• dervishMAZZA

    Homemade Mediterranean Cuisine to Nourish Your Soul

    (Whirling keeps you centered)

  • Meet Mo

    Hand prepared with love, DervishMazza delivers authentic tastes of the Mediterranean to your door.


    Born in Cairo, Mo grew up in a loving household where his mother’s cooking, and the surrounding Egyptian culture, etched his worldview. Every morning, his grandfather prepared fūl—a savory stew of fava beans—for the workers at a local textile factory. This nurturing morning ritual of savoring fūl awakened his palette and set his culinary course. His first job was at a French bakery down the street from his childhood home. Later on, Mo's passion for cooking was molded by years in France and nearly two decades at renowned kitchens in New York City. Upon settling in Minneapolis, he founded DervishMazza, a pickup and delivery service offering the very best of Mo’s cuisine.

    Mo presents a Smörgåsbord of Mediterranean specialties, many being vegetarian, from the finest locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. He has a weakness for Lebanese pomegranate molasses and anise liquor, dried hibiscus flowers from Egypt, and French feta cheese. A meal at Mo's typically begins with an Arak aperitif, whetting the appetite for an eclectic spread of mazza* deftly paired with wine and cocktails. In his free time, he cooks for Minneapolis-based charity Eat for Equity as well as developing side projects, like Saha, a custom ginger elixir.



    *Definition: MAZZA
    An assortment of dishes served as appetizers, accompaniments to main dishes, or a complete meal in itself.
    An age old culinary tradition of Middle Eastern cuisine from Morocco to Persia.

  • Mazza Menu


    The Whirling Dervish


    Silk Road, Tomato provençal, Muhammara, Feta-mint and Olive tapenade


    El Walima - Three Course Dinner for Two


    1st course, Yellow Lentil Soup

    2nd course, Mazza sampler served with za'atar pita chips

    3rd course, Figs Mirepoix Stuffed Poussin (young hen) Fesenjoon sauce, pearl couscous and caramelized parsnips sprinkled with dukkah.

    El Walima available Friday and Saturday. Order by Thursday 5pm. 


    Mazza trio, Any Three Mazza


    1.-Yellow lentil soup, cumin, lemon, turmeric

    2-Pesto di funghi, saute'ed Mushroom, walnut, parmesan cheese, dry vermouth

    3- Marinated artichokes hearts, preserved lemon, herbs, pistachio

    4- Feta cheese, mint, harissa

    5- Fesenjoon, goat cheese, pomegranate, walnut

    6- Silk Road, chickpeas, Thai chili, sun-dried tomatoes, tahini

    7- Muhammara, red pepper, walnut, pomegranate molasses, Aleppo chili

    8- Lima beans, smoked paprika, bay leaves

    9- Tapenade, Kalamata olives, walnut, orange zest
    10- Tomato provençal, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, basil and anchovies
    11- Pearl couscous, preserved lemon, raisins, za'atar

    12- Falafel, tahini, pickles


    All mazza are served with za'atar pita chips


    Sides and Condiments


    Fesenjoon, marmalade of pomegranate and walnut

    Feta stuffed date and rolled in za'atar

    Crispy herbed pita chips

    Home-mixed Za'atar

    Home-mixed Herb de Provence

    Dukkah, toasted funnel, coriander, sesame seeds, cumin and crushed nuts




    Please text Mo with your order at 612-770-3441

    or complete the form at the bottom of this page


    Complimentary delivery Thursday–Saturday in Minneapolis and Saint Paul

    Pickup curbside Sunday–Wednesday in Northeast Minneapolis





  • Gallery

    Dream, then dine. All dishes are made from scratch with only the finest ingredients.


    Red peppers, walnut, pomegranate molasses and Aleppo chili


    Fava-beans, dill and crispy onions


    Chickpeas, Thai chili, sun dried tomatoes and tahini

    Marinated artichokes

    Artichokes hearts, preserved lemon, Tunisian harissa and mint

    Feta dip

    Feta cheese, mint and harissa

    Goat-cheese fesenjoon

    Goat-cheese "pomegranate and walnut"


    Falafel, tahini and pickles


    Date stuffed feta, za'atar and extra virgin olive oil

    Lima beans

    Lima beans, sumac, Aleppo pepper and extra virgin olive oil

    El Walima three course dinner for two

    Whirling Dervish Mazza sampler, yellow lentil soup, Mirepoix Stuffed Poussin with couscous and caramelized parsnips.

    Whirling Dervish Mazza Sampler

    Selection of six mazza served with Zaa'tar pita chips.


    Complimentary delivery in Minneapolis and St. Paul.


    Please list the numbers (1–12) of each mazza you'd like along with any sides and condiements and if you're not picking up, provide your address in the instruction field.

    Also, if you have any dietary concerns, please be sure to let us know.