Glicks was founded in the late 1960s by Mr Mendel Glick in a small retail shop on Kooyong Road Caulfield. In its early days the shop offered a selection of cakes and biscuits until Mr Glick revived an old European recipe and method for boiled bagels. The product was an instant sensation and word quickly spread throughout the Jewish community. Local milk-bars and delis sought a piece of the action too. Many shop keepers recognised the bagel’s appeal particularly with the development of Sunday trading. The Glicks bagel began to replace other bread items in many homes and Melbourne eateries, making the exclusive Glicks boiled bagel a crowd pleaser since its inception.
Today, Glicks is a premium food business encompassing the retail and wholesale of European and traditional style breads, cakes, pastries, savouries and other food products. It has an exceptional reputation as a retailer within the Jewish and wider communities with retail stores in Melbourne and Sydney and supermarkets across Australia. Glicks preserves traditional baking techniques practiced around the world and maintains a passionate commitment to quality and a reverence for the great traditions of artisan baking, including highly skilled and experienced staff. Just as important to the company is its commitment to food and health safety.
Its diverse selection of delicious sweet and savoury products have been enticing customers for decades. Glicks is proud of its reputation as Australia’s largest and finest kosher bakery. As Mr Glick says, “IF IT’S GLICKS IT’S GOOD”.