About Ethnic Foods Company
To create the best place for cooks to shop for ethnic foods - it's a goal that's changed little since Ethnic Foods Company’s inception. Founded in 1999 by culinary aficionado Kavita Mehta, Ethnic Foods Company was created at a time when it was difficult to find many premium-quality ethnic ingredients here in the United States.
Kavita Mehta’s vision for Ethnic Foods Company was to offer customers a multi-cultural culinary experience by providing them with authentic ingredients to prepare cuisines from around the world. She also wanted to offer great service from knowledgeable employees who were educated about preparation, presentation and all the products Ethnic Foods Company carried.
More than two decades after first opening its virtual doors, Ethnic Foods Company is the culinary mecca it set out to be. Today, Ethnic Foods Company continues to service customers within an intimate retail space located in the northern Twin Cities area in addition to its retail website. It is widely recognized as the premier online destination for shoppers in search of quality ethnic foods.
Word has quickly spread about the quirky little shop packed to the rafters with everything for cooking ethnic foods. Guided by Kavita's culinary passion and expertise, Ethnic Foods Company’s expansive selection of hard-to-find ingredients has been greeted eagerly by food enthusiasts.
To encourage customers in their cooking endeavors, Kavita has developed Ajika cooking classes to both educate and energize customers in the art of cooking well. Most classes are focused on seasonal cuisine, various ethnic cuisines and are technique-oriented courses; skill levels range from beginner to advanced, with special courses devoted just to couples. Private cooking lessons are also available.
The company’s mission is to provide North America with the flavors and the culinary traditions of countries from around the globe and to be selective in doing so as there are many, many ethnic products out there in the marketplace. Our selection includes many family owned brands, along with many regionally produced items. Many of the products are made right here in the USA.
Because Ethnic Foods Company has a passion for good food and good health, the company recently introduced a full line of organic products to address a clear, unmet consumer need in the fast growing ethnic market. It is the first of its kind, covering a wide variety of ethnicities and products including spice blends and gourmet meals from around the globe.
We at Ethnic Foods Company are committed to good living and bring this commitment to our company through the products we carry. We believe that wellness and truly good cooking start in the market and strive to choose those products that can create good food. Our motto, “Let us bring the world to your table.”