 he set up Beirut’s first farmers’ market, S...
By Travel + Leisure Staff

Restaurants in Beirut

Overlooking the Bay of Jounieh, just outside the city, Chez Sami serves regional specialties such as tabbouleh and hummus.

Things to do in Beirut

The farmers’ market Souk El Tayeb draws Maronite, Shiite, Sunni, and Druze vendors from all over Lebanon, transcending religious and tribal divides. Mamoul, the crumbly, date-filled semolina cookies beloved by both Christians and Muslims, are so unfathomably good we challenge you to stop at one.