Getting baked goods is a great way to reward yourself for an achievement, such as completing the timed obstacle course that stands between you and the bakery. Taste sweet victory with this Groupon.
- $15 for three Groupons, each good for one pastry (a $30 total value)
People around the world find comfort in tradition, especially when it comes to the foods they grew up with. For many with ancestral roots in the Middle East, one of the best ways to transport oneself back to childhood is by breathing in the nutty aroma—or taking a big bite—of honey-drenched baklava. That's especially the case for Hannah Moses, co-owner of Albany Park bakery Jaafer Sweets. Moses's natural and sugar-free Middle Eastern sweets are based on recipes that date back thousands of years. They're crafted with fresh ingredients such as imported nuts and phyllo dough that's baked from scratch rather than just scraped off some nearby phyllo tree. Though sticky-sweet baklava packed with pistachios, cashews, or chocolate and walnuts is their most popular treat, the kitchen also churns out other traditional pastries such as mamoul with dates and kanafeh stuffed with their own sweet cheese. These unique Middle Eastern desserts have earned accolades from ABC 7 and patrons alike.