Reviews written by Verifythis
Registered on Aug 30 07
Cass Danger (see below) and I went here together during her trip to Baltimore. I go to Dukem several time a month. They recently have expanded their dining room to the upstairs. There are traditional tables up there and they do the Ethiopian coffee ceremony as well in that area. I believe that if you go on a Sunday at 2pm that is when it is usually held. The employees don traditional garments and perform the ceremony for the patrons to enjoy.
The upstairs is beautiful and the remodeling was just completed this spring/summer. The manager Senadu (spelling?) is delightful and will treat you as if you are a member of your family while you are there. During Lent (and apparently other times as well) Dukem has an additional vegan platter available which is the one Cass and I shared for $16.
I highly recommend this restaurant, and there is generally parking within a 1 or 2 block walk unless Artscape is going one (one weekend a year).
I love it here! The owners are great and will have a chat with you about any number of topics if it isn't too busy. Plus their adorable kids are often around as well lending the feeling of going to a good friend's place for a meal.
The food is prepared with lots of love and care, and it is presented in a rather aesthetically pleasing fashion. They almost always have vegan cookies (chocolate chip and oatmeal are the usuals) and often other vegan desserts. There is a huge aloe plant in the back and the feel of the restaurant is very homey and natural with a lot of wood around.
I highly recommend coming here and enjoying the food at one of the ONLY two ALL vegetarian restaurants in Baltimore city.
I love coming here when they are actually open! They have communal computers and free-wireless access for those with laptops. They have soy milk, Alternative Baking Company vegan cookies, tofutti vegan cream cheese for bagels, and sometimes other vegan baked goods.
The hours are extremely irregular. They open/close whenever they want and sometimes have been closed for extended amounts of time.