Hidden in the heart of Achrafieh’s busy streets, Hajj Nasr, a small shop that dates back to the mid-seventies, serves up Beirut’s most delicious Lebanese style sandwiches and wraps.
Hajj Nasr has been rolling meat and poultry sandwiches since 1975 in his original small shop situated near ABC Achrafieh. If your parents haven’t told you about this tiny gem, then you’re in the right hands!
The handwritten menu consists of sandwiches that are mainly meat and chicken-based, but Hajj Nasr offers cheese sandwiches as well, either kashkaval or traditional halloumi. They’re all wrapped in Lebanese Khebez bread, juiced up with vegetables and pickles.
“I remember this guy, standing seriously behind his counter, preparing hundreds of sandwiches every morning without needing any help or support. I had a funny encounter way before phones and social media became famous.”
The small shop is so famous, it even has its own bingo chart!
You can now visit Hajj Nasr’s newest branch facing Nestle Toll House that’s open between 10 AM and 9 PM.