Zimbabwe’s first healthy food bar, YANAYA will be opening its 9th branch in Bulawayo on Thursday the 31st of March 2022. The award winning nutrition start-up which was established in July 2019 by Nyaradzo Dhliwayo-Moyo aims to feed the nation with healthy meals and also making sure that there is a variety when it comes to eating healthy.
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YANAYA was founded by was founded by restaurateur, award-winning creative designer, photographer and entrepreneur, Nyaradzo who is from Masvingo. In 2016, Nyaradzo returned home from South Africa where she was studying and it was immediately apparent to her that there was a huge yawning market gap in the food outlet space for healthy plant-based food. A vegetarian herself at the time, she struggled to find local restaurants serving food for that market segment and out of that frustration the resolve to attack that market gap was cemented.
Working from her rented apartment, Nyaradzo would prepare meals for fellow vegetarians who shared in her frustrations and would deliver using a hired taxi. Her initial capital into the business was her own US$50 grocery budget, during that time, her smart phone became her most priced asset to the business.
What started as a one lady business would evolve over the years under Nyaradzo’s dedication and leadership to becoming a multiple award-winning enterprise. The first restaurateur to offer physician approved meals that cater for people with various health conditions from diabetes to hypertension. YANAYA also boasts of a menu that offers meals that are keto friendly and ideal for banting.
Nyary, as she is affectionately known, continues to launch pioneering products into the market having recently launched a dairy free range of products which include milk, ice cream and yoghurt available in stores nationwide. She continues to apply her creative mind to bring much needed innovation into the food industry.
“I am excited that finally we get to come to the City of Kings and Queens, a welcoming and warm place. We have been receiving overwhelming support and love on the social media platforms for a while now and to finally open a branch here, is not only an achievement for us but an honor.Nyaradzo Dhliwayo-Moyo (Founder and CEO of YANAYA)
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We are also delighted in getting to work with local businesses we have engaged for supplies that we will be using in the restaurant. We are committed to bringing fresh, tasty and nourishing food options to everyone. Our menu is packed to cater for meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans. Please come in your numbers to enjoy the experience of YANAYA a healthy lifestyle and like we always hashtag, it will indeed end in health! Siyabonga Bulawayo Omuhle ngokusamukela“Nyaradzo Dhliwayo-Moyo