In 2019, Mohammed and Ibrahima Diallo ~ also known as the Ginjan Brothers opened the popular Ginjan Cafe’ in the historic Corn Exchange Building in East Harlem. Opening early every day, they were the place to go for your morning coffee/cappuccino, pastries and Crepes. You may also know them from their popular cold-pressed West African juices (that, by the way, can now be found in all 145 Whole Food Stores in the North East).
GinJan Cafe’s doors closed in 2020 due to COVID-19, but the GinJan Brothers took this time-off from the Cafe’ to taste and test what will be unveiled next week ~ Lunch! We were luckily enough to help with the taste-testing, which ~ as you can see ~ is our featured image.
Let’s take a culinary tour, from left to right, we began with the Kale Salad (Shiitake mushrooms, shaved asparagus, fresh avocado, Quinoa and sunflower seeds with ginger sesame dressing); Fried Plantain Wrap with fresh avocado, tomatoes, micro-greens and humus; Chicken Yassa Wrap (Yassa is a Senegalese onion stew); and the Tuna Wrap, green Suya spice tuna. And the winner is……..
Each one ~ delicious. Ginjan Cafe’ will begin serving lunch the week of May 24th ~ located at 81 East 125th Street, on the corner of Park Avenue in East Harlem.