Mastiha Greek Bakery has recently opened its doors in Rockville, Maryland, offering authentic Greek baked goods to the local community—and Maryland. Since 2011, they have been operating in Kensington and delivering wholesale to Dawson’s, MOMs, Yes!, Roots, and other grocers throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Now open to the public on a limited basis in Twinbrook, the bakery specializes in traditional Greek pastries, such as kourambiedes (almond shortbread), koulourakia (butter twists), and baklava (including some modern versions such as walnut rosemary and hazelnut chocolate). And their pita bread is handcrafted–no pocket, baked on an open flame over a grill! They also offer savory items like spanakopita (phyllo pies) and dips (hummus, tzatziki). Soon they will be offering coffee, tea, and other beverages to accompany the delicious treats.
On Friday, May 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm, they will be hosting a ribbon cutting with the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, a blessing by Father Demetrios Antokas, live Greek music, and popup stores selling wine, food, and leather shoes. Everyone is welcome and be sure to say kalimera to owner Katerina.
Mastiha is near the Twinbrook Metro and a bit off the beaten path, although close to the Twinbrook neighborhood, at 2387 Lewis Avenue (the mini-industrial area adjacent to the railroad tracks). To reach it from Twinbrook Parkway, you’ll need to take Ardennes Avenue to Halpine Road (see map below). They are open on Thursday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with limited items will be available for walk-in purchase while they last.