Tiger Bakery in Toledo offers Mediterranean fare

By Matthew Kent

Abdul Hammuda (left) is the owner of Tiger Bakery and is assisted by his son Ahmad in running  the business that has become known for serving food from the Mediterranean region. Tiger  Bakery was started in 1971 and has two locations in the city of Toledo.

Abdul Hammuda (left) is the owner of Tiger Bakery and is assisted by his son Ahmad in running the business that has become known for serving food from the Mediterranean region. Tiger Bakery was started in 1971 and has two locations in the city of Toledo.

Tiger Bakery in Toledo has a long history that dates back to 1971, and has become known for serving food from the Mediterranean region.

The business is owned by Abdul Hammuda, assisted by his son Ahmad as its marketing manager and offers a variety of food. Ahmad said the bakery was the first of its kind in the region.

It has seen several changes over the years as Abdul said the business initially started as a grocery store before it became a bakery. From that point, it eventually saw an expansion to a second location, in addition to establishing itself as a distributor across the city of Toledo.

Among the items that can be found at Tiger Bakeryinclude fatayer, a term for pies, that are described as being individual dough pockets filled with flavors such as cheese, spinach, potato and others. Tiger Bakery also serves feta and focaccia bread, salads, sandwiches, soups, rice and a handful of dips.

The business makes its products fresh each day, and Abdul and Ahmad say that is something the bakery prides itself on. They have also seen the popularity of Mediterranean food grow over the years among patrons who visit Tiger Bakery.

“We have second-generation customers,” Abdul said. “We have even third-generation customers. We’ve been very blessed and very thankful for.”

Show your support for local businesses! Call Abdul and Ahmad at 419-842-0047 at the West Central Avenue location and 419-473-8942 at the Monroe Street location; visit Tiger Bakery at 6710 W. Central Ave. and 4215 Monroe St., Toledo; email Abdul at abdul@tigerbakery.com and Ahmad at ahmad@tigerbakery.com; or visit the website at http://www.tigerbakery.com.