We had the good fortune of connecting with Hannah Hernandez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Hannah, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted to take something that I was truly passionate about and make it an even bigger part of my life.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I went from posting random food pictures, to regularly collaborating with local businesses, food photoshoots, answering questions about the vegan lifestyle and where to go to eat. I’m proud of myself for continuing to stay outside of my comfort zone. These past couple of years have been filled with opportunities that I normally would be too nervous to even think about. My anxiety is still there, but I’ve learned a lot about how to push it to the side and find my confidence. My goal is simply to display and put a big shiny light on all of the beautiful vegan options that Tucson has to offer!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Tucson has an incredible amount of places to eat drink and play! It’s hard to just pick a few, but I’ll share some of my favorites… Stop by Coffee Times Drive-Thru for a drink and Houlden’s Rise Above vegan treats. Breakfast/brunch: Café Maggie and Urban Fresh. Govinda’s for Sunday brunch! El Torero, 520 Taco Stop, Renee’s, Yoshimatsu, Lovin Spoonfuls, Govinda’s, Vivace, or Substance Diner for dinner. One of my favorite things to do is pack up some food and drive up to Mt. Lemmon for a hike! Walk, practice yoga, appreciate the air, the views, and the animals.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’ve made some nominations, but a big thank you to everyone I’ve worked with! I’m beyond grateful!

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