Shahiya started as an idea to share the types of foods, snacks, drinks and cultures that have shaped our families lives from the foot hills of Ethiopia, the ancient cities of Arabia, bustling neighborhoods of Nairobi, Kenya and finally to this beautiful city of Minneapolis.

Inspired by Zahra Ismael's (aka. Mama Zahra's) passion, creativity and pure joy in creating foods for all occasion. From birthday parties, Ramadan dinners, family gathering, Eid celebrations, spontaneous breakfast ides or just simply to put a smile on someones face.