Our Story

Casbah® brand  was originally founded by Dimitri Cados in the 1970s.  Born and raised in Israel, where his parents owned a restaurant, Cados was not only familiar with Middle Eastern cuisine but also passionate about bringing it to the Western world. Dimitri saw the growing natural food movement and felt that the flavors and foods of the Middle East would appeal to vegetarians, vegans and natural food enthusiasts alike. He started with making falafel and selling it to local restaurants in Berkley, CA. Over the next few years, he added new products such as Tabouli and Hummus and began selling to natural retailers. In the mid-80s, Dimitri expanded the Casbah® portfolio into Couscous, a popular Mediterrean dish and became the first American producer of Couscous. Today, Casbah®brand has an extensive portfolio of Middle Eastern & Mediterrean products and continues to focus on bringing authentic and natural foods to our consumers.

Our Promise

For adventurous consumers looking to discover Middle Eastern & Mediterranean cuisine, Casbah®brand is the authentic brand that offers genuine foods and flavors that are convenient and easy to prepare as well as nutritious because Casbah®brand believes in exploring our delicious culture without compromising on health.


All of our products are Non-GMO Project verified and Kosher. Some of our products are USDA Organic. (see detailed product pages for specific certifications)

How Casbah® is different

Unlike our competitors, all of our products are Non GMO Project Verified. We also have a variety of authentic products in convenient formats such as Quinoa, Couscous, Pilafs and Mixes. Casbah®brand is the brand for any and every need for Middle Eastern and Mediterrean foods.