Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole

Our Pie Menu

Our Lovely Crew

Baking + Customer Service

Born in Casper, WY, but raised hell here in Phoenix, Tonya Saidi has an uncontrollable passion for desserts and has always wanted her own pie, dessert + coffee shop in downtown. For years now, Saidi has owned + operated her first location (the mobile Food Truck), but has since had the idea/concept of running a physical location, which is now come to fruition on Seventh Street.

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Baking + Customer Service

Born in Chicago, IL, moved to Phoenix to attend Arizona Culinary Insitute. Jessica came to Mamma Toledo's to do her externship and stayed on as our " Lil Baker" ever since.

She works extremely hard and aspires to have her very own bakery one day.

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Coffee, Customer Service + Communication (3Cs)

The smell of cinnamon and coffee growing up back in Mexico City cultivated her enthusiasm for coffee. Now, years later living in Phoenix, Arizona, she wanted to learn and get serious about coffee; essentially wanting to offer the best quality, taste and culture of coffee and Phoenix has great places to choose from.

For her, coffee is more than a cup -- it's to socialize, it's comfort, it's culture, a pure feeling as she continues her education and passion for coffee. After all, it's like the Beatles say; "all you need it's love," well...and a cup of coffee!

-Adriana-

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Helped in founding MT | Right-hand woman

She is the youngest daughter of owner + baker, Tonya Saidi. Sarah helped to build this business from the very start. She works many of our festivals and farmers markets. Sarah has since moved on to obtain her diploma in high school, but will be helping at special events when needed.

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Baking, Customer Service + Farmer's Markets

Jordan is Tonya Saidi's daughter. She has superior customer service skills. Our clientele raves about her and constantly request her presence.

She will be learning about coffee and working the front counter. Jordan has put her heart + soul into Mamma Toledos's, constantly working and assisting to build the business by baking + working farmers markets.

She is an amazing asset to everyone here at Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole.

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Mamma Toledo's Mechanic + Assistant

Stella was born and raised in Phoenix. She has worked in the healthcare field for thirteen years. After hooking up with Mamma Toledo's last year, she realized her passion for pie and anything related to helping Mamma succeed.

She rebuilt the engine on our '68 Chevy StepVan and continues to work on all our vehicles as trouble arises. She aspires to have her own mechanic shop someday in the near future.

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Events Here At Mamma Toledo's

Dana 50

        ( One Day Only )
Private Street Phoenix Arizona 85004 USA

We're helping out our friend Dana, by catering to her 50th birthday celebration.

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FREE Admission

Gilbert Classical Academy

        ( One Day Only )
55 North Greenfield Road Gilbert Arizona 85234 USA

Happy to be a small part of the Gilbert Classical Academy by offering our pies + desserts for those interested for purchase.

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FREE Admission

GO Arizona Motorcycles

        ( Every 1 Months )
15500 North Hayden Road Scottsdale Arizona 85260 USA

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.

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FREE Admission

SkySong

        ( One Day Only )
1475 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale Arizona 85257 USA

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!

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FREE Admission

Intel

        ( Every 1 Months )
5000 West Chandler Blvd Chandler Arizona 85226 USA

We'll be making a visit to Intel to offer our pies + desserts to Intel employees + others around the area.

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FREE Admission

Food Truck Friday

        ( Every 1 Weeks )
14 East Pierce Street (Pierce + Central Ave) Phoenix Arizona 85004 USA

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.

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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.

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About Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole

Greetings, I am Tonya Saidi, owner and head baker of Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole. I am a self-taught pie baking specialist and specialize in homemade desserts as well.

I am forever grateful that my mother racked a diserprin (a humorous South Park reference). Not only did it allow me to develop my unique palate in desserts, but in an odd-round about way, it has helped me become the strong independent woman that I am today.

Over seventeen years ago, I baked my first pie (raspberry) for the women at a residential nursing care home that I was employed at -- I followed the recipe from a cookbook my mother had left me. The nurse that worked with me was so impressed by the quality of my crust and the exceptional flavor of the raspberry filling that her compliments of my baking ability built up my confidence, which essentially started the vision for Mamma Toledo's.

I started baking for family dinners and my friends birthdays. For years, they encouraged me to share my desserts with the world. When I bake for someone, it is a very special gift from me -- I pour my heart and soul into the entire process. My compassion and love for humanity is expressed in my baking. I have always said that my pies + desserts taste amazing because they are baked with LOVE.

It was a slow process since I took a detour into the real estate industry instead of focusing on the culinary arts. When I started this business in 2010, I was able to focus on what I love to do the most -- feed and nurture the world one dessert at a time.

In October of 2011, we introduced our pie truck at the first ever food truck festival in Phoenix. I am proud to mention that we are the ONLY pie truck in the valley.

In 2013, we opened a shared space with Short Leash Hot Dogs, however, we but realized we were outgrowing our space faster than we anticipated and in August of 2014, we relocated to our own brick and mortar storefront space that includes a relaxing atmosphere with simple and vintage decor.

My teenage daughters helped me get this small business up and running by working local farmers markets, food truck events, office parties, weddings and more.

My love and thanks to all who have helped me along my path, especially Ty, Sarah, Jordan, Cody, Ryan and Stella.

Lastly and more important: Thank you, Mom. I dedicate this business to you and wish you could be here to see me today.

:: Tonya Saidi ::

Team

Baking + Customer Service

Born in Casper, WY, but raised hell here in Phoenix, Tonya Saidi has an uncontrollable passion for desserts and has always wanted her own pie, dessert + coffee shop in downtown. For years now, Saidi has owned + operated her first location (the mobile Food Truck), but has since had the idea/concept of running a physical location, which is now come to fruition on Seventh Street.

LEARN MORE ▶
Baking + Customer Service

Born in Chicago, IL, moved to Phoenix to attend Arizona Culinary Insitute. Jessica came to Mamma Toledo's to do her externship and stayed on as our " Lil Baker" ever since.

She works extremely hard and aspires to have her very own bakery one day.

LEARN MORE ▶
Coffee, Customer Service + Communication (3Cs)

The smell of cinnamon and coffee growing up back in Mexico City cultivated her enthusiasm for coffee. Now, years later living in Phoenix, Arizona, she wanted to learn and get serious about coffee; essentially wanting to offer the best quality, taste and culture of coffee and Phoenix has great places to choose from.

For her, coffee is more than a cup -- it's to socialize, it's comfort, it's culture, a pure feeling as she continues her education and passion for coffee. After all, it's like the Beatles say; "all you need it's love," well...and a cup of coffee!

-Adriana-

LEARN MORE ▶
Helped in founding MT | Right-hand woman

She is the youngest daughter of owner + baker, Tonya Saidi. Sarah helped to build this business from the very start. She works many of our festivals and farmers markets. Sarah has since moved on to obtain her diploma in high school, but will be helping at special events when needed.

LEARN MORE ▶
Baking, Customer Service + Farmer's Markets

Jordan is Tonya Saidi's daughter. She has superior customer service skills. Our clientele raves about her and constantly request her presence.

She will be learning about coffee and working the front counter. Jordan has put her heart + soul into Mamma Toledos's, constantly working and assisting to build the business by baking + working farmers markets.

She is an amazing asset to everyone here at Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole.

LEARN MORE ▶
Mamma Toledo's Mechanic + Assistant

Stella was born and raised in Phoenix. She has worked in the healthcare field for thirteen years. After hooking up with Mamma Toledo's last year, she realized her passion for pie and anything related to helping Mamma succeed.

She rebuilt the engine on our '68 Chevy StepVan and continues to work on all our vehicles as trouble arises. She aspires to have her own mechanic shop someday in the near future.

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FUND ▶

Fund A Local Pie Shop

$200.00 Raised

Fund A Local Pie Shop

1. $25.00 Buy a brick to place in our patio out or front door with your name on it.

2. $50.00 create a flavor and we will add it to our menu and name it after you. Essentially, you get to choose a new pie flavor based on the ingredients we currently use. Sound cool? It is!

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Pie of the Month Club

$200.00 Raised

6-month membership $100.00

12-month membership $200.00

Membership gets you a full size pie for each month. You will pick up pies on the second Tuesday of every month starting in January 1st, 2015.

The pie flavors will be some or our traditional flavors and some new creations we will be coming out with.

Members will be the first to try the new flavors.