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Welcome to Merle's Kitchen, a producer of Turkish Delight and other Mediterranean specialities including Festival Shortbread, Macaroons, Baklava, Polenta Cake, Harissa, Savoury Filo Pies, amongst others.

Based in Lewes, East Sussex, Merle's Kitchen is owned by Merle Moustafa and her delicacies are made by hand in small batches, based on Merle's family's traditional Turkish/Cypriot recipes using Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours along with local English herbs and flowers.

Merle's Kitchen Turkish Delight / Local Food SussexMerle's Kitchen Festival Shortbread / Local Food Sussex
Merle's Kitchen Turkish DelightMerle's Kitchen Macaroons

The handmade Turkish Delight has a softer texture than the commercially produced alternatives, contains no preservatives and is best eaten as fresh as possible.  The Festival Shortbread is a traditional celebration biscuit, especially popular at weddings in Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. All products are suitable for vegetarians and biodegradable packaging is used where possible.

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Local Food Sussex Says

Tempted by these delightful delicacies? We recommend you visit the website to order online or meet Merle and have a chat about her delicious products at the Lewes Farmers' Market (3rd Saturday of the month).

And Merle uses local oranic chillies to make a pungent Harissa which is a hot chilli paste, great as a flavouring for couscous.