Thanksgiving New Neighbor Cookie Table Is Now Accepting Orders!

Support refugees in Pittsburgh this Thanksgiving by buying Syrian homemade sweets.

By Sloane Davidson,  October 28, 2019

After an overwhelmingly positive response last Thanksgiving when we sold over 250 dozen baklava (3,000 pieces), we are thrilled to announce that we are bringing back the Thanksgiving New Neighbor Cookie Table for the second year in a row!

We will be partnering again this year with Syrian refugee women who will be baking their delicious handmade baklava, as well as other Middle Eastern treats, available in an assortment of varieties and packaging sizes.

These women are incredible bakers. Through this exchange you are not only getting to enjoy delicious treats, but you are helping provide a supplemental income for our Syrian moms who face additional challenges to finding work outside the home due to language barriers and caring for young children.

In this season of gathering with friends and family in gratitude, add a little extra love to your Thanksgiving table with some delicious homemade desserts from your newest neighbors.

Giving Back

$.75 of every dollar goes towards the Syrian baker herself.

Handmade with love - Choose from two different cookie box options:

Option 1: Signature Baklava

  • Baklava is a sweet Middle Eastern treat of walnuts and sugar tucked in between layers of crispy phyllo dough and finished with warm drizzles of butter and syrup.

Option 2: Classic Mix featuring four different sweets

  • Baklava is a sweet Middle Eastern treat of walnuts and sugar tucked in between layers of crispy phyllo dough and finished with warm drizzles of butter and syrup.
  • Basbousa is a traditional Middle Eastern sweet cake. It’s made from cooked semolina or farina soaked in simple syrup, orange flower water or rose water can also be added and is topped with either pistachios or almonds.
  • Ghoriba is a round shortbread cookie made with flour, sugar, butter, and almonds. It is often served with Arab coffee or mint tea. It has been commonly found in Syria and Iraq since ancient times.
  • Osh El Bulbul is very fine stringy dough wrapped around pistachios or cashews and lightly fried. The name translates to ‘bird’s nest’ in English, as it’s circular shape and filamentary structure closely resemble that of a bird’s nest. It is one of the most important dishes in most celebrations and is a specialty of Hama and Aleppo in Syria.

Packaging

Each box includes a story from one of our bakers, information on the sweets, and a little bit about Hello Neighbor.

Sizes

All pieces are priced at $1.05 per piece.

  • Small: 2 dozen
  • Medium: 4 dozen
  • Large: 8 dozen

Support Hello Neighbor’s Mission and Pittsburgh’s Refugee Community

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

Please note all orders must be placed by Monday, November 18th.

Pickup

All orders will be available for pickup on Tuesday, November 26th. Times vary based on location so please see below. When placing your order you can choose from the following pick up locations and times:

  • East End: East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 9am - 1pm and 4-7pm
  • South Hills: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228 9am - 1pm and 4-7pm
  • Downtown: Heidioptics, 223 Fourth Ave, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 9am - 1pm and 4-6pm

If you have any comments or questions, ideas for future pickup locations, would like to place a custom order or anything else, please email orders@helloneighbor.io or call our office at (412) 567-3946. Thank you!

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