Where does the name The Hyppo come from, you ask? Our hometown, Saint Augustine, was named such because it was discovered on the Feast Day of Saint Augustine of Hippo, the ancient city name for a town in modern day Algeria. So, when our founder sat pondering a place for Saint Augustinians and people abroad to feast on the freshest local and crisp produce, it seemed only right to name it after our city's patron saint: or rather, a certain hungry animal that he happened to share a name with.
In addition, our first store sits on Hypolita Street, so we traded a 'y' for the 'i' to make sure everyone knows we are 100% home-grown. Ta da -- There is your Hyppo History lesson for the day!