A beautiful gem, sits tucked away in the Historic, Northwest District of West Palm Beach. What is this treasure, you wonder? Queen of Sheeba, an authentic Ethiopian restaurant that dwells off the beaten path in South Florida. If you are someone who enjoys finding new, unique spots that are still undiscovered by the masses, this should definitely be on your list of places to dine! These hidden jewels are truly priceless, because there aren't huge crowds, no waiting on reservations to open up, and the service is impeccable! You feel like you are being cared for, your food tastes like it has love immersed in it, and that is very rare these days in the fast paced world we live in.
Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country, and is also the second most populated country. Ethiopia is also one of the founding members of the United Nations. Ethiopian Abebe Bikila was the first African to win gold in the Olympic Games. He finished the marathon in first place after running the whole race barefoot. Ethiopia is the only country in Africa with its own alphabet. Actually it uses an Abugida, also known as an alpha-syllabary, which consists of 209 symbols and 25 letter variants. Ethiopian children must learn both their tribal language and the country’s official language of Amharic. They must also have a good grasp of English by the time they start secondary school. From the age of 12 onwards, all school lessons are carried out in English.
Ethiopian cuisine (Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ ምግብ) characteristically consists of vegetable and often very spicy meat dishes, however they do have phenomenal vegan dishes as well. This is usually in the form of Wot, a thick stew, served atop Injera, a large sourdough flatbread, which is about 50 centimeters (20 inches) in diameter and made out of fermented teff flour.
Traditionally, Ethiopians eat exclusively with their right hands, using pieces of injera to pick up bites of entrées and side dishes. Their menu combines favorite classics with contemporary dishes featuring authentic Ethiopian flavors packaged in mouth-watering morsels of local and imported ingredients and spices.
Queen of Sheeba restaurant opened for business in March 2006, serving Soul Food. They received an excellence award in 2014 having been voted the best Soul Food in Palm Beach County. Now, their menu has expanded to include new, delicious, and healthy, homemade Ethiopian dishes with exciting flavors in a gorgeous and cozy dining environment.
Sautéed lentil or meat seasoned with garlic and onion stuffed in pastries.
Choice of three vegetable dishes.
Red lentil stew simmered in red pepper sauce, fresh garlic and ginger.
Seasoned ground chick peas cooked with onion and assorted spices.
Fresh diced tomatoes, peppers, and onions in lemon dressing mixed with pieces of injera.
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(561) 514 - 0615
716 N Sapodilla Avenue,
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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