Our Five Favorite Snacks from Dean’s Mediterranean Imports

The Findlay Market shop offers more than just fancy olive oils.

1. Vegetable Samosas
Dean’s turns up the heat on their vegetable samosas with extra spice—a blend of fennel, mustard seed, cumin, coriander, and curry—under the flaky exterior. For just $2.50, these steamy pockets are made daily and ready to grab at the counter.

2. Falafel Wrap
With Lebanese roots, Dean’s falafel bar is set high. The spotlight shines on the tender and mildly seasoned chickpea patties, with the crunchy slaw, creamy tahini or tzatziki sauces, and tangy pickles singing backup. For an encore, grab premade falafels from the freezer.

3. Roasted Chickpeas
Potato chip loyalists, there’s a new sandwich sidekick in town. These dried beans check all the right boxes—salty, crunchy, slightly spicy—without the guilt. To round out a snack-centric meal, order the wild herb potato frites with harissa ketchup.

4. Fig and Goat Cheese Flatbread
Tangy goat cheese and sticky fig meld sweetly, while the earthy kale levels out the flavors with a hint of bitterness. Dean’s layers this on flatbread and grills it until the cheese begins to melt for a handheld meal that’s easy to eat on the go.

5. Date-Walnut Cookie Bar
Saving room for dessert seems impossible, but it’s necessary for the enormous date-walnut cookie. The crumbly crust, sweet-and-nutty dates, and heavy dusting of powdered sugar ensure that the post-lunch sugar high will last until dinner.

Dean’s Mediterranean Imports, 108 W. Elder St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 241-8222, mediterraneanimports.com

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