Food & Dining

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14 Cairo Restaurants You Must Try If You’re Obsessed with Cheese

14 Cairo Restaurants You Must Try If You’re Obsessed with Cheese

Today, I am writing about the thing I am most passionate about. And no, I’m not talking about traveling, movies, Game of Thrones, philosophy, politics, art, history, anime, or even Greek mythology; I’m talking about cheese. I can’t think of anything else in the world that gives me more pleasure than eating food that’s stuffed […]

Celebrate International Coffee Day (for a Week) in Dubai with Free Coffee

Celebrate International Coffee Day (for a Week) in Dubai with Free Coffee

Fast food giants McDonald’s is celebrating International Coffee Day with seven days of free morning coffee, starting September 30. Just walk into any McDonald’s store in Dubai from 6 am until 10 am, and pick up a cup of freshly roasted coffee, made from 100% Arabica beans, for free — obviously.     The chain […]

Drop Everything Because Dahab’s Ralph’s German Bakery Is Opening in Maadi

Drop Everything Because Dahab’s Ralph’s German Bakery Is Opening in Maadi

by Karima Galal

  If the picture above does not make you feel things, then you should honestly just leave (unless you like food then you should definitely stay). Dahab’s very popular Ralph’s German Bakery that has pretty much amassed a cult following has released the best news ever.   A post shared by Ralph’s German Bakery (@ralphsgermanbakeryeg) […]

You Won’t Buy Falafel Anymore After You Learn This Super Easy Recipe

You Won’t Buy Falafel Anymore After You Learn This Super Easy Recipe

by Nadia Aly

Ta3meya, or falafel, is a must in every Egyptian breakfast. Most of us usually just get it from the nearest foul cart, because, duuh, they’re cheap AF.   What you don’t know, however, is that you can make them yourself — and you needn’t be a master chef to do so. This following recipe is […]

La Trattoria Celebrates Their First Decade with a New Chef, Look and Menu

La Trattoria Celebrates Their First Decade with a New Chef, Look and Menu

  It has been 10 years since La Trattoria — one of Zamalek’s most luxurious and authentic Italian restaurants — first opened its doors. To celebrate their very first decade, La Trattoria decided to revamp themselves, on every single level.     I have been a loyal customer to La Trattoria since 2013. When I […]

5 of the Best Middle Eastern Online Grocery Brands

5 of the Best Middle Eastern Online Grocery Brands

by Victoria Greene

Depending on where in the world you live, finding ingredients for some of the Middle East’s most mouthwatering recipes can be tricky. In a zone fraught with conflict, the region’s delicious cuisine is perhaps one of its most unifying factors.     So if you’re planning a traditional recipe away from home, where do you […]

This Shakshuka Recipe Is So Easy, It’s Perfect for Weekend Mornings

This Shakshuka Recipe Is So Easy, It’s Perfect for Weekend Mornings

by Manal Kewan

Whenever I say the word shakshuka, people — often khawagas (foreigners) — give me a funny look, like I’ve sneezed or something. If you happen to be one of those people, I’ll briefly explain what it actually is because that’s the kind of person my mama would be proud of.     Shakshuka is a […]

10 Healthy Recipes That Actually Look and Taste Great

10 Healthy Recipes That Actually Look and Taste Great

With summer just around the corner and the need to look good in our swim suits creeping up on us, we’ve become the sad humans on diets. But hey, nobody said healthy food couldn’t be just as exquisite. We bet these recipes will make you drool!     Start your mornings right with Mushroom and […]

Sliders: The Ultimate Proof That Size Doesn’t Matter

Sliders: The Ultimate Proof That Size Doesn’t Matter

When choosing a place to eat, I consider several things: food quality, prices, cheese, and portion size! The first time I visited Sliders with a friend, I wasn’t really excited; primarily because of the very definition of the word “sliders.”     ‘Slider’ is an American term for a small sandwich. And I – as […]

Bu Qtair: This Fresh Food Restaurant Is One of Dubai’s Hidden Gems

Bu Qtair: This Fresh Food Restaurant Is One of Dubai’s Hidden Gems

by Marwa Khalifa

Do you live in Dubai? Do you want to try a new restaurant? If yes, then this is for you.   Bu Qtair means literally “Qatir’s Father”: ‘Bu’ in slang Arabic languages means father and ‘Qatir’ is a male name. The local restaurant is an iconic, yet simple place. It has been open for more than […]