Our Oasis

About Us

Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine was founded more than 25 years ago based on a simple premise that still holds true today. Make delicious products the right way, using only the freshest, high quality ingredients that are 100 percent all natural and contain no additives.

When Francois Hashem and his father, Edmond, started Oasis in Toledo, Ohio, back in 1988, our company offered seven original Mediterranean favorites. In 2016, we now produce more than 50 items including 22 flavors within our Original Hommus and Zero Fat Hommus lines. Oasis also offers an array of other Mediterranean classics like Bruschetta, Couscous, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Pita Bread/Lavash, Pita Chips, Frozen Pizza, and most recently a line of Open Sesame Seed Spread and Protein Baklava.

We’re proud of our humble beginnings and excited about what the future holds. Our reputation for quality products and top-notch customer service are the reasons why our distribution has grown from an original customer base in Toledo and nearby Ann Arbor to include leading grocery retailers like Kroger and Whole Foods in the Midwest as well as smaller, independent retailers across the United States.

We believe there are many reasons why our products are so well respected and so well liked. First and foremost, we refuse to settle. For example, we took the extra step of producing our own tahini; the main ingredient used in all of our signature hommus recipes. Therefore, we are able to control exactly what goes into our products and know exactly how it’s going to taste.

Other Oasis product highlights include:

  • We refuse to follow the industry norm of adding extra fats and oils to our hommus. Compare the label of any Oasis Original Hommus or Zero Fat Hommus container to the leading brands and you’ll see the difference we’re talking about.
  • Oasis products are produced within the strictest of Kosher guidelines, allowing us the ‘Star-K-Kosher’ approval, guaranteeing the
    highest standard of cleanliness and freshness.
  • All Oasis Hommus is low in calories, low in sodium, gluten free and has a guaranteed 60-day shelf life.

Our company’s success can be traced back to the values instilled by Francois and Edmond from the very beginning. Embrace change, serve as an industry leader, listen and respond to customer needs, and above all, recognize the commitment to quality as a top priority. In fact, “The Best of the Best” is a company motto that is spoken and acted upon throughout our operation on a daily basis. Our employees are motivated and strive to be the best they can be … because it’s the way it’s always been done.

“Happy Heart, Healthy Eating” is the tagline found on every container of Oasis Hommus. It’s a message we take seriously. Great tasting products that are also good for you should be the norm, not the exception. We hope you have the opportunity to enjoy one of our delicious products very soon.