Marhaba, Welcome to Alamir Bakery – Makers of Authentic Lebanese food since 1992.
At Alamir we pride ourselves in making Lebanese food the traditional way. Our father started this business in 1992, making small batches of hummus and falafel in a little commercial kitchen in Miramar, Wellington. At this point the “Alamir” name wasn’t born yet – we were still trading as ‘The Delicious Lebanese Snack Co Ltd’, distributing to local Supermarkets, Restaurants and cafes.
Slowly the product range grew and our father (and let’s be honest, our mother!) began thinking about how else can we spread our natural-and-full-of-flavour “super food” to everyone!
In 2001 we opened ‘Alamir Bakery’ and started making traditional Lebanese Pita Bread and all types of Lebanese food; from kebby to pizzas to kebabs, in a small takeaway-style shop. Being so close to our customers, we really started to notice how much Kiwis love Lebanese food and great quality produce. We knew we were onto a winner – we were going to need a bigger space! That’s when we moved into our current premises in the Miramar Metro.
‘The Delicious Lebanese Snack Co Ltd’ has since merged with ‘Alamir Bakery’. We are now one business providing the country with “delicious Lebanese snacks and baking”, and Wellington residents with fresh and authentic Lebanese food.
“The Delicious Lebanese Snack Co Ltd” established
Making original hummus in two sizes.
Began distribution to supermarkets
Our products start showing up in supermarkets in the Central Wellington area.
Introduced flavoured hummus
Sundried Tomato and Kalamata Olive hummus added to the lineup of products.
Commercial kitchen built solely for hummus-making
Demand for our hummus products officially overtakes the capacity of our kitchen.
1998 – 1999
More hummus flavours added
Four more hummus flavours added; Organic, Hot ‘n’ Spicy, Fresh Garlic and Roasted Red Capsicum. Now also distributing Tahini from Lebanon.
Hummus now sold in almost every Foodstuffs Supermarket in Wellington
We also begin making fresh Falafel Mix and Tabouli for commercial sale.
“Alamir Bakery” opens in Miramar, Wellington
We open our bakery and start baking traditional Lebanese pita bread. Our eatery also inhabits the space, making authentic Lebanese pizzas and kebabs and selling directly to the public.
Pita bread distribution to supermarkets
Our Pita bread is now available in supermarkets across Wellington.
Time to upsize – we move into the new premises
We move down the road to a bigger site – where we are now located, in the Miramar Metro.
Distribution expands further North
We begin distribution to supermarkets and cafes further up the North Island, reaching as far as the Hawkes Bay.
Merging of our brands
The Delicious Lebanese Snack Co Ltd, merges into Alamir to make one company, “Alamir Bakery”.
A big deal
Alamir begins supplying a major franchise across the whole country with pita bread.
Now reaching even further North
Alamir is distributing to supermarkets all the way up to Auckland.
Introduced packaged freshly-cooked falafel bites
Our “heat and eat” falafel bites are a huge hit!
Distributing to most Foodstuffs stores across the country
We are now distributing to most Foodstuff Supermarket chains and stores Nationwide.
Refurbished the Alamir Bakery shop front
Our dining experience is enhanced into a full fledged restaurant with extended dining hours.
Alamir Bakery now found in Progressive Supermarkets
We begin distribution to Countdown stores across the country.