Falafull of Love: OUR STORY
Afia began as a little black recipe book in Syria. Our journey from there, to a farmers’ market in Austin, TX, and now to stores across the nation, has been driven by our love of traditional Mediterranean food. It’s this love that inspired us to infuse the flavors of our first home with modern flavors that appeal to our new one.
“Afia!” is a toast “to one’s health and well-being” and a reminder to brighten your table, and uplift those around it. That’s why we make authentic food from scratch in Austin, Texas that nourishes the body and the community – all at once.
We're on a mission to make food powerful and elevate refugees and families in need at every step of the way. Since 2020, we've proudly donated more than 300,000 falafel and kibbeh to the hungry in our community, while on a personal mission to employ refugees and grow their education. In 2022, we proudly sponsored college education for one of our employees.
We want to nourish the community through more than food, although that’s a delicious start. Our goal is to provide the ability to share more of the world with loved ones while not having to spend hours preparing.
Afia brings the community together through empowerment. Owned and operated by a female majority, we aim to enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with, but especially the communities we are a part of. We do that through empathy and action. And to our customers, we give them the gift of more quality time with the people they love, alongside delicious, authentic Mediterranean food.