Tawlet Saida is Souk El Tayeb’s farmers’ kitchen in Saida’s Medineh.

Tawlet Saida was developed in partnership with the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development, to develop the skills of the local community of women and to shine a spotlight on the culinary heritage of Saida and the region.

Saida’s traditional cuisine is abundant in fish, citrus and the old Medineh Souk traditions, such as foul, ashta and hoummous.

Saida’s rich history as a major Phoenician port and trading hub can still be found all over town, with many ancient remnants in the Old City. Tawlet Saida is in the heart of the historic Old Souk, within the labyrinthine alleyways.

Tawlet Saida supports the local community, and sources seasonal and local products from Lebanese producers, to provide the very best traditional home-cooked food.

Ahla w Sahla bi Saida’s Medineh!


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Directions from Beirut:

  • Take the airport road and head south towards Saida
  • Keep driving for 37km along the sea side road
  • After the Saida Sea Castle and Saida Port, make a U-turn
  • Tawlet Saida is facing the port , at the entrance of the old city