You may have already heard about Sandwiched Diner. You wanna get yourself over there asap.
Here’s my take on Sandwiched Diner
Let’s start with their awesome staff members who will help you make the hardest of decisions: what to order. They’re very friendly and passionate about food, and that’s what we’re all about!
The Antelias interior’s got that cozy diner feel that we’ve been missing.
Sandwiched Diner serves salads despite its name. Not everything is high carb here, so there’s something for everybody!
The East n West Salad (12,000 LBP) is divine. Rocca, lola rossa (i.e. the best lettuce to exist), thyme, mint, tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, Parmesan, and walnuts topped with a generous amount of fresh pomegranate seeds and loads of pumpkin seeds! The “Loaded” East n West (14,000 LBP) in the Catwalk Light menu section is my favourite of the Sandwiched salads! It’s the basic East n West salad topped with grilled halloumi – perfection!
The Goat Cheese Salad (14,000 LBP) is another favourite of mine. The goat cheese has a lovely light creamy consistency, generously spread on toasted bread. I wasn’t a fan of the raspberry vinaigrette, however, as it was a tad too sweet without being paired with the goat cheese. This detail was noticed because I typically finish the goat cheese before I get to the end of the salad. I would dress this salad with the East n West’s balsamic dressing.
The salad portions are huge so a salad can be a meal on its own or shared as you indulge in their “sandwiched” items 😉
Well, it would be crazy not to try a sandwich when visiting a diner with a name like “Sandwiched”, right?
I’m going to be honest, some of the sandwiches are just too messy for me (and that’s probably a good thing for you). As opposed to burgers, I like my sandwiches on the less “khabsa” side.
Here are the sandwiches I’ve tried at Sandwiched Diner
The Mighty (14,000 LBP) was too sweet for me. I like it, but I don’t love it. Less BBQ sauce would be better, but some people love it this way so it’s really a matter of preference!
The Balsamic Beef Filet Sandwich (12,000 LBP) tasted like a steak salad in between bread.
I now have a favourite burger spot in Lebanon that’s NOT a gourmet burger in a fine dining restaurant. I like thick meat patties in a burger, definitely not the thin ones where all you can taste is bun, bun, bun! Sandwiched Diner gave me that juicy meaty burger with the perfect combination of different ingredients inside – the bun was a mere vessel to hold them all. Albeit, my hands did get dirty and for once, I didn’t care!
Meet my favourite “non-gourmet” burgers in Lebanon:
If you want beef, then definitely go for either the Mushroom Steak Burger (18,000 LBP) or the BBQ Bacon’n Mushrooms Burger (14,000 LBP). Can you tell I have a thing for mushrooms in my burger?
Chicken lovers, on the other hand, must try the Chicken Aioli Burger (14,000 LBP) with that golden crunchy fried mozzarella!
Upgrade with fries and coleslaw for 4,000 LBP, and I highly recommend you do!
Sandwiched Diner serves 3 different kinds of fries:
- Regular (but oh-so-fluffy) Fries
- Skin-on Dippers
- Crinckles with Cajun spices
All three are delectable and make you smile from the moment you dunk one into one of the special dipping sauces to the moment it reaches your stomach.
The “Crinckles” made me smile the most.
I tried the Traditional Pizza (12,000 LBP) at Sandwiched Diner – and it’s not as traditional as you’d expect. The base is two tortilla layers instead of your usual pizza dough. The toppings were generous and fresh. The pie was like the low carb pizza I make at home. I loved it.
I can’t even describe the feeling I got when I first dug into that fudgy layered chocolate cake (12,000 LBP). Don’t think twice, f*** your diet, you need this cake in your life! Share it if you have to, but don’t you even think about forgoing this one!
Chocolate lovers, this is THE Matilda cake.
Non-chocolate lovers (what are you?!), how about a Carrot Cake? This giant slice is on the “Catwalk” light menu at Sandwiched Diner too for just 10,000 LBP. I convinced you, didn’t I? This cake has the perfect amount of spice and I love that it’s light, so I can indulge without feeling too guilty.
There are more desserts at Sandwiched Diner, but I wanted to share with you my favourites, because dessert is the most important part of the meal. I’ll explain why. Imagine not liking dessert –all those calories you consumed prior to dessert count for nothing if you end your meal badly! Logic.
What’s not logical is not visiting Sandwiched Diner this week and trying out some of the items I shared with you!
This casual diner has branches in Jounieh, Antelias, and most recently, Gemmayzeh.
Let me know what you think 🙂
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Address 1: Gouraud Street, Gemmayze, Beirut District / Contact: +961-1-565485
Address 2: Main Street, Near Bank Byblos, Antelias, Metn / Contact: +961-4-416955
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