Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole | 2329 North 7th Street | Phoenix, Arizona 85006
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Iced Coffee Beverages
Take Home Options
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Articles Written About Us
5 Best Places To Eat & Drink In Metro Phoenix This Week
Phoenix New Times · Lauren Saria · Aug. 25, 2014
Writer for the Phoenix New Times included this short write-up our our grand opening week and one of the five best places to eat and/or drink for the week of 8/25/14.
Pie Hole Bakery + Cafe Opens In Phoenix
The Arizona Republic | azcentral.com · Jennifer McClellan · Aug. 25, 2014
Writer Jennifer McClellan of the Arizona Republic | azcentral.com, wrote a nice piece on us to spark some interest in our current clientele + potential new customers. Thank you!
Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole Will Open In New Downtown Phoenix Space
Phoenix New Times · Lauren Saria · July 30, 2014
PNT helps us out with some promotion as we work day and night to get the new Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole up and running by mid to late August of this year (2014).
Segment on Channel 3
News Channel 3 -- azfamily.com · Channel 3 · April 14, 2014
News Channel 3 covered us live on television for a 2-3 minute segment. It was wonderful. Thank you for including us!
Pie How-To with Tonya Saidi
Phoenix New Times · Hayden Harrison · Nov. 11, 2013
A step-by-step guide from owner + baker Tonya Saidi on how to make her apple pie.
10 Best Restaurants for Take Out in Metro Phoenix
Phoenix New Times · Lauren Saria · Nov. 4, 2013
We made the top 10 list for takeout! Yipee!
Mamma Toledo Makes Egg Sandwiches With Horseradish Cheese
Phoenix New Times: Chow Bella Blog · Katie Johnson · Oct. 22, 2012
Phoenix New Times reporter + writer, Katie Johnson came to visit us at our home. We prepared and made her our amazing egg sandwiches -- which we make with horseradish cheese.
Top 15 Food Trucks in Phoenix Metro Area
The Arizona Republic | azcentral.com · Kalia White · July 23, 2012
The Arizona Republic | azcentral.com rolled out the Top 15 Food Trucks in the Phoenix metro area. We're honored to be named one of them.
Thank you to all of our continued supporters + customers -- we appreciate each and everyone of you.
Costco Connections: Forks in the Road
Costco · Costco Connections · July 1, 2012
We were featured in a food trucks across the country edition of Costco Connections. Of the thousdands of food trucks, we're happy they chose to add us for the monthly magazine.
Food truck festival showcases local eateries
State Press - Arizona State University · Julia Shumway · Oct. 23, 2011
Local food trucks came out together to offer the best local food truck eats + treats in the valley of the sun.
Events Here At Mamma Toledo's
Gilbert Classical Academy
Happy to be a small part of the Gilbert Classical Academy by offering our pies + desserts for those interested for purchase.
GO Arizona Motorcycles
We've teamed up with other popular food trucks and will be at Go Arizona Motorcycles to offer our delicious homemade pies + desserts starting at 10:30-1:30p.
SkySong, the innovative technology + design buildings off of Scottsdale + McDowell Road, will be having us drop in to offer our amazing pies + desserts. Be there if you're the area or work for anumber of companies in SkySong. We'll treat you well!
We'll be making a visit to Intel to offer our pies + desserts to Intel employees + others around the area.
Food Truck Friday
Food Truck Friday, created + organized by the Phoenix Food Street Coalition, has a number of popular food trucks available for your appetite, including us. We're there ready for your pie orders starting at 11am.
Main Questions Asked
Where did you get the name Mamma Toledo's from?
Years ago I was going to change my last name for the fun of it so my name would be Tonya Toledo. I felt that sounded too racy and wanted a name that sounded more nurturing and loving, so my children said they would call me Mamma Toledo.
It was then that I held on to that image of a wonderful, caring, nurturing Italian woman and thought who wouldn't want to buy pie from Mamma Toledo?
When did you start baking pie?
In 1996, I baked my first pie when I worked in a residenial care nursing home.
Did you attend Culinary School?
Nope. I always loved to bake. When I was younger, I always baked cookies, brownies and cakes, then eventually graduated to pies in my early twenties.
Overall, I've had years of experience reading and testing recipies (my own and various others) to determine what would make the best pies and represent Mamma Toledo's as a whole.
When did you decide you wanted to operate a food truck?
I was working in real estate and really wasn't happy with what I was doing for a living. I wanted people to smile and come back to see me and that wasn't happening.
Real estate can be a frustrating occupation and I had my fair share of angry customers. There were times where no matter how incredibly hard or late I stayed, someone was always upset about something in particular.
I figured I could get a route going like an ice cream truck, but sell homemade desserts. However, the Phoenix Food Truck scene started to take off, so I jumped in at the early stages.
So far, so good...
What model/year is your food truck?
A Chevy '68 StepVan
Where did you find/purchase your food truck?
On craigslist in downtown Glendale. I was the first owner to change it from a locksmith truck. I know, I'm special. :)
Which do you like more? The food truck or your brick and mortar location?
I love both, however, they have different challenges. At times, I love the truck (when it's not summer) because I can prepare for a certain number of people that are coming to events that show up for a few hours. I then proceed to sell out, clean up and go home. So, all in all, it works out quite well.
For our brick and mortar location, it's rather difficult to get an idea of daily to weekly traffic, but after our first six to eight months, we'll be more established and have a much better understanding of what to expect at that point in time.
What is your favorite pie to eat?
My favorite pie tends to fluctuate depending on my mood for the day, but quite honestly, I love them all. If I had to choose just one it would be raspberry creamcheese. I love the creamy cream cheese with the tangy raspberries with a traditional pie crust. It's out-of-this-world delicious.
What is your favorite pie to bake?
Key Lime. I love to watch the simple ingredients form such a beautiful andrefreshing dessert, not to mention, it's quite easy to prepare and bake.
Is it hard to work around desserts all day and not eat them?
Great question! Easy answer is YES. I have consumed more pies in the last four years than most humans eat in their entire lifetime.