Saad Fayed

Expertise: Middle Eastern food

Saad Fayed wrote for The Spruce, contributing recipes and articles for more than nine years. 


  • Food writer and restaurateur 
  • Published over 200 recipes and articles
  • Has lived and traveled in many Middle Eastern countries, experiencing the many flavors and specialties of each region


Saad has lived in Egypt and Iraq and has traveled extensively in the Middle East. He began preparing Middle Eastern food as a small child, helping his grandmother. He then went on to work in his father's Middle Eastern restaurant at age 12. Saad co-owns a Middle Eastern delicatessen and store and continues to prepare Middle Eastern delicacies for his customers, friends, and family. He has published hundreds of recipes and food profiles.


Saad has extensive practical experience in Middle Eastern cooking for his restaurant and deli. He gained knowledge of Middle Eastern regional specialties through his travels.

About The Spruce

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