Eating is necessary for survival, just like sleeping or carving yourself companions out of large pieces of wood. Don't just survive--thrive with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 or $20 worth of Creole and Caribbean cuisine for dinner, from 3 p.m. to close
- $9 for $18 worth of Creole and Caribbean cuisine for lunch, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The menu of Haitian favorites includes a fried-plantain sandwich with chicken or beef, cheese, spicy coleslaw, and fried plantains in the place of bread ($7.99). Entrées include a goat ragu ($11.99), seafood gumbo ($10.99), and vegan potato lasagna ($7.99). Beverages include haitian ice coffee ($2.99) and papaya fruit drinks blended with mango, passion fruit, or pineapple ($3.99).
The Chez Olga
When the Benoits moved to Grand Rapids from Haiti in the early '90s, they explored various entrepreneurial ventures before starting their own catering business, which served the sweet and savory creole flavors of their island homeland. As their success began to snowball, they opened The Chez Olga's current location, where bamboo and hardwood finishes make the Caribbean restaurant resemble a jungle castle or the dream treehouse your dad promised to build after Detroit won the 1990 NBA Finals. The eatery's menu unfurls with Haitian specialties that range from 1 to 10 in heat, awakening tasters with its signature plantain sandwich and made-to-order meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes, served alongside spicy coleslaw for an extra kick to the palate. The Benoits look to share the fruits of their success with their foundation to improve education in Haiti, and their inspirational story has snagged the attention of news outlets such as ABC affiliate WZZM 13.
1441 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506