Best Middle Eastern Bakery: We're-Dough Bakery
Fresh-yeast breads, prepared crisp or fluffy embody this Lebanese Halal bakery whose menu tends to lean more savory than sweet. It’s hard not to exhale and relax with a Turkish coffee in a black velvet armchair as Arabic melodies waft overhead. Circular manoush flatbread are prepared a variety of ways, ground beef, onions and tomatoes being a classic. Thin, crisp sajj is rolled with fresh and savory combinations like labneh yogurt, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers and mint. Both manoush and sajj can be prepared with sweet ingredients too.
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And the kaak. You must try the kaak. Whatever you do, get down on this kaak, a sesame seed-coated grilled cheese that looks like a purse introduced at New York Fashion Week. Oh, the delight to take it down, bite by bite, cheese oozing from within.
Moving on— warm, individual, fresh-yeast stuffed pockets come topped with combinations like dates and cheese, and kishek, a sour yogurt that is absolutely delightful. The butter and sugar pie is baked-to-order-crisp and hits the table in a pool of butter and fresh pistachios, with more surprises within.
But definitely eat the kaak.