- ABOUT US -
At Exotic Bazaar, we celebrate quality food that brings joy to your palette and to your body.
Hello and welcome!
My name is Gila, with my partner Gareth we founded Exotic Bazaar Food Company in 2018. We joined the food industry with a mission to enrich Australians’ palette with new flavours inspired by the love and harmony from the Persian cuisine.
I was born in Iran during the 80s' war. I learned the value of food and the reality of limited resources from early childhood, working as little kitchen hands with my aunties to feed the big family at the times of food scarcity. Despite the limitations, we always managed to throw tasty feasts using care and love. This experience thought us to value and make the most out of what is available and has given us the ability to truly apply the philosophy of “waste not want not” attitude in life even at times of plenty.
Our business has a great emphasis on being kind to the environment and respecting the earth. We have a zero waste production line. We compost or recycle if any waste. We also always chose to work with environmentally responsible and local companies as our partners.
Our recipes go back to more than three thousands years in history. These are my family recipes and we put our modern twist on it by developing them into meat-less recipes. We cook and pack them in our Brisbane [commercial] kitchen with so much love, the meal you create with them will be Noosh-e-Jan (Nourishment to your soul).
And lastly, Because we are a new business your feedback helps keeping us on the right track. Please send me a note or follow us on social media to join our journey on bringing authentic middle eastern flavours to Australian homes.
Gilava & Gareth xx