Balkan Bites, is a women-owned food business based in NYC that specializes in burek: a flaky, savory phyllo pie that's a daily staple in the Balkans and Middle East. We sell our clean label frozen burek through our online shop and wholesale through retail and foodservice channels. We make our phyllo dough from scratch with premium ingredients like unbleached flour, extra-virgin olive oil, and real butter.
It all started when Ariana approached her aunt Alida with a simple idea—to teach her how to make traditional Albanian recipes in honor of her late grandmother, Magbule. On Sundays, they found solace in baking together, reminiscing about her while bringing her recipes to life. Soon enough, they were debuting their Bureks at local markets in NYC from the Columbus Circle Holiday Market to the Queens Night Market, receiving overwhelming support from customers around the world. And so came the start of an ‘unBurekable’ bond: the birth of Balkan Bites, a small company with a big mission to share a piece of their culture through everyday Southeast European comfort foods.