Eji’s red lentils and injera. Photo from Facebook.
The fine folks at ~331 CORTLAND MARKETPLACE~ have some great news: the newest vendor to join the market place is Eji Atlaw of Eji’s Ethiopian. She is taking a big step forward in her business after beginning at La Cocina and is replacing Claire Hoyt’s Big Dipper Baby Food, who left in early September to focus her business on online sales. Atlaw will be serving her wonderful Ethiopian plates, with some side options. Her signature dish, misir wot, is a plate of spicy red lentils, with injera and sautéed greens. She was serving it at the SF Street Food Festival, and it was awesome. There will also be split yellow peas, her injera rolls in both slightly spicy and mild, and you’ll have the option of getting sautéed greens or turmeric cabbage with your plate.
She’ll be offering prepared sauces and meals to take home, too, as well as a thyme herbal tea available either hot or cold. There’s no exact opening date yet, but she’s looking at mid-October. She doesn’t have a phone number quite yet, but in the meantime you can check out her Good Eggs page and start getting hungry.