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The Somali word for mother.


A savory fried pastry. A staple in every Somali home.

Creating Somali Jobs & Delicacies 

Welcome to our kitchen! At Hoyo, the heart of our business is Somali mothers.

"Hoyo", which means "mother" in Somali, was founded with the purpose of employing and empowering Somali women. We hire mothers to make one of their favorite dishes, sambusa. This way, they are able to share a piece of their culture with the Twin Cities community while also providing for their families. Our recipe originates from Halima, a mother of six, and each sambusa is hand-folded, allowing you to experience traditional and authentic Somali cuisine.

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