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Gabriella & Giovanna Favilli-Vigoreaux Of Bandidas Bake Shop On Role Models And Returning Home


For Gabriella and Giovanna Favilli-Vigoreaux, community is everything. After a temporary move to their home state of Florida became permanent, Gabi and Gio embarked on a journey to love the place they had once decided to leave. The transition from New York City food and media scene to Floridian farmers markets wasn’t seamless, but with the help of friends and family, the couple found their footing and are set to open their first brick-and-mortar bakery, Bandidas Bakeshop, this April. Gabi and Gio join host Abena Anim-Somuah to talk about adapting the flavors they love from their Nicaraguan and Puerto Rican heritages, advocating for LGBTQ+ representation, and the village it takes to open up a small business. Don’t miss Gabi and Gio’s voicemails to their future selves!

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