Julie's Datery creates simple, healthful and delicious date products that stand out with extraordinary flavor.
Connecting cultures...around the corner, around the world.
While traveling through the Middle East, I walked into what looked like a gourmet chocolate store only to discover the delicious and gorgeously decorated treats were actually dates! The Saudi culture contained mystifying contradictions--the plainness of the required black robe and headscarf contrasted with the creativity and fancifulness of the dates filled with fruits and nuts. I returned compelled to share this sweet piece of Arabia.
In need of a new chapter in my work life and intrigued by the potential to bring my international perspective home, I left my job as CEO of a non-profit organization to pursue my passion for these decadent Medjool treats. With the help of some good friends and a little luck, we developed a new twist on a Middle Eastern staple.
Our first sales were at the Old Town Alexandria Farmer’s market in June of 2014 where the Simply Stuffed Dates were an immediate hit. We have been growing ever since. We are now proud members of Union Kitchen and excited to offer our all-natural stuffed dates in over 20 stores in the greater D.C. area.
To start my own food business required adherence to three principles: the product must be made from only simple, natural ingredients, must be healthful and must taste ridiculously good. Our dates are compact energy bites packed with flavor that inspire people to share sweet moments around the corner and around the world.
Julie’s Datery produces scrumptious, healthy stuffed dates. Our stuffed dates are 100% natural, contain only sustainable ingredients, are freshly prepared, lactose- free, gluten-free, and a great source of natural vitamins, protein, fiber and energy.