Product focus - BahBah Falafel
BahBah falafel are pre-cooked, hand-made chickpea veggie balls with fresh herbs, suitable for vegans, gluten-free and without any artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives.
I first met entrepreneur Elie Bahbah at the Regional Flavours Festival at Southbank in the early years of Fresh Local Provisions. At the time, his business making Lebanese speciality foods like hommus, labna and falafel was booming. His delicious products were being adopted by SEQ restaurants and his personal presence at several Jan Power Markets made his products a household name. We stocked the whole range and they were very popular.
Since Covid-19, many food manufacturers and entrepreneurs have struggled. Without restaurants, almost all food business is stifled. Given our own circumstances were the opposite, with home delivery services stretched to their limits, we decided to check in on our friend and see what we could stock that might support his business survival and add value for our customers.
Maybe you remember these delicious falafel? We have brought them back, bulk and frozen, for your convenience. 25 falafel sell for under $40. They stay fresh for six months when kept frozen. Preparation is simple: just thaw and eat. They are delicious warmed but there's no need to cook! Great for lunchboxes and meals on the run. Chickpea is a great source of protein and fibre. Enjoy with pita bread, fresh salad and yoghurt or labna.