Queen Sheba: Ethiopia on Broadway
by Matthew Mora
Sacramento is full of unique surprises, especially when it comes to its restaurant diversity. Take Broadway between 15th and 30th, for example. Cultural cuisines range from Chinese and Indian to Mexican and almost everything in between. Being vegan, I’m always looking for places that support my diet. I find that ethnic restaurants can be the best choice.
One of my favorites is Queen Sheba. Queen Sheba serves Ethiopian food that connects directly to its origins and culture. The dishes are made with traditional ingredients, such as lentils, potatoes and collards. They can also be served family style to be eaten with flat, sourdough bread called Injera.
The food at Queen Sheba is full of flavor that consists of sweet, sour, peppery and earthy hints. Their dishes are made with a variety of spices such as turmeric, cloves, black cumin, and cinnamon. Many of their options can be served vegan, which is why I’m such a big fan. Not only is the food really tasty, but, as with many of these cultures, the dishes aren’t meat-centric. It’s almost as if they specialize in plant-based diet naturally.
Whether you’re an herbivore or an omnivore, try out Queen Sheba off of 17th and Broadway. I recommend the Vegetarian Combo with the Shiro Wot (which you’ll probably have to share).
Sacramento, CA 95818