In addition to the best baklava in the world, the Mediterranean Bakery has a formidable international sweets aisle, shown here. See how that young lady is all agog and can’t make up her mind? Belgian chocolates, tins of British hard candies, German cookies, Turkish taffy, it just goes on and on.
I also like the old-fashioned tile floors and the arches and faux tile roof they put in over the bakery and food preparation area. Makes me forget I’m in a strip mall. Many of their customers are not American born, so you’ll hear many different languages spoken as you cruise the aisles. This is what I like about the West End.
Oh, that looks fun! Do they have a deli meat and cheese counter too? That would be heavenly.
Super shot, Marie! For all the times I go there, I’ve never really taken in the columns.
Natalie, they have cheeses in the dairy case. They are almost all Middle Eastern cheeses that are not familiar to me, so every so often I try a new one. The trouble is, I can’t always remember, when I go back, which ones I already tried! My two favorite things to buy at the Med. Bakery are the homemade yogurt and houmos.
Oh yummy! In addition to all the goodies, the architecture is so welcoming too! I’m imagining the sound of the ocean and sandy white beaches…
what’s on the menu tomorrow?
If I ever get to that neck of the woods I will be sure to visit this bakery. My mouth is watering already! Nice shot!!
Natalie, I didn’t photograph it, but yes. Maybe I’ll have to concoct another story so we can spend more time here. 🙂
Passante, thanks! The archways and columns plus the floors, not to mention the wonderful aroma of the place, are what really impressed me on my very first visit. It was so nice to have that ambience and feel once again that you’ve stepped through a time-space continuum to another world.
Edwin, I never imagine the ocean when I’m there, possibly because I’m listening to the music of the foreign languages I hear wafting up and down the aisles.
Helen, it doesn’t look like much from the outside, but once you’re there, it’s great! If you do make it out here, the shawarma’s on me.
Aw .. my kind of shop. Yummy …
I could not believe it! I checked the web side and find this photo with myself in it! It must be taken when I was shopping in the shop! How strange!
Thanks – it was a great shop.