WHERE TO EAT
Al Bohsali The well-known sweet shop, Al Bohsali first opened in 1870 in Martyrs’ Square by Saaddine Al Bohsali, along with his father Salim. The sweet shop has stood in Riad El Solh Square for 40 years, and is run by Amer M. Al Bohsali, serving a wide selection of Arabic sweets. It’s the perfect place to refuel on Arabic coffee and cakes. 01 980211 - 03 898298 Riad el Sohl Square, Downtown Beirut
Ashghalouna After browsing the artisanal embroidery pieces for sale made by the workforce of widows, savor a homemade, Lebanese lunch of epic proportions. The villa’s pièce de résistance occurs each Friday in the form of a buffet consisting of the finest Lebanese cuisine. 01 366 758 - 01 366758 Faris Nemr Street, Zarif Beirut.