ታሪኽ about us
Modern African ~ Eritrean Cuisine.
We started out at Netil Market in Hackney, back in early 2015 becoming part of London’s flourishing street food scene. Our aim was to make Eritrean food with a London accent, so instead of presenting our food traditionally, we used classic Eritrean flavours to make street food staples like tacos, hot wings, and fries. Our afro-tacos became our signature.
We left Netil Market in June 2019, going on to run a pop-up restaurant 3 nights a week. We called the pop-up ‘Taqueria Africana’, an imagined afro-futurist cafe that took the energy of Mexican cuisine but made the flavours African, Eritrean in fact. There we were able to offer a longer menu alongside some of the market favourites.
‘Taqueria Africana’ came to an end in December 2019. Now, since October 2021, after a longer than expected (pandemic) break, we are hosting a series of occasional supper clubs, every 4-6 weeks which can be booked here on this website. We look forward to you joining us at one soon.
Nataal Magazine - Digital Issue - Togetherness - November 2021
MasterChef Professionals – pop-up challenge judges - December 2019
Food & Home Entertaining - November 2019
Conde Nast Traveler - 24 Sept 2019
Time Out London’s best African restaurants - 6 Feb 2019
De Zeit Online - 18 December 2018
Conde Nast Traveler London best street food - 11 Sept 2018
BBC Good Food Pioneers - 20 Aug 2017
Mary Show (Tigrinya) – 28 Dec 2016
London Evening Standard -26 May 2016