Bigdash to celebrate 1 year of serving kanafeh in Frisco

Bigdash started when Asmaa Khattab began experimenting with Arab ice cream, also called bousa, and kanafeh recipes at home. (Francesca D'Annunzio/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bigdash started when Asmaa Khattab began experimenting with Arab ice cream, also called bousa, and kanafeh recipes at home. (Francesca D'Annunzio/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bigdash started when Asmaa Khattab began experimenting with Arab ice cream, also called bousa, and kanafeh recipes at home. (Francesca D'Annunzio/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Asmaa Khattab and Kareem Alrefaai opened up Bigdash's second location in Frisco in 2020. (Francesca D'Annunzio/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bigdash, a bakery selling Middle Eastern sweets, will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its Frisco location Feb. 8.

Owned by two immigrants from Damascus, Bigdash has gained popularity in the Texan Arab community for its kanafeh, a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made with filo pastry, sugar syrup and cheese.



Kareem Alreefai, one of the owners, said his mission is to make kanafeh so well known in the U.S. that it becomes a household name.

The shop is located at 2693 Preston Road, Ste. 1090, Frisco. 214-407-8033. www.bigdash.com

By Francesca D' Annunzio
Francesca D'Annunzio covers K-12 and higher education, development, planning and zoning, and transportation in Frisco and McKinney. She attended college at the University of Texas at Austin, where she reported for the Daily Texan and interned for the Austin Chronicle. When she's not reporting, she enjoys spending time outdoors and experimenting in the kitchen.


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