Alyasra Foods has introduced a completely original concept to provide independent restaurant and home-grown businesses in Kuwait with fantastic food at wholesale prices. MAKANI is a wholesale food and restaurant supply store designed as a one-stop shop for chefs, restaurant owners and other food industry professionals, and aspiring home chefs can shop at Makani too!
Small food business enterprises with limited space for inventory will find stocking up at Makani fool proof, and it makes absolute sense for the seasonal food entrepreneur who may be participating in myriad markets in Kuwait over the cooler months. Makani aims to keep your costs low and offers the same wholesale discount saving whether you are buying limited or big amounts of the same item.
One visit to Makani will save you so much time and money when catering for a party, with nibbles from restaurant-only brands like Lamb Western to be found in the Makani freezers. Their hotline home delivery service is even more of a life-saver when it comes to allowing you to prioritize your responsibilities! Later this year sees the Talabia website and app launch too; Alyasra Foods complete solutions to the rescue once more.
If you have ever wanted the savings of wholesale but never had the cupboard space to stock your kitchen like a supermarket, then Alyasra Foods delivers the perfect solution to your needs with Makani, aptly translating into ‘my place’. Everyone who loves and wants to deal with restaurant-quality food is welcome at Makani, all receiving the same discounts. Under one roof, you can have access to all that you would need to be able to enjoy cooking at a commercial level or at home, for large family gatherings or simply for that all-important meal prep for the week! \
You can find a large assortment of freshly frozen products from popular brands like Sadia for poultry, and dried and packaged items from trusted supplier of “spice and all things nice” Juman, as well as other superb quality brands exclusive to Alyasra Foods.
Parking is no problem as there is plenty of space for vans and cars immediately in front of the market. As you enter you can immediately feel the sheer size of the space, with very wide aisles so you do not have to fight with your trolley to maneuver around corners. Many chefs can be shopping at once to supply their kitchens in the same area without it feeling intrusive or crowded. As well as the floor to ceiling glass storefront, the interiors are brightly lit so the items which are neatly displayed and labelled can be clearly seen.
Makani’s ceilings are 5 meters high, with faux “green wall” features adding to the authentic feel of high-quality food items. There’s even an iron cattle brand displayed on one of the “red brick” walls, an award for excellence from Certified Angus Beef (CAB).
Proudly, Alyasra Foods is the only authorized distributor of CAB in Kuwait. This beef exceeds standards for USDA Prime, Choice and Select grades. You can also find superb quality beef from Australia, South Africa and Brazil in Makani, and the renowned Mr.Cleavers hosts the butchery which offers different cuts of high quality fresh meat. If you prefer your protein from the ocean there is a large range of Ocean’s Pride seafood to choose from that is packaged to be useful for individuals as well as restaurants.
Huge slabs of smoked Norwegian salmon are stacked in the freezer, with kilos of jumbo prawns and green lipped mussels significantly more affordably priced, especially if you are cooking in quantity.
For those of you serving customers with a sweeter tooth the European range of frozen desserts from Erlenbacher (part of the Nestle group), Germany are a must try. These are (almost) guilt-free as they boast no colorants, artificial flavors, nor preservatives, use real fruit and are absolutely natural. You should also explore a fantastic range of excellent quality coffee products from beloved brands like Maxwell House and Jacobs.
If tea is your thing, try the “Exclusive Selection” range from Lipton, usually only found in the grandest of tea rooms. With cakes, coffee, tea and cold drinks, Alyasra Foods provides the full cafe solution to its customers.
There will be a mix of well-known and newer brands for the Makani shopper, but you can always trust in the reputation and standards of Alyasra Foods when shopping at this “chefs’ destination” market. There will regularly be new brands or items arriving at Makani, so it’s worth visiting often.
Makani hack: Come on Friday mornings, when it’s quieter if you can, and the friendly staff will take the time to answer any questions that you may have and assist the curation of your shop to meet the highest of your standards.
Makani is located in Shuwaikh Industrial, 68th Street and is open to the public from 07.00 AM to 10 PM every day. Follow Makani for updates on Instagram @makani.kw. For home delivery call the Hotline 1809 090 Talabia service. 7 days a week order calls are taken from 07:00 AM – 10:00 PM and deliveries are made from 09:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Follow Instagram @talabiakw to get news and updates. Visit the website to view which branded products are available.