Family owned and operated Australian business since 2007
BBQAroma started with humble beginnings in Sydney Australia as a market stall vendor selling charcoal-grilled lamb skewers, otherwise known as Arrosticini. It was very much at that time, playing homage to a barbecue tradition from our family background, which was from the Abruzzo region in Central Italy.
We quickly soon discovered that our charcoal grilled short lamb skewers were very similar to other cultures but called different names - as in Satay, Sate Ayam, mini Souvlaki, Kalamki, Yakitori, Cop-Sis, Mini Kebabs, Xinjiang skewers, Chuar, Brochette, Shashlik, Spiendini, spiedies and many more variations!
What drove us to open our first retail store and branch out into more forms of wood fueled grilling and roasting, was the fact that many of our food customers craved authentic tasting barbecue. Ultimately, they really wanted that true charcoal and smoked taste on their foods.
It was simply a natural leap for us to evolve into the World of wood and smoke. In fact, we were one of the first independent Grill Store retailers, to completely focus on charcoal fueled and ignoring those typical gas-fueled hooded and hotplate barbecues.
Today, we import many varieties of charcoal grills, smokers, as well as sauces and accessories, but we also act as a reseller for other brands and companies sharing the same ambition - that is to get people cooking wholesome and delicious foods at home with little fuss but with authentic flavors.
Our small store in Leichhardt on Sydney's busy Parramatta Road, became a destination for hardcore grillers and smokers, leading to our first Inner West Local Business Award for Specialised Retail Business in 2015, as well as a Finalist again for the same award in 2016.
We pride ourselves on helping our customers with advice and tips, as well as sharing our personal enthusiasm for backyard cooking. It is a very personal experience in our store but you can certainly say we offer plenty of help to the novice or beginner looking for that true barbecue Nirvana.