JewFro JewFro fuses traditional Jewish foods and combines them with the bold flavors of Africa to create a celebration for both your palette and your soul!

A coffee shop and Jewish/African deli by day and a culinary journey through 2 robust cultures by night.

Operating as usual

Our seasonal pierogi is filled with pumpkin and goat cheese and topped with a brown butter-sage sauce and sprinkled with...
11/04/2021

Our seasonal pierogi is filled with pumpkin and goat cheese and topped with a brown butter-sage sauce and sprinkled with pumpkin seeds and it is delicious! They’re the perfect balance of sweet and savory wrapped up in our house made pasta dough and make the perfect little present for your tastebuds.

Do we sound obsessed? Because we are…

Our seasonal pierogi is filled with pumpkin and goat cheese and topped with a brown butter-sage sauce and sprinkled with pumpkin seeds and it is delicious! They’re the perfect balance of sweet and savory wrapped up in our house made pasta dough and make the perfect little present for your tastebuds.

Do we sound obsessed? Because we are…

Mini stuffed bagels on our breakfast menu this week! These things are CRAZY addicting!!  Come on by and try a few…or 17#...
11/03/2021

Mini stuffed bagels on our breakfast menu this week! These things are CRAZY addicting!! Come on by and try a few…or 17

#stuffedbagels #onceyoupopyoucantstop

Mini stuffed bagels on our breakfast menu this week! These things are CRAZY addicting!! Come on by and try a few…or 17

#stuffedbagels #onceyoupopyoucantstop

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we like to put our own spin on things! Heres our take on Gefilte ...
11/02/2021

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we like to put our own spin on things! Heres our take on Gefilte Fish which is actually a delicious halibut crudo tossed in citrus and herb oil with pickled carrots and Brussels, roasted beets and a horseradish foam.

All of the components of a gefilte, but put together in a way it can be enjoyed! No shade on you gefilte fish enthusiasts, but we’ll take ours this way 🥰

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we like to put our own spin on things! Heres our take on Gefilte Fish which is actually a delicious halibut crudo tossed in citrus and herb oil with pickled carrots and Brussels, roasted beets and a horseradish foam.

All of the components of a gefilte, but put together in a way it can be enjoyed! No shade on you gefilte fish enthusiasts, but we’ll take ours this way 🥰

Happy November 1st / Thanksgiving month, y’all! Our Thanksgiving menu is out and we are ready for you to start placing o...
11/01/2021

Happy November 1st / Thanksgiving month, y’all! Our Thanksgiving menu is out and we are ready for you to start placing orders!

As usual, we’ve put our own spin on things and pulled inspiration from the many amazing flavors and seasonings we get to cook with regularly and we think you’re going to love it!

This year, we’re offering 3 separate and composed meal packages. There’s something for everyone! To order, please visit our website, then click on “order online” where you will see a button to order for Thanksgiving!

All orders must be placed by midnight on Monday, November 22nd and will be picked up between 12pm-7pm on a Wednesday, November 24th!

Place your order soon!!

Another week of brining briskets, making pickles and rolling out challahs in the books!!We also made a ton of these Biss...
10/31/2021

Another week of brining briskets, making pickles and rolling out challahs in the books!!

We also made a ton of these Bissli (an Israeli salty snack food) crusted schnitzels because you all were loving them and we don’t blame you!

How can you go wrong with crispy, fried chicken topped with house made pickles, tossed arugula and lemon harissa aioli 😍

Another week of brining briskets, making pickles and rolling out challahs in the books!!

We also made a ton of these Bissli (an Israeli salty snack food) crusted schnitzels because you all were loving them and we don’t blame you!

How can you go wrong with crispy, fried chicken topped with house made pickles, tossed arugula and lemon harissa aioli 😍

Our South African peri peri chicken with jollof style Cous Cous is a flavor bomb of spicy goodness!! Tender grilled chic...
10/29/2021

Our South African peri peri chicken with jollof style Cous Cous is a flavor bomb of spicy goodness!!

Tender grilled chicken, over Israeli cous cous sprinkled with Israeli salad, served with a side of coconut sauce 🥰

Our South African peri peri chicken with jollof style Cous Cous is a flavor bomb of spicy goodness!!

Tender grilled chicken, over Israeli cous cous sprinkled with Israeli salad, served with a side of coconut sauce 🥰

Good morning from our ever growing pastry station! Y’all! If you haven’t stopped by for one these pastries yet, hurry up...
10/28/2021

Good morning from our ever growing pastry station! Y’all! If you haven’t stopped by for one these pastries yet, hurry up and try them!

-za’atar bagels
-rose shortbread cookies
-tahini blondies dipped in dark chocolate
-pumpkin muffins with a plantain jam
-pumpkin turnovers
-Armenian nutmeg cake with apricot buttercream
-chocolate fondant with caramel

@wildpotatochild is a baking ninja!!!

Now proudly serving and selling @ajiritea If you haven’t heard of them, please check them out! This company provides job...
10/27/2021

Now proudly serving and selling @ajiritea

If you haven’t heard of them, please check them out! This company provides jobs to Kenyan women and proceeds go to support orphan education in Kenya! Come try some out!

Now proudly serving and selling @ajiritea

If you haven’t heard of them, please check them out! This company provides jobs to Kenyan women and proceeds go to support orphan education in Kenya! Come try some out!

Dining with a group or just want to try a sampling of everything? Try the Shisa Nyama platter (otherwise known as a Sout...
10/26/2021

Dining with a group or just want to try a sampling of everything? Try the Shisa Nyama platter (otherwise known as a South African mixed grill) and enjoy our Peri peri chicken, za’atar roasted lamb shank and our zigni brisket, plus a few of our house made breads and veggie sides!! Plus it comes on a lazy Susan and let’s be real… everything is better on a lazy Susan!

Dining with a group or just want to try a sampling of everything? Try the Shisa Nyama platter (otherwise known as a South African mixed grill) and enjoy our Peri peri chicken, za’atar roasted lamb shank and our zigni brisket, plus a few of our house made breads and veggie sides!! Plus it comes on a lazy Susan and let’s be real… everything is better on a lazy Susan!

In addition to classic espresso drinks, we’ve got some delicious signature lattes in the coffee shop like this cardamom/...
10/26/2021

In addition to classic espresso drinks, we’ve got some delicious signature lattes in the coffee shop like this cardamom/rose latte.

Wednesday through Saturday starting at 7 AM, we’ll be brewing these coffees as well as serving up some delicious breakfast bites to fuel your morning! stop by, grab a coffee or two and hang out! We’d love to meet you!

In addition to classic espresso drinks, we’ve got some delicious signature lattes in the coffee shop like this cardamom/rose latte.

Wednesday through Saturday starting at 7 AM, we’ll be brewing these coffees as well as serving up some delicious breakfast bites to fuel your morning! stop by, grab a coffee or two and hang out! We’d love to meet you!

Things have been so insane that we didn’t even have a minute to share this awesome write up in Richmond magazine Thank ...
10/25/2021
Looking Deeper

Things have been so insane that we didn’t even have a minute to share this awesome write up in Richmond magazine Thank you for your continued support!!

The owners of Soul Taco debut JewFro, a pop-up turned brick-and-mortar blending African and Jewish cuisines.

Counting down the minutes to Wednesday when I can finally order this Zigni brisket sandwich of my dreams for lunch again...
10/25/2021

Counting down the minutes to Wednesday when I can finally order this Zigni brisket sandwich of my dreams for lunch again!

Fall apart brisket, ras el hanout slaw, latke crisps and preserved lemon aioli on marbled rye 😍

Counting down the minutes to Wednesday when I can finally order this Zigni brisket sandwich of my dreams for lunch again!

Fall apart brisket, ras el hanout slaw, latke crisps and preserved lemon aioli on marbled rye 😍

What A week! The level of support we received on opening week was truly unreal! Thank you all for coming in and  eating ...
10/24/2021

What A week! The level of support we received on opening week was truly unreal! Thank you all for coming in and eating allll of the food! We appreciate you more than you know.

To the brand new team members at Jewfro, you guys killed it!!! We couldn’t have asked for a better opening team and we’re excited that you guys are a part of it!

Get ready for week 2 Richmond! There are only more amazing pastries, delicious sandwiches and tasty entrees (like this za’atar dusted lamb shank and tzimmes Cous Cous stuffed gourd) to come!!

Can’t wait to feed you all!!

What A week! The level of support we received on opening week was truly unreal! Thank you all for coming in and eating allll of the food! We appreciate you more than you know.

To the brand new team members at Jewfro, you guys killed it!!! We couldn’t have asked for a better opening team and we’re excited that you guys are a part of it!

Get ready for week 2 Richmond! There are only more amazing pastries, delicious sandwiches and tasty entrees (like this za’atar dusted lamb shank and tzimmes Cous Cous stuffed gourd) to come!!

Can’t wait to feed you all!!

Welcome to JewFro where Jewish food meets African flavors! We’re FINALLY open in Shockoe Bottom at 1721 East Franklin St...
10/23/2021

Welcome to JewFro where Jewish food meets African flavors! We’re FINALLY open in Shockoe Bottom at 1721 East Franklin Street!

A culinary journey through robust cultures, JewFro is meant to educate the palate and encourage cultural exchange, appreciation and conversation through delicious foods!

Come join us from 7am at our coffee shop where we’ll be serving house made bagels, pastries, @recluseroastingproject coffee, signature lattes and espresso drinks.

If you prefer to sleep in, our Jewish deli style lunch menu is out of this world and includes delicious items like our signature reuben or our version of a Ghanaian peanut soup!

For dinner, we’ll turn things all the way up and elevate the experience with a menu full of African and Jewish fusion offerings.

We’ve truly got something for everyone, so come, hang out and check us out!

Welcome to JewFro where Jewish food meets African flavors! We’re FINALLY open in Shockoe Bottom at 1721 East Franklin Street!

A culinary journey through robust cultures, JewFro is meant to educate the palate and encourage cultural exchange, appreciation and conversation through delicious foods!

Come join us from 7am at our coffee shop where we’ll be serving house made bagels, pastries, @recluseroastingproject coffee, signature lattes and espresso drinks.

If you prefer to sleep in, our Jewish deli style lunch menu is out of this world and includes delicious items like our signature reuben or our version of a Ghanaian peanut soup!

For dinner, we’ll turn things all the way up and elevate the experience with a menu full of African and Jewish fusion offerings.

We’ve truly got something for everyone, so come, hang out and check us out!

What did Matthew McConaughey say when everything fell out of his Reuben??All Rye, all rye, all rye…This Reuben is STACKE...
10/22/2021

What did Matthew McConaughey say when everything fell out of his Reuben??

All Rye, all rye, all rye…

This Reuben is STACKED with house made pastrami, Zulu kraut, awaze Russian dressing and Swiss cheese 😍

Come and snag one for lunch between 11:30am and 4pm!!

What did Matthew McConaughey say when everything fell out of his Reuben??

All Rye, all rye, all rye…

This Reuben is STACKED with house made pastrami, Zulu kraut, awaze Russian dressing and Swiss cheese 😍

Come and snag one for lunch between 11:30am and 4pm!!

We’re open y’all!! Coffee shop starting at 7am, lunch starting at 11:30am and dinner at 5! Come on in and hang out!
10/21/2021

We’re open y’all!! Coffee shop starting at 7am, lunch starting at 11:30am and dinner at 5! Come on in and hang out!

We’re open y’all!! Coffee shop starting at 7am, lunch starting at 11:30am and dinner at 5! Come on in and hang out!

Challah for days! (But also, not really days, because who wants old bread??😂)
10/18/2021

Challah for days! (But also, not really days, because who wants old bread??😂)

Challah for days! (But also, not really days, because who wants old bread??😂)

Grilled eggplant for our smoky and delicious baba ganoush 🥰 Baba ganoush is a staple in Israel and Egypt as well as thro...
10/15/2021

Grilled eggplant for our smoky and delicious baba ganoush 🥰 Baba ganoush is a staple in Israel and Egypt as well as throughout the Middle East. This creamy eggplant dip is generally served as an appetizer or a side dish and is the perfect addition to any meal!

Grilled eggplant for our smoky and delicious baba ganoush 🥰 Baba ganoush is a staple in Israel and Egypt as well as throughout the Middle East. This creamy eggplant dip is generally served as an appetizer or a side dish and is the perfect addition to any meal!

Seriously swooning over our custom carpet designed by @sugartaylorco today!! We are days away from our opening date and ...
10/14/2021

Seriously swooning over our custom carpet designed by @sugartaylorco today!! We are days away from our opening date and we cannot wait to see you all and to reveal our gorgeous new space!

Seriously swooning over our custom carpet designed by @sugartaylorco today!! We are days away from our opening date and we cannot wait to see you all and to reveal our gorgeous new space!

Here we go… After months of planning, building and researching, we are ready!!! Limited reservations for opening week ar...
10/13/2021

Here we go… After months of planning, building and researching, we are ready!!! Limited reservations for opening week are now live!

https://www.exploretock.com/jewfro

Use the link above to ensure your seat today!

Here we go… After months of planning, building and researching, we are ready!!! Limited reservations for opening week are now live!

https://www.exploretock.com/jewfro

Use the link above to ensure your seat today!

Y’all must have noticed our new sign by @cut_cut_creative because the phones are ringing off the hook!Just a little more...
10/09/2021

Y’all must have noticed our new sign by @cut_cut_creative because the phones are ringing off the hook!

Just a little more work to do before we open the doors and we cannot wait!!!

*Logo (branding and interior too) by @sugartaylorco ❤️

Y’all must have noticed our new sign by @cut_cut_creative because the phones are ringing off the hook!

Just a little more work to do before we open the doors and we cannot wait!!!

*Logo (branding and interior too) by @sugartaylorco ❤️

Join us, Friday  from 12-3pm, at JewFro - 1721 East Franklin Street for our opening job fair! We are hiring for all posi...
09/15/2021

Join us, Friday from 12-3pm, at JewFro - 1721 East Franklin Street for our opening job fair! We are hiring for all positions: sous chef, kitchen manager, line cooks, dish washers, hosts/hostess, barista, cashier, bartender, server, busboy, food runner…

Join us, Friday from 12-3pm, at JewFro - 1721 East Franklin Street for our opening job fair! We are hiring for all positions: sous chef, kitchen manager, line cooks, dish washers, hosts/hostess, barista, cashier, bartender, server, busboy, food runner…

Thank you for including us in this awesome event!
09/10/2021

Thank you for including us in this awesome event!

Shana Tova! It’s Rosh Hashanah and we’re just a few short weeks away from opening our restaurant in Richmond so naturall...
09/07/2021

Shana Tova! It’s Rosh Hashanah and we’re just a few short weeks away from opening our restaurant in Richmond so naturally, it’s the perfect time for a @soultacorestaurant taco collab just to make sure everyone is sufficiently excited!

Come by Soul Taco Shockoe -1215 East Main Street for a Zigni brisket birria taco! Delicious, slow cooked Eritrean spiced brisket topped with melted cheese, cilantro and onions - served with a consommé dipping sauce.

3 for $15 while supplies last!!

Shana Tova! It’s Rosh Hashanah and we’re just a few short weeks away from opening our restaurant in Richmond so naturally, it’s the perfect time for a @soultacorestaurant taco collab just to make sure everyone is sufficiently excited!

Come by Soul Taco Shockoe -1215 East Main Street for a Zigni brisket birria taco! Delicious, slow cooked Eritrean spiced brisket topped with melted cheese, cilantro and onions - served with a consommé dipping sauce.

3 for $15 while supplies last!!

09/06/2021

Y’all! Rosh Hashanah meals are finally ready! After 3 long days of late night prepping, we made it!

These meals were definitely made with love and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Shana Tova and have a wonderful holiday!

Still scrambling to figure out what you’re serving for Rosh Hashanah dinner?! We’ve got you! Use the link in our bio to ...
08/30/2021

Still scrambling to figure out what you’re serving for Rosh Hashanah dinner?! We’ve got you!

Use the link in our bio to order your meal today and take the stress out of the holiday!!

https://www.toasttab.com/soul-taco-shockoe-slip-1215-e-main-st/v3/#d368841af-c83c-4b4a-9214-b7659ace7241d56f32de6-3691-4a68-abc0-cf2b2014a737

Still scrambling to figure out what you’re serving for Rosh Hashanah dinner?! We’ve got you!

Use the link in our bio to order your meal today and take the stress out of the holiday!!

https://www.toasttab.com/soul-taco-shockoe-slip-1215-e-main-st/v3/#d368841af-c83c-4b4a-9214-b7659ace7241d56f32de6-3691-4a68-abc0-cf2b2014a737

Thank you Richmond magazine for the mention! Order your Rosh Hashanah meals today!!
08/26/2021
Richmond Food News: Week of Aug. 23-27

Thank you Richmond magazine for the mention! Order your Rosh Hashanah meals today!!

Wings with zing, our annual Best & Worst results, new spins on the Old-Fashioned, and all the sizzling events

8 more days to order your Rosh Hashanah meal from JewFro this year! Get your orders in before it’s too late! https://www...
08/25/2021

8 more days to order your Rosh Hashanah meal from JewFro this year! Get your orders in before it’s too late! https://www.toasttab.com/soul-taco-shockoe-slip-1215-e-main-st/v3/#d368841af-c83c-4b4a-9214-b7659ace7241d56f32de6-3691-4a68-abc0-cf2b2014a737

8 more days to order your Rosh Hashanah meal from JewFro this year! Get your orders in before it’s too late! https://www.toasttab.com/soul-taco-shockoe-slip-1215-e-main-st/v3/#d368841af-c83c-4b4a-9214-b7659ace7241d56f32de6-3691-4a68-abc0-cf2b2014a737

Our first JewFro TV appearance was tons of fun!! Thank you Virginia This Morning on CBS 6 for having us!!
08/20/2021
Enjoy JewFro's Rosh Hashana menu

Our first JewFro TV appearance was tons of fun!! Thank you Virginia This Morning on CBS 6 for having us!!

Watch Virginia This Morning weekdays at 9 a.m.

Y’all! JewFro Richmond is almost here, but we couldn’t let a little construction stop us from making sure your Rosh Hash...
08/16/2021

Y’all! JewFro Richmond is almost here, but we couldn’t let a little construction stop us from making sure your Rosh Hashanah is a spectacular one full of amazing food!

Take the guesswork out of your holiday meal and use the link in our bio to order from JewFro today! We promise you won’t regret it!

Coming SO soon! Thanks Style Weekly for the love!
08/13/2021
Conversation Starter

Coming SO soon! Thanks Style Weekly for the love!

JewFro looks to meld the diaspora of Jewish and African cuisine at its first restaurant in Shockoe Bottom this fall.

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1721 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA
23223

Opening Hours

Wednesday 7am - 10pm
Thursday 7am - 10pm
Friday 7am - 10pm
Saturday 11:30am - 10pm

Telephone

(804) 269-0742

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Read about you and can't wait to visit. New to Richmond, so tried to use the map on your FB page to locate you. Looks like the Google pin has you sitting in the middle of the James River. do I need a kayak? Please advise.
Mazal on the Style Weekly write up!
Today is my birthday and we just had dinner. That was freakin' delicious, y'all! Thank you so much!
Super excited for another pop-up. The Switch Pop-up had some of the best food I've ever had in Richmond. *Best food I've ever had anywhere. A few questions 1. Will you have any Gluten free entrees? 2. Is the Sunday Brunch a different menu? 3. What's the cost per person (without any drinks?) Looking forward to this!