Food that travels the same path, as qawwali music
The Qavali brand is steeped in layers, each with a magnitude of its own.
Every serving of food has travelled the same path as qawwali music – over the mountains of Turkey and Iran, the plains of Afghanistan; and alas, the dewy fields of India and Pakistan.
This likeness to qawwali music stems from our adoration of Sufi culture.
At their core, Sufis are seekers of ecstatic experiences, where patience, love, and humility carve the way.
We believe that the world is starved of such enlightenment. Which is why the sacred teachings of Sufism, are at the heart of our brand – and all that we do at Qavali.
One could say, that Qavali is the euphoric relief for hungry souls, as well as hungry appetites.
Artistic, spiritual, and culinary inspiration
Some of the world’s most famous poets, such as Rumi, were followers of Sufism. The reason why their writings stir emotions even today, is because they had dedicated their lives to ‘looking inwards’, rather than to the materialisms of the world.
There are numerous other artists (of past and present) who have interpreted the disciplines of Sufism, in their own creative ways. In fact, Sufism itself has produced a large body of inspiring work, in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish, and Punjabi, from which the genre of qawwali music has emerged.
And so, we have honored the same journey at Qavali. Be it the artistry of our food, the bespoke artwork on our restaurant walls, or the poetry that sits beneath each piece, every element of Qavali restaurant is a window to Sufi culture – and designed to romance all six of your senses.