Imagine the taste of Tunisia melting in your mouth while knowing each Mediterranean dessert is artisan-made with loving care and finesse.
If you're thinking about your diet as we speak, you can rest assured that our traditional Mediterranean recipes allow only the finest natural ingredients for a healthy bite.
Layla's Delicacies is a Tunisian family business, and we promise fast and fresh Mediterranean desserts, made and delivered from New Jersey to anywhere in the US.
We enjoy nothing more than to take your senses on a journey down memory lane where you can imagine Mama Ouda in the family kitchen back home baking all your favorite treats.
It'll tickle your taste buds for more once you bite through the crispy, honey-drenched phyllo pastry of our pistachios and almond layered baklava.
Healthy Middle Eastern Delicacies in the Heart of America
We're all about our love for family gatherings and fond memories of days gone by: with a flavorful and healthy twist.
Every Mediterranean dessert is exquisitely hand-crafted and perfectly packaged to ensure you send the most memorable Ramadan gift.
It's a delight for all your senses, not only your taste buds.
All of our treats are handmade by the best Tunisian artisans. Every single one of our bakers has decades of experience in making the most delightful sweet delicacies.
We make each piece of our culinary art with immense love and great passion. And, we pick only the best ingredients to make these little gems.
Our nuts are hand-picked by our experienced artisans. We use natural honey for a better taste, and we add flower water to engage every one of your senses.
Don't be shy to order a few boxes extra for your delight after sunset during Ramadan and Eid Al Adha.
What Makes Layla’s Mediterranean Desserts Healthy and Wholesome?
We create each recipe in Layla's Delicacies collection with your taste bud satisfaction in mind. Our family cherishes each traditional recipe that our ancestors passed down through generations.
The multicultural influence in making Mediterranean desserts is infused into every recipe by dedicated artisans producing exquisite treats for your sweet tooth.
"Layla's delicacies are so delicious, not too sweet, with the best ingredients, beautifully crafted and presented in a lovely box. These are becoming my perfect gift to offer friends and a wonderful treat for me," Catherine Chaulet.
But, it doesn't stop here.
We've embraced modern techniques and flavors in baking Mediterranean dessert recipes and offer an assortment of trendy treats for the younger generation too.
Are you vegan? No problem.
You can order the Vegan Box, brimming with natural goodness. You'll experience a burst of nutty culinary brilliance with each bite - we use 70% nuts in each dessert recipe.
It was a gift for our niece and her husband. They were extremely impressed with the pastries. The feedback I got was they loved how nicely it was packaged, and each piece was intricately made and tasted great." Shailesh Patel
Healthy Ingredients in Layla's Mediterranean Recipes
People following a traditional Mediterranean diet have countless health benefits.
You can have the best of both worlds when enjoying our Tunisian treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. We use only fresh and natural ingredients of the highest quality to create each Mediterranean dish for you and your loved ones.
Olive oil is one of the healthiest foods you can enjoy.
It's the only oil used in any traditional Mediterranean diet. It's considered sacrilege to replace olive oil with other products. You can't obtain the same quality and taste in your Mediterranean diet recipes without extra virgin olive oil.
"Olive oil is very high in monounsaturated fats and contains a modest amount of vitamins E and K. True extra virgin olive oil is loaded with antioxidants, some of which have powerful health benefits." Healthline.com
According to a recent WebMD article, Greek yogurt is one of the most underrated health foods you should be eating more off. It's a staple ingredient in any traditional Mediterranean diet.
"All yogurts are excellent sources of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. What distinguishes Greek yogurt is its thicker, creamier texture because the liquid whey is strained out. Also, it contains probiotic cultures and is lower in lactose and has twice the protein content of regular yogurts." Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
Whole Wheat Flour & Almond Flour
It's a buzzword that's taken the culinary world by storm. People are scrambling to incorporate gluten-free food into their daily diet.
Here at Layla's, each Mediterranean dessert is made from either whole wheat flour or almond flour, giving you fantastic gluten-free options.
It's the perfect guilt-free pleasure to enjoy after sunset.
Only the Best Nuts
Nuts are an excellent source of your daily required nutrients, including:
- Vitamin E
"In general, nuts are good sources of fat, fiber, and protein. Most of the fat in nuts is monounsaturated fat, as well as omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fat. However, they do contain some saturated fat. Nuts also pack several vitamins and minerals, including magnesium and vitamin E." Healthline.com.
Walnuts, pistachios, and almonds are the main ingredients in the nut mixture of any Mediterranean food.
Our baklava recipe has 70% nuts and gives you layers of pistachios and ground almonds. The crafty artisans personally hand-picks every nut used in our Mediterranean dessert recipes.
It's the dedication and passion that goes into each pastry, with love from our family to yours.
Layla's Traditional Mediterranean Dessert Recipes
We honor our traditions and use only the best quality natural ingredients in each dessert recipe to ensure each bite you take is a healthy taste of home.
Baklava needs no introduction, and many countries have unique ingredients in this popular Mediterranean dessert.
At Layla's, you can count on a true taste from Tunisia when you take a bite into the crispy phyllo dough drenched in sweet and sticky honey.
You won't find any maple syrup here; only pure natural honey will do to complete these delicious and healthy energy bites.
We may not fill it with fresh fruit, but our baklava recipe is the fruit of centuries' passion passed from mother to daughter.
Our unique baklava dessert recipe offers you two layers of nutty almonds and pistachios for a crunchy snack. It's a homemade Mediterranean dish that'll keep you coming back for more.
Almond Fingers originated in Morocco, but it has become a cherished Tunisian tradition over time.
It's a perfectly balanced mix of hazelnuts and almonds rolled into the fingers of our crisp filo sheets. It delivers a sweet dessert pastry that's a perfect companion to your cup of coffee.
You can spoil the children for dessert by serving it with ice cream, and chocolate chip sprinkles on top. They'll never ask for chocolate brownies again after tasting this delicious traditional dessert.
Kaak Warka is a tradition at wedding celebrations, but you don't have to wait for your cousin's wedding to enjoy this sweet treat.
Each tiny donut-shaped delight is filled with our natural almond paste and has a hint of our signature rose water infused flavor.
Can you imagine enjoying this little melt in your mouth treasure to break your fast after sunset? They're perfect little energy bites needed to see you through to supper time.
Our Samsa Pistachio tart recipe will leave your mouth watering for the next delivery long before you press send on our order form.
It's another one of our favorite desserts that pairs perfectly with ice cream for an after-dinner treat.
The perfectly formed triangle Samsa originated in North Africa and is a nutty bite filled with moist and crunchy hazelnuts and almonds.
We lovingly sprinkle the thin filo sheet wrapper with pistachios to round it off perfectly.
Trendy Eid Al Fitr Gifts for the Whole Family
From our traditional Kaak to our Bjewia Pistachio topped with rose petals, you can choose from our carefully paired collections to satisfy each family member's cravings.
If your heart and mind are longing for the smell and taste of Tunisia, our traditional collections are precisely what you need.
If you enjoy a modern twist on the classics, our wide variety of trendy desserts, carefully hand-crafted and packed with love, will give you a reason to look forward to Eid Al Fitr with new zeal.
The Last Bite
Do you enjoy Mediterranean desserts with a Greek yogurt dressing or a honey olive oil cake made with almond milk?
Or, do you regularly crave lemon cake decorated with blood oranges that are caramelized with brown sugar? Maybe tahini brownies are at the top of your favorites list?
We guarantee your entire family will have a new Mediterranean favorite on their list after the first bite of our Tunisian desserts at Layla's.