Community Feature: Joahna Hernandez, founder @ Manos de Maiz
Start DC: Tell us about your business in two sentences.
Joahna Hernandez: Manos de Maiz started three years ago and it’s always been about the corn. When I moved to DC, there was nowhere to find a good tortilla. Over time, people started doing tacos here but not the other street food that I had in Mexico City. So I realized there was an opportunity. Manos de Maiz makes maizopes (my take on a sope), masa (the prepared cornmeal base for tortillas), and other Mexican products using organic corn.