Markouk Bread started its flatbread business at the Cape Ann Farmers
Market in Gloucester, Ma in August 2011. Since then, we have sold our
food at many local events including St. Peter' Fiesta, Gloucester Block
Party, Festival-by-the-Sea, Grand Prix of Gloucester, and the
Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar. We also provide catering services on Cape
Ann as well.
We prepare and sell a variety of foods typically found in Lebanese
meals. Many of our recipes originate from a small village in the Bekaa
Valley. We also sell some new items that fuse local taste with our
All the breads and pastries are either prepared and sold fresh at the
point of sale or prepared at our business on the day they are sold at any
of the local events. We use the highest quality ingredients, many of
them locally sourced, to prepare our foods and ensure they consistently
inspire those that eat them.
The saj is a traditional cooking stove used in Lebanon and other places
throughout the Middle East. Most people there use a propane heated saj.
At one time, all breads were made with a saj over a charcoal fire. The
use of the saj brings out the characteristic flavor of the flatbreads
that we produce, unlike modern baking and processing equipment. You
will taste the difference.
What is Markouk?
Markouk is one of several local Lebanese names of the flatbread that is
cooked on the saj. Other local names include saj or hubs tabouni.
Markouk is typically eaten with some combination of olives, labneh or
other cheeses, mint, or zaatar. It is also used to make a variety of
roll-up sandwiches or wraps. Markouk Bread can prepare a variety of
flatbreads or wraps to your taste.