@ 585 Somerville Ave. Somerville
Full service restaurant
Egyptian vegan street food
plus beer and wine.
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KOSHARI MAMA is rare Boston-area spot dedicated to the cuisine of Egypt, which serves as a geographic and culinary link between Africa and the Middle East. Specifically, you’ll find vegan street food in the form of boldly flavored Koshari bowls—chickpea and deep-fried onion-topped layers of lentils, rice, and pasta. These beauties come in sizes from eight to 32 ounces, and are best enjoyed with the Spicy Mama sauce, a blazing vinegar-based condiment with powerful garlic.
Koshari: Egypt’s favorite Street Food
Egypt has a vibrant street food culture. Koshari, one of Egypt’s National dishes, is a hearty dish composed of rice, lentils, chickpeas, pasta, topped with a spicy tomato sauce and fried onions. The final union of these simple yet carefully prepared ingredients, is nothing short of a masterpiece. Do give it a try, if only to marvel at how incredibly flavorful and satisfying a humble vegan meal can be!
What People are Saying
“It was love at first bite ….”
” ….with the explosion of onion and garlic flavors marrying with the lentils and chickpeas. The spice was amazing! ” D. Sandau
“Classic Egyptian Dish!”
“As good as it gets back home . ” E. Rana
“My kids love it!”
“It was delicious and both my very picky toddler and adventurous preschooler loved it! ” M Alvres
“So filling and flavorful!”
“I’m an omnivore but I could go vegan if more food was like this.” D. Dumore