Oh, what joy! Food boards are having a moment (or is it more like a long pause?) and foodies all over are HERE for it. All at once, images of creatively arranged nibbles arranged categorically upon boards for our drooling pleasure are popping up on every platform from Reddit to TikTok.

Whether you’re an OG cheese board fiend or a trendy butter board maniac, there’s a board for you!

The Mediterranean Mezze Board is a board style that has withstood the test of time because it checks every box on the list of what it takes to be one of the greats. A mezze board is packed with snack sized flavour bombs from the ubiquitous chickpea hummus to grapevine-wrapped dolma.

This style of grazing board is also incredibly easy to tailor to a wide variety of diets, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free.

The best part is that each component can be purchased from local Mediterranean markets and restaurants. Small alterations to local products are a great way to add a bit of personality as you arrange your board. Swirl some beet root purée into the hummus or add a sprinkle of sumac and a splash of olive oil. Dip labneh balls into crushed chili peppers or za’atar. Make it pretty, make it yours, make it delicious!

Learn how to design your own platter here: Mezze Platter


Lavish Dolma, Fatayer Bi Sabanekh, Mint Labneh Balls, Marinated Artichokes, tomatoes, cucumbers Dried black olives, Macedonian Feta (or whipped feta) Hummus, Tabbouleh, Falafel Za’atar
Shamsane Bakery Shaganappi Mediterranean Market Italian Centre Shop Jerusalem Shawarma Beirut Street Food
113, 2432 48th St. S.E., 3919 17th Ave. S.W. 9919 Fairmount Dr. S.E. Multiple locations, Bay C, 7220 Fairmount Dr. S.E.,