Taking shape: Khass W Bass – a customized menu just for you
Who says that healthy can’t mean happy? In celebration of our shape issue, Yasmin Harake investigates Khass W Bass and reads between the lines – of the menu that is. The things we do for you.
Being a group of serious foodies here at the U office, lunchtime is probably our favourite time of day. Actually, it is our favourite time of day. Khass W Bass is one of our favourite go-to places for this exciting one-hour period and with fresh, healthy food delivered straight to our desks – well, it isn’t hard to see why. My personal favourite is the light grilled halloumi wrap and just thinking about it is making me hungry. With so many fast food outlets appearing on what seems like every street corner in Beirut, the concept of Khass W Bass was always clear. Delivering nutritious meals to students, employees and families alike has been their aim from day one. Given that the restaurant is yet to reach its first birthday, its success amongst the people of Beirut speaks for itself. Filling the gap between the inexpensive, unhealthy franchises and the overpriced, upscale restaurants, Khass W Bass is determined to make healthy food accessible to everyone by ensuring everything on the menu is affordable. So what is on the menu? Khass W Bass offers an extensive selection of sandwiches, salads, deserts and smoothies – meaning there is something for everyone. With ready-made options for those on the go, clients also have the opportunity to create their own customised salads and sandwiches, choosing everything from the meat to the dressing. Going that extra mile, Khass W Bass even has clients who have their customised options ready and saved under their names, meaning they can call and order their own, tailor-made meals as and when they please. There are three partners in the business; Zena Jaber, Ziad Hakim and Amal Daher. Amal explains where the initial idea for the company came from. “We were professionals living and working in Beirut and struggling to find healthy and filling options that exactly matched our taste buds. One of the partners lived in London for a year where she became addicted to a salad concept that allowed her to create her own salad from a variety of ingredients – and that’s where the inspiration came from.” Khass W Bass not only offers a fast delivery service, but a tranquil dining setting for walk-in clients to have their lunch in peace. Zena then adds, “we have a small, quiet terrace in the heart of busy Verdun,” Amal reveals. “It offers a relaxed atmosphere where clients can quickly disconnect from their busy schedules while enjoying their lunch break or afternoon coffee.” With everyday temptations making a healthy lifestyle difficult to maintain, Khass W Bass strives to diminish the negative stigmas that come with a balanced diet. For instance, swapping a burger for a whole meal wrap is a small step in the right direction; it tastes just as good (if not better) and has many nutritional benefits. Sign us up. The brand has no plans to slow down anytime soon, with Ziad telling us they are already working on new and exciting additions to the menu. With so much to choose from as it is, we can’t wait to see what happens next.
Nicoise Salad Chicken Iceberg Salad Bresaola Salad
Smoked Salmon Cheese Sandwich Mediterranean Shrimp Sandwich KWB Roast Beef Wrap
KWB Chicken Sandwich
Classic Chef Salad