Detroit's only Moroccan restaurant just opened on the east side

click to enlarge Detroit's only Moroccan restaurant just opened on the east side
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A new Moroccan restaurant is now open on Detroit's east side. Saffron De Twah started carry out and delivery service in a space at 7636 Gratiot Ave. between Mt. Elliot and Van Dyke, and will soon offer dine in service, Eater reports.

Its menu looks awesome with dishes like Morocco-style hot chicken (coriander buttermilk fried chicken, waffle, Berbere hot sauce, caramelized honey butter, carrot slaw and grilled pineapple), a lamb tagine bowl (braised lamb, cous cous, olives, yogurt mint sauce, scallions and fresh herbs), and a Moroccan meatball sub (Moroccan kofta meatballs, saffron tomato sauce, whipped chevre and harissa potatoes).

The menu also includes several vegan options like steak and potatoes (ras el hanout grilled cauliflower steak, chermoula sauce and harissa potatoes). All items are under $11.

The restaurant is run by Omar Anani who is of Palestinian and Egyptian descent. He notes that Lebanese fare dominates what's referred to as Arabic cuisine in metro Detroit, so he's hoping to highlight that there's a big difference between what one finds in Fes and what one eats in Beirut. Though Saffron De Twah is the first Moroccan spot in metro Detroit, Moroccan restaurant Casablanca is thriving in Ypsilanti. Check out our review of it here.

Find more on Saffron De Twah here.

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