Souk El Tayeb

Souk El Tayeb is a charming farmers market where it provides the freshest vegetables and other sorts of delicious food. 

Held every Saturday, Souk El Tayeb is an open air farmers markert where it shares food, tradition, and hospitality. Tayeb holds several meanings in Arabic, from good, or tasty, or good-hearted when talking about a person. Created in 2004 by Kamal Mouzawak , Souk el Tayeb’s mission is to create environments that bring people of different religions and beliefs together. It aims in protecting the interests of the small farmers and producers and the enable them to compete with industrial food trade. Here, Souk el Tayeb is an illustration of connecting consumers who value traditional, high quality, natural products to the producers who create them.

The market hosts around a 100 small producers from all over Lebanon to who offer fresh, local, seasonal food products ranging from fruits and vegetables, dairy products, sweets, and hand-made crafts. The market is divided into several sections: Organic section, Mixed section, which includes both certified organic products, Conventional Section, which includes products that are natural grown, Handmade Craft Section, Kids Section, and Information Stand. 

The real guarantee of quality is when the customer and the supplier have a relationship. Farmers can be found explaining to customers which cherry is used for a tart, and allowing people to sample the different flavors. These are the moments that ensure customers are getting exactly what they want from people they can trust. Make sure to try Tawlet or TawletAmmiq’s, Souk el Tayeb’s farmer’s kitchens, restaurants where each day a different cook prepares traditional meals from their region. 

Souk El Tayeb has become a place in Lebanon to share life experiences and to raise awareness about healthy living, a hub that combines both doing “well, and doing “good”. 

Who goes? Everyone
Art Exhibition
Cuisine Lebanese
Food Snacks
Other Cheap eats Outdoor
Shop Shops

Words By Leen | Photography Souk el Tayeb


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