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The 100 Best Bakeries in America

When Riad Shatila left a war-torn Lebanon for Michigan in the 1970s and began baking the pastries of his homeland, the story goes that he sold them by calling all the Arab-sounding names in the phone book, giving each one his spiel . Read more – 50 Famous Foods you should try in your lifetime

From iconic desserts like Belgian waffles to savory dishes such as dim sum, pad thai, and Polish pierogies, just about every corner of the world is packed with famous eateries and must-try foods. Naples, Italy, is home to what’s been called the world’s best pizza, and New Orleans, Louisiana, is a major Southern cuisine destination in the US. In the name of […]

Eater Detroit “Where to Eat and Drink In Dearborn”

With its indoor palm trees, longtime institution Shatila feels like an oasis of craveable sweet treats. The cases teeming with tempting pastries make choosing dessert a challenge, but some must-haves include the handcrafted baklava ..   Read more :

Hoodline “The 5 Best Middle Eastern Spots in Dearborn, Ranked”

The 5 best Middle Eastern spots in Dearborn, ranked There are plenty of Middle Eastern spots to choose from in Dearborn, but where to find the best of the best? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top-rated Middle Eastern places in the area, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce […]

Oasis in Michigan

Visit this oasis in Michigan for America’s ‘best baklava’  When Riad Shatila moved to Michigan in the 1970s, he brought recipes of the delicious pastries and sweets he grew up with in Lebanon. He’d begun baking as a teen in Beirut and worked in bakeries before starting a new life in the United States. To […]

Watch Shatila Bakery on PBS “Detroit Performs”

PBS “Detroit Performs” featured Shatila as one of Detroit’s landmark locations for its renowned Middle Eastern and French pastries. Source: PBS

Video: Watch Shatila Bakery make Baklava

Shatila Bakery, in Dearborn Michigan, is one of the biggest producers of Middle-Eastern pastries in the midwest. Source: Eater

AACC Hall of Fame: Shatila Food Products

The Prestigious American Arab Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame celebrates Arab American businesses who have distinguished themselves in entrepreneurial endeavors. The Chamber inducts Small Business Entrepreneurs annually, recognizing them for their accomplishments in creating economic and social value.  Shatila Food Products was inducted in 2014.  

Tasty Tuesday: WDIV Report

Shatila Bakery featured on WDIV’s Tasty Tuesday’s segment.   Story Link:

Detroit’s American Dream

Snippet from original post: Riad Shatila opened his first bakery in 1979 on a very different Warren Avenue in a very different Dearborn. That shop occupied just a thousand square feet, with a glass case up front and a modest bakery operation in the back. At the time, there were virtually no other stores around […]