28 May 2012

Where to eat vegan: Ghana Cafe - Washington DC

Every vegetarian and vegan knows the joys of Ethiopian food. Old news. Next time you are in DC consider skipping the injera and opting for some afordable fufu at Ghana Cafe!

Fufu is made of pounded plantains or casava root that is then formed into a soft dough like bread. The process of eating with fufu is similar to the way you eat with injera. Grab a small handful of fufu, flatten it out with your fingers and then grab as much of the black eyed peas as you can manage before precariously transporting this tasty little bundle to your mouth.

Ghana Cafe is not strictly a vegetarian restaurant but the staff is extremely knowledgeable and the food is not only filling but amazingly flavorful. Between the two of us, the fufu with black eyed peas, the peanut stew and the fried plantains was more than we could eat.

Not feeling hungry? Ghana Cafe offers live music and dancing! Qleen Kut from Liberia and DJ Frank from Togo regularly lay down beats of the reggae and afro pop persuasion for DC locals to groove to.

Logan Circle
1336 14th St NW
Washington DC 20005

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Expect 10-15 dollars per person.

Lacey Walker | @quinoaween | Blog | Flickr
Maryland Lacey is a food photographing, French speaking, English teaching, travel enthusiast. She's been known to cut a rug. She's also been known to spend all day in bed eating vegan waffles and talking to her cat Hibou.

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