Papa Ganoush was founded as a street food stand by Son and Father; Tom and Tim joined by daughter Sarah in 2017.
After 6 years of travelling Midlands to Scotland and everywhere between doing events, weddings and festivals we took the plunge and opened our first restaurant in Whitley Bay, an informal dining restaurant focusing on small plates and quality fresh cooking with a mediterranean vibe and a nod to the Middle East. We had some great successes there, mainly winning Informal Dining of the year by Living North, A cracking review from non other than the secret diner, Our falafel was voted 2nd best in the UK by Lunch Quest and we also had a mention in BBC Good Food for “amongst the best falafel in the UK’ its been fun !
2018 Saw the birth of our Deli in Jesmond, serving up cold mezze and great coffee and what a crazy love affair we have had with Jesmond !
2020 has been a whirlwind of emotion, seeing lockdown, closure of the business and an uncertainty of what lay ahead – we did what we do best and came together as a family and from the ashes an almost new and improved Papa Ganoush has been born.. We have been able to focus and expand our business into wholesale, and we are soon going to be welcoming people back into Whitley Bay once again … so excited.
We are having so much fun, operating as a takeaway, serving fast food that is nutritious, colourful and very tasty ! We have launched our spice range PapaRika and we are so excited about our menus moving forward into Winter and we think you will be too
This has not been possible without the incredible support of our customers over the years and we hope your patience with these new ventures is rewarding.