best city for food
recognition for 2016
Travel+Leisure magazine and website (T+L) has recognized Beirut as ‘The Best International Cities for Food.’
Melanie Lieberman wrote in T+L: “No matter where in the world you’re traveling, you’re going to eat. And if you plan to make that a very important part of your trip (which we suggest you do), consider heading to one of the world’s best cities for food.”
Every year for its World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe – to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise lines, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated cities for a number of qualities, including food.
T+L wrote: “Beirut is having a bit of a cultural renaissance – and it’s not just new museums like the striking Aïshti Foundation that have attracted international attention. There’s arguably no better way to sense the friendliness and enthusiasm of Beiruties than by enjoying fresh a meal at Tawlet, a fantastic Lebanese restaurant in the hip Mar Mikhael neighborhood (order goat tartare and the unusual mountain specialty, h’risset ‘akkub: a lamb porridge with wild thistle). Even breakfast here is exciting: Order Al Soussi’s fatteh, a traditional dish of toasted pita, chickpeas, yogurt, and pine nuts.”
“No matter where in the world you’re traveling, you’re going to eat. And if you plan to make that a very important part of your trip (which we suggest you do), consider heading to one of the world’s best cities for food.”
Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based in New York City. Published 12 times a year, it has a 4.8 million readership. It is owned and published by Time Inc. who purchased it from American Express in 2013.
First published in 1937, the magazine specializes in leisure travel and often features articles written by novelists, poets, artists, designers and non-travel journalists. Its World's Best Awards, an annual reader survey rating destinations and travel providers, have been announced every August since 1995. The magazine's Web site publishes original Web content and destination guides.
Date Posted: Mar 10, 2017