Addis Abeba Ethiopian Restaurant
The rich spices with different meats, vegetarian options, and the famous fermented flatbread— Ethiopian cuisine is something everyone should try at least once in their lives. Addis Abeba is an Ethiopian restaurant 10-15 minutes away from campus that serves the most popular Ethiopian dishes. Injera is the flatbread that is eaten with a variety of “wot’s,” which is the stew that goes on top of the injera. The way to eat it is by tearing off a piece of injera and scooping up the stew, then you enjoy! Addis Abeba has great quality Ethiopian food, and if it’s your first time going, try the “Taste of Ethiopia” option. The food will be brought out of a big platter for you and your friends or family to share and eat from. This style of communal eating is very popular in Ethiopia and it’s the best way to get the full experience. The Taste of Ethiopia meal includes the most popular dishes like doro wot and kitfo, and it will come with vegetables and your choice of lamb or beef. If you want vegetarian options you can try the misir wot which is made from lentils or the shiro. Everything is priced from $8-$17 and you’ll be able to enjoy the food while listening to Ethiopian food. If you’re not afraid to get your hands messy, definitely give Addis Abeba a try!
By: Bethel Bekele
Salt N Pepper Kitchen
If you’re craving Nigerian delicacies like Jollof Rice, Pounded Yam, Amala, and much more, Salt N Pepper Kitchen is the best place to go. Located about 15-20 minutes away from campus, there’s a variety of options to choose from. Although Salt N Pepper prices range from $16 and upward, their food is definitely worth the price. The restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 AM to 8 PM and Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM. On Sundays, there’s a live band that plays music like afrobeat, juju, fuji, etc. They also deliver with DoorDash and other food delivery apps. The inside of the restaurant has pictures of famous Nigerian people, one being Fela Kuti, a very famous music artist. Eating at Salt N Pepper on Sundays definitely allows you to get the full experience of a typical Nigerian restaurant. If you’re trying Salt N Pepper for the first time, I would recommend you try their “Amala Abula Regular”. It comes with amala, ewedu, and gbegiri with beef, cow leg, and saki. Amala is made of yam and ewedu is made of jute leaves which are cooked and turned into soup. Gbegiri is made of peeled black eyed beans and seasonings; the gbegiri and ewedu are the flavorful parts of the dish. I would also recommend eating it with a cold malt drink to get the full experience.
By: John Ojo