About Ayoub's Dried Fruits & Nuts
Evolving healthy snacks to stir the mind, body and soul.
We build a culture around in-house roasted nuts,
dried fruits, and sweets from around the world!
Since the early 1980s, Chef Ayoub has been roasting nuts to perfection, by hand with artisanal craftsmanship. His first store was a humble 200ft², hidden away in an underprivileged area of Tehran, Iran. It wasn't long before he had a line-up of customers outside his store from across the city. Today, we set out to bring his craft to people across the world, and carry on the tradition.
There is an art to roasting a product using unique flavours, while maintaining a natural essence. Although the industry we are in has a rich history, and Chef Ayoub has always respected that, he has maintained a personal mandate to never stop innovating and to develop his own style.
“The best things in life come in small packages at our stores.” - Amir
It’s crunch time. Nuts are one of nature's most nourishing foods. These bite-sized dynamos are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. Most people don’t know, but nuts are actually a fruit, composed of a hard shell and a seed ("nut"). Nuts are healthy, compact, convenience foods that are lightweight for travel, with a long shelf life, and minimal preparation. Ahh, but that’s where Ayoub’s shines! We import the world's best raw nuts, and our specialized chefs roast the nuts and seeds to perfection. Aromatic seasonings include traditional "Spicy" flavours, but also innovative gourmet “Curry” and “Greek” that will bring you back for more.
Conceived by Chef Ayoub, and passed down to his son Amir, we have developed unique roasting ovens and techniques to achieve the perfect conditions for flavours that are sublime. It's an art of masterful timing—a daily concerto of the senses that happens daily in our stores: Smell, sight, touch, sound and taste. All of our roasted nuts are crafted in small batches to ensure quality and consistency. Far from corporate, assembly line production - This is great people, doing what they love, to perfection. We think this makes a difference. We hope you do, too.
“It’s basically fresh fruit that never spent a winter in Vancouver.” - Amir
Enjoy our sweet, delicious, fat-free dried fruit snacks that could also be your secret ingredient for your next dinner party, or in lunch bags for extra fibre, minerals, micronutrients and antioxidants. Dried fruits keep you healthy, with the satisfaction of something sweet. Ayoub’s is your first choice for quality dried fruits selected and imported from around the world.
- Watermelon Seeds (here)
- Jaboni Watermelon Seeds (here)
- Sunflower Seeds (here)
- Skinned Pumpkin Seeds (here)
- Skinned Sunflower Seeds (here)
- Pumpkin Seeds (here)
Like to mix things up a bit? We’ve got the solution. Like everything we do here at Ayoub’s we’re perfectionists, especially when it comes to mixed nuts. Try any of the following to keep things fresh and fun:
- Lime & Pepper Kernel Mix (here)
- Lime & Saffron Kernel Mix (here)
- Energy Mix with Dried Fruits (here)
- Raw Holiday Mix (here)
- Raw Kernel Mix (here)
- Raw Sweet Mix (here)
- Raw Trail Mix with Dried Fruits (here)
- Raw Yalda Mix (here)
- Spicy Kernel Mix (here)