About Us


In the world of pastries and baked confections, any foodie can effortlessly find scrumptious, handcrafted versions of just about everything, either online or around the corner. Cookies. Brownies. Cakes. Pies. Donuts. The list is endless. Yet BAKLAVA is one head-scratching exception.

Introducing... pureBAKLAVA.    
From our boutique bakery in Ohio we welcome you to the “best BAKLAVA ever,” that’s how many of our fans describe it. Read more about our background and our journey under Origin.

Our Mission

Be the treasured destination for incomparably fresh BAKLAVA with consistent flavor, texture and taste. Moist. Buttery sweet. Authentic. We don’t skimp on anything so it tastes that way.

Our Approach

Our approach is pure and simple.  Don’t cut corners.  Do everything by hand, unhurried, in small batches.  Only use the freshest, pure ingredients that are bursting with flavor. Ship it directly to you, freshly baked, elegantly packaged, and wrapped to preserve that just-out-of-the-oven flavor. Create BAKLAVA that is beyond compare. 

Our Purpose

Support faith organizations that help people in need.  

Our family has been generously blessed for which we are immeasurably thankful.  While our goal is to share exceptional BAKLAVA with people like you who crave the best, our purpose is to give back to help people in need. pureBAKLAVA supports organizations that share our faith and values: The Greek Orthodox Church and The Salvation Army.  Thanks to our customer’s generous support pureBAKLAVA has donated nearly $5,000 to these organizations.

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If you’ve ever baked BAKLAVA at home, you know that creating this scrumptious sweet pastry is tedious, time consuming, and frustrating.  The prep takes forever before you even start to assemble it.  You do it because you love the fresh, homemade flavor and you know exactly what’s in it.  

If you occasionally buy BAKLAVA in a store or online, you’ve experienced quality that can be hit or miss. People tell us that most BAKLAVA is either too dry or overly sweet, lacks a syrupy texture that’s on point, isn’t buttery enough, and doesn’t have a fresh, flavorful taste.  pureBAKLAVA is changing all that -- it’s scrumptiously delicious, homemade taste without the hassle.

Our Beginning.  

Our family has been tinkering with BAKLAVA for the past 20 years in-between careers and raising our family.  

Yiayia (Grandmother) Old Photograph with LuggageThe origin of our recipe is from our Yiayia (Greek grandmother) who brought it with her when she immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island in the 1920’s. Yiayia kept her recipes in her head, without precise measurements.  It was her family secrets. Our mother Nikki patiently captured Yiayia’si recipe, adding exact measurements and she passed it on to us. This recipe is authentically from “the old country,” as Yiayia would refer to her hometown in Greece. 

We’ve given BAKLAVA as gifts to family, friends and work associates and they’ve encouraged us to make it available to people who crave the best.  One very proud moment was when our BAKLAVA was featured in Cheryl’s Cookie’s national holiday catalogue a few years back under our former name, The Greek Lady’s Kitchen. One of their associates received it as a gift and called us to set the wheels in motion. They are very picky, so we were humbled and surprised, and working with Cheryl’s validated what our friends told us about the quality and flavor of pureBAKLAVA.  

Pure for You.  

Now, this handcrafted artisan BAKLAVA is available in small batches for you to enjoy. We are a specialty baker, and the quality and taste of pureBAKLAVA means everything to us.  So much so that it’s the reason we put the word “pure” in our name: to constantly remind us of our promise to you.  Go slowly, and along the way take extra time to enunciate true Greek BAKLAVA texture and flavor.  Find the freshest ingredients and ship them directly to our kitchen from the source. Bake it unrushed in small batches.  Package it carefully with love and patience, so that when you take that first bite you, too, will agree that pureBAKLAVA is the best BAKLAVA ever. 

Here's What You've Said.

When we launched we weren't sure what customers would think.  So we were ready either way -- thumbs up or thumbs down.  And here we are in year three, with a growing list of raving fans across the country.  Thank you for your votes of confidence.  

Shipping Map

We have shipped orders to 40 states! We’ll keep updating new states and look forward finding fans in all 50 states this year.

Check out all of our Rave Reviews from our fans.  Plus, The feedback from real customers in 2021 scored freshness, taste, sweetness and gooeyness 4.8 and higher on a scale of 5.

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