Best West African Peanut Stew
Good for your neo-soul 

Paw Paw's

The new restaurant that has taken over the old á la Carte space on Dwight Way is quite a find. Situated next to a couple of Berkeley's old and dear dining institutions, newcomer Paw Paw's manages to distinguish itself with its Caribbean-inspired brunch food. The owners describe their cooking as "neo-soul" food; the menu is heavy on organic ingredients and Caribbean spices. Probably the most interesting choice is the West African peanut stew, a sweet, spicy, pungent mixture of peanut, tomato, ginger, onion, and sweet potato flavors. That and a side of Paw Paw's fried plantains with sour cream maple dip makes for a perfect lunch on a blustery day. Afterward, you can enjoy an organic latte in one of the restaurant's cozy wooden booths as you watch the world go by through the storefront windows.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Latest in Restaurants & Bars

Most Popular Stories

Food & Drink Blogs

Food & Drink -

Alameda County's New Pop-Up Program

Food & Drink -

Brown Signs Controversial Law on Charitable Food

Food & Drink -

Navajo Tacos in Oakland

Food & Drink -

Benchmark Pizzeria Opens in Old Oakland

Food & Drink -

Investing in West Oakland

More from the Blogs

Special Reports

Fall Arts 2018

Our Picks for the Best Events of the Fall Arts Season

The Queer & Trans Issue 2018

Stories about creating safe spaces in the Queer and Trans community.

© 2018 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation