Nile’s owners are so eager to share their cuisine that they have been doing it in the hurlyburly of I-Drive, near Universal, since 2006. 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 gluten-free or 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 there are true vegan options; 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 5–9pm; Sat–Sun noon–9pm Phone 407/354-0026 Prices Main courses $12–$16 Cuisine Type Ethiopian
Map7048 International Dr., Orlando Orlando
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