Middle East & Africa

You can use this tag to discuss food in the Middle East or Africa. We also have tags for each of the countries in the region, as well as many of their cities, which you can browse here.
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Nairobi Eaters! What's New?

by camas22 2 months ago

Hey! I'm exploring the Nairobi food scene, located in Nairobi part time and exploring the food scene. Though...

Johannesburg Restaurants

by erica 10 months ago

I will be in the City of Gold for about three nights this spring. I am staying at The Saxon and have booked Luke Da...


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by Obsession2013 8 months ago

I'll be in Chicago with a friend in September 2017, coming from the Bay Area. Please send recommendations for restaur...


Querencia commented 8 months ago

Dubai trip report

by Giannis 2 years ago

I was in Dubai earlier this month, so after some searching in the web I finally made two restaurant reservations. ...

estufarian commented 10 months ago

Best food in Petra?

by unamuno200 11 months ago

Any recommendations for authentic traditional Jordanian food around Petra would be much appreciated.


ferret commented 11 months ago

Cape Town and around again

by granjan 6 years ago

I attached this on the last Ct post but no one responded so I'll try again. We are leaving in 2 weeks and I would lov...


haiku. commented 12 months ago

Capetown South Africa

by IPcook 1 year ago

Any suggestions for restaurants, particularly for dinner, in Capetown other than Tech Kitchen?


haiku. commented 12 months ago

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by IPcook 12 months ago

Any suggestions for dinner in Stellenbosch? Quality cooking but perhaps not tweezer food

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Need great ideas for 5 days cheap and yummy Jerusalem dining

by redenvelope 1 year ago

Hello! Traveling with one teen to Jerusalem very soon for our first time and we are very excited. Our dining budget...

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Best knafeh in Istanbul?

by unamuno200 1 year ago

Where can I find The best knafeh in Istanbul?

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Best Authentic traditional turkish restaurants in Istanbul?

by unamuno200 1 year ago

I will be staying in Istanbul for 2 nights. What are some essential restaurants that I have to try? I'm looking for t...

Recs needed for Zamalek, near Cairo Marriott & Omar Khayyam Casino.

by f00die 8 years ago

My family will be spending a couple of days in Cairo, Egypt this summer, and we'll be staying at the Cairo Marriott &...


PatrickK commented 1 year ago

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Cape Town and Stellenbosch

by Foodiehoward 1 year ago

Hi there, my wife and I will be in Cape Town May 5-11. Right now we have booked The Greenhouse, Stardust Theatrical D...

Turning 40 in Tel Aviv - Best Restaurant?

by delpesco 2 years ago

Longtime listener, first time caller : ) My wife and I are in Tel Aviv for work this month, and our visit coincid...


milklady commented 1 year ago

Hummus Diplomacy: Israeli Cafe Discounts Meals Shared By Jews And Arabs

by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"...On Oct. 13, Kobi Tzafrir, owner of the Humus Bar in a shopping mall in Kfar Vitkin, north of Tel Aviv, advertised...

Melanie Wong commented 1 year ago

Ethiopia 2015 itinerary

by hyperbowler 2 years ago

I'm taking a trek to Ethiopia and need food recommendations for Addis Ababa, Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Mekele, Arba Minch,...


dkennedy commented 1 year ago

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South Africa is first African country attempting to tax sugary beverages

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan introduced the tax on everything from carbonated soft drinks to flavoured wat...

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4 days in marrakech (report)

by shipshape 1 year ago

Spent 4 days in Marrakech, staying in the medina. Had some lovely meals and some great experiences (and not so great ...

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7 Day Foodie and Bar Itinerary Dubai

by MrGaglianos 2 years ago

I'll be in Dubai next week from Wednesday Feb 24th to Wednesday March 2nd. I'll be staying at the CityMax in Al Barsh...