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 and no signage as the business was not as yet ‘public’. 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 over 30. Our menu has expanded over the years and now includes a variety of Caribbean pastries, curries, sweets, sauces, and must-haves like polouri, aloopies and doubles.
In addition to our retail service, we now supply many restaurants, stores, and caterers across Southern Ontario with our flatbreads and other items.
We commit to offering you friendly, quick, service. We are happy to say that this has always been our focus and we commit to always trying to improve. Of course, at times we fall short, and when we do so we refocus and reenergize ourselves to do better. We always look forward to serving you and making your Alima’s experience a pleasant one.
We use the best quality ingredients in our food items, and we shall continue to strive to ensure that you and your family are not served less than the best. In our business it is sometimes easy to cut corners in the purchase of raw materials to reduce costs. At Alima’s our objective is to remain competitive by finding efficiencies in methods, and not by compromising quality.
We keep looking for new ways to serve you better and to offer you more variety. We want to make eating easy for you. Our focus is not only on service and quality, but also convenience. We want to be of service whether you need meals for now, for tonight, for the weekend, for work or for your vacation.