History of Al Bohsali Sweets
The History of al Bohsali Sweets
Al Bohsali Sweets was founded in 1870 in Beirut, Lebanon when master "patissier" Saadeddine Bohsali founded one of the first Mediterranean sweets factories in the Middle East and was named “Saadeddine Bohsali & Sons”. Saadeddine operated from a factory and outlet in Union Square in Downtown Beirut, now known as Martyr’s Square.
The Saadeddine Bohsali Legacy
Saadeddine was a flamboyant, hard working, innovative, and highly cultivated man. He was able to gain a wide spread reputation for the quality of his products. Beirut, playing a central role in the Middle East, helped spreading the reputation all over the region.
Our first store in Borj Square, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon.
The Al Bohsali Sweets Story
It is not surprising that Al Bohsali Sweets, one of the world’s most reputable, elegant and delicate house of middle eastern sweets, originated in Beirut, Lebanon. For many generations, Beirut was the cultural and commercial center of the Middle East.
Baklava, Mamoul, and Knafeh have long been the traditional pastries and deserts for the people of Lebanon and the Middle East. Households used to compete over the quality of their handmade sweets.
In keeping with these traditions, Saadeddine Bohsali, assisted by his sons, extended the range of products to over thirty, and perfected the recipes and the procedures. From his factory and outlet in Martyr’s Square in Downtown Beirut, Saadeddine was able to gain a very high reputation for the best middle eastern sweets in the region catering to many countries including the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey at the time.
In 1966, Saaddine’s son Mounir Bohsali, assisted by his sons, established his factory and outlet for the finest Bohsali products under the name “AL BOHSALI” in Riad El Solh Square in downtown Beirut, the then new commercial and banking center of Beirut. His devotion to his father’s heritage drove him to perfect every product with AL BOHSALI name associated with it.
Al Bohsali Today
Al Bohsali operates today from the same factory that was established over 40 years ago in Riad El Solh Square in Downtown Beirut. The fourth generation of sons is now establishing a worldwide distribution network with exclusive innovative packaging concepts in order to spread the number one brand in Middle Eastern sweets all over the world.