(617) 924-3243 / 599 Mount Auburn Street / Watertown, MA 02472
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 7:00PM · Saturdays 8:00AM - 6:00PM
You're always sure to find something special in Sevan Bakery. From our ovens you'll find an incredible variety of crusty breads, boregs, rolls, flat breads and sweet treats like rich Baklava or apricot filled rolls. If you're looking for a traditional favorite or an unusual dish, we've taken many of our recipes and cooked some of our favorites for you to serve at your table. We also carry a wide variety of olives, nuts, dried fruits, cheeses, dried beans and grains.
Instead of driving through one of those "fast food" places, stop by and try one of our oven fresh Armenian Pizzas (lahmejunes), bogachas or savory pies. Rounding out our product line, of course, is the wide array of international food and gift items. We'll even help you select items to create a unique gourmet gift basket which you'll be proud to give that special someone. Click on a one of the departments above to browse what we have to offer.
Every hearty meal begins with fresh bread. Sevan's bakery artisans prepare bread in the traditional way using only the freshest, finest quality ingredients including high grade wheat and semolina flours.
In addition to a crusty French-style loaf, we bake robust Armenian Pida bread, subtly sweet Choreg, and hearty Armenian Simit, a sesame drenched bread ring which you can find filled with cheese or olive paste. Instead of potato chips or other snack foods try our bite-sized manti or tear up a flat bread such as lavash or pitas.
For a real treat, try our lahmejunes, also known as Armenian pizza. You'll find them fresh out of our oven every afternoon at lunchtime — available in the traditional way with ground meat and spices or try the vegetarian favorite, veggie-topped lahmejune.
For heartier appetites we have a selection of boregs (turnovers), bogachas or pies filled with spinach, ground meat, cheeses, peppers, mushrooms, onions or many other combinations. If you're in the mood for a wrap we have a selection of wraps that you'll never find in one of those "fast food" places. Our wraps are filled with heaps of potato and cheese; basterma with cheese; or soujouk wraps which also come stuffed with potatoes and cheese. Whatever you're craving, Sevan Bakery bakes a bread or sandwich-type roll to complement any occasion.
For something sweet, there's always a variety of special sweet goodies being made in our kitchen. Our baklava comes in a variety of flavors from the traditional walnut to the rich pistachio nut and ultimate sweet cream filled.
Our bakery case overflows with tangy orange peel, walnut-raisin, date, apricot and fig filled sweet rolls or cookies. And you'll always be able to find fresh Armenian favorites like orange or apricot rolls made with fresh premium semolina wheat flour.
Among the many traditional specialties we prepare are Sevan's popular Sarma or stuffed grape leaves. We have many versions stuffed with meat (Dolma) or rice (Yalangi), tomatoes and a unique combination of traditional seasonings. You'll also find stuffed cabbage leaves rich in a variety of fillings including rice or meat. Instead of serving mashed potatoes why not try our popular Eetch made with a blend of bulgur, tomatoes and seasoning or the classic lentil pilaf - a Mediterranean favorite. You'll always find classic side dishes for your dinner table from cabbage with rice to our fresh olive tapenade or an amazing variety of fresh Mediterranean-style salads.
If you're looking for a unique appetizer or snack, there's always the old standard like falafel, kibbeh or koufta. Don't forget to pick up fresh lavash or pita bread to accompany any one of our variations of hummus, tabbouleh, or baba ghanouj. If you're looking for a more tangy dip we make Muhammara, filled with hot peppers, walnuts, olive oil and a blend of Middle Eastern savory spices. And don't forget that many of our items are prepared meat-free for our vegetarian patrons like our veggie-stuffed eggplant or Sevan's popular stuffed cabbage made with an extraordinary combination of garden-fresh vegetables and fragrant spices.
Our olive bar is complete with a wide variety of olive shapes, sizes and flavors. From the classic deep purple Kalamata olive to the rich salt & oil cured Moroccan olive, Sevan Bakery has an olive to satisfy even the most discriminating taste bud. Olives aren't the only staple of Mediterranean cuisine.
Our nut bar overflows with rich, flavorful black walnuts, imported pistachio nuts, cashews, raw almonds, prepared almonds, mixed nuts, hard to find fresh pine nuts and honey glazed pecans. To complement our nut bazaar is a dried fruit section including the traditional dried fruits of the Mediterranean such as dates(we also carry Israeli Dates), figs, sour cherries, apricots and raisins.
No traditional table is complete without an assortment of cheeses. Our cheese case opens the door to an International potpourri of taste sensations starting with the traditional goat's milk feta cheese from Israel, Cypress or Bulgaria. Bulgarian Sirene is a cheese made with a combination of cow and sheep's milk. We carry the traditional cheeses you need to make your table complete from places like Armenia, Denmark, France, Turkey and other areas around the Mediterranean and Middle East. And, if you're counting calories, many of our cheeses are available in low fat, by the pound or pre-packaged. Rounding out our cheese bazaar is a variety of vacuum packed string cheeses especially Armenian string cheese, Syrian, Kashkaval (kasseris), imported Blue Cheeses, muenster, tolum cheeses and more.
For gourmet meat and fish lovers, you'll always find the best basterma and soujouk in town at Sevan Bakery! Our basterma (պաստուրմա) starts with premium beef and is seasoned and air-cured using centuries old recipes and methods. In our cases you will find Black Sea Whole Mackerel, cold smoked mackerel, skinless or salted anchovies, Greek peeled sardines and other fruits from the sea.
Any gourmet enthusiast appreciates the importance of fresh herbs and spices when preparing memorable dishes. Many times the difference between a gastronomic masterpiece and disappointment is the quality of condiments used in accenting a dish. At Sevan Bakery we take pride in the quality and freshness of the spices we use in our prepared foods. We've brought the same assortment to our spice rack for your kitchen like crushed red pepper, tangy ground sumack, sage, and so many others that are essential to presenting the best in Mediterranean cuisine. You'll find Kral® Red Pepper Sweet Relish and Sadaf® Seasonings for chicken, shrimp, shish kabob and ground meat. And for the baker, we carry the freshest aromatics like anise seeds, white vanilla, nutmeg and more.
Acquaint yourself with different foods from around the world in our International Foods section. We offer a variety of grains including bulgur, rice, couscous or pastas like Piyale brand pasta from Turkey. If it's dried beans you're looking for we have them all like speckled red pinto beans, dried chick peas, split peas, red lentils and more. In cooking, the grade olive oil you use decides how your dish will come out. You will find many different grades of olive oil, one of which will be best for your favorite recipe.
If you're looking for a special gift, there are many to choose from on display. We offer a selection of the traditional Nazar Boncuk commonly known as the Blue Glass Evil Eye Bead. We carry many styles of hand crafted hookahs (locally called shisha), the popular water pipe seen in many cafes throughout the Arab and Mediterranean world. For the board game enthusiast we also carry Nardi. For the Surj (Armenian coffee) connoisseur, we carry demi-tasse sets, imriks (Armenian coffee pot also known as jesveh), and the best in Armenian coffee. We have a selection of bulk whole bean and ground coffee and many varieties of gourmet teas. If you're looking for the most unusual in gifts, select a few items from around our store. We'll create a gift basket that you'll be proud to present anyone who is "hard to buy for."