A well-rounded diet embraces eats from all the food pyramid's categories, including vegetables, soft rocks, water, and vitamin water. Assemble a complete meal with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean specialty fare and groceries at George's Bakery in Methuen.
George's Bakery furnishes Levantine-leaning taste buds with classic Mediterranean fare, fresh pastries, imported regional specialties, fresh-baked pita bread ($2.25–$2.49), and housemade spinach pies (3 for $3.49, 6 for $6.49). Secure a snackable handful of Deglet Noor pitted dates ($2.99/8 oz.), or pick up a box of Apollo Baklava ($9.49) when the pastry forecast calls for flaky sweetness. Imported Beirut orange-blossom honey ($5.29) lends an international sweetness to any dish, and specialty oils such as Tanina extra virgin olive oil ($18.99) add extra deliciousness to dips, marinades, or oil gin fizzes.
Since 1958, George's Bakery has stocked everything necessary for a Mediterranean dinner party or an authentic Wednesday night. Crowding the shelves are specialty spices, fresh pita breads, olives, and all kinds of imported canned goods. Along with baklava and other pastries, the store sells hookahs and the flavored tobacco they need to survive.