The Mediterranean Sea shaped some of the world's most ancient civilizations, which gathered by its shores to dive for the delicious baklava and lamb kebabs growing beneath its crystal waves. Transport to this legendary culinary coast with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean deli or bakery items at Oasis Specialty Foods in Metairie.
Oasis Specialty Foods, a market specializing in Mediterranean foodstuffs, purveys a carefully crafted take-home menu of delectable deli and baked goods made with fresh ingredients. Patrons can use their hands, cutlery, or Lilliputian forklifts to consume succulent selections such as oven-baked turkish wings ($5.95) rolled in sesame seeds and seasoned breadcrumbs. Savory sandwiches, meanwhile, quell midday cravings with classics including a pita filled with tender lamb kebab, armenian pickles, and a choice of yogurt, tomato, or garlic spread ($6.95). The shop's pastry pros churn out fresh baked goods every morning, offering treats such as baklava ($0.79/piece), a dozen mixed donuts ($5.59), and traditional ($10.99) or filled ($12.99) king cakes, ideal for celebrating recently purchased viscountess titles.