What if you could have
The idea sprouted when
“I went to four or five supermarkets and I couldn’t find much, not even in the ethnic section. My grandmother heard about my situation and teamed up with my mom. When she came to visit, she would bring Cuban care packages for me,” Valdes says. “When I moved back to Miami earlier this year, I thought of making this into a business.”
Valdes, age 39, grew up in Miami’s Flagami/Westchester as a first-generation Cuban-American. He left his Cubiche flavor to work as a web developer in NYC’s bustling
“It’s easy to dismiss the idea or take for granted how prevalent Cuban stuff is here in Miami,” he says. “With abuelamami.com, you can now leave Miami and take part of it with you.”
The service launched December 16 and offers a variety of goods, not just snacks. How will you
“We’re priced below what Amazon Prime Pantry charges for
Even if you don’t buy a subscription, Abuela Mami's social media is worth perusing for LOL-worthy memes every Miami Cuban can relate to, such as recognizing various Miami accents. If you’re away from home, let the nostalgia begin.
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