There’s a little hidden gem in Floriana, and it’s not just the car park. Anyone looking for an incredible, affordable, and super tasty meal need look no further for sustenance beyond a certain green sign, right beyond the Fosos.
For anyone who loves olives, this place is a godsend. Olive House does Lebanese food with a twist – generally an “olive”-y twist.
The guys at Olive House are getting Lebanese food and taking it to the next level. Why go for Hummus when you can have the Olive House’s signature Hummus with sesame cream and avocado? Why buy frozen mozzarella sticks when you can buy freshly made feta sticks?
One thing that sets Olive House apart from other Middle Eastern wrap places is their use a particular type of wrap called the markook, a flatbread that is cooked on a convex metal griddle called a saj.
Fill that markook with some grilled halloumi, freshly made falafel, the aforementioned hummus with avocado, throw in some olives and wonder how there could ever be war in the world.
Olive House makes use of certain traditional herbs – such as thyme, sumac sesame seeds – that are known to have antioxidant properties, to help reduce blood cholesterol and aid digestion, so you don’t have to feel guilty at all when the amazing flavours hit home.
Which is a great thought to have when you order some unique dessert dishes, such as a nutella and banana markook.
Next time you find yourself in the Valletta/Floriana area and want something that’s a little bit different, and just a little bit olive-y, head towards the green sign and get ready for some awesome Lebanese flavours.