Top 5 Lebanese bakeries that will blow your mind in Bankstown

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February 10, 2015 By James Beech / Canterbury-Bankstown Express

FROM traditional flat breads to sweet and sticky baklava, lovers of baked goods are spoiled for choice in the Bankstown area.


On the recommendations of The Expressreaders, we checked out five of the finest bakeries in the heart of western Sydney.


Bankstown Lebanese Bakery

Bankstown Lebanese Bakery and Mixed Business manager Hassan Mahmoud Hassan with their signature flat bread. Picture: James Beech 
Bankstown Lebanese Bakery and Mixed Business manager Hassan Mahmoud Hassan with their signature flat bread. Picture: James Beech


The pioneering Bankstown Lebanese Bakery and Mixed Business specialises in all sizes of white flat and wholemeal Lebanese breads “baked to perfection”, manager Hassan Mahmoud Hassan says.

His family fled war-torn Lebanon in 1978 and opened their store on Chapel Rd. Relatives staff the hugely diverse market of 50 per cent Australian produce, 20 per cent Lebanese goods and the remainder from the rest of the world.

Nuts, olives, cheeses, yoghurts and Mourad’s Lebanese coffee beans are among the essentials.

Where: 287 Chapel Rd South, Bankstown


Kings Lebanese Bakery and Pizza

Spinach and cheese, kaak and spinach pie in Kings Lebanese Bakery and Pizza, Riverwood.
Spinach and cheese, kaak and spinach pie in Kings Lebanese Bakery and Pizza, Riverwood.


“Unspeakably delicious” is the slogan this Riverwood bakery lives and bakes by.

It is the fun-sized baked goodies that make this King take the crown when it comes to food for entertaining.

Whether it is the chicken and ricotta cheese, cheese tomato and olive, or meat trabulsi or meat sfhia, Kings Lebanese Bakery delivers the party platters that matter.

Where: 224 Belmore Rd, Riverwood


Charlie’s Pizzeria and Bakery

Some of the bestsellers at Charlie's Pizzeria and Bakery, Canterbury, are (clockwise from top left) saj pizza, spinach pie, halloumi cheese pie, spinach and cheese pie, meat pizza and oregano pizza. Picture: James Beech
Some of the bestsellers at Charlie's Pizzeria and Bakery, Canterbury, are (clockwise from top left) saj pizza, spinach pie, halloumi cheese pie, spinach and cheese pie, meat pizza and oregano pizza. Picture: James Beech


Charlie’s Pizzeria and Bakery in Canterbury offers hot and savoury food for takeaway.

We were in the mood for some hot and savoury Lebanese food to takeaway so visited Charlie’s Pizzeria and Bakery, Canterbury.

Charlie, the owner, chef and dough maker all in one, took over the bakery in 2006 and lets his popular mouth-watering oregano, meat, saj, cheese and halloumi pies and pizzas do the talking.

“Very good dough, high-quality ingredients and very good cooks” are the secrets of his success.

Where: 3/99-105 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury


Earlwood Lebanese Bakery

Earlwood comes up with some of the finest baked goods in the region.
Earlwood comes up with some of the finest baked goods in the region.


Fresh pastries — especially the spinach and cheese — plus falafel to die for make this bakery number one for Earlwood foodies.

The cheese/oregano bread tasted as good as it looked and the pizzas were delicious, topped off with friendly service and competitive prices.

Where: 4 Clarke St, Earlwood


The Bakery’s King

The Bakery's King co-owner Toni Ishak with some of the delicacies in the Bass Hill shop. Picture: James Beech
The Bakery's King co-owner Toni Ishak with some of the delicacies in the Bass Hill shop. Picture: James Beech


Anyone with a sweet tooth will find nirvana at The Bakery’s King in Bass Hill. All varieties of Lebanese sweets, cakes and desserts are baked fresh and ready to be indulged in at the cafe or taken away.

Tony Ishak, co-owner with Fadi Khalil, said the award-winning patisserie supplied all around Australia and catered for 600 guests at a wedding earlier this year.

Mr Ishak recommended baklava, knefe kashta, Lady’s Arms and petit four confections as great places for newcomers to start.

Where: 860 Hume Highway, Bass Hill
 

Written by

James Beech / Canterbury-Bankstown Express


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