About Us

L’ailOlive is a family-owned, award-winning producer of products inspired by the use of fresh and smoked garlic.  The business was founded by Salina Khairunnisa after an enthusiastic response from parents at her children’s school.  In 2009 she made the now famous smoked garlic and chilli for a school event and parents asked to buy it.  From there L’ailOlive grew.

Salina is passionate about the flavours that she has developed and determined to introduce it to more people. The products are all still produced by hand in small batches in North London.

The ingredients for each recipe is carefully developed.  Garlic is smoked to her own blend of wood and herbs.  Different garlic is sourced from different countries to complement the recipe.  Not all garlic taste the same.

A big heart is at the centre of our logo because at the heart of our business is a love of delicious and powerful flavours.

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L’ailOlive is a family-owned business and we are proud of our fabulous, personal service.

Here are our team.  Come and say hello at one of the many markets we go to.


The L'ailOlive Team at Borough Market
The L’ailOlive Team at Borough Market


L’ailOlive is a proud supporter of the charity Hope and Homes for Children.  Hope and Homes for Children work towards the goal of eradicating institutional care for children, instead providing children with the chance to grow up with a family in a loving home.  L’ailOlive has pledged to to donate 5% of our annuals profits to the charity.  Now you know that your custom helps children across the world to live a better life.

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