Beirut: Food and Drink
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Food and drink in Beirut is very good, and there are hundreds of restaurants, cafes and bars for you to try out. The Lebanese food you’ll find in Beirut is Mediterranean, extremely healthy, and full of flavour. The traditional Lebanese Mezze is the typical food on offer in Beirut: a variety of small, hot and cold dishes - such as stuffed vine leaves, hummus, and tabbouleh - all served with slightly sweet Arabic flat bread.
In terms of drink in Beirut, most meals are accompanied by alcohol; typically wine or arrack, an aniseed-flavoured liquor. You’ll find that there are no taboos on drinking alcohol in Beirut (or Lebanon as a whole), and that all but the most observant Muslims drink socially in Beirut.