About Walla


Cheese Bourekas

Cheese Bourekas

Walla on Wheels!  From May 3 to Oct. 11, 2014 we are at the Penticton Downtown Community Market every Saturday from 8:30 am – 1 pm.  Look for our tent on Front Street in front of the Remax office, near Starbucks.  In addition to a large array of wonderful artisan baking we have hot bourekas (puff pastry turnovers with various vegetarian savoury fillings), Mediterranean dips, our entire condiment pantry, and many freezer items to take home. We can accept debit and cash. Walla will be closed at the Cannery on Saturdays for the duration of the markets (until Oct. 11, 2014). Visit our Facebook page for the upcoming market offerings:  http://facebook.com/WallaArtisanBakery

“It takes more than an oven to craft a true artisan bread. It takes time… patience…and passion!”

Benjamin Manea – baker, proprietor

Walla Cafe

Walla’s bistro area

Ben was born in Romania and raised in Israel. He emigrated to Toronto in 1999 where he met his wife Sharon, moving with her to the Okanagan in 2005. He left a technical career to follow his passion for excellent baking and food, teaching himself artisan bread baking and cooking so he could bring the flavours of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods to his new home in the South Okanagan. Using only the finest natural ingredients, with no chemicals, preservatives or shortenings, Walla Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Bakery and Fine Foods in Penticton, British Columbia supplies artisan breads and pastries to cafes and B & Bs in the South Okanagan and operates a retail artisan bakery/cafe for brunch, lunch and take-home fine foods, such as the best Brioche French Toast you’ve ever tasted, lunches of gourmet focaccia sandwiches, fabulous home-made soups, rustic featured dishes, outstanding desserts, and also a selection of artisan bakery items and prepared foods such as:  Rosemary Focaccia buns, artisan bread, Bourekas, Quiche, Frittatas, Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Tabbouli, Labneh, Matbouha, Turkish salad, firey hot Zhoug condiment, Baklawa, giant Meringues, Clafouti and Rustic Fruit Tarts made with seasonal fruits, and Callebaut dark chocolate flourless cakes. Specialty items include a line of handcrafted, old-style preserves, aged Balsamic crema, spicy hot pickles and cabbage, preserved lemons, and  always some new surprises. You can also call to custom order any of the other products on our list (usual minimum order of 6), or to find out what we’re baking that day. Bring your friends and enjoy….!

Puttanesca sourdough with kalamata olives, capers, olive oil and olive pesto. 1Kg.

Puttanesca sourdough with kalamata olives, capers, olive oil and olive pesto. 1Kg.

Walla’s Bread Baking Schedule 

From May to Oct. we are baking focaccia daily Tues.-Fri., and Jewish Rye with Caraway every Friday. Saturday is still our ‘big’ baking day, but at the downtown market instead of at the Cannery. We’ll always have a variety of frozen breads on hand at The Cannery for those who can’t make it to the market…

Saturdays: a selection of artisan items that will include many of the following:  Focaccia buns, Challah/Brioche (plain & cinnamon-raisin), various breads, Rustic Beer Buns (made with spent barley from the Cannery Brewery, and caramelized onions), large Foccacia ‘Pizzas’ with tomatoes, cheese & Kalamata olives, Fougasse with cheddar and chilis (hot!), Pain au Chocolat., Cheese & Raisin Danish, Caramelized Apple -Walnut puff pastry Turnovers, Large Rustic Tarts with seasonal fruit and Frangipan, Meringues, Baklawa, Chocolate Babkas, Merlot Flour, Mediterranean Dips, Condiments, Preserves, and many frozen items (quiches, bourekas etc.) to take home…

Other long-time purveyors of Walla products in Penticton:

Unique B&B and Art Gallery in Naramata uses all our artisan breads for their 5 star breakfasts.The Dream Café serves our rosemary focaccia buns for Panini sandwiches and dips. Fibonacci’s Roastery serves a mean steak sandwich on our focaccia (and provides us with their wonderful dark roast organic beans for our coffee).

If you would like to receive our weekly email detailing new products and the baking schedule for that week and weekend, please send us an email:  wallafoods@shaw.ca.  Or check our latest Facebook posts and  ‘like’ us:  http://facebook.com/WallaArtisanBakery.

(We accept cash, Interac, and cheques.)

Chocolate hearts with candied rose petals

Flourless Dark Chocolate  hearts with candied rose petals and white chocolate/rose jam ganache

Walla Foods – Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Artisan Bakery and Cafe.
114-1475 Fairview Road. Penticton, BC. V2A 7W5 (corner of Duncan & Fairview)
The Cannery Trade Centre (entrance through side door, near the Cannery Brewery).

Tel: (250) 770-2001

Regular hours of operation: Brunch/Lunch: Tues-Fri, 11 am- 2:30 pm.
Retail: Tuesday-Thurs.: 8 am. – 6 pm. Friday 8 am.- 3:30 pm. Saturday on Front St. at the Downtown market: 8:30 am. – 1:00 pm. 


Rustic Fruit Tart with Stawberries, Plums and Frangipane

Rustic Fruit Tart with Stawberries, Plums and Frangipane