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08/23/2010

Moya: the new Ethiopian hotnesss—go there immediately  »

Moya is a new Ethiopian restaurant at 1044 Folsom St. (between 6th and 7th Streets), at the bottom of a residential hotel (y’ know how we do.) Get in there if you know what’s good for you.

The first thing you need to know is, it is fucking delicious. It’s handmade by a mom (and some other ladies), and the hip, adorable daughter (dig their Twitter! The bio is amazing!) waits on you. The food is hot, spicy, clean, and clearly made with care. They’re super conscientious about making things vegan, and they have all-teff (read: gluten-free) injera!

That’s the second thing you need to know. All-teff injera! Teff is hella expensive because there is a shortage in Africa (which is why most African places here cut their teff foods with wheat or other grains), but we can totally exploit our position as a first-world country and buy the black gold! For $2 more per injera order, in fact. WORTH IT. It’s rich and dark and makes you feel all wholesome and bursting with health like a tribal warrior yoga teacher in Rainbow Grocery. And it gets on your hands in this delicious primal way. All-teff injera or bust, from now on.  

The veggie combo is amazing, a cut above your average plate, but really don’t miss the Shuro. It’s a proprietary blend of chickpeas and magic and it tastes like spicy melted butter. Mix it with everything on the veggie plate, slop it onto injera by itself, and rub it all over your body. When the relatively small pot of it is gone, cry about it.

Also, they have tofu tibs! It’s great! Feast your eyes:

The one thing they don’t have is a beer and wine license (yet? maybe?) but what? You need alcohol at every meal, you big lush? Okay, that’s fair! Go get some dranks before or after at City Beer Store and Terroir wine shop! They’re both about a block away and filled with magical beer and wine deliciousness!

All day on Tuesday, Aug. 31 they’re having a grand opening party with lunch specials and cooking demos! I’ll be there! And since they serve lunch every day, I’ll be there most of the time!

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