while we love cooking, we also love to let someone else do the job every once in a while. so we want to dedicate a new section on the blog to our favourite eateries and cafés in and around munich. we love planning trips around food and always make a list of spots we want to check out for every new city we visit; it's definitely become one of our top priorities when travelling. and while you might be lucky to find some hidden gems by yourself, it's always good to have lunch or dinner sorted before you end up settling for the first available because you're desperate. there's nothing more frustrating than ending up at starbucks when you could have had your iced latte at a truly special place suggested by a local that you won't find elsewhere. we, at least, are always grateful for tips and recommendations - even if they're a little off the beaten track.
we're starting off our series with beirut beirut, a teeny tiny authentic falafel place in westend. and while you can order your falafel sandwich to go, the real fun starts when you sit down to build your own. we ordered a spread of pretty much everything on the (very manageable) menu:
falafels, drenched in tahini. flat bread (we would have loved this to be warm and a bit softer), pickles, tomatoes and coriander come free with every order. we especially loved the addition of pickled veg as it's something you won't get at most falafel places.
super creamy baba ghanoush with pomegranate.
moreish hummus that we could have eaten by the spoonful. but not quite as good as our own..of course!
time to get messy!
the place is small and unpretentious which is why we love it. you can chose to sit inside or out, but when the weather is nice you'll need to be lucky to snatch a spot in the sun. we do want to add that these are not the best falafels we've eaten, but still delicious, especially with all the sides. it's the perfect place for a spot of lunch and you'll definitely leave feeling full and satisfied.
the westend is a beautiful part of munich that is very quiet and not tourist-y at all. we absolutely recommend combining your visit at beirut beirut with a stroll around the neighbourhood when the sun is out. and if you have room left for coffee or a sweet treat, café marais is a must! it's an old corner shop and you can sit in the shop windows..
Valleystr. 28, 81371 München
11:30 am - 8 pm