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Mediterrannean Essentials for Your Picnic Basket

Mediterrannean Essentials for Your Picnic Basket
Summer’s officially here and that only means one thing: picnic season! Whether you’re in the park, off camping or spending time in your own backyard, outdoor eating is all about easy to eat, tasty snacks. 
Middle Eastern and Syrian food is packed with flavour and fresh ingredients, with plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, too. If you’re thinking about adding some new additions to your current picnic classics, choose from our new range of picnic necessities. Order now and receive 15% off! 


It isn’t a picnic without a big bowl of fresh, crunchy salad. This summer, stock up on our Chickpea Salad. We toss a mouth-watering mix of chickpeas, fresh tomatoes, parsley and garlic together with lemons and extra virgin olive oil for the perfect light, healthy summer snack. 

You can also opt for our Cabbage Salad, which combines thinly sliced white and red cabbage with finely chopped parsley and tomato drizzled with an olive oil lemon marinade. 

With vegan, gluten-free and nut-free ingredients, both salads are perfect for anyone with allergies, intolerances or special dietary requirements.    

Dips and Spreads  

There’s nothing more versatile than dips and spreads for a summer picnic. Whether you enjoy them on a chunk of fresh bread or scooped up with our homestyle pita chips, these fresh, Middle Eastern flavours will complement almost any savoury snack! 

Our delicious range of vegan, gluten-free dips include:
  • Mutabbal, made with smoked eggplant, Tahini and olive oil

  • Beet Mutabbal - the newest member of our spread family, made with beets, garlic, pomegranate molasses and Tahini

  • Syrian hummus, a traditional, Middle Eastern picnic classic!

  • Mhammara - this Syrian sweet red pepper spread is made with walnuts, gluten-free breadcrumbs, onion and olive oil. Probably the most versatile of our spreads, use this delicious offering on pretty much anything you like. Need inspiration? Check out our blog, ‘Five Ways to Cook with Mhammara’!

If you’re craving a creamy spread, add some Labneh to your cart. This traditionally Middle Eastern soft cheese is made from strained yoghurt, and drizzled with mint and olive oil for a perfect light, summery dip.   

Middle-Eastern Snacks and Sides 

Middle-Eastern food is full of easy-to-eat snacks and side dishes. Stock up on our vegan, gluten-free and easy to eat Middle Eastern snacks, including:

  • Falafel, Tayybeh’s specialty deep-fried chickpea patties, available in a 12 or 24-pack.

  • Mana’eesh Zaa’tar. This baked Mana’eesh (a popular Middle Eastern flatbread!) is topped with Zaa’tar spice. It comes in 6 pieces, and can be oven-baked in less than 5 minutes!

  • Fatayer. At Tayybeh, we make these freshly baked pies with vegan, vegetarian or meat ingredients. Using a blend of delicious ingredients and spices, choose from our cheese, olive, beef or spinach fatayer for the most satisfying addition to those summer picnics. 

It will never not be handy to have a freezer full of foods ready to heat up into a delicious meal or snack, so scoop up these items and more in the frozen foods section of our website. Order online now to enjoy some of the most delicious Syrian and Middle Eastern food in Vancouver!

Alternatively, find us on Uber Eats or visit the fresh meals and frozen meals sections of our website to find out how you can receive Middle Eastern food - including low carb, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options - straight to your door with our meal delivery options. 

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