Stephen & David Flynn
Entrepreneurs & Founders of The Happy Pear
The Happy Pear in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, started as a veg shop, but today it’s much more. It’s a family and a community whose goal is to create a healthier, happier world.
The Happy Pear twins, David and Stephen Flynn, are chefs and authors of bestselling cookbook, The Happy Pear – recipe and stories from the first 10 years. They love what they do and use their natural food store, wholefood cafes and restaurant, superfood sprout farm, online shop, and health education talks and courses to inspire a healthier, happier world!
After studying business degrees at university, they travelled the world, tasting as many local dishes and unusual ingredients along the way. When they returned, over a decade ago, their aim was to start a food revolution by making fruit and veg sexy, to get involved with their community and drag as many people along for the ride as they possibly could.
They’ve also created a strong online community and a loyal following across their social media channels. Each week they release videos on YouTube and they’re also part of Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube family – the largest foodie community in Europe! The Happy Pear also won the Best Digital Marketing award at the 2015 Irish Restaurant Awards.
The health and wellbeing talks and Happy Heart course, have become a huge success. During their Happy Heart talks on how to eat well, the twins share their passion for healthy wholesome food and their journey to a happier, healthier lifestyle. They talk about the benefits and nutritional value to eating more vegetables and wholefoods, and give a better understanding of how eating healthier food will give you more energy and have you feeling good.
David and Stephen are both married with beautiful wives and children. They live in Greystones and walk their talk by eating healthily, practicing yoga, swimming in the sea, keeping bees and smiling every day.