Best Grill in Town
There’s nothing I love more than a good local eatery. My favorites all have something different to offer than burgers, fries and bagels. One such place that has made a home in my heart is Afro Deli. My first time here was a couple years ago. I was new to the area and wanted to see what was good around town. I went back this weekend because I needed my Somali tea fix and sustenance for the long day of shopping ahead of me.
The atmosphere was at once warm and familiar. Never have I felt rushed to complete an order and they sold me on their sweet Somali Tea – I never leave without it. This is how it always is at Afro. Also, the seating is super comfortable. I usually pick a booth because I’m lucky enough to get there before a rush.
Large fries and some sauce from Afro.
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I also had their fries – they are always hot, crisp and have a distinct flavor. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s something special about these fries, for sure. However, my favorite dish of theirs is the chicken caesar salad – no cheese. Their chicken is never dry and although they also offer lamb (or falafel for vegetarians) with the salad their chicken really hits the spot for me. I tried it with lamb once or twice, before. I think next time, I may go with lamb, again.
Now, for the sweet Somali Tea – it is super pleasant and always served hot. I always have a cup with my meal and sometimes I’ll make a special trip to Afro Deli just so I can have a cup. It’s like a dairy-free chai (though they also offer creamer) with a kick at the finish. I’ve always loved a drink with some spice, so if you’re like me and in town – go ahead and grab this! You won’t regret it.
A fresh steaming cup of Somali Tea from Afro Deli & Grill. I’ve been hooked since the first cup.
Other notable dishes of theirs – the quesadilla. I may be lactose intolerant, but I can still appreciate the taste of a good quesadilla. They’ve improved them since my first sample two yeas ago – these are so flavorful I’d risk serious discomfort (well, maybe not serious discomfort, but if someone offers me a bite, I won’t decline) for a taste. They have excellent chicken fantastic, you can’t go wrong with their curried rice and their chapati wrap puts chipotle to shame.
If you’re in the neighborhood, consider giving Afro Deli a try. I wouldn’t recommend them to you if I didn’t mean it (no, this isn’t a sponsored post, I just love them that much). If you love to eat local, Afro Deli & Grill is the perfect local Minnesotan restaurant located right in Downtown!
Until next time, have a wonderful day and I’ll see you all soon~ Until then, check out what’s in my work bag!