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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant
Cuisine: African, Ethiopian
Price Range: $
The Nile ain't just a river in Egypt, as the saying goes (sort of). In Orlando, it's one of a handful of independent restaurants amid I-Drive's sea of chain offerings, one serving up authentic... Read More
The Nile ain't just a river in Egypt, as the saying goes (sort of). In Orlando, it's one of a handful of independent restaurants amid I-Drive's sea of chain offerings, one serving up authentic Ethiopian fare in traditional style. What does this mean? For starters, no utensils. Getting the food to your face requires the use of injera, a spongy, tasty, vaguely crepe-like bread. Tear a piece off and simply scoop up the lentils, stewed chicken, seasoned beef or whatever other selections intrigued you and enjoy. Bonus? Most Ethopian dishes are naturally gluten-free! Call ahead at least an hour (more to be on the safe side) and let them know you're coming. They'll bake up a load of gluten-free injera that uses only teff flour – actually more traditional than the wheat/teff hybrid Nile generally makes! The result, a thoroughly authentic Ethiopian experience that's enjoyable for everyone in your party.
- Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus: "Don't forget to call ahead to order your gluten-free injera. Staffers will have it ready when you arrive."
- International Drive's Best Restaurants: "Come for the food, stay for the coffee. Nile's Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, that is, where traditional methods are employed to roast the beans before your strong, delicious brew is served up. Oh, the smells...!"
- Best for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus Because: Ethiopian cuisine is largely gluten-free, making it a natural fit. Nile's delicious fare and welcoming staff seal the deal.
- Best for International Drive's Best Restaurants Because: Nile's warm, welcoming atmosphere pairs beautifully with its flavorful, exotic fare. It's an Ethiopian culinary safari right on I-Drive.