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About Us

Meet the dynamic trio behind Papi's Munchies: Simona Terrone, the Italian powerhouse handling branding, marketing, and social media; Agustin Cendrero, lovingly known as Papi, whose hospitality roots run deep; and Marcos Cardoso, the Portuguese pastry chef responsible for that irresistible tiramisu.

Bonding over a shared stint at a Hackney Wick pizzeria in 2017, the trio decided to break free from the 9-to-5 grind. In June 2020, during the gloom of lockdown, they kicked off Papi's Munchies from their Leytonstone kitchen. With just a household pastry mixer and an oven for two pizzas, they persevered, hitting 27 pizzas a day. Their dedication didn't go unnoticed, catching the eye of the North Star Pub owner, Kevin, who offered them space.

On August 1, 2020, Papi's Munchies officially set up shop in the pub's kitchen. Despite early challenges, they hustled, reinvesting every penny. Their commitment to quality stood out—imported meats from Italy, mozzarella from Napoli, and San Marzano tomato sauce from Salerno. No compromises, no shortcuts. The move into the pub marked progress, but profitability took time. Yet, their determination paid off as they upgraded equipment and grew their brand.

Through resilience and unwavering passion, Papi's Munchies has evolved into Leytonstone's go-to for delectable sourdough pizzas, embodying the trio's commitment to quality and sustainability.

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