Founded in Beirut in 2016 by brothers Samer and Basam Chamoun, this bakery focusing on traditional Lebanese baked goods quickly secured a cult following thanks to its delicious doughy delights. Luckily for Londoners, the opening of a Covent Garden The Lebanese Bakery (the first of its kind outside of Beirut), means they don’t have to fly all the way to Beirut to get a taste of Lebanon.
Visitors have a dizzying array of goodies to choose from including Manousheh (a pizza like Lebanese flatbread topped with a variety of Lebanese ingredients), Mouajjanet (bite sized bakes) and Kaak Bread (traditional Lebanese street bread with sesame seeds).
At the heart of the bakery is a wood fired oven, which is kept busy all day with an endless cycle of flatbreads. All of the dishes are baked on the premise using the best quality toppings and ingredients, which have been handpicked by selected Lebanese farmers. In addition to the baked goods, there is also a selection of Lebanese food items available for purchase for those who want to enjoy Lebanese flavours at home.
During our visit we tucked into the Manousheh with Baked Eggs & Sujuk, a hearty dish featuring a flatbread topped with free range eggs, spicy beef sausage and Middle Eastern herbs. Exceptionally moreish (and bursting with yolk porn Instagram potential), it’s definitely our favourite new brunch option.
Embracing our inner carnivore, we also opted for the Ras Asfour Manousheh, a tasty little number covered with diced beef sirloin, pomegranate, wild rocket and toasted pine nuts. This was probably my favourite dish thanks to its lovely balance of flavours.
If you can’t make it to the bakery to get your fix, there’s no need to worry as you can have their goods delivered direct to your door via Deliveroo.
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