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Why You Need to Gift a Delicious Middle East Pastry This Ramadan

A spirit of generosity.

An increased understanding and empathy for the less fortunate.

Time with family and friends.

Ramadan embodies all of these — as well as other pillars of Islam.

With intentional fasting, increased prayer, and reflection on your relationship and dependence on God for sustenance, it’s a reverent and spiritual time.

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There are over one billion Muslims observing Ramadan and celebrating Eid al-Fitr around the world every year. Alongside the solidarity with your fellow worshippers, it creates a multicultural experience.

Why not include gifts that provide that same multicultural feeling?

Our pastries are sophisticated and vibrant due to the variety of influences over Tunisia’s history. For example:

  • The Moors of Spain influenced and passed down the stuffing techniques used in our pastries
  • The North African Berbers introduced and prompted the use of almond
  • Pistachio is widely used in the Middle East and came into our pastries from their influence — we choose Turkish pistachios due to their smooth texture
  • French and Italian culture made their way to Tunisia and with it their refinement in crafting delicacies such as these

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A month of daily fasting tests your faith and that of your fellow Muslims. What better way to show your solidarity and support than to share traditional, delectable Mediterranean and Middle Eastern delicacies?

You want a gift that shows you care, that you support them, and that brings a smile to their face

Gifting and Ramadan Are Made for Each Other

In the spirit of generosity that is synonymous with Ramadan, giving meaningful and thoughtful presents to your family and friends is almost as important as the fast.

Creating Ramadan gift baskets is fun, exciting, and sometimes a little overwhelming. Giving kids colouring books and books to read is great, but what about giving them a special something sweet to enjoy as they learn about the holiday?

What about your adult friends and family members? You can give practical, useful gifts like beautiful prayer rugs or Islamic prayer beads — but what about a treat for them to indulge in throughout their month of devotion?

Make Your Own Ramadan Gift Baskets

With our original middle eastern pastries, they all come individually wrapped. If you want to create unique, special gifts for your loved ones, these are a great option.

For the baklava lover in your life, you can add in a Baklava Pistachio pastry. We use a heavy hand with the nuts — so they won’t be unbalanced, super sweet desserts.

Baklava Pistachio
Baklava Pistachio

Or maybe your friends are more almond fans. In their baskets with their prayer beads and bakeware, add a few almond fingers to be sure they’re delighted.

Adding middle eastern pastries to your gifts is a must.

Because they’re delightfully nutty, each pastry fills you up with plenty of fiber and protein (super important after a day of fasting). Plus they have a nice balance of sweetness, so you won’t be giving your friends and family a sugar crash after enjoying one or two desserts.

Show You Care With Authentic Middle Eastern Pastries

You want to put together the perfect gift for your friends and family who are fasting with you.

Imagine their joy when they receive a scrumptious, traditional delicacy that reminds them of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern desserts. 

Like this tasty Samsa.

Samsa
Samsa

Made by skilled artisans with decades of experience, these little triangle gems are the perfect snack to break your daily fast.

With a moist, textural filling of almonds and hazelnuts and a crispy outer layer of filo dough, they provide a fantastically satisfying, well-balanced sweet treat for an exquisite dessert.

We create that delightful experience by soaking the pastry in a honey and orange blossom flavored syrup. By topping the samsa with chopped pistachios, we finish this pastry — one that is so special, it’s a dessert typically reserved for special gatherings.

Samsa Pistachio
Samsa Pistachio

These treats are extra special and a great addition to any Ramadan gifting effort. Your loved ones will know you truly care — because why else would you give away these divine sweets when you could have them yourself!

When you do indulge yourself, be sure to pair one with a soothing cup of mint tea. Or even a second samsa!

Give Pastries That Aren’t Overly Sweet

After spending all day abstaining from eating or drinking, the temptation to grab food that is high in sugar can be nearly irresistible. And while this would hit your taste buds with a satisfying burst of sugary goodness, it’s a quick shot of joy followed by a quick crash and craving for more.

Instead, provide your loved ones (and yourself) with a sweet but filling treat that will give you a nice sugary flavor, but also a nutty, savory finish — like our Baklava Pistachio.

Baklava Pistachio
Baklava Pistachio

One of the most popular Middle Eastern desserts of Turkish origin, this baklava has a twist. We make a painstaking effort to ensure there isn’t too much syrup.

We use the best quality nuts and the perfect amount of honey so the natural flavors shine through.

The finest Turkish pistachios are chopped and layered with a mix of ground almonds to create a fresh, healthy filling surrounded by honey-dipped filo dough on the top and bottom.

We’ve spent years developing the perfect combination of lemon zest, olive oil, and melted butter for brushing the layers of filo.

The result?

A unique bite of Middle Eastern baklava with sweetness, nuttiness, and a savory flavor that is perfectly balanced so you can enjoy without any guilt.

You really can’t go wrong when giving traditional Baklava Pistachio. It’s a centuries-old tradition — so much so that it is now a joyful and happy symbol.

A Mediterranean Morning Pastry Makes the Perfect Gift

Rising before the sun. Dark, cold mornings.

One of the tools to make it a little easier is coffee. And what better gift to bestow to your loved ones than a luscious pastry that pairs exceedingly well with it?

Almond Finger
Almond Finger

The almond finger is the perfect pastry to pair with Turkish coffee, and are “delectable little bites of phyllo and almond. They are addictively delicious with the perfect delicate crunch.”

A Moroccon original that is now a tradition throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East, the almond finger combines sweet and nutty flavors that compliment your morning brew.

Rolled up in crispy brik filo sheets is a delicate blend of almond and hazelnuts that gives you a hint of sweetness, some fiber and protein, and a snack that will create a pleasant moment of peace in your mornings.

Almond fingers are a great Ramadan gift for the almond lover in your life.

What About a Celebratory Kaak Warka?

As Ramadan nears its end for the year, you turn your gifting focus towards Eid al-Fitr.

Food will be a big part of the celebration. What better way to show your love and appreciation than with a traditional pastry?

Kaak Warka
Kaak Warka

Our kaak warka is one of our staple sweets. They’re a celebratory tiny donut-shaped treat, filled with almond paste and perfect for festivities that revolve around food.

To make them extra special, we add in our signature rose water to create a unique and distinct flavor.

With mounds of love, passion, and a little bit of time, we pride ourselves on the quality of our kaak warka. Starting with Nesri (or Sweetbriar) distillation, we mix it with the almonds to create the paste.

The kaak warka is a fantastic way to express your gratitude to your family and friends, and show how happy and excited you are.

Kaak Warka
Kaak Warka

Or you can always grab some for yourself to save for celebrations. Melting in your mouth with a subtle sweet taste, these pastries are small enough that you won’t feel guilty having more than one!

Pastry Gift Boxes Provide a Variety of Gifts in One

Do you or your loved ones like to try many different treats?

Maybe you’re looking to have a different pastry every night of Ramadan. Or you’d like to get a little bit of everything, so everyone in your family has something they love.

Look no further than our Appreciation box

Appreciation Box, 9 pc.
Appreciation Box, 9 pc.

Available in 9, 14, 23, and 46 piece options, there’s bound to be something for everyone inside.

With an assortment of sweets traditionally from Tunisia, these gift boxes have a bit of a modern twist. Handmade by our artisans that have decades of experience crafting these treats by hand, they’re sure to excite and delight you and your loved ones.

Bjewia
Bjewia

Including unique culinary experiences like Bjewia Pistachio topped with dried rose petals, this box is a great nightly treat to break your fast or to indulge in during Eid al-Fitr. With a fantastic balance of sweet and nutty, these treats don’t overwhelm your taste buds.

Because we include more nuts in our pastries, you’ll enjoy more natural flavors alongside fiber and protein to help you feel satiated, even while enjoying dessert.

You’ll be able to indulge in treats like our almond boat — filled with caramelized chocolate — without the guilt!

These boxes are the perfect way to express your appreciation and affection for your friends and family.

There’s Even a Vegan Option

Our vegan gift box provides 22 pieces of delicious, hand-made, artfully crafted vegan pastries.

Made with the best ingredients and to the highest standards, you can give our pastries to your friends and family with any dietary preference.

Vegan Box, 22 pc.
Vegan Box, 22 pc.

As one reviewer put it, “Almost too beautiful to eat! But so good, it was hard not to finish the entire box in one sitting. As my husband commented... this isn't just good food, it's art!”

No matter who you’re planning gifts for this Ramadan, there is a pastry option for everyone.

Coussin Hazelnut
Coussin Hazelnut

Make Your Loved Ones’ Ramadan Extra Special

The holy month of giving creates an intriguing challenge every year. There are traditional gifts, and then there is an opportunity to truly surprise and delight your loved ones.

Alongside gifts like prayer blankets and Islamic reading books, it’s also traditional to give sweets and dessert.

Imagine including artisan-crafted, beautifully decorated, and shaped pastries that are made with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern recipes and traditions. 

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Escape Tower, 20 PC.

The giving and generous spirit that underlies the observation of Ramadan and the celebration and excitement of Eid al-Fitr are both wonderfully displayed when you give these delicacies to your loved ones.

Kaak Warka
Kaak Warka

They are meaningful, delicious, and indulgent in a subtle way — the perfect way to show your appreciation and gratitude to those who mean the most to you during this holy time.

Check out our selection today to find gifts for everyone on your list. They’ll feel your love with each bite! 

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