A loan of $25,000 helped open a second piroshki kiosk in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco.


Anna's story

I was born in Russia. I used to live in a small Russian town called Tuapse, but I always felt that there were nicer places in the World with bigger opportunities that I wanted to experience. After moving to Moscow, I realized that I needed to learn English to be able to grow further and take advantage of the great opportunities I had been dreaming of.

Hanging on my bedroom wall was a map of the world that I would look at and think about my next move. As I stared at the map, San Francisco seemed to be the most attractive city for what I wanted. I saved some money for a plane ticket and flew out to California. The first couple of months of my California life were dedicated to living and studying English in San Francisco.

In San Francisco I met a lot of nice people who helped me find places to stay and even helped me to open my own business! I was so excited to bring to America my Russian heritage, my mother’s delicious recipes, my years of culinary experience and create best piroshki (I can definitely say it’s the best piroshki I’ve ever tried.)

I’ve never stopped dreaming and I can finally say that I am living my dream now. I am taking my very first steps of showing the World how great Russian food and Russian people are!



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About Anda Piroshki

Industry: Food
Years in operation: 1 year - 3 years
Website: andapiroshki.com

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