Nile’s owners are so friendly and eager to share their cuisine they have made themselves a devoted fixture on I-Drive. They even offer a few hutlike booths in which you can sit on the ground to eat, East Africa–style. It’s a positive experience for families. Everyone tears off a piece of spongy injera bread to scoop up various stews and meats (beef, lamb, chicken, vegetarian) collected on a platter. You can even request a traditional coffee ceremony, in which beans are brewed in a jabena pot at your table and the eldest in your party is served first. Ethiopian cuisine is made with infused oil, not butter, so the vegetarian options are truly vegan, and with advance notice, the injera can be made gluten-free. It’s memorable and not daunting.
Nile Ethiopian Cuisine
7048 International Dr., Orlando
Our Rating Neighborhood International Drive Area Hours Mon–Fri 5–10pm; Sat–Sun noon–10pm Phone 407/354-0026 Prices Main courses $12–$15 Cuisine Type Ethiopian