Syrian refugee women & men, many of whom arrived in Phoenix in the summer of 2016. Most of them have limited English skills and are working hard to adapt to their new lives in Arizona–and to help their families adapt.
Syria is famous throughout the Middle East for its food–particularly its sweets (halawiyat)!
Sale is cash only. Bring small bills. We will have a limited ability to make change, so bringing $1 and $5 bills will make everyone’s lives a lot easier! And we will have a limited supply of pastry boxes on hand, but it’s not a bad idea to bring a tupperware container of your own to take home your delicious treats.
Yes, sort of. There are definitely traditional Syrian sweets that fall into these categories, but most of these dietary restrictions are not common in Syria. So they are not very familiar to our bakers. Part of their process of learning how to bake for an American audience is learning about American tastes. As they learn more, there will undoubtedly be some of the bakers who opt to cater specifically to these dietary needs.
A small group of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. We are not associated with any formal organization, though most of us are members of the Syrian Refugee Connection in Phoenix.
Directly to the woman whom you are purchasing the baked goods from.
Join the Syrian Refugee Connection, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for our to find out more about opportunities to connect with new arrivals to Phoenix.
Through our Facebook group, Syrian Connection PHX.