We recently offered five good reasons to love Good Eggs, a new local company that facilitates the pickup or delivery of food from local artisans. Now we've got one more to add to what will surely be a growing list: Eji's, a caterer of traditional Ethiopian cuisine.
Eji Atlaw grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital city, and formerly began her business in San Francisco with the help of the incubation program at La Cocina. Eji's had its formal debut last year at the San Francisco Street Food Festival and returns to the event on Aug. 18. Her menu is all vegan and is based on family recipes.
Good Eggs allows customers to order Eji's dishes such as her signature misir rot (red lentil stew, which will be at the Street Food Festival), whole balsamic lentil salad, stir-fried turmeric cabbage, and injera (a porous flat bread) on a weekly basis; the average entree price is $10. There are set pickup locations and delivery days (her next available delivery is on Aug. 9) and delivery is available in San Francisco, Emeryville, and Berkeley for an extra $5.
Alongside East Bay company Sheba, Eji's is helping to lead what will hopefully be a trend of greater local availability of an underrepresented culinary genre in the prepared foods category.