Thumb Bread: Bread For Everything™

How It Began… Fourteen years ago in 2007, Arzu had a vision for our restaurant start-up, Flatbread Grill®. She wanted us to bake our own special bread daily on-premise. The bread didn’t actually exist anywhere outside of her mind. Arzu had an obsession with fresh bread since she was a little girl. She used to […]


Extraordinary Artisanal Bread

Esendemir Sisters Live on

Join us for Cooks & Books on UrbanNationRadio on the 15th!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]Esendemir Sisters live on January 15, 2015 at 5:30pm (eastern standard time): ‘Cooks & Books’ radio show on You can listen to the interview online. Click below![/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”\”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Gonca Esendemir and Arzu Esendemir

Whose Got Your Back?

Do you ever ask yourself that question? As entrepreneurs, oftentimes, we find ourselves entrenched in solitary journeys doing things no one else can truly understand, making sacrifices other people would never make. We lock ourselves in our rooms, offices, apartments or hole up in a local cafe that offers wi-fi, heads buried in our laptops […]

Esendemir Sisters with Be Moxie Founders

Be Moxie: Empowering Women

One of the things that is very important to us, the Esendemir Sisters, is being able to inspire, empower and support other women who have entrepreneurial dreams. Women don’t often have a strong network of connections and resources to help support them on their professional journeys. Much of the content written for women online usually […]

Esendemir Sisters Turkish Breakfast

Turkish Breakfast

Food is a really important part of our Turkish culture. Turkish people have a love and appreciation for food that extends well beyond any social or economic boundaries. We Esendemir Sisters all share a mutual fondness of traditional, simple Turkish food that will never change. One of the things we think about often and adore from our […]

Esendemir Sisters: Gonca Esendemir, Fusun Esendemir, Arzu Esendemir Photo By Mike Peters

Esendemir Sisters Recipe For Success

This fall, the Esendemir Sisters and Flatbread Grill are featured in Montclair State University’s alumni magazine: It is truly a humbling honor to have this piece written about us. Montclair State University has been so supportive of Flatbread Grill and our journey. Not only have they supported our business directly by ordering food from […]

Renewal, Recovery, Reinvention By Esendemir Sisters

Renewal, Recovery, Reinvention

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]Renewal, Recovery, Reinvention We left the internet world for a hot minute to deal with not only the nitty gritty details that come along with planning a new restaurant, but also, to deal with some not so pleasant ongoing behind the scenes drama. This unpleasant situation haunted us day in and day out for […]