• dervishMAZZA

    Homemade Mediterranean Cuisine to Nourish Your Soul

  • 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, Mos' 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 pick up 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, Bassara, Muhammara, Feta-mint, olive tapenade, Tomato provençal


    Any 3 Mazza


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

    2- Feta cheese, mint, harissa

    3- Fesenjoon, goat cheese, pomegranate, walnut

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

    5- Bassara, fava beans, dill weed and crispy onions

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

    7- Lima beans, Aleppo chili, bay leaves

    8- Tapenade, Kalamata olives, walnut, orange zest
    9- Tomato provençal, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, basil
    10- Pearl couscous, preserved lemon, raisins, Herbs de Provence

    11- Falafel, tahini, pickles


    All mazza are served with za'atar pita chips


    Sides and Condiments


    Fesenjoon, marmalade of pomegranate and walnut

    Fresh cranberries macerated in spiced mulled wine

    Pickles, preserved lemon and giardiniera

    Feta stuffed date and rolled in za'atar

    Crispy herbed pita chips

    Home-mixed Za'atar

    Three seeds, toasted and crushed, funnel, sesame and coriander seeds


    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





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    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


    Complimentary delivery in Minneapolis and St. Paul.


    Please list the numbers (1–11) 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.