Soumaya and Sons Bakery was established by Youssef and Lucie Ballan. It all started in 1979 as a newlywed couple looking for a business. They decided to stick with their roots and start a Middle Eastern bakery in the 6th ward of Allentown which was surrounded by people from the middle east. Through the help of Youssefs’ mother Soumaya and his brother Abdallah, Youssef and Lucie started Soumaya & Sons Bakery. They began on 2nd street of Allentown with a bag of flour an oven and a dream. They started baking and producing pita bread for the community. As the demand grew they built and grew over time, from one oven to a divider to an entire automated system. Over the years, they began to expand to a store front and a wholesale business which distributes to the entire northeast PA. After many years on 2nd street, they made the leap to a larger location in Whitehall PA. We have been growing as a family bussiness in the new location which now offers more variety of food and grociery.