While in Alexandria last time I decided to visit the food places I have always loved, and those that I have always wanted to try. Unfortunately I didn’t have time (or money) to visit them all , but I made sure I ate out in a few new places to add them to my list. I’ll give you a brief review of all the food places I know you must try while in Alexandria, Egypt.
Not Dahab the hippie city, but this is Dahab the pie maker. I am not exactly sure if pie is the correct word, but it is the translation from Arabic. This one makes all kinds of pies, with cheese, minced meat, sausages, shrimps…etc. My personal favorite is the oriental spiced sausage (sogo’ in Arabic.) Don’t order the extra cheese, the cheese solidifies really quickly and becomes a pain in the pie. For a dessert, order the “eshta” pie. Awesome pie with milk cream, drowned in a plate of milk with sugar sprinkled on top.
Dahab also offers pizza, but there is nothing so special about their pizza, it is only extremely famous for being the best meat pie place in Alexandria.
Location: In front of Sporting club gate facing the tram station.
I have always heard about how amazing this place is. Sadly, it didn’t live up to the rumors. Maybe I was there on a bad day? They offer many far eastern and south east Asian cuisines, so I tried duck from the Chinese menu and sushi from the Japanese one. Nothing was so special about both of them. In fact I have had better sushi in other places, and the duck, not so special, not the Beijing duck I was craving.
The place was also famous for its views, being placed on a roof top with sea view, but when I was there, there was no sitting outside, and all wall high glass windows were covered head high with red wall paper, so you can’t even see the sun outside. I really didn’t enjoy my expensive meal in China House, Sofitel, Alexandria.
Location: Roof of Sofitel Hotel, Corniche road, Ramlh Station
Now this isn’t the first time I eat in Mori Sushi. It is not an under estimation to say that this is THE place for the best sushi in Egypt! The branch in Alexandria lived up to my expectations, and exceeded them!
But speaking of Mori Sushi in general, the worst branch of theirs that I’ve experienced is the one in City Stars mall in Cairo. Other than that, it is seriously the best sushi I have ever eaten.
Location in Alexandria: King Fouad street, a couple of blocks before Roastery restaurant. (Roastery is very famous, ask for it and go backwards a couple of block if you were lost.)
Named after Switzerland, Swissra is a dairy products shop which sells their own meals as well, mostly dairy products. Beside the normal yoghurt and cheese, try their chef’s mixes, like sausages with cheddar cheese. Or basically anything with cheddar cheese, it is melted in a pan and mixed with whatever you order, seriously delicious. They also offer eggs with lots of additions; also try as a side dish their white cheese with tomatoes.
Location: Port Said street, Camp Ceaser. From the Corniche street, turn right beside premiere gym.
A bit more on the exotic side, El Fallah is one of the best places in Alexandria to eat liver. Beware; it is always crowded, and like street food anywhere else, you might get a bit of diarrhea unless you are already used to Egyptian street food.