Our History

The Story about us

It all started in 2001, when Iqbal Dha, her husband Gurmit Dha, and her brother, Jasbir Rai opened up the bakery and snack shop in Kent. Initially, the shop had one display case full of freshly baked Indian sweets and a few appetizers and drinks. The food was fresh and the sweets were appetizing despite the lack of environment and décor here. Over the years, a loyal customer base has been built and parothas, samosays, and fresh jalebis with masala chai remain a favorite on a lazy Saturday afternoon. The original space has been completely redesigned to include three display cases of sweets and salted snacks. The menu has been expanded to more than twenty items which is a major growth over the years, but still well below the majority of Indian restaurants and the number of items they offer.

Iqbal Dha has been in the food business for over 17 years and prior to opening Punjab Sweets she catered to many area businesses and events with her sweets and food items. Her recipes have been fine tuned from family recipes handed down the generations as well as getting formal training from Indian chefs in India. Iqbal’s knowledge and love for cooking is the cornerstone for the restaurant and continues to bring in customers over the years.

Iqbal’s husband, Gurmit Dha, is actively involved with the restaurant and manages the purchasing of all products, fresh produce, and raw materials. Gurmit has maintained very close relationships with area grocers, farmers markets, dairies, and distributors in our efforts to provide the best value along with the best quality to our customers.