Mini Guette Delivers Max Satisfaction

I tend to avoid food delivery orders. I figure as long as God graces me with the ability to walk and the burning desire to behold my meal being made, why not exploit it?

However, I do understand that sometimes, getting away from the office can prove challenging, and the ease with which you can deliver veritably anything in Lebanon is so darn tempting! 

The other night, I caved and called up Mini Guette. Their chia bread had caught my eye while exploring the Instagram discovery feed, and I knew I had to confirm the goodness for myself.

The order was placed at 6 pm for delivery to downtown Beirut. Precisely as estimated by the telephone operator Kareem, the goods were delivered 35 minutes later.

First, a word about the jazzy packaging, which has nifty boxes for the paper-jacketed sandwiches and burgers, as well as plastic bowls for the salads. Also of note, the chia menu was newly engineered by dietitian Mirna Sammour and contains nutrition facts like calories and grams of protein, carbs, and fat to guide the health-conscious.

The sandwiches come nestled inside these firm paper boxes

Inside, the sandwiches are also wrapped hygienically in wax paper

Unwrap the magic: the signature chia bread is delicious, supple and firm all at once, and rich with seeds, even in the dough! Here's a superfood you'll actually indulge in consuming. 

The chia loaf is studded with sesame and flaxseed and has chia embedded in the dough

The Chicken Mushroom (8,000 LL) comes generously packed with strips of chicken breast and is a rather innocent number, free of the overwhelming sauces and spreads you find elsewhere. Only lettuce shreds and corn adorn it.

Chicken mushroom inside a chia loaf

The smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers (11,000 LL) is exactly that -- no surprises; only fresh, tasty ingredients. I might tack on lemon wedges, rocket leaves, and mashed avocado for a bit of flair.

Smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers inside a chia loaf

The salads, too, were a hit. I enjoyed the Pomegranate & Rocca (8,000 LL), particularly for how bountiful and fresh the ingredients were (walnuts, pomegranate seeds, grated Parmesan, mushrooms) and the beautiful interplay of the tangy balsamic vinegar dressing.

Rocket leaves with pomegranate seeds, walnuts, Parmesan and mushrooms

Mango Chicken (10,000 LL) fused the savory and sweet, with a tender marinated chicken breast sliced into strips and resting on a bed of French lettuce, cubed mango, grated carrot, and a load of sultanas. Honey mustard dressing marries all the flavors together. 

Mango chicken salad with grated carrots, cubed mango, sultanas, and French lettuce

The sweet finish came in equally strong. A sesame-seed studded bun was slathered liberally with chunky peanut butter and Nutella chocolate spread (4,500 LL), and what a combination that makes -- almost akin to Snickers!

Peanut butter and Nutella sweet bun

The vanilla muffin (2,000 LL) crowned with chocolate chips conceals a chocolate pudding core and is more cake than muffin. Pair it with a cup of tea.

Chocolate chip crowned muffin with a chocolaty pudding core

On the whole, I was blown away by the speedy delivery and scrumptious contents. Mini Guette has jumped on the superfood bandwagon, and they couldn’t be wiser for it! I’ll definitely be repeating the experience.

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Delivery: 01-814833


  1. Looks good! I'll definitely deliver to work soon :D

  2. They look so tasty! I love the idea of having a healthy sandwich with chia bread - here's hoping they deliver to my area!


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