ABOUT US

We are Pavlos Katsivardas, 54 years old and  Fioroula, 45 years old. We are born and grown in Greece, we have seven children between us and we share a lot of pride and passion for them still! We are both coming from a multi-year and multi-cultural hospitality background including cooking and serving tens of thousands of people around the world!
On February 2016 we decided to come to Australia and give another chance to our lives, our relationship and our family! For my wife Fior, was the first time to come to this beautiful country and still she is so excited to learn and discover more about Australia! We are both grateful that we had this great opportunity!
On September 2017 with the help of four of our children we managed to open a takeaway pizza and pastries shop in Revesby and for us to be competitive we started offering vegetarian/vegan options in our delivery and takeaway menu. It started really good and we were happy to see our efforts to be successful!
Then, on 3rd of December 2017, just three months after, something terrible happened. We went home from work and we found our dog dead from poison!!! It was so devastating! One week before we had found him ready to die from the same reason and we saved him the last minute at the RSPCA hospital in Yagoona! We saw with our eyes the suffering he went through and we were so happy that he survived! 10 months ago we took him from a home where he was treated so badly and we wanted to give him a chance to have a descent life with love and care. He didn’t make it! We were so sad and we were thinking what to do about this! Our children were angry and wanted to find who did it and make him pay! For me and my wife was the  time of realisation and awareness! We live in a very cruel world !!! In the middle of the night,  I cried out to my wife! “ We will become VEGANS “! This is what we will do as a reaction and protest for this cruel world we are living in! We will dedicate our lives to a cruelty free world! Oh my God! It felt so good! This decision was like a redemption in our suffering and sadness we were going through! Let’s make the difference! Instead of fighting back with anger and hate let’s respond with compassion and love! Let’s set an example for our seven children and for the children of all the world and with our way of thinking and living help to save other animals, help to make more people less cruel! What an amazing moment!
The next day we closed down our pizza shop and we returned all animal products back to the suppliers. We cleaned again and again the shop and our home to make sure we are clear from our previous lives! From the knowledge and feedback we had from our Vegan customers we decided to start the Greek Vegan Bakery! That was it! Our new baby was born and a new life had started! Welcome to the Greek Vegan Bakery!
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Pythagoras of Samos (c. 570 – c. 495 BC) was an Ionian Greek philosopher and the eponymous founder of the Pythagoreanism movement. His political and religious teachings were well known in Magna Graecia and influenced the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, and, through them, Western philosophy. Knowledge of his life is clouded by legend, but he appears to have been the son of Mnesarchus, a seal engraver on the island of Samos. Modern scholars disagree regarding Pythagoras’s education and influences, but they do agree that, around 530 BC, he travelled to Croton, where he founded a school in which initiates were sworn to secrecy and lived a communal, ascetic lifestyle. This lifestyle entailed a number of dietary prohibitions, traditionally said to have included vegetarianism

“As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health for peace. For as long men massacres animals  they will kill each other.”

“The oldest, shortest words ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.”

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Heraclitus of Ephesus (/ˌhɛrəˈkltəs/; Greek: Ἡράκλειτος ὁ Ἐφέσιος Hērákleitos ho Ephésios; c. 535 – c. 475 BC) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, and a native of the city of Ephesus, then part of the Persian Empire. He was of distinguished parentage. Little is known about his early life and education, but he regarded himself as self-taught and a pioneer of wisdom. From the lonely life he led, and still more from the apparently riddled and allegedly paradoxical nature of his philosophy and his stress upon the heedless unconsciousness of humankind, he was called “The Obscure” and the “Weeping Philosopher”.

“God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.”

“A man’s character is his guardian divinity.”

“Nature is wont to hide to herself.”

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”

“Man is most nearly to himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.”

“Big results require big ambitions.”

“There is nothing permanent except change.”

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Hippocrates of Kos (/hɪˈpɒkrətz/; Greek: Ἱπποκράτης ὁ Κῷος Hippokrátēs ho Kṓosc. 460 – c. 370 BC), also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), who is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is often referred to as the “Father of Medicine” in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields with which it had traditionally been associated (theurgy and philosophy), thus establishing medicine as a profession.

“Anything in excess is opposed to nature.”

“Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.”

“Walking is man’s best medicine”

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

We are the Greek Vegan Bakery! A family-run Vegan business started a few months ago.
Our mission is that within the next 5 years we will manage to produce 100% Natural Organic Vegan products which they will be available to any Vegan (or not)  in the world!
With our products and with our characters we will set an example for a Better, Healthier, Compassionate and Loving Environment for the New Generations to come!