Southfield’s vegetarian and vegan-friendly Southfield restaurant Taste of Ethiopia is expanding to a second outpost in Birmingham this spring. The 2,200-square-foot restaurant is filling the former New Bangkok Thai Bistro space at 183 N. Old Woodward Ave., owner Meskie G-Yohannes tells the Metro Times.
Taste of Ethiopia serves traditional vegetarian and meat-based stews over spongy, slightly sour injera bread. Although the restaurant serves some meat options at its current location at 28639 Northwestern Hwy., G-Yohannes plans to test the viability of a meat-free menu at the downtown Birmingham restaurant. “A lot more people are eating that way, and I myself am a vegetarian. If it was my way, then I would say ‘no more meat’ at the other restaurant,” she says, acknowledging that the direction of the menu will ultimately be determined by what customers want.
Taste of Ethiopia is aiming to open in April.