Flaky, Nutty, Honey; Baklava’s Got it All

By: Scott Davis | December 11, 2017

’Tis the season for holiday parties. It’s that time of year where we have to gear up for family and work parties, and while you have plenty of options as to what to bring to your next gathering, a dessert is always a hit. Besides the normal cookie platter or basic pie, why not try something new or different? The middle eastern dessert baklava is absolutely delicious, and with numerous bakeries offering their take on the popular dessert, there’s no reason not to try it this year. So whether you love baklava or want to try something new to bring to holiday parties, here’s where you can go to get the best baklava in metro Detroit.

Shatila Bakery

With locations in Dearborn and West Bloomfield, Shatila Bakery is consistently considered one of the best middle eastern bakeries in metro Detroit. Their baklava is handcrafted and can be filled with pistachios, walnuts, cashews, or almonds. The bakery also offers shipping on baklava trays, including some holiday special trays.

Mid-East Pastry Delight

Mid-East Pastry Delight’s pastries are, well, delightful. With two locations in Sterling Heights and West Bloomfield, the bakery is known for their wide selection of baklava flavors and fillings. Be sure to check the website for daily specials such as Burma circle baklava or Bird’s Nest baklava.

House Falafel

Mediterranean American grill House of Falafel in Farmington Hills is known for their extensive middle eastern menu, and of course desserts. You can enjoy falafel, pitas, shawarma, and then finish your meal off with some baklava for dessert. Sounds like a great meal, but you can also take some baklava to go for others to enjoy.

Lily Sweets

If you’re having a large holiday party, there are fewer bakeries more equipped than Lily Sweets. The bakery offers cakes, pastries, Italian Gelato ice cream, and of course, baklava. You can even order trays of baklava so none of your guests go home hungry.