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Tabrizi Bakery

Some are born into money; others are born into the richness of bakeries. Take Mohamed Tahmili, co-owner of the family-run Tabrizi Bakery. "I was born in a bakery house," he says, explaining that he inherited the secrets of his dad's bakery in Tehran. Five years ago he opened the Tabrizi Bakery, specializing in fresh, made-on-the-premises, all-natural Persian and kosher sweets. Try the zolbi, starch and yogurt dipped in honey syrup and twisted like a pretzel; baklava, layered pastry with a hint of honey and rose water; bami, a tiny doughnut-like creation soaked in honey; or chickpea-flour cookies -- all at just $5.99 per pound. Tabrizi, at 56 Mt. Auburn Street, in Watertown Square, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. Call (617) 926-0880.

-- Nancy Kalajian