The Kemp Sisters started their award-winning and family-owned company back in 1999. Together, they have created multiple brands across many locations. But ITSA was their very first business together. That tiny 256 square foot premises below is where it all began.
They are both a lot older now...and hopefully a little wiser: Domini is a Euro-toques chef, former food writer for the Irish Times, and author of five cookbooks, including the best-selling, "The Ketogenic Kitchen". Peaches holds a WSET wine diploma and is Chair of the Alumni Board of Ernst & Young. The sisters were finalists in the 2011 E&Y Entrepreneur of the year, and former winners of the Image Businesswoman of the year.
Over the years they have served millions of Irish people and visitors from abroad. The company prides itself in understanding what their customers and clients want through not just asking, listening and creating - but by staying curious and crucially by cooking and tasting.
ITSA is 100% owned by sisters Domini and Peaches Kemp, who combine the roles of award-winning chef, food writer, author, businesswomen, influencers, industry leaders & serial entrepreneurs. ITSA is a privately owned company and does not operate as franchises, operating in both commercial and public spaces and our clients include Arnotts, Brown Thomas, Powerscourt Estate, the Hugh Lane Gallery, The Little Museum of Dublin, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Literature along with many of the Top 100 Companies in Ireland.
Please some of our other locations and food businesses below.
Peaches & Domini Kemp
“The biggest must has to be a visit to itsa – one of the tastiest eateries in town”
- Irish Tatler
“Scoot across the renovated Ha’penny bridge to sample itsa bagel’s wares”
- The New York Times
“We wish more delis took their fillings as seriously as itsa.”
- Food and Wine
“itsa bagel has become a shrine for those in search of a bagel fix”
- The Boston Globe
“The best you will find in Dublin…a word now on the unbeatable Holy Cow. This is the crowning glory of itsa bagel, a poppy-seed bagel stuffed with a magical combination…the staff are smarter, happier and more helpful than most…itsa bagel makes a real effort to combine decent ingredients with the concept of fast food…long may they prosper”
- Totally Dublin
“They’re the real thing”
- Australian Gourmet Traveller