Manouche Munich


Beirut Beirut, Munich’s best falafel joint, has got itself a sister restaurant – Manouche. It’s also in Sendling – and also in the same street as Beirut Beirut – Valleystraße – towards Gotzinger Platz. It offers fresh, homemade, organic Lebanese pizzas – known in Lebanon as manouche.

In Lebanon, manouche is simple street food. Za’atar and thyme are rubbed into flatbreads before they’re baked in the oven. Toppings include jibneh and labne cheeses, minced beef, spinach and kishkeh – yogurt and bulgur mixed together, a traditional Lebanese breakfast food.

Khudor, the owner of Beirut Beirut and Manouche, has spawned an authentic Lebanese cafe. Manouche are served wrapped in paper, laban (Middle Eastern buttermilk) is on hand to wash everything down and traditional Lebanese music plays in the background.

Manouche - Sendling Manouche - Lebanese street food in Munich

I ordered my manouche with kishkeh. Warm from the oven and folded over on itself, it was filled with tomatoes, mint and a tart and refreshing dollop of kishkeh. It was warm, comforting and deliciously authentic.

Manouche is also licensed, meaning you can pop by in the evening (they’re open until 10pm) to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine with your traditional Lebanese street food.

(Please excuse the quality of the photos, they were taken on my phone!)

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I'm Rachel, the author behind Arts in Munich. I moved to Munich in the summer of 2008, and work as an editor in the city. I also do freelance work for the BBC, MONOCLE, Singapore Airlines and Kaltblut, among others, and previously wrote for the Huffington Post and Electronic Beats.

5 comments on “Manouche

  1. Wasn’t that a little coffee shop before? Curious to have so much of the same on one street. Will have to try it next week.

    • It was! I used to live just around the corner and never noticed the cafe, but I’m so glad there’s more Lebanese food in Valleystr. – it’s really good!

  2. This takes me back to my lunches in “little Lebanon” in Sydney – while the shop front didn’t look nearly as nice as Manouch here you could always count on tables full of Lebanese patrons playing backgammon while eating their manoush – thanks for the tip!

  3. Mouth is watering. Am on a proper Lebanese food kick at the moment (thanks to The Lebanese Kitchen) and am very distressed to read about something so utterly delicious-sounding that is something I can’t eat and too far away anyway 😉

  4. Freddy Triemer

    Live around the corner.
    Will check it out soon.
    Thanks for info

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