Sunday, August 8, 2021

Baobab Fare is the Ideal Dining Experience

Baobab Fare is the ideal dining experience. The food is delicious, the portions are hefty, the service is excellent and the cuisine is unique and exciting. They have a small curated menu that features traditional East African dishes like Nyumbani (Tender beef slow-simmered in ripened tomato sauce) as well as vegan options like Mboga (Tender spinach and finely ground peanuts braised in warming spices). 

Midtown's newest restaurant was created by husband and wife duo Hamissi Mamba and Nadia Nijimbere, two refugees that were forced to flee from Burundi in 2014. After finding a home at Freedom House, they started looking for a way to make a new life for themselves in Metro Detroit. Baobab Fare is both a tribute to where they have come from and a reflection of the hope they have for their futures in this country. The walls of their restaurant/market/juice bar reflect this sentiment by bearing the statement, “More than a restaurant, Baobab Fare is a gathering place where all are welcomed and embraced.” One of the direct ways that they are building community is to work with Freedom House to employ and guide the next generation of potential businesses owners.


Baobab Fare is open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sundays, and they are closed on Mondays. The restaurant is located at 6568 Woodward Avenue, Suite 100, Detroit, MI 48202. You can currently dine-in or carry-out. They have an easy-to-use online ordering system and some great dessert and drinks options. You can see the full menu and place your first order here

I had the vegan Mboga during our first visit and it was amazing, especially the coconut rice and the beans. I have been thinking about them non-stop ever since I left!


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