You would think that a girl who has access to DC's thriving Little Ethiopia wouldn't need to go all the way to Richmond to get good Ethiopian food. But then I had dinner at The Nile. Unlike some of the uniformly mushy piles of spicy vegetables I had tried in the past at other restaurants, the vegetarian platter at The Nile was flavorful and fresh tasting.
With 10 different vegan dishes to choose from, it is impossible that you won't be impressed with at least one of them. As usual I had the discerning taste-buds of an omnivore present to validate my claims of deliciousness. Omnivore's verdict = no meat necessary!
On this trip we tried the Yemisir Wat (red lentils), Gomen (collard greens), Dinich Wat (potatoes), Inguday (mushrooms) and the Ater Kik Alicha (yellow split peas) served over the traditional Injera bread. Also of note - all of their food is gluten free. And did I already say delicious?
Richmond is a cool little city with a thriving vegan scene, cool street art, and tons of cute little used book stores and vintage shops. I'll be back for more Nile for sure.
Photo credit: Lacey