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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Restaurant Review: Enya’s Mediterranean Kitchen

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Travel | 2 comments

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Enya’s Mediterranean Kitchen is among the most highly rated restaurants in Addis Ababa, according to TripAdvisor. Given that Mediterranean food is also vegan-friendly, I made it a priority on this trip to check it out.  As luck has it, the meeting I was attending was at a nearby hotel so one evening I dragged some friends and colleagues along with me for an evening of good food and conversation.

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Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Itegue Taitu Hotel’s Vegan Lunch Buffet

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Itegue Taitu Hotel’s Vegan Lunch Buffet

When I was doing my research for vegan restaurants in Addis Ababa before my trip I found two: a café called Green Arts Coffee and the vegan lunch buffet at the Itegue Taitu Hotel.  Early on in the trip, I made an unsuccessful attempt to get to Green Arts Coffee. Either it wasn’t open, had shut down or I just couldn’t find it (there are no street addresses in Addis, everything is relational).  Happily, however, I did manage to drag my colleagues to the Itegue Taitu Hotel’s vegan lunch buffet one day when there was a long gap in the meetings we were attending. I’m so glad we made the effort!

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Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Lime Tree Café

Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Lime Tree Café

My days in Addis were very long, with meetings that started early and extended late into the night (and sometimes early morning).  I had far too much room service those nights when I just had no energy for anything else (although that was mostly good!), and a couple of times I ended up at an eatery close by my hotel called the Lime Tree Café.

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Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Jewel of India

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Jewel of India

After a few nights of Ethiopian food (mostly room service!), my colleagues and I decided we wanted to take a break.  We decided to try instead Jewel of India, a restaurant boasting more than 150 menu items. The menu certainly was extensive and spanned South Indian, North Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine, with a pretty good vegetarian and vegan section.  The one thing I really wanted, however, was the “fasting” Thali, so I was disappointed when I was told that that was served only for lunch. 

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Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Dashen Traditional Restaurant

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Dashen Traditional Restaurant

I was in Addis Ababa recently for work and while the early mornings and late nights meant that I didn’t get out that much, I did manage to make it to a few places that I’ll be posting reviews of over the next week.  

My third night in Addis Ababa marked the beginning of the Ethiopian Orthodox festival Meskel, which is supposed to mark the finding of the “true cross” in the 4th century by St. Helena.  The festivities start with bonfires, street processions and dancing.  It was quite a sight! For dinner that evening, we decided to go to Dashen Traditional Restaurant, because we wanted some good Ethiopian food in a relaxing and low-key environment.  

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