I grew up in Gallipoli in Turkey and came to the United States for a PhD. After graduation, I decided to pursue my passion of bakery. I founded Simurgh Bakery to offer authentic Turkish pastries to the Bay Area people. We make fresh phyllo dough for our products. Our favorite product is pistachio baklava. Savory filled phyllo pastries/boureks, dolmas, and gluten-free almond cookies are other favorites of our company.
Hatice Yildiz, Founder