Snack King -- Baklawa From Tarragon Middle East Market

Tarragon Middle East Market has been open in South Miami since 1994. Hassan Mehaydli runs the place with his twin brother. I went in to check out the place, got a free sample of baklawa (AKA baklava) and asked Hassan a couple of questions. BTW, the baklawa was awesome.

New Times: Is it mostly Middle Eastern people that come in here?

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

Hassan: Nah, we get Latin, Jewish, Arabic, Middle Eastern... most of them are Jewish. Everything on the shelves is imported from Lebanon or made by us here. We have kibbeh, gyro, falafel. We have organic vegetables from California. We Lebanese know these kinds of fruits and vegetables. You can't find them down here. We sell a lot of waterpipes and the tobacco too.

NT: What's the baklawa made out of?

HM: Sugar, rosewater, phylo dough, walnuts, pistachios.

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.