Teranga — the Harlem fast-casual, pan-African restaurant from former Le Grand Dakar chef Pierre Thiam — has opened its second NYC location inside the Dekalb Market Food Hall in Downtown Brooklyn.
“We see ourselves as following in the tradition of so many great African restaurants in Brooklyn, and we’re really looking forward to introducing this cuisine to those that haven’t tried it yet,” says Thiam in a statement to Eater.
The Dekalb outpost will be limited to takeout and delivery for now, though this location has a counter that can seat five along with additional seating within the food hall once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Fans of the original establishment at the Africa Center in Harlem, can expect all of the same menu items here. Vegetables and proteins like roasted sweet potato, grilled chicken, and roasted salmon served atop grains like fonio remain the focus here, as well as popular sides like the spicy fried plantains and the black-eyed peas salad.
Thiam debuted Teranga in early 2019 after spending years in his country of birth Senegal, where he also opened a fine-dining restaurant in the Pullman hotel in Dakar, and the pan-African restaurant Nok in Lagos, Nigeria. Thiam was previously the chef at the beloved Brooklyn Senegalese restaurant Le Grand Dakar, which closed in 2011.
For Teranga, Thiam has partnered with entrepreneur Noah Levine. Together the duo hope to expand Teranga even further. Back in January this year, they announced plans for a third location in the city, and this outpost — Levine hasn’t yet disclosed the location — is set to debut sometime in 2021.
Teranga at Dekalb Market Hall is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m., staying open an hour later on Fridays and Saturdays.