Welcome to Nannaa!

Hamilton’s first fast-casual Persian Eatery.

At Nannaa you choose your experience: whether a quick lunch, taking some time at dinner with friends, or just dropping in for tea and Persian inspired desserts, simply order at the counter, seat yourself, and let us deliver your meal to your table. No time to stay? No problem! We offer takeout and delivery too!

Nannaa is the Persian word for “mint”, and keeping in line with its name, we draw from the freshest and finest ingredients to create authentic, mouth-watering dishes, including gluten-free and vegetarian options. We are also pleased to say that all of our dishes are halal.

Our mission is simple: Whether you are new to Persian cuisine or grew up with it, our goal at Nannaa is to accurately represent the food and hospitality that the culture is bound by. We live by the wise words of the famous Persian Poet, Rumi:
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do”

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Food has always been the heart of my family, and some of my warmest childhood memories center around the kitchen. I still vividly remember how my father would take time out of his workday so our family could eat lunch together every day. We would all sit around the table (which doubled as a ping pong table at night!) to enjoy the incredible dishes that my mother would spend countless hours preparing. Cooking is an art. Her art. While I always knew that my mother’s food was delicious, I didn’t realize how truly special it was until we moved to Canada.

When my brother started university at McMaster, my parents decided to move our family to Dundas, Ontario to keep us together. This was a decision that would change our lives forever. Like all kids, I often had friends come over to my house, and my parents, with typical Persian hospitality, would invariably invite them to join us for dinner. My friends, who had never even heard of Persian food before, absolutely loved it. I’m still convinced that it’s the true reason why they came over so often! This was the light bulb moment for me. Introduce the world to Persian food through my mother’s recipes!

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To many, enjoying Persian food is a first experience. So it is of the utmost importance that we create an exceptional first impression. With authentic family recipes, a commitment to source only the best ingredients, and a desire to teach guests how best to enjoy Persian food, our mission is simple –

Whether you are new to Persian cuisine or grew up with it, our goal at Nannaa is to accurately represent the food and hospitality that the culture is bound by.

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do”

- Rumi