Moving to beirut
Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:58 AM
Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:30 PM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 05:41 AM
Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:06 PM
I found food to be much cheaper (compared to U.S.). The best cut of beef runs about $4/kilo (lamb $8/kilo). 50 cents will buy you a kilo of lemons. A case (24pk)of beer about $14, and $12 for a carton of imported cigarettes. Street food is very cheap, the best Shawarma sandwich and a soda will set you back $1.50 US.
You'll find small grocery stores, butchers and bakeries on every street corner. For western style one-stop shopping there is 'Spinneys' in Ashrafieh (East Beirut) and few other location.
I couldn't find any Horseradish, prepared or otherwise. If you like to make cocktail sauce, bring some.
Have a great time.