Mnandi means delicious for a reason

Experience a taste that is anything but ordinary with the bright, bold flavors of Mnandi’s Zimbabwean savory hand pies.

How Mnandi Pies began

“I grew up as the sixth of nine children in a township called Nyanga, just outside the capital city of Zimbabwe. My mom was a teacher, and in Zimbabwe, teachers get paid only once a month. It was always a special time in our household since we didn’t have very much, and once in a while, my mom would buy a meat pie as a treat. She would cut it into nine pieces to make sure each of us got a taste. It was the best part of my month whenever it happened. And that taste stayed with me all these years. 

 

When I moved to Canada, I couldn’t find anything like Zimbabwean meat pies on the market. I only remembered how it tasted. So delicious, so flaky, just gooey, savory goodness. So I set out to make one. I experimented and cooked up a storm – I even got spices directly from Zimbabwe – until l I achieved that unforgettable flavor. And I knew I had to share it with more people. That’s how Mnandi was born. It’s a little piece of Zimbabwe, made with love.” 

– Evis Chirowamhangu

Locally grown, Zimbabwe inspired menu

Experience the warmth of Zimbabwe’s distinct spices, wrapped in flaky pastry that crunches with every bite. Our hand pies are handmade and use locally sourced ingredients to connect you to dedicated growers, bringing quality food to your table.

Enjoy life with both hands

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