Tempe's Cafe Lalibela
has long been a destination for excellent Ethiopian cuisine. And if you've been paying attention, you may have noticed the local restaurant's grab-and-go fare on the shelves at metro Phoenix Whole Foods stores.
Now, owners Anibal and Salem Beyene are introducing something new: Market Lalibela, a 400-square-foot retail space
located next door to their restaurant at 849 West University Drive in Tempe.
The market, which opens on Friday, February 12
, will offer 27 traditional Ethiopian spices, in addition to food products from local names including Rubman Dan: Arizona Rubs and Hayden Flour Mills; options from the restaurant's grab-and-go food line; Ethiopian teas; and more. Diners also can expect grab-and-go drinks and other prepared food items from the couple's commercial kitchen located on-site.
To celebrate the market's grand opening this weekend, the owners will offer free small spices to the first 50 guests, buy-one-get-one grab-and-go items, and tasting samples on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Market Lalibela will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. For more information check the Cafe Lalibela website