Mangia per Bene connects you with small food producers from Italy. Whether it’s olive oil, salami, cheese, pulses or honey-rich nougat, these family businesses have been selling locally, sometimes for generations. For the first time, they’re shipping to a wider audience
Our producers are family businesses from all over Italy, from Puglia to Sardinia. They’re some of the best in their field, but because they don’t produce to an industrial scale they’re not in the supermarkets, and because they don’t have marketing budgets you’re unlikely to have heard of them. That’s why we’ve brought them together in our online marketplace to connect them directly with people who love Italian food
Italy was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Tourist numbers for summer 2020 are down by 87%. Small businesses are struggling to survive. Can’t get to Italy right now? These guys will send Italy to you. You’ll be helping family businesses that have taken decades to build, and are facing tough times. What’s more, all your money (except transaction fees) goes direct to the producers. We don’t keep any of it – this is a non-profit website designed to help them through a tough time
Most of our producers farm organically (you’ll see from their profiles). How it works: you order through us, we send your request to the individual producers, and they each ship to you individually. That means if you order from more than one producer, you’ll get more than one package. Any questions? Not all the producers speak English, so we’re here to help
When you buy from Mangia per Bene, you’re not just helping the individual producers. Central Italy was rocked by a succession of major earthquakes in 2018, from which it has yet to recover. For every purchase, we make a donation to a non-profit in Umbria that’s gradually rebuilding one of the hardest hit villages
Italian food, direct from small producers
Mangia per Bene ('eat for good') is an online marketplace connecting you with micro-producers in Italy making the best Italian food – whether that's raw ingredients like olive oil or pulses, to top notch salami, 36 month-aged parmesan, chickpea pasta or homemade wild boar sausages.
After something luxurious? We have everything from black truffles from Umbria to hampers filled with rare culatello ham and balsamic vinegar that's been aged for 30 years. Prefer something sweet? Italians go crazy for Sardinian honey brewed from mountain plants – we have it here along with special no-sugar Sardinian nougat, made to a recipe passed down the generations.