Alima’s was started in 1990 by Alima Ali with a staff of two, For two years Alima (still the current owner) and friends concentrated on making only Parathas and Dhalpuris for a small number of customers. Orders were received by phone. There were no walk-in customers as the business was not as yet ‘public’.
Actually, there was no signage on the front until the end of 1992. By that time, the business had started growing rapidly. Advertising was by word-of-mouth only. At the end of 1992 we decided to open to the public by putting up signage, and creating a take-out area.
We have now grown from the staff of two to a fantastic staff of 26 full-time employees; the business now occupies four units and we serve the public seven days a week. Our menu has expanded over the years as well and now includes a variety of Caribbean Pastry, Curries, Sweets, Sauces, and the must-have ‘fries’ like Polouri, Aloopies and Doubles!
Barbara | Alima's Chief Baker
An assortment of Alima's Breads
As well as Pastries and other Bakery items such as Coconut Biscuits, Pineapple Tarts etc.