When most people think of Lebanese food, they think of tantalizing lunch plates and delicious kabob dinners. However, at Sidon Lebanese Grille and Bakery, there are plenty of tasty Lebanese breakfast options just waiting to be discovered! Today, we’re going to give you a brief overview of Lebanese breakfast, and share some of our favorite options with you. Whether you’re craving a sweet cheese pastry or a savory dish of labneh, there’s something for everyone.
Lebanese Breakfast: A Brief Overview
An authentic Lebanese breakfast is usually simple and prepared with only a few ingredients. Most recipes aren’t complicated, and take only a few minutes to put together. This means that you’ll spend more time enjoying your food and less time working in the kitchen!
Furthermore, Lebanese people realize that sharing a meal is great way to prepare for the day. This means that breakfast is often a social occasion that’s meant to be shared with family and friends.
There are Many Exciting Lebanese Breakfast Options
In Lebanon, there are plenty of delicious breakfast options to choose from. Additionally, many Lebanese breakfasts include tea or Turkish coffee, which both provide an extra jump-start to your morning. Here are some of our favorite breakfasts that we’ve enjoyed time and time again:
The classic labneh and zaatar breakfast is a great start to the day. If you’ve never had labneh, you’ve been missing out on one of the best and simplest dishes the Middle East has to offer. This cool, refreshing yogurt dish has the consistency of a soft cheese. It can be drizzled with olive oil for some extra flavor—and at Sidon, we also love sprinkling some zaatar on top. Our zaatar blend has plenty of health benefits, and will awaken your senses with every bite.
Foul, a dish prepared with olive oil, chick peas and fava beans, is a slightly heartier breakfast option. This fresh, filling breakfast will keep you going well into the afternoon.
If you’re craving something sweet, try a delicious knefeh pastry from Middle East Market. These cheese-filled pastries are covered in a sugary syrup, and are sure to alleviate your sugar cravings throughout the day.
Lebanese Breakfasts Have Many Health Benefits
Aside from being delicious, you’ll be happy to know that Lebanese breakfasts have many health benefits. For example, labneh is considered a probiotic food, which is great for the immune and digestive systems. It’s also a great source of protein and healthy fats. Zaatar also has many benefits, such as the ability to boost energy and improve memory and circulation, and enhance mood. By combining these two Lebanese classics every day for your breakfast, you’re sure to start your day off right!
Many other Lebanese breakfast options have health benefits as well. Olive oil contains necessary antioxidants, and can also help prevent strokes and heart disease. And since olive oil is used in so many other Lebanese breakfast dishes, you’ll be able to enjoy these benefits with countless other foods.
Enjoy a Classic Lebanese Breakfast at Sidon
If you’re craving a hearty plate of labneh and zaatar, you’re in luck. You’ll be able to enjoy this delicious combo, along with countless other Lebanese classics, at Sidon Lebanese Grille and Bakery! We open every morning at 10am, so you’ll be able to savor the breakfast of your dreams every day of the week. We’re looking forward to preparing a classic Lebanese breakfast for you and your family!