New Neighbor Cookie Table Is Back

Order baklava for your holiday gathering today

By Sloane Davidson,  December 4, 2018

New Neighbor Cookie Table Is Back For A Limited Time Only!

UPDATE (as of 12/12/18): Orders are CLOSED as we have reached capacity. Thank you and stay tuned for future ordering opportunities!

We’re excited to announce that due to an overwhelming response to our Thanksgiving New Neighbor Cookie Table, we are partnering again with our Syrian mothers for a second round of baklava!

This could be your last chance since we’ll be offering up some different sweet treats for you to give your Valentine’s Day sweetheart (or keep for yourself)!

Orders will be taken on a first come, first serve basis, so make sure to get yours in early.

Handmade with love: Hello Neighbor is a nonprofit organization supporting recently resettled refugee families with Pittsburghers. Pittsburgh is known for its cookies tables and so in a very Pittsburgh way, we have started our own cookie table program. This season, we are selling baklava handmade by the mothers of our Syrian families. Each order includes a story of one of our bakers, more information about Hello Neighbor and your sweet treat.

Packaging: We package the baklava in boxes of two dozen each. Each box includes a story from one of our bakers, more information about Hello Neighbor and storage tips for your sweet treat. This is a perfect holiday gift for your friends, family and coworkers!

Why: Many of our Syrian moms are amazing bakers. They have a hard time working outside of the home since so many of them have young children not yet in school. We started ordering baklava for our events and it made everyone so happy! The women are so appreciative and it’s really delicious homemade baklava. Surprise your friends, family and coworkers with homemade baklava.

What is baklava: A sweet Middle Eastern treat of walnuts and sugar in between layers of crispy phyllo dough, finished with warm drizzles of butter and syrup.

Giving back: $.75 of every dollar goes towards the Syrian baker herself. You can select from three sizes and three levels of support.


  • Small: 2 dozen ($25)
  • Medium: 4 dozen ($50)
  • Large: 8 dozen ($100)


  • EAT: The price of your order
  • GIVE: The price of your order, plus $10 in support of Hello Neighbor
  • LOVE: The price of your order, plus $20 in support of Hello Neighbor

All orders must be placed by Friday, December 14th.

Pickup: All orders will be available for pickup on Thursday, December 20th from either 8:00-11:00AM or 4:00-6:00PM.

Address: Hello Neighbor @ SPACES, 6425 Living Place, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Any comments or questions or for custom orders, please email or visit our website at:

“I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our baklava. I am ashamed to admit that I loved it so much, that there was not much left for Thanksgiving. However, what I did share was very well received, and I have been using the opportunity to tell anyone who will indulge me about the amazing work you are doing. I think it is a brilliant idea to not only to provide a means of support for these lovely women, but also as a way to have conversations about refugees and immigration outside of a polical context - which can be dicey territory during the holidays. I will certainly be ordering again during the next sale, and a greater quantity this time! The trick will be sharing more than I consume - they were absolutely delicious. Thank you for all you are doing.”

Baklava has a really lengthy shelf life, lasting about 2+ weeks. It should be stored in an airtight container, either in room temperature or in the fridge. Storing in room temperature will preserve the crispness. If you like your baklava chewy and a bit harder, store it in the refrigerator. Baklava has a unique moistness to it, so you’ll know it’s nearing the end of its shelf life when it starts to dry out.

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