Layla's Delicacies is a company dedicated to the art of North African sweets. Based in New Jersey, Layla's produces a range of traditional Tunisian delicacies that merge traditional Middle East and Mediterranean flavors for a distinctly North Africa taste and look.
Here's a closer look at the company and its craft pastries.
How Layla's Delicacies Works
Layla's is a small artisan bakery that creates Mediterranean sweets such as samsa pistachio and kaak warka. Order online and Layla's Delicacies sends the treats to friends (or yourself) directly.
You might be more familiar with the Middle Eastern term "baklava" than you are with Tunisian patisserie, the Tunisian version encompasses the best of the Arab tradition while embracing Med influences too. The use of flower water, honey, and almond create a unique flavor while a range of delicate stuffing techniques results in Instagram-ready sweets to swoon over.
You have several options when your order from Layla's Delicacies:
- One-off boxes of beautiful sweets and treats
- Quarterly subscription of bite-sized goodness
- Corporate gifting
Escape and Appreciation Box Options
Each box is beautifully packaged and contains a mix of treats.
The smallest option is the four-piece Escape Box, perfect for a single person as a small thank you, and the largest option is the three-level, 46-piece Appreciation Box, which makes an ideal gift for a group of people.
The main differences between the Escape and Appreciation boxes is that the Escape range is smaller and has different packaging.
But whichever one you choose, you're receiving a mix of the best Tunisian sweets that taste as good as they look, and with prices starting at less than $15 dollars, it's a deal too good to pass up.
We LOVE Layla's Vegan Box. Featuring 22 pieces of mixed patisserie, the kaak warka and delicacies in here will suit all vegan artisans who love to explore the world via their taste buds. Customer reviews are excellent with the Baklava EL Bey and Bjewia Pistachio in particular praised for their delicacy.
Often, treats can lose their authenticity when made into vegan versions, but this certainly isn't the case here. Each Vegan Box contains several pieces of four different pastries, plenty to share and sample.
There's a high chance you'll love Layla's Delicacies so much that a one-off box or even a couple of one-off boxes won't be enough.
In that case, the company offers an affordable quarterly subscription that dishes up classics and new creations every month.
Choose between 40 pieces per delivery all the way up to 76 pieces of pure enjoyment.
When you opt for the larger options containing Makroudh or Boule, shipping is free.
The company serves up corporate packages that can be personalized for your company, including branding and logos. A bespoke service, you can order as much or a little needed to woo your clients with the best Mediterranean patisserie this side of New Jersey.
Layla's ships its Mediterranean treats all over the US.
Once orders are received, the company generally ships within a day and uses local and national carriers to get your order delivered as quickly as possible.
Frozen gel packs are in use to keep your more-ish goods fresh.
Layla’s Delicacies Costs
You can expect to pay $18 for an 8-pack of these delicious sweets. There are other pack sizes and gift boxes that start at $12. If your total exceeds $84, you receive free shipping, and there is also a 10% discount on first-time orders.
Pros & Cons
- Support a small business with Tunisian history and heritage
- Layla's offers a satisfaction guarantee
- Shipping all over the continental US
- Very quick delivery to New York
- Layla's Delicacies are true artisans
- Boxes range in size from 4 treats up to 46, a lot to go around
- Vegan options
- Healthier than many other sweets thanks to the almond and pistachio bases
- The only gripe we have is that we can't send our friends overseas the best home-grown New Jersey/Tunisia sweets!
Food For Thought
If you're looking for a unique gift that's a little different from your standard gift boxes, Layla's Delicacies is just the ticket. Choose one-off boxes or sign up for a subscription of the best North African desserts. Packed with almond, pistachio, marzipan, and more, these pretty little bites will leave you craving more.