You probably remember the place being Juniper in Gemmayzeh. Now it’s been completely transformed to an American-style pizza place where you can order by the slice, making pizza a valid excuse for when you’re in a hurry and wanna grab a fast, cheap bite to eat.
The venue is really nice, with the old stone masonry all left intact, but the upper floor is now like the kitchen and there are only two tiny bar tables if you wanna dine in. There are some pizzas ready which you can order slices from, and if you want a whole pizza, they’ll cook it up for you.
I had the fun-guy pizza, cause you all know how much I love mushrooms and fungi in general like truffles for example. It tasted really good, and there was a mix of several types of herbs and fungi, making it more than your average canned-mushroom Lebanese pizza. It also had extremely delicious ham bits, which were crispy, but also the right amount of chewy, making them the perfect topping to go with the cheese, mushroom medley and sauce. What was the only, but small downside was that there were some green pepper bits (which I absolutely despise) even though it wasn’t mentioned on the description in the menu.
The staff are very nice and they kept me good company as I enjoyed the relatively huge slice of fun-guy. I’ve attached the menu below so you see the prices for yourselves. They also deliver if you’re somewhere reasonably far in Beirut
Verdict: Blondy Wondy is a perfect place for a midnite snack on the weekend, or a quick bite to eat any other day. Very tasty pizza.
Price: 5,000 LBP should be enough for a pizza slice and a coke
Atmosphere: US-style small piza places
Staff: Friendly, chatty
Location: Gemmayzeh, old Juniper venuea