Baklava at the Shatila Bakery, Dearborn MI
Atlanta hound wanting to give a shout out for this wonderful place.
Long story short, worked with an Armenian guy who shared my love for Middle Eastern food. Started talking about baklava. They ship all over the US, alhamdulillah, and I had a tin of assorted baklava sent to me. Ah, worth every penny.
To begin, it's beyond fresh. Forget the tired, worn out pieces of it you have ordered in restaurants. The ingredients are prime and it is in league with the boxes of baklava and other delights my Lebanese ex-husband's friends would bring back from Lebanon on the plane.
I am not particularly gifted as a writer, all I can tell you is, if you love baklava and indeed, all other Middle Eastern desserts, please give this place a try. It makes me want to move to Dearborn right now!
Yes, indeed, Shatila is one of the best bakeries around these parts. I work in Dearborn and colleagues often bring in Shatila pastries for birthdays and other events. It's truly wonderful wonderful stuff. The only problem is, if you frequent this place too often, well, you'll end up at 350 lbs. Their pistachio-based confections are truly amazing.
Shatila was good enough for birthday cake for me from my girlfriend. There's also supposed to be a very good Lebanese bakery and sandwich place on Plymouth Rd in Ann Arbor. But seeing as I'm neither here nor there and Shatila has a website...
Do not miss their ice cream. The coconut is remarkable. Suck the cream out of it and you'll have a mouthful of coconut. It's the best ice cream.