Tasting new, exotic flavors can be scary at first but also quite memorable, just like a dream in which the wolf that’s chasing you turns out to represent your own untapped career potential. Face your hunger with this Groupon.
$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Nigerian Food ($30 Total Value)
The menu includes suya kebabs, chicken or beef with a rub made of peanuts and spices ($6.99). Vegetables simmer in goat stew ($7.99), and peri-peri chicken marinates with chili peppers ($12.99). A large number of vegan options also are available. Each Groupon is good for $15 off the bill.<p>
The menu at Funmi’s Café swims with the names of West African dishes, tangles of unfamiliar syllables. Kachumbari, asaro, and kelewele may sound intimidating initially, but they conceal a cuisine characterized by warmth and gentle spice. Kachumbari is an African spin on coleslaw, asaro is a goldenrod-hued yam porridge, and kelewele is a snack of fried plantains.
In the kitchen, chefs stir pots of stew and sauce, often eschewing meat and dairy to fill Funmi’s menu with vegan options. Beneath murals of circular huts on a colorful savannah, fair-trade organic coffee imported from Africa pours forth steam like a robot trying to understand the end of Of Mice and Men.