Welcome to Afra Bakery + Market
Your Iranian home away from home.
Homemade Meals Prepared Daily
We use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients.

About Afra

Established in 2001, Afra Bakery + Market is the first bakery to bring the traditional Sangak Bread to Vancouver. Over the years, we have perfected out technique to bring to you the best Sangak bread available anywhere in North America. Some of our customers would argue that our Sangak is the best they've had both outside and INSIDE of Iran. Our bread is preservative free, and it's made with high grade flour. Stop in any time for a taste.

We take great pride in the quality of our bread and deli selections. We use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, and we prepare every item we serve the way we would prepare it at home for our families. This is why our food is known across Canada as being authentically Persian and tasting "homemade."

Afra Products + Services

Stop in any time for some snacks, a quick bite to eat, or to stock up your kitchen.
The traditional Sangak bread is the oldest, most authentic bread from Iran. To this day, it remains a staple of Persian cuisine. Our Sangak, in addition to being delicious, is also a healthy food choice for any diet. It is made with the finest flour and plenty of patience. We do NOT use any sugar, salt, preservatives or additives in our bread.
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Our customers often praise the flavors and quality of our food. Some will even ask us for our recipes. We use family recipes that have been passed down for generations, and we prepare our food daily the way we would prepare it for our own families. All the ingredients we use are fresh and of the highest quality.
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From traditional spices to legumes, dried fruit, vegetables, proteins and dairies, you can find what you need to stock up your kitchen at the Afra Market. Hard-to-find Persian candies are specially popular among tourists and out-of-town guest.
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What are you in the mood for?

Whether you want to pick up a quick bite on your way home or you'd like us to cater your next party, we're here to provide you with wholesome and delicious food options.
There is a spice wall with all sorts of intriguing herbs and blends, a great selection of flatbreads/lavash, a huge variety of canned/jarred items from the middle east, various fresh fruits and veggies, a deli area with tempting dips/sauces/olives, and several bins full of nuts and grains. In the back is the bakery with it's famous sangak bread hanging on the wall (you choose and bag it yourself). Not quite knowing what to buy, we chose a sangak bread, some hummus, and some kalamata olives to take back to our hotel for a little picnic - it was all delicious. Next time I'll come armed with recipes so I can try some of the other items. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the prices were good too!

Jennifer J.

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On the weekend I can run over to get some fresh hot sangak at 7:00am before breakfast time. They have a great selection of other grocery items and I love their Bulgarian cheese.

Kim M.

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The sangak bread is amazing...we make flatbread pizza with it each week with basil and tomatoes from our garden.

Michael L.

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Did you know?

We have an assortment of dried fruit, lavashak, and ghare-ghroot at Afra Bakery + Market. In fact, our large selection of these items is famous among out-of-town guests, who come by whenever they are in town to say hi and to stock up.