manos de maiz  is inspired by the tradition of growing maize, the oldest grain in the world. Corn was first domesticated in Mesoamerica and it has always been, the basis of Mexican cuisine.  Joahna Hernandez, a keen advocate of tradition and Mexican culture, founded manos de maiz to bring  the real flavors of corn to D.C.  As a  Mexican national who grew up  eating fresh tortillas there is nothing that makes her feel closer to her roots, than the taste of fresh ground corn. 

manos de maiz celebrates the work of local farmers who harvest the original races of corn not only as a way of living but as a complete way to understand the world and surroundings. it's the corn what makes manos de maiz a unique culinary experience and we want you to be part of it. At manos de maiz  we honor tradition and we put in on your plate.