A centerpiece of our restaurant and bakery is the gas-fired dome oven. We bake fresh whole wheat pita on-site as well as oven-baked specialty pies. The six pies featured on our menu are the spinach fatayer, spinach carre, zaatar, cheese, meat, and spinach feta. We are also able to make oven-baked pies by special order.
We proudly feature Neomonde artisan breads and pita in our bakery section. As one of the original founders and bakers at the Neomonde Baking Company, Mounir has a personal attachment to the pita.
Owner, Mounir Saleh, says, “To be true to our identity to prepare authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine, we make our sandwiches with Neomonde pita, which originated with my mother, Cecilia’s recipe.”
Gourmet sweets that we bake daily are our homemade cookies, brownies and macaroons. These gourmet sweets may be purchased by the piece or on a party platter for your special event.
Displayed in the dessert case are a selection of Mediterranean sweets. These fresh and delicious pastries include the very popular walnut, pistachio, and chocolate baklavas which are made with layers of baked fillo dough and a light syrup for flavor. Also available are namoura, lady fingers, burma, and mamoul. Many of the Mediterranean sweets contain nuts, so please refer to a staff member if you have a nut allergy.
We also carry a variety of gluten-free desserts such as cupcakes, cake by the slice and dessert bars. Gluten-free pita is available in the market or as an option for sandwiches.
When you enter the Raleigh location of Sassool, you can’t help but notice the market section with its extensive variety of specialty groceries. The assortment of Mediterranean staples that we stock in our market are also used in many of our recipes that we make in our restaurant. Recently, a small market section was opened at the Cary location, as part of an expansion project which also included more dining tables and chairs.
“If people like the food in the deli or want to make their favorite menu item at home, many of the essential ingredients may be found in the grocery aisles,” says Mounir.
The specialty groceries include yogurt and cheeses, frozen foods, olive oil, tahini, beans, pasta, coffee, tea, cookies and candies. We offer olives by the pound in a self-serve olive bar. Dried fruits, assorted nuts and seeds, and spices are received in bulk and packaged and sold by the pound in the market.
If you live out of town and you wish to have a Mediterranean item, please check with us to see if we have it. We can ship packages by UPS.