Now Accepting Orders for the Valentine’s Day New Neighbor Cookie Table!

Spread a little love to local refugee families this Valentine's Day with some delicious Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan treats!

By Jordan Chepke,  January 20, 2020

Share something sweet with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day by ordering traditional Middle Eastern treats from the Valentine’s Day New Neighbor Cookie Table!

When you order from the New Neighbor Cookie Table you will not only get to experience delicious sweets from different cultures, but you will be providing critical supplemental income to local refugee women and their families who face additional barriers to finding work outside the home. Each box of sweets is handmade with love and $0.75 of every cookie goes directly to the baker herself.

This year we will be working with refugee mothers from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan who are involved in Hello Neighbor’s mentorship program. These women are incredible bakers who love to share their culture and cooking with their new Pittsburgh neighbors. This Valentine’s Day we will be bringing back some crowd favorites, such as Baklava and Osh El Bulbul, and will be adding some new Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan treats to the mix, including Maamoul, Gosh E-fil, Jalebi, and Sheer Payra.

Choose from three cookie box options:

  • Simply Baklava
  • Syrian Sweets
  • Afghan & Iraqi Sweets

Visit our brand new online store to order your Valentine’s Day New Neighbor Cookie Table sweets and shop our Hello Neighbor merchandise that also goes toward supporting refugee women and families in Pittsburgh.


Size and Packaging

Each box includes 1 1/2 dozen cookies as well as a story from one of our bakers, information on the sweets, and a little bit about Hello Neighbor.


All orders will be available for pickup on Thursday February 13th. 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: Hello Neighbor’s Office, 6587 Hamilton Avenue, #1E, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 from 8am-6pm
  • South Hills: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228 from 9am-1pm
  • Downtown: Heidioptics, 223 Fourth Ave, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 from 9am-1pm


Please note all orders must be placed by Friday, February 7th at midnight.

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

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