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Tasse Bakery & Pastries
Tasse Bakery opened in 2016 by Samira Fayad, a business owner, mother, and former paralegal. Samira spent most of her career in immigration law, providing legal assistance to newcomers unable to qualify for legal aid.
As a token of appreciation, a Syrian newcomer brought Samira knafeh, an iconic Middle Eastern dessert. The man prepared it with his own recipe and dreamt of opening a bakery. His dreams were out of reach financially, but after discovering his incredible baking talent, Samira brought his dream to life with Tasse Bakery. She hired the man as head baker along with other newcomers to provide them with employment.
This opportunity inspires Samira, her family, and talented baking staff to collaborate and bring authentic flavours of the Middle East to Calgary!
KNAFEH - كنافة
A.K.A. kunafa, kunefe, or nabulsieh - the sweet cheesy Middle Eastern delicacy. The name and preparation of this delicious dessert tends to differ by location, but its irresistible nature is the same across the globe!
Our knafeh is prepared the traditional Lebanese way, where a sweet gooey cheese mix is covered with a crust layer of finely-shredded phyllo dough. We serve square-shaped slices of hot knafeh. Each slice is soaked in a sweet sugar-based syrup and topped with rich pistachios.
If one slice doesn't cut it, we also serve knafeh by the kilogram. We must warn you though... knafeh is an emotion, it engraves itself in your heart after just one bite!
MANA'EESH - مناقيش
A.K.A. manakeesh or manoushe [singular form] - a freshly baked flatbread with infinite possibilities of toppings. Mana'eesh is a popular Levantine street food enjoyed on-the-go, as an entree, or shared around the table. It can be served sliced, folded, or open-faced, like a pizza!
Our whole-wheat flatbreads are handmade and baked fresh to-order on a saj, a traditional dome-shaped griddle. You may choose to top yours with classic Middle-Eastern flavours, such as za'atar (blended herbs and roasted sesame), and mhammarra (roasted red pepper paste), or other toppings such as cheese, ground beef, chicken, or spinach. Whether your diet is halal, lactose-free, vegetarian, or vegan, we've got a manoushe for you!
I was in today and OMG! It was so pretty inside and the sweets all looked mouth watering. The staff from the moment I walked in till the moment I walked out were super sweet! Everything tasted so amazing! The knafeh was to DIE FOR!
Middle Eastern Dessert Bakery Heaven...WoW...
Desserts look very yummy. The shop is very clean and organized. Service super friendly...she even gave me free date dessert.
This place is amazing... they really put love and effort into all their products. From their “manakeesh” (pita sandwiches) to their knafe everything is a joy. I stop in whenever I’m in Calgary for their Halawat al Jibn and I’m never disappointed!
Amazing bakery!! Friendly staff and very helpful. I was not familiar with some of the sweets and they did not mind all of my questions. The Baklava is the best I have ever had. I wil be back for my Christmas baking.
This Mediterranean bakery is a treasure in Calgary. Everything is fresh. The cafe is a lovely hang out. Great decor and excellent coffee. If you haven't gone yet make it a date. The prices are excellent.
AMAZING SERVICE. It was my first time trying mediterranean desserts and they explained it all. SO GOOD. I will be going back on the regular. Well done. If i can give it more than 5 stars i would.
Beautiful bakery with wonderful staff, great pastries and baked goods... all their Middle eastern sweets are amazing! In my humble opinion their delectable treats are 2nd to none in Calgary! Must try this gem!!
With the exceptional food I had today and the good customer service, I feel compelled to let everyone in Calgary knows that this place is so deliciously awesome! Mana2eesh and desserts are soooo good! I will be returning every weekend!
Must visit middle eastern desserts and baked goods outlet in Calgary. Amazing quality and selection. Knafeh is best in city. Staff is super friendly and gives you everything to sample
My husband and I are unfamilar with Mediterranean delicacies and the owner was so helpful in making up an assortment of pastries for us. She gave us many taste samples before our purchase. We will definitely be back
Knafeh - كنافة نابلسية
Mana'eesh - مناقيش
3220 5th Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada