4 Vegan Treats for Bar Mitzvahs That Will Leave an Impression

If you’re getting ready to host a bar or bat mitzvah party for your little boy or girl, you need to add a selection of yummy treats to your menu. We’ve put together a list of vegan treats that will not only wow your vegan and non-vegan guests alike.

A bar/bat mitzvah is an important milestone for Jewish children. It’s also a proud moment for parents to share the celebration with family and friends.

When you’re involved in planning such an important party, the food you serve is one element that will determine how well your guests enjoy themselves

You don’t want people leaving early because they’re not able to eat the items on the menu. You want treats that will leave them impressed—even if they’re vegan.

Vegan treats from Layla’s Delicacies are 100% vegan, and their wonderful taste is a result of centuries of interactions between Tunisian culture and other cultures’ techniques, such as:

  • Stuffing techniques from the Moors of Spain
  • The use of almonds by the Berbers of North Africa
  • Adding pistachio to desserts from the Middle Eastern cultures

The sugar in the sweets is well balanced, which makes them a healthier alternative to more sugary desserts.

If you’re a vegan, or if you’ll be having vegans at the party, incorporating these desserts is one way of showing love and making everyone feel welcome.

Table of Contents

1. Baklava El Bey
2. Almond Finger
3. Samsa Pistachio
4. Vegan Gift Boxes 3 Reasons to Include Vegan Treats in Your Bar Mitzvah Frequently Asked Questions

1. Baklava El Bey

Vegan Baklava El Bey

Baklava El Bey is a nut-filled pastry that’s common in Middle Eastern cultures. The dessert is also enjoyed by Jewish people in Israel and is shared during religious celebrations such as the Rosh Hashanah festival.

At Layla’s Delicacies, we make 100% vegan Baklava El Bey. We use olive oil instead of butter, which makes the pastries perfectly vegan and mouth watering. 

In this dessert, crunched pistachio is enclosed in a smooth almond paste and sprinkled with pure organic rose water to ignite a savory taste. The treats are then packaged in beautiful boxes that’ll leave you fascinated just like David, one of our customers who had this to say:

THE. BEST !!! I have traveled in the middle east, and these amazing delicacies brought back so many great taste-treat memories of what real baklava should taste like. Absolutely perfect creations and elegant presentation boxes. Thank you! I'll be ordering again.”
David M. Hazard (Purcellville, US)

Baklava El Bey is a quality option to incorporate into your food selection during a bar/bat mitzvah. This pastry can also be enjoyed by non-vegans and vegetarians attending the party.

2 Almond Finger

Almond Finger vegan treats

The Almond Finger was initially a Moroccan delicacy but later became Tunisian due to interaction between the two cultures. 

Almond Fingers are a cigar-shaped vegan dessert that’s made by blending almonds and hazelnuts. The paste is then wrapped in crispy brik filo sheets, giving it a crispy bite and a juicy taste on the inside.


I have reordered almond cigar a few times, it’s my guilty pleasure! These are delicious works of art and just scrumptious to boot, thankfully they are perfectly sweetened so just a treat I look forward to.❤️”
Valerie Mahtani (Maplewood, US)

Almond Fingers are a common breakfast dessert that’s mostly enjoyed with coffee. The treat is also a unique dessert to add to a bar mitzvah party because of its sweet and nutty flavor that is perfect for a happy religious celebration.

3. Samsa Pistachio

Layla’s Delicacies vegan Samsa Pistachio

The Samsa Pistachio is a triangular pastry that’s common in North Africa. It’s mostly served at family and friends’ gatherings and would be a great addition to a bar/bat mitzvah party menu.

The Samsa Pistachio from Layla’s Delicacies is made of thin brik filo sheets that make a crispy outer layer. The inner filling is a moist mix of crunchy almonds and hazelnuts. It’s sprinkled with pistachio on top for a mouthwatering aroma.

Laying out the Samsa Pistachio during your bar/bat mitzvah party will leave your guests in awe, just like Alina and her friends:


“What a wonderful treat! All-natural ingredients! Several of my friends will be ordering as a result of my post. THANK YOU!”
Alina C.Green, (Hialeah, US)

Samsa Pistachios can be served with mint tea but can also be enjoyed without any accompaniment.

Testimonial Nadine Shubailat

4 Vegan Gift Boxes

Beautiful packaging of vegan treats from Layla’s Delicacies

Vegan gift boxes from Layla’s Delicacies are filled with an assortment of Tunisian sweets. You can bring them to a bar/bat mitzvah, or send them as a gift if you’re not able to attend the party.

 Here’s a look at the Vegan Box and Vegan Limited Edition Box:

The Vegan Box

Assortment of desserts in the Vegan Box

The Vegan Box consists of an assortment of Tunisian treats. They are not only 100% vegan, but they’re also gluten free

The treats are well balanced and not too sweet, which makes them a nice option for those trying to control their sugar intake.

Inside the box, you’ll find the following treats:

Treat Ingredients
Pineapple Hazelnut Pineapple-shaped treat made of chopped almonds and hazelnuts topped with pistachio
Bjewia A mixture of almonds and pistachios topped with a layer of dried rose petals
Yasmina This treat is shaped like a jasmine flower and is a mixture of almonds and pistachios
Baklava El Bey Crunched pistachio enclosed in almond paste

A lot of skill goes into making and packaging these treats so that they get to the owner fresh. They’re sure to look appetizing when they arrive, even after shipping.

The Vegan Limited Edition Box

The Vegan Limited Edition Box

The Vegan Limited Edition Box is another vegan gift box that you can gift your loved one for their bar/bat mitzvah. 

Inside this box, you’ll find 30 pieces of nutty treats, including: 

Treats Ingredients
Boule Pistachio This is a mixture of almonds and hazelnuts rolled in crushed pistachio
Rocher Almonds and hazelnuts rolled in crushed hazelnuts
Baklava Pistachio Pistachios layered with ground almonds

These vegan pastries contain no milk, eggs, or honey making them safe for your vegan guests to eat.

3 Reasons to Include Vegan Treats in Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Including vegan treats on your child’s bar/bat mitzvah party menu will keep all your guests happy due to their exotic and fresh taste. There are also other good reasons to incorporate vegan desserts into the party, such as:

  • Inclusion of varying food choices
  • They’re a healthy alternative to unhealthy sugary desserts
  • They’re beautiful and tasty

Here, we’ll explore the three reasons why you should incorporate vegan desserts into the party menu:

Inclusion of Varying Food Choices

Including many food options in your child’s bar/bat mitzvah means everyone attending has something to eat no matter their dietary restrictions.

The Jewish community, in particular, tends to be strict with their food choices and makes up the greatest number of vegans and vegetarians. It’s no wonder Tel Aviv has been nicknamed “the vegan capital.”

Being around Jewish people means that you will likely come across a vegan or vegetarian. This necessitates having some vegan treats for your guests to enjoy, which will show that you are an accommodating host for making sure that everyone can enjoy the party.

A Healthy Alternative

Vegan treats from Layla’s Delicacies can be a healthy alternative to other sugary desserts normally served at parties.

You want to stay healthy, whether you’re celebrating or not. This means making healthy food choices and providing healthy food options at all times.

Tunisian vegan desserts from Layla’s Delicacies are made from nuts, and the sugars are well balanced, meaning they’re not too sweet.

For health-conscious individuals, these treats are safe to eat and won’t negatively impact your healthy eating routine.

Beautiful and Tasty

The vegan treats from Layla’s are handmade artistically with impeccable skill. They are then beautifully packaged in elegant, neat boxes.

The desserts are both tasty and beautiful which is impressive to the children. They are made with love and care, which makes them an ideal addition to your dessert table.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Take Large Custom Orders?

At Layla’s Delicacies, we do take large custom orders. If you’re hosting a party and would like to serve some of the delicacies, get in touch with us, and we’ll process your order and deliver beyond your expectations.

How Do I Keep the Treats Fresh Longer?

Keep the treats in their original packaging in a cool, dry place, and serve within a week. To extend the freshness to four weeks, wrap the box in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Always take the treats out one hour before serving.

How Long Does It Take for the Order to Arrive After Ordering?

It takes one business day from ordering to delivery. The desserts are well packaged for shipping so that they get to you in perfect condition.

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