Best suburb in business

SUPPLYING Middle Eastern food products since the early 1970s, the Isaac family opened Harkola in Auburn in 1981.

When they outgrew their premises in South Parade, they moved to a bigger outlet on the other side of Auburn in Highgate Street.
Daughter Julie said that at no time, did they consider moving out of the area since they loved the central location that Auburn offered the business.
“My siblings and I grew up here so know the area well and we all love Auburn,” she said.
“It’s just so multicultural and family orientated; we really can’t imagine living or doing business anywhere else and our families are the same.”
Open six days a week, Harkola specialises in delicious roasted nuts, dried fruits, beans, cheeses, imported grocery items, frozen goods and condiments and spices.
If you haven’t tasted the best Lebanese tahini, hummus and halva, you are certainly missing out.
Harkola cooking oils also bring a whole new level of deliciousness to any meal you may be creating.
Their huge selection of dried fruit is great for either home baking or restaurant and patisserie cooking; it’s also the perfect complement to breakfast muesli, desserts or snacks.
“We also stock the best ranges of bakers flours, including corn flour, sharp flour, ultra-white flour, strong baking flour, rye flour and pizza flour as well as unique floral waters,” Julie said.
“You’ll bring a whole new level of taste to your table and life when you include all the magical offerings from Harkola.”