Hand prepared with love, DervishMazza delivers authentic tastes of the Middle East/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 and vegan, 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.
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 trio: any three Mazza
1 - Yellow lentil soup with turmeric, cumin, lemon
2 - MaMa ganoush: aubergin, tahini, charmoula , pomegranate, Aleppo pepper
3 - Ful Madames: fava-beans, cumin, lemon, EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
4 - Pesto a fungo, porcini mushroom, walnut, parmesan cheese, Amontillado sherry
5 - Artichoke hearts, preserved lemon, herbs, pistachio
7 - Black eyed-pea, aromatic tomato
8 - Feta cheese, mint, harissa
9 - Fesenjoon: pomegranate and walnut marmalade with goat cheese
10 - Silk Road: chickpeas, Thai chili, sun-dried tomatoes, tahini
11 - Muhammara: red pepper, walnut, pomegranate, Aleppo chili, cardamom
12 - Tapenade: Kalamata olives, walnut, orange zest
13- Tomato provençal, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, basil, anchovies
14 - Pearl couscous, preserved lemon, raisins, za'atar
15 - Falafel, tahini, pickles
All mazza are served with za'atar pita chips
Elwalima 3-course dinner for two
Please order one day in advance
1st course: Yellow lentil soup, turmeric, cumin, lemon
2nd course: Mazza sampler served with za'atar pita chips
3rd course: Lamb kofta, sour cherries, pine-nuts, caramelized vegetables,
couscous, preserved lemon, raisins, za'atar
Pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan options are available
Sides and Condiments
Fesenjoon: pomegranate and walnut marmalade
Feta stuffed date and rolled in za'atar
Crispy herbed pita chips
House-mixed Aleppo Za'taar
Aleppo pepper "moderate heat, fruity, oily, perfume of cumin
House-mixed Herb de Provence
Dukkah: toasted funnel, coriander, sesame seeds, cumin, crushed almonds
Preserved lemon, poppy-seeds, Funnel-seeds, chiliy pepper
Chermoula marinade, fresh herbs, spices, lemon, EVOL
Please text Mo with your order at
or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan substitutions are welcome - just email Mo!
Curbside pickup Tuesday-saturday in Old Highland neighborhood in Minneapolis
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
Artichokes hearts, preserved lemon, Tunisian harissa and mint
Feta cheese, mint and harissa
Goat-cheese "pomegranate and walnut"
Falafel, tahini and pickles
Date stuffed feta, za'atar and extra virgin olive oil
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 (or similar) with couscous and caramelized parsnips.
Selection of 3 mazza (2 trios shown here) served with Zaa'tar pita chips.
Special Easter Dinner
3 course dinner with Dukkah crusted rack of lamb, see menu page for details.
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