In the Beginning - Toronto, 1979. Akropolis Phyllo Products Inc. started out as Akropolis Pastries, a small bakery cafe specializing in traditional hand-crafted Greek phyllo pastries, back in 1979. At the time, Akropolis Pastries was one of the first purveyors of Greek food in Toronto, Canada and it remains one of the oldest businesses on Danforth Avenue, the city’s now famous Greektown.
Soon after opening, Akropolis began wholesaling, manufacturing and distributing their products frozen as a response to the overwhemling requests from other local restaurateurs. With well-respected supermarkets such as Pusateri’s Fine Foods and Highland Farms added to the company’s growing list of customers, Akropolis Pastries outgrew its small shop in Greek Town.
This rapid expansion resulted in the birth of Akropolis Phyllo Products Inc., the wholesale manufacturing division of Akropolis Pastries retail store.
Akropolis Phyllo Products Inc., established in 2006, began operating out of a 5000 square foot facility in Scarborough, Ontario. The new building provided room for new equipment which allowed for increased production capacity and opportunity for innovation.
The first new product developed by Akropolis Phyllo Products Inc. was the Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) Swirl. This unique new product was an immediate hit among ethnic consumers who recognized the fresh, homemade flavour. It also became appealing to mainstream consumers who appreciated a low cost, practical, tasty and healthy meal. The Spanakopita Swirl was quickly followed by the Tyropita (Cheese Pie) Swirl, and the Veggie (Leek, Onion & Potato) Swirl - all savoury fillings made from scratch with no trans fat, no additives or preservatives, no artificial colours or flavours. Sweet fillings like Custard and Apple soon followed.
Having outgrown the Scarborough facility, Akropolis Phyllo Products Inc. currently operates out of a 26,000 square foot, HACCP & BRC Certified facility in Concord, Ontario.
Our well-established distribution network spans Canada and the United States with such partners as Krinos Foods, GFS, Sysco, and Mediterranean Foods to name a few. Our products are available to the consumer at the foodservice and retail level at major Canadian supermarkets like Sobey’s, Metro, and Longo’s and in major U.S. chains like Whole Foods.
As our popularity grows we are committed to continue bringing new products to the market while maintaining the highest standards in quality and service.