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For those who are gluten-free and have had trouble finding solid Ethiopian food, Dareye’s injera has you covered (and is covered with spicy, rich flavors of split peas and collard greens). At 9.99 for a full order, the veggie combo is a substantial sample of sustainable vegetarian lunch economics.


Café Dareye specializes in house-made injera bread. Photo: Google Maps
This small Ethiopian restaurant and grocery at 2504 Telegraph really only sells one dish — a vegetable combo plate on housemade, 100% teff injera bread. And it’s this bread, in particular, that keeps locals coming back to Café Dareye. It’s good enough to engender exclamatory full-caps praises like “THE BEST injera in town” and is available as a base for the combo meal or to-go on its own. Regulars recommend calling ahead of time to make sure there’s still food available; Café Dareye frequently sells out. Café Dareye is at 2504 Telegraph Ave. (between Sycamore and 25th streets), Oakland.