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Local Foodie Adventure: Traveling to Afro Deli

Afro Deli & Grill sign, welcome to Afro Deli & Grill
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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.

A Killer Menu Everyone Can Enjoy

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.

Juicy grilled chicken atop a delicious salad. Yum!

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.

Large fries, caesar salad and chicken curry rice entrees make for a filling pre-shopping meal (for two).

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! 

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6 thoughts on “Local Foodie Adventure: Traveling to Afro Deli

  1. Fellow Foodie here!! This looks super good and I love that the vibe of the place is chill with great service. If I’m ever in your area, I will definitely note to try it out.

    1. Awesome! I love connecting with other foodies! Hopefully you’ll get to check it out for yourself, soon!

    1. Isn’t it a fun logo? I’m so happy I stumbled into this place when I moved to the city. It was delicious.

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