The Migrant Kitchen Plans UWS Location

The Migrant Kitchen

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A Middle Eastern and Latin restaurant is opening a location on 67th and Columbus, and they’re hoping to open by fall. (Thanks to @Cynstahgram for the tip).

The Migrant Kitchen can currently be found at Time Out Market in downtown Brooklyn. The menu (at least at this location) features salmon and roast chicken entrees; shawarma wraps and tortas; and starters including hummus with pita chips, potato wedges and empanadas.

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The restaurant concept was born in 2019 when the two co-founders – Daniel Dorado and Nasser Jaber – began catering lunches at offices and private events around the city – with the underlying mission of “providing meaningful opportunities for immigrants to showcase the cuisines and cultures of their home countries while earning more than just minimum wage.”

This was at the end of 2019 – so COVID was right around the corner. Once it hit, Dorado and Jaber began serving meals to frontline healthcare workers, and would soon start delivering a massive quantity of meals to hungry New Yorkers. They were featured by the Washington Post in May 2020 – at which point they had reached 6,000 meals a day.

Today, to continue this mission of battling food insecurity, they donate one meal to a New Yorker in need for every meal purchased.

Learn more about The Migrant Kitchen at

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